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Condo development could set height precedent in Little Portugal

April 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on Condo development could set height precedent in Little Portugal

The Maple Leaf industrial yard at Dundas and Manning has been operating in the neighbourhood since 1932. As soon as this fall, ground could be broken on a new mixed-use development, closing the lumber and supplies store. Perry King/Gleaner News

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Rubin Hurricane Carter’s new book missing Toronto chapter

February 15th, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Perry King

Carter's recent book tells the story of of his spiritual journey during his years of imprisonment and afterward. Courtesy Ken Klonsky.

When Gus Sinclair thinks back to his work on the Rubin Carter case, his immediate thoughts go to Lisa Peters and her love for the fallen boxer.

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Grant goes Green: Harbord Village chair jumps into provincial race

February 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments

With the nomination of Tim Grant (above) in December, the HVRA chair seat will be temporarily filled by former chair Gus Sinclair. Perry King/Gleaner News.

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When Tim Grant went to a Green Party policy conference two years ago to hear more about their platform, he was “prepared to be unimpressed.”

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Mixed-use, mixed feelings: Proposed development largest since Loblaws

December 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

328 Dupont Street is one of six properties referred to in an Official Plan amendment application. Perry King/Gleaner News

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The Wynn Group is moving forward with its plans of developing a 29-storey hotel and condominium on a strip of Dupont.

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Sweeping up Bellevue: Community lukewarm over month-long blitz

December 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Sweeping up Bellevue: Community lukewarm over month-long blitz

Bellevue Square Park was the site of a month-long crime blitz this fall. Perry King/Gleaner News

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Out of the 68 arrests that were made in a Kensington-area drug blitz, police Sergeant Jeff Zammit remembers one arrest that bothered him.

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Shootings shock community: Police say recent violence mostly targeted

November 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Shootings shock community: Police say recent violence mostly targeted

A day after the Oct. 25 Toronto election, Councillor-elect Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina) attended this community meeting. Perry King/Gleaner News.

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Investigations on three of four recent shooting incidents in the Annex area are still open, according to updates from 14 Division.

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Asked, answered: Street merchant restrictions, garbage, and cycling big issues in Ward 20

October 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Compiled by Perry King and Emina Gamulin

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