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NEWS (Nov. 2017): Building a legacy

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Nov. 2017): Building a legacy

UTS launches fundraising campaign

By Geremy Bordonaro

The University of Toronto Schools (UTS) has launched Building the Future, a $60-million fundraising campaign aimed at restoring its current building and developing a new building that will include a performance centre.

Upgrading the facilities is part of the terms of its agreement with the University of Toronto (U of T).

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NEWS (Nov. 2017): Pilot project becomes permanent

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Nov. 2017): Pilot project becomes permanent

Council resoundingly votes in favour of Bloor Street bike lanes

By Geremy Bordonaro

It’s been a long time coming but the Bloor Street bike lanes are now a permanent fixture of the community.

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Chatter (Nov. 2017): Bloor Annex BIA updates street revitalization plan

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Chatter (Nov. 2017): Bloor Annex BIA updates street revitalization plan

COURTESY BLOOR ANNEX BIA
The right-of-way on the western flank of the grocery store at Bloor and Robert streets will be redeveloped into a park, thanks to the Bloor Annex BIA.

The Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area (BIA) met this month to discuss the upcoming, and much anticipated, Bloor Street revitalization plan due in 2019.

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CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Coming down

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Coming down

NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS Honest Ed’s is slowly crumbling, as excavators have begun to pull down the west building from the rear to make way for a mixed use development at Bathurst and Bloor streets. Ed Mirvish built this part of his store over existing houses, which is why the floors were crooked. The developers are preserving 27 buildings on Markham and Bathurst streets, and will incorporate them in the development.

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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 (Nov. 2017): Forcillo arrested for breach of bail

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Forcillo arrested for breach of bail

The officer convicted in the death of a troubled teenager on a Toronto Transit Commission streetcar in July 2013 has been re-arrested for breach of his bail conditions.

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NEWS (Nov. 2017): Collateral damage

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Community outreach suffers with TDSB ban on SROs

COURTESY JESSICA LEE/TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD School Watch Officer Andrea Harris (front row, third from left) was part of a group of officers from 14 Division who celebrated the Day of Pink at Harbord Collegiate Institute in April 2016. The Day of Pink is a worldwide event aimed at raising awareness to stop discrimination, gender-based bullying, homophobia, and transphobia.

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FORUM (Nov. 2017): Establishing a new Indigenous Affairs Office

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (Nov. 2017): Establishing a new Indigenous Affairs Office

A dedication to reconciliation and Aboriginal issues

By Joe Cressy and Mike Layton

We gratefully acknowledge that the City of Toronto is located on the traditional lands of the Ojibwa, Hodenosaunee, and the Huron Wendat and is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit.

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ARTS (Nov. 2017): Starting to feel festive

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (Nov. 2017): Starting to feel festive

Gearing up for the season

COURTESY GARDINER MUSEUM
This year’s 12 Trees at the Gardiner Museum are light-inspired art installations, co-curated by Canadian writer and artist Douglas Coupland and vice president of Public Art Management Ben Mills.

By Heather Kelly

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GREENINGS (Nov. 2017): Celebrate science not milestones

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (Nov. 2017): Celebrate science not milestones

Researchers shouldn’t have to spend their time asking for money

The federal government recently announced that it provided $1.6 million to the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) to great fanfare. It is enough to keep it running through 2019. It seems like such a paltry amount considering we spent half a billion dollars to throw ourselves a Canada150 party. Really? $1.6 million is worthy of pats on the back, or the endless self-congratulatory tweets from Liberal members of Parliament. For a government that just appointed an engineer and astronaut as Governor General, this feels like a slap in the face for science.

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