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ON THE COVER: Keeping an eye on our greenspace (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Keeping an eye on our greenspace (Aug. 2020)

Sally Bird Park is located mid-block on Brunswick Ave. north of Harbord St. Long plagued by graffiti this mural has garnered the respect of taggers who leave it alone. See more about the area’s parks in our annual reviews. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Residents reject plans for Planetarium site (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Residents reject plans for Planetarium site (Aug. 2020)

New plans fail to quell concerns

Residents and the University of Toronto continue to clash over the design of the building that will replace the planetarium. This is the latest rendering. COURTESY U OF T

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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CHATTER: Spadina Road getting new pipes (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Spadina Road getting new pipes (Aug. 2020)

According to the City of Toronto, each year it replaces approximately 3000 substandard water service pipes during planned construction projects. This summer they are tackling the water main beneath Spadina Road between Bloor and Dupont Streets, which is more than 130 years old. 

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NEWS: Boutique condos planned for Davenport (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Boutique condos planned for Davenport (July 2020)

Latest submission taller than earlier versions

By Tanya Ielyseieva

BBB Architects have come back to the community with a new plan for 350 Davenport Rd., near Dupont.  Originally submitted in 2015 at 7 storeys (24.2 meters) this project has had multiple re-submissions. The most recent, made in April 2020, is for a mid-rise, mixed-use building with luxury boutique condos at 8 storeys (30 meters). 

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NEWS: Big-hearted barber gives back (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Big-hearted barber gives back (July 2020)

Jack Shewahy provides free haircuts &?a meal to homeless

The Barber House at 791 Bathurst St. has reopened and welcomes back clients. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

This feature was created pre-COVID closures. We waited to publish it until the Barber House has re-opened. It’s helpful to remember that before the pandemic many front-line professionals, like Jack Shewahy, could also be credited with giving back to their commuities. Now they are open again for business, practicising safe protocols, and still trying to be a “good example for people”. 

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NEWS: St. Peter’s Church’s pastor succombs to COVID-19 (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: St. Peter’s Church’s pastor succombs to COVID-19 (July 2020)

Paulist Father Richard Colgan, 68, died of complications from COVID-19 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 25. A former pastor at St. Peter’s Church on Bathurst St., Father Colgan served as a director of novices at the Paulist Fathers’ formation house of studies in Washington D.C.

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CHATTER: Virus-killing tech used at check-out counter (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Virus-killing tech used at check-out counter (July 2020)

COURTESY DARA GALLINGER

Between May 20 and June 1, a grocery store on Bathurst St took part in a cutting edge experiment to make sure customers took virus-free goods home from their store. The Summerhill Market (1014 Bathurst) worked on a pilot project of a machine called the X-Germinator which uses non-toxic UV light to damage the molecular structure of viruses in less than 30 seconds.

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CHATTER: Annex hotel now home for frontline workers (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Annex hotel now home for frontline workers (May 2020)

BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

The twenty-four room Annex Hotel at 296 Brunswick Avenue has re-opened its doors to accommodate Toronto healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEWS: Food bank to receive funds raised by community mask initiative (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Food bank to receive funds raised by community mask initiative (May 2020)

Neighbours come together in a time of “social distancing”

By Tanya Ielyseieva

The Palmerston Area Residents Association (PARA) has donated $7,900 to the Daily Bread Food Bank raised by a community fundraising drive. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, they also launched an initiative to make non-medical masks, which raised some additional funds for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

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CHATTER: Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance (May 2020)

Musicians from Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance outside the home of bandleader Adam Seelig on Brunswick Ave. The impromptu brass band has been playing a song or two every night since March at 7:30 sharp, to the delight of their neighbours. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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