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ON THE COVER: PANDALAND lightens the atmosphere in Seaton Village (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Seaton Village neighbours enjoy PANDALAND created by Martha Davis to amuse and educate children. The installation includes over 70 toy pandas, along with a cinema, tea room, amusement park, and even a homeless encampment.
COURTESY MARTHA DAVIS

It started with seven wicker baskets, seven plastic pandas, and a piece of string. In early June, Seaton Village resident Martha Davis created a panda zipline between a hydro pole and a tree on a stretch of public green space in front of St. Peter Catholic School.


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ON THE COVER: Horn on the Cob (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Horn on the Cob (July 2021)

Horn on the Cob performed their 120th porch concert on July 21 before taking their summer break. Featuring special guests Tania Gill on Accordion and Dave Clark on drums, the 15-person band opened with Odessa Bulgar, a lively Klezmer tune. “They’re a treasure to the neighbourhood,” said local resident Susan Starkman. Horn on the Cob looks forward to playing again but doesn’t have a set schedule. “We all love making music together and sharing it with the neighbourhood!” said director Adam Seelig. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

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ON THE COVER: REDress at Trinity-St. Paul’s (May 2021)

June 15th, 2021 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: REDress at Trinity-St. Paul’s (May 2021)

Red dresses hang on the exterior of Trinity-St. Paul’s Church in a show of solidarity with those seeking justice for Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The REDress Project started as an art installation by Jaime Black at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in 2014, and has since spread across the country as a reminder of the shocking number of women and girls lost. For more information, visit jaimeblackartist.com. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

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ON THE COVER: The white elephant (Apr. 2021)

May 12th, 2021 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: The white elephant (Apr. 2021)

The white elephant in the neighbourhood: for over 17 years this life-sized Indian elephant sculpture has watched over Seaton Village from its home at 77 Yarmouth Rd. The 9 foot tall plaster sculpture was created by Matt Donovan in 1999 as part of his student thesis at the Ontario College of Art and Design and has lived on Yarmouth since 2003. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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ON THE COVER (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Feb. 2021)

The city is looking for a new permanent skateboarding pad location within Christie Pits, due to the popularity of the seasonal DIY skatepad in Sid Smith rink. See the full story in the next edition. COURTESY MIGS BARTULA, CO-CHAIR OF THE TORONTO SKATEBOARDING COMMITTEE

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ON THE COVER: “No pandemic doesn’t have an ending” (Dec. 2020)

December 21st, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: “No pandemic doesn’t have an ending” (Dec. 2020)

Based on the “Cowan’s Cocoa” sign, the Gleaner muses that this photo, dating from between 1908 and 1912, was taken just west of the Annex off Sterling Rd.

These intrepid tobogganers embody the winter spirit that will carry us through this holiday season. 

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ON THE COVER (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (July 2020)

As Toronto remains in Stage 2 re-opening protocols, restaurants are doing their best to satisfy pent-up demand. Establishments such as Insomnia at 563 Bloor St. W. have found innovative ways to serve their clientelle along the sidewalk. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

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ON THE COVER: Everything will be alright (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 3 Comments

Huron Street resident and artist Lynne Dalgleish crafted this sign of hope to help neighbours and passers-by alike summon positive thoughts. Click here for the full story from the artist. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

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ON THE COVER (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Sept. 2019)

The leadership of the Makom synagogue, located on College Street, quad-cycled through Kensington Market recently to herald the coming of the Jewish high holidays. Blowing the shofar in front is Alexandra Sipos-Kocsis, managing director. Traditionally, only men are permitted to blow the shofar, a ram’s horn, but in Makom’s interpretation of the faith women are included in leadership roles.
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ON THE COVER (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Winter 2019)

A FOWL PLAYS IN THE ANNEX: “Rose,” the female Eastern Wild Turkey can be found in Annex-area parks. To read more about Rose, click here.

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