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FOCUS: Legal weed dispensary opens on Bloor (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Legal weed dispensary opens on Bloor (Mar. 2020)

Tokyo Smoke location aims to educate consumers

Resembling the Apple Store rather than a weed shop, Tokyo Smoke invested heavily in an interior design that it’s welcoming and facilitates it’s educational approach to the legal sale of marijuana. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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NEWS: Affordable housing brought to Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Affordable housing brought to Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

Feds invest $200 million

Due for occupancy in 2022, the redevelopment at Bathurst and Bloor by Westbank Corp. dubbed Mirvish Village, will house an increased affordable housing component thanks to a $200 million financial contribution by the federal government. COURTESY WESTBANK CORP.

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · 1 Comment

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CHATTER: A deeper history buried in Mirvish Village (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · 1 Comment

JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER?NEWS

The prospect of a little time-travelling attracted a large gathering of residents to A Different Booklist on May 29. There was a definitely palpable sense of intrigue and excitement at the event as messages had been prepared to send to the future. 

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NEWS: First meeting on new Mirvish Village park (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: First meeting on new Mirvish Village park (Summer 2018)

A preliminary drawing of the area that is set to become a new park as part of the Mirvish Village redevelopment. Local residents had their first opportunity to make suggestions for the design and features of the park at a meeting in early July. Courtesy of Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.

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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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CHATTER: Little Island Comics reopens on College Street (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Little Island Comics reopens on College Street (Spring 2018)

After closing its doors for what might have been the last time in December 2016, Little Island Comics has reopened at 323 College St., beside its parent store, The Beguiling Books & Art. Beguiling and Little Island moved from their locations on Markham Street to make room for the Mirvish Village redevelopment.

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NEWS: Open kitchen (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Open kitchen (Jan. 2018)

Media coverage saves program for now

Newcomer Kitchen began at Butler’s Pantry on Markham Street before moving to Depanneur on College Street when Butler’s Pantry was closed due to the Mirvish Village redevelopment. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Geremy Bordonaro

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CHATTER Deals disappear with December demolition!! (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER Deals disappear with December demolition!! (Dec. 2017)

BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS Deals fell to the floor as the Honest Ed’s demolition continued with the dismantling of masonry, lumber, and steel. Originally divided by a city-owned alley called Honest Ed’s Way, the store’s sections were constructed very differently. Pictured here is the west annex, which was built on the houses that once stood there and featured crooked floors, because the houses were not built to the same elevations.

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NEWS (Oct. 2017): Victory Cafe to reopen

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Oct. 2017): Victory Cafe to reopen

Mirvish Village icon finds new life

The Victory Cafe will reopen this fall at the corner of Bloor Street and Howland Avenue. It will offer a different selection of beer, as well as a new and improved distinctive menu. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

By Geremy Bordonaro

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