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NEWS: Women’s shinny takes off at Christie Pits (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

Popularity has grown immensely

Last month’s cover of the Gleaner featured organized women’s hockey from the 1890s at the University of Toronto. Today, women are continuing the tradition pictured here in Christie Pits. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

By Fox Oliver

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NEWS: Awards recognize volunteers (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

MPP Bell lauds community achievers in University-Rosedale

Personal support workers from the St George Care Community worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure quality care for each of their residents. These PSWs were some of the real heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic and stand beside MPP Jessica Bell (at right). COURTESY MPP JESSICA BELL’S OFFICE

By Fox Oliver

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FOCUS: Bloor Street BIA parkettes win prestigious design award

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

Architectural association praises conversion of asphalt lots to “dynamic green public amenities”

Major Street parkette with artist Daniela Rocha’s mural in the background. COURTESY DTAH

By Hailey Alexander

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EDITORIAL: We care Mr. Tory (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

In 2018, and during our last municipal election, Doug Ford’s Conservatives slashed the size of city council in half to 26. This created outsized wards that are too big to manage and a population that feels disconnected from elected representatives. Burned out councillors are also a symptom, and we’ve seen a few—Joe Cressy and Mike Layton, for example, just walked away. Voter turnout is down to 30 per cent of eligible voters casting ballots, and the province under Doug Ford continues to further erode the power and relevance of local government in Ontario.

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FORUM: Turbulent time to take a seat (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

Governance, climate, and road safety goals emerge as priorities

By Dianne Saxe

Thank you all for selecting me as your city councillor. I would like to thank the Gleaner for inviting me to regularly update residents on what is happening in Ward 11 and at city council. 

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FORUM: Toronto has a homelessness crisis (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

Governments must come together to address it

By Jessica Bell

On Dec. 8, I stood with Reverend Maggie Helwig, Bishop Andrew Asbil of the Archdiocese of Toronto, and over 100 local residents to observe the installation of a cage around the Panhandler Jesus statue outside the Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields on College St.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

BEFORE: Pioneer Hotel, circa 1890. Northwest corner Bloor and Bathurst. Courtesy Toronto Public Library, The Baldwin Collection
NOW: Pizza Pizza, January 2023. Northwest corner Bloor and Bathurst. Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

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