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ON THE COVER: Ghost bike installed (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Ghost bike installed (July 2018)

A ghost bike and flowers have been installed as a memorial to cyclist Dalia Chako, who was killed in an accident at the corner of St. George and Bloor streets in June. Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists organized a ghost ride in Chako’s memory, and cycling activists have renewed calls for increased safety for cyclists and pedestrians. There have been 21 cycling and pedestrian fatalities in Toronto this year. TEMI DADA/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Shock, sadness at cyclist’s death (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tragedy results in memorial ride, call for greater safety

By Temi Dada

Cyclists gathered on June 20 at 6.30 p.m. to honour Dalia Chako with one final ride. Among the mourners at the ghost ride were family and friends of Chako, who was killed by a truck at Bloor and St. George streets on June 12.

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NEWS: PARA plans for a green future (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: PARA plans for a green future (July 2018)

Annual general meeting includes Mirvish Village update

By Ahmed-Zaki Hagar

Future development and maintaining community green spaces were the main topics at a well-attended annual general meeting of the Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) on May 15.

Kristina Reinders, a senior urban designer with the City of Toronto, spoke about the TOcore initiative, focusing on parkland and community spaces.

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NEWS: Bell wins ballot bunch (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bell wins ballot bunch (July 2018)

NDP scores more votes than all rivals combined

By Geremy Bordonaro

Jessica Bell of the New Democratic Party (NDP) is the first ever Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for the newly formed riding of University-Rosedale. The riding, which encompasses the northern half of what was once Trinity-Spadina, includes all of the Annex.

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CHATTER: A festival of mulberries (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: A festival of mulberries (July 2018)

COURTESY MARTIN REIS

Have you ever cursed the mess of mulberries on the sidewalk from mid-June through early August? Did you know these mulberries are actually delicious?

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (July 2018)

 

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CHATTER: REDress Project inspires local solidarity (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: REDress Project inspires local solidarity (July 2018)

Jaime Black’s REDress Project has inspired three churches along Bloor Street to show their solidarity with those seeking redress for Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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CHATTER: Church raising funds to preserve glass (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Church raising funds to preserve glass (July 2018)

The Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields has launched a fundraising campaign to save its historic stained glass windows. One of Toronto’s oldest buildings, the Anglican church at 103 Bellevue Ave. in Kensington Market was built in 1858. The impressive stained glass windows date from 1878, and were built by one of the leading stained glass studios in Canada at the time.

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EDITORIAL: City staff ignore bike lanes (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · 1 Comment

In “The Pothole”, the award-winning 150th episode Seinfeld, Cosmo Kramer adopts a one mile stretch of the Arthur Burghardt Expressway after running over an abandoned sewing machine. Kramer decides to make his newly adopted section of a highway a more luxurious experience for drivers by reducing four lanes to two extra-wide ones. What results — to great comedic effect — is mass confusion and chaos and, a lesson in how not to manage a highway.

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FORUM: Celebrate citizen activists (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Celebrate citizen activists (July 2018)

Residents’ associations cultivate neighbourhoods

By Mike Layton

At the Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) annual general meeting last month, I realized something. We are so lucky to have such informed, open, and dedicated neighbours. Often people, including the media, are critical of neighbourhood associations labelling them as NIMBY, meddling neighbours standing in the way of change favouring homeowners.

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