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ON OUR COVER (MARCH 2017): A supportive vigil

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on ON OUR COVER (MARCH 2017): A supportive vigil

PHOTO BY MICHAEL CHACHURA/GLEANER NEWS: Fifty people gathered at the Centre for Social Innovation on Feb. 20 for a vigil in the wake of a shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Organized by Uniting Muslims and Allies for Humanity, the evening featured speakers, prayers for peace, and a message board on which participants left words of welcome and support (above). Arif Vriani (MP, Parkdale-High Park) was among the attendees. He spoke about Motion 103, which asks Parliament to denounce Islamophobia, and all other forms of religious discrimination.

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NEWS: Huron Street Playground renewal

April 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Huron Street Playground renewal

City to break ground later this year

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department is considering two layouts for the renewed Huron Street Playground. The first option (above) includes welcoming park entrances, a southest corner activated by destination play equipment, and the removal of the existing fence. In the second option (left), a perimeter path surrounding the play equipment will provide a circuit for racing or running. The existing fence will remain, complemented by the addition of new welcoming entrance options. Images courtesy of Forest and Field Landscape Architect and the City of Toronto.

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department is considering two layouts for the renewed Huron Street Playground. The first option (above) includes welcoming park entrances, a southest corner activated by destination play equipment, and the removal of the existing fence. In the second option (below), a perimeter path surrounding the play equipment will provide a circuit for racing or running. The existing fence will remain, complemented by the addition of new welcoming entrance options. Images courtesy of Forest and Field Landscape Architect and the City of Toronto.

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LIFE: A portrait of our neighbourhood

April 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on LIFE: A portrait of our neighbourhood

Meet the Bathurst bird babicka

Ewa feeds the birds in front of Bathurst Station. The retiree, who wishes she could still work, occupies her time by caring for the pigeons and squirrels. MICHAEL CHACHURA/GLEANER NEWS

Ewa feeds the birds in front of Bathurst Station. The retiree, who wishes she could still work, occupies her time by caring for the pigeons and squirrels.
MICHAEL CHACHURA/GLEANER NEWS

By Michael Chachura

In the parkette in front of Bathurst Station an elderly lady sits feeding the pigeons and the squirrels.

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NEWS: Once-seedy theatre renewed as climbing venue

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Once-seedy theatre renewed as climbing venue

MICHAEL CHACHURA/GLEANER NEWS Tomek Iwanek takes on an intermediate course rated 5.9 at the newly opened Basecamp Climbing (677 Bloor St. W.) in the former Metro Theatre.

MICHAEL CHACHURA/GLEANER NEWS
Tomek Iwanek takes on an intermediate course rated 5.9 at the newly opened Basecamp Climbing (677 Bloor St. W.) in the former Metro Theatre.

By Michael Chachura

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