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NEWS: U of T’s unique laneway homes (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · No Comments

Sustainable design was key to plan to build these and more

The University of Toronto has invested heavily into energy efficient laneway houses as part of a pilot project — as seen here in a laneway just east of Huron St. near Robarts Library. MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mary An 

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

September 9th, 2020 · No Comments

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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NEWS: Ten Editions Bookstore calls it a day (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Ten Editions Bookstore calls it a day (Spring 2019)

Heritage designation of building does not extend to its occupants

By Lena Sanz Tovar 

Ten Editions, a beloved book store at 698 Spadina Avenue, has officially closed after 35 years. The University of Toronto is set to begin its newest residence-building project at the site, and many community members are feeling bittersweet. 

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ARTS: Get your spook on for Halloween (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on ARTS: Get your spook on for Halloween (City Election 2018)

Travel round the world through the arts

By Heather Kelly

The end of October is a creepy, crawly, spooky fun time of year. With that in mind, everyone can get up close and personal with some of the biggest and baddest arachnids in the world, including new additions to the Spiders: Fear & Fascination exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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NEWS: A little stress at work can be good (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: A little stress at work can be good (Election Special 2018)

U of T study shows that anxiety can be productive

Researchers from the University of Toronto have recently published a study demonstrating that some workplace anxiety motivates employees to be more productive and focused on a task. COURTESY SHUTTERSHOCK

By Ahmed-Zaki Hagar

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FOCUS: A glimpse of the future (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on FOCUS: A glimpse of the future (May 2018)

University of Toronto researchers identify benefits of self-driving cars

U of T civil engineering professor Matthew Roorda, Ph.D. candidate Sina Bahrami, and Ph.D. graduate Mehdi Nourinejad conducted a study about how self-driving cars can make parking easier for drivers and cities safer. AHMED-ZAKI HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

By Ahmed-Zaki Hagar

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CHATTER: U of T proposes laneway housing pilot on Huron Street (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: U of T proposes laneway housing pilot on Huron Street (Spring 2018)

The City of Toronto has received an application to build three residential buildings just west of Robarts Library on 366, 368, and 370 Huron St. The applicant would like to build one three-storey residential building facing Huron Street and two residential buildings on the laneway off Huron Street near Glen Morris Road.

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EDITORIAL (MAY 2017): Revoke U of T’s unchecked “licence to build”

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (MAY 2017): Revoke U of T’s unchecked “licence to build”

The University of Toronto is seeking broader powers to do as it pleases with respect to developing new buildings in certain designated large swaths of its campus. In effect, it wants to be an off-leash development dog, a request that has the community wary. The City of Toronto should be too.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2016): U of T committee tasked with responding to Truth and Reconciliation Commission delivers interim report

August 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (AUGUST 2016): U of T committee tasked with responding to Truth and Reconciliation Commission delivers interim report

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS: The manager of cultural programming at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Michael Etherington (above), suggests that introducing Indigenous teaching techniques to U of T could prompt “a complete paradigm shift” in which educators “take a step back and rethink our entire education system from the foundation upwards”.

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS: The manager of cultural programming at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Michael Etherington (above), suggests that introducing Indigenous teaching techniques to U of T could prompt “a complete paradigm shift” in which educators “take a step back and rethink our entire education system from the foundation upwards”.

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CHATTER (AUGUST 2016): Ground-breaking bike lanes launch on Bloor Street

August 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (AUGUST 2016): Ground-breaking bike lanes launch on Bloor Street

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The Bloor Street pilot bike lane project was launched on Aug. 12.

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The Bloor Street pilot bike lane project was launched on Aug. 12.

The Annex’s cycling community celebrated the unveiling of the Bloor Street pilot bike lane project on Aug. 12.

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