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CHATTER: Santa returns (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Santa returns (Nov. 2022)

Santa Claus is officially bringing his magic back to the city this year on Sunday, November 20. The season will finally feel complete again as Mr. and Mrs. Claus return with their annual parade of marchers, bands, runners, and festive floats. The Santa Claus Parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Bloor Street West and Christie Street, finishing off by 4:00 p.m. at Maple Leaf Square.

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ARTS: Fusion Art Show at Wychwood Barns (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on ARTS: Fusion Art Show at Wychwood Barns (Nov. 2022)

Live performances by clay and glass blowing artists

Minna Koistinen demonstrates her skillful techniques in live glassblowing art.
COURTESY PLAYING WITH FIRE GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOPS

By Hailey Alexander


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ON THE COVER: Bill Bolton Arena celebrates 50 years (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Bill Bolton Arena celebrates 50 years (Oct. 2022)

Programs coordinator, Chris Quinn (at left), and veteran arena manager, Mario Carpino, reflect on Bill Bolton Arena’s success in serving skaters of all walks of life for the past 50 years. HAILEY ALEXANDER/GLEANER NEWS

On September 23, Bill Bolton Arena hosted an evening of free food and skating in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Tucked away behind a busy park on 40 Rossmore Road, a block south of Dupont and two blocks west of Bathurst, Bill Bolton Arena is a hidden gem for many skaters. 

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Third and final instalment (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Third and final instalment (Oct. 2022)

Part 3 of the Gleaner’s greenspace reviews

Compiled by Marisa Kelly, photos by Hailey Alexander

Continuing from the August & September editions we review area parks and assign a letter grade. Park amenities, tree coverage, seating and waste management all go into the evaluations each year.

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