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ON THE COVER (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Sept. 2019)

The leadership of the Makom synagogue, located on College Street, quad-cycled through Kensington Market recently to herald the coming of the Jewish high holidays. Blowing the shofar in front is Alexandra Sipos-Kocsis, managing director. Traditionally, only men are permitted to blow the shofar, a ram’s horn, but in Makom’s interpretation of the faith women are included in leadership roles.
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CHATTER: Clinic not spared by Ford’s reversal (Summer 2019)

July 16th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Clinic not spared by Ford’s reversal (Summer 2019)

Despite Premier Doug Ford’s announcement that some of his proposed funding cuts are being reversed, cuts to Kensington Market’s St. Stephen’s Community House remain intact.

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CHATTER: St. Stephen’s safe-injection site loses provincial funding (May 2019

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: St. Stephen’s safe-injection site loses provincial funding (May 2019

Funding cuts announced by the province in April will likely mean safe-injection sites such as St. Stephen’s (pictured above) may shutter. NABAHAT HUSSAIN/GLEANER NEWS

On April 1, the provincial government, led by Premier Doug Ford, announced they would keep funding fifteen overdose prevention sites in the province, while cutting funding for three. St. Stephen’s Community House in Kensington Market located on Augusta Avenue is one of the two sites at risk of closure in Toronto. 

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FORUM: Meddling in municipal affairs (May 2019

May 28th, 2019 · 1 Comment

Province’s intrusion will impact quality of life

By Michael Layton

Since the province decided to cut Council in half, there has been a clear trend of decision making that aims to marginalize the City of Toronto and its residents’ voices on many critical issues. The trend continued this month as the province revealed details of their plan to try and steal our subway, and made life-and-death decisions about addiction treatment.

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NEWS: Pausing to preserve (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Pausing to preserve (City Election 2018)

Demolition freeze for Kensington Market

By Temi Dada

In mid July, Toronto City Council voted to prevent the demolition of commercial and mixed-use buildings for one year in Kensington Market. This gives the city time to complete work on designating the market a Heritage Conservation District (HCD), and makes sure that developers don’t tear down any buildings in a bid to launch a redevelopment project before the HCD gets finalized.

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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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CHATTER: Celebrate the solstice with Kensington’s festival of lights (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Celebrate the solstice with Kensington’s festival of lights (Dec. 2017)

MATT JAMES/GLEANER NEWS FILE PHOTO

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FORUM: Looking back on 2017 in Ward 20 (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM: Looking back on 2017 in Ward 20 (Dec. 2017)

Ensuring our communities are livable, sustainable, and equitable

By Joe Cressy

It wouldn’t surprise you that we’ve had a busy year together in Ward 20. We’ve made critical strides as we work to build our communities and a city that is more equitable and sustainable for all. We’ve worked hard on the dozens and dozens of development files that populate downtown, creating new green spaces, and building livable communities. And as we look back on another year, we have a lot to be proud of.

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CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Kensington Market HCD enters planning phase

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Kensington Market HCD enters planning phase

Planning has officially begun on the Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District, after city staff and Taylor Hazell Architects spent more than a year studying how best to preserve the area’s unique character. It comes shortly after the National Film Board of Canada released a Heritage Minute about the history of the market’s cultural diversity.

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CHATTER (FALL 2017): Dispensary search leads to 15 charged

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (FALL 2017): Dispensary search leads to 15 charged

The Toronto Police Service executed a search warrant at the Canna Clinic Dispensary in Kensington Market on September 11.

The police seized a large quantity of cannabis and cannabis-related substances including 169 kilograms of marijuana, 14.5 kilograms of marijuana oil, and 5 kilograms of a highly potent marijuana extract known as shatter. Approximately $14,000 in cash was seized along with the drugs.

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