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NEWS: Estonian Centre gets green light (Jan. 2021)

January 27th, 2021 · 1 Comment

New building plan clears hurdles at Committee of Adjustment

View, looking East from Madison Avenue, of the soon to be constructed Estonian Cultural Centre. The proposal has widespread support from the residents’ association and the city alike. COURTESY ALAR KONGATS

Residents and shoppers alike were surprised to see the Green P parking lot on Madison Avenue close in early January. The city had been leasing the space for Green P but that lease was not renewed by the property owners who also own the adjacent 11 Madison Ave. The owners plan to begin construction soon on the International Estonian Centre, a cultural and community space. In July of 2016, the Gleaner did a feature on that pending development. We include it again here as a reminder.

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CHATTER: Multiple stabbings at Halloween party on Madison Avenue (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Multiple stabbings at Halloween party on Madison Avenue (Nov. 2019)

On Oct. 31, several stabbings were reported during a late-night Halloween party at a frat house on Madison Avenue, north of Bloor Street West.

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NEWS: City fails to maintain park (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: City fails to maintain park (Sept. 2019)

Staff unresponsive to concerns about Paul Martel Park

A graffiti-stained map depicts what once was of the Paul Martel Park.
BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Juan Romero 

If you are on Madison Avenue, just north of Bloor Street West, you will see on the west side of the street a place with benches and grass right behind the Spadina bus station; that place is Paul Martel Park, a spot that the city has apparently forgotten about.  


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FORUM (JANUARY 2017): Conserving past to enrich future

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (JANUARY 2017): Conserving past to enrich future

Protecting heritage doesn’t mean freezing areas in time

By Joe Cressy

As is often said, Rome wasn’t built in a day. In comparison, Toronto may be a relatively young city, but that doesn’t mean we have no history to speak of — far from it. Preserving our city’s heritage is critical. It tells us something about who we are, who we were, and how we got here.

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Mad House: Madison dweller alleges harassment over heritage home

November 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Mad House: Madison dweller alleges harassment over heritage home

The heritage property at 145 Madison Ave. Matt James/Gleaner News

By Eddie Mumford

‘Majestic’ would be a word to describe the house at 145 Madison Ave. With its uniformity of smooth brick and irregular shape, the massive, detached home stands out amongst the neighbouring houses. But the house, declared a historical site (under the Heritage Act) in 1974, has recently become a source of anxiety for its owner.

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