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ON THE COVER: Laneway lit up (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Laneway lit up (October 2018)

Mural and street artists transformed tagged garage doors in the Euclid Avenue-Palmerston Boulevard laneway into animated, colourful canvases on September 15 and 16. The event celebrated the Laneway Light Up project, and was sponsored by StreetArt Toronto, a City of Toronto program that reduces graffiti vandalism by replacing it with community-engaged street art. Other participants included KJ Bit and Open Field Collective. ELLIE HAYDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Funding for Indigenous housing (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Funding for Indigenous housing (October 2018)

Affordable units made possible by development charges

Spadina Road’s Wigwamen Terrace will receive $700,000 from the city to add 24 affordable housing units for Indigenous seniors. AHMED HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

By Ahmed Hagar

Wigwamen Terrace (14 Spadina Rd.) has received $700,000 to fund a three-storey expansion that will add 24 new affordable housing units for Indigenous seniors. Toronto City Council approved the funding late last month.

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NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

Council cuts a concern

By Ellie Hayden

Local residents’ associations, business improvement areas, and community organizations are concerned that reducing Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 seats will wreak havoc with the business of the city in their neighbourhoods.

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CHATTER: Sergeant Ryan Russell Parkette set for a redo (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Sergeant Ryan Russell Parkette set for a redo (October 2018)

 

A plan to revitalize Sergeant Ryan Russell Parkette is set to be completed by the end of the year, with construction scheduled to begin next spring. The small greenspace at Dupont Street and Avenue Road — which in 2011 was named after Russell, who was killed in the line of duty that same year near the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor Street — has been neglected for some time.

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NEWS: A way to honour the past (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: A way to honour the past (October 2018)

Exploring the roots of Korea Town

Tour-goers stop at Hodo Kwaja (656 Bloor St.?W.) for a taste of walnut cake. TEMI DADA/GLEANER NEWS

By Annemarie Brissenden

A heritage tour of Toronto’s Korea Town starts — as it should — at the Bloor Street United Church of Canada, once home to the Alpha Korean United Church.

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CHATTER: Getting corny for a cause (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Getting corny for a cause (October 2018)

Corn, corn, and more corn was on the menu at Jean Sibelius Park for the Annex Residents’ Association’s annual Corn Fest. This year’s festival featured a silent auction that raised money for those affected by the fire at 650 Parliament St. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · 1 Comment

 

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EDITORIAL: Eight weeks lost to Ford’s madness (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · 1 Comment

For some time now, perfume and cologne companies have marketed their wares as if the wearer would be donning a new character, not just a new scent. High Endurance, Wild, and More Swagger are just some of the options on offer, to which we humbly suggest another, Just Swagger.

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FORUM: Build the grid, build the vision (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Build the grid, build the vision (October 2018)

City council should catch up on traffic safety

By Liz Sutherland

Do you remember the day you first rode the protected Bloor bike lanes?

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FORUM: Changing times and travel modes (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Changing times and travel modes (October 2018)

Councillors should ask new questions

By Albert Koehl

Is City Hall’s preoccupation with facilitating the movement of cars now just a bad habit that can no longer be rationalized in light of actual travel modes by residents?

According to the numbers, among other reasons: yes.

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