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

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: U of T’s unique laneway homes (Aug. 2020)

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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FOCUS: Robert Street Field site of geothermal energy (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Robert Street Field site of geothermal energy (Mar. 2020)

U of T seeks big win on greenhouse gas reductions

The University of Toronto has embarked on the largest geo-thermal installation in the country which is located on the Aura Lee playing field on Robert Street. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

By Nicole Stoffman

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NEWS: U of T loses eight in plane crash (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: U of T loses eight in plane crash (Feb. 2020)

Community mourns the deaths of students, staff

U of T flies its flag at half mast to honour victims of the shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

The University of Toronto has confirmed that eight members of the university community died in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, on January 8. 

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CHATTER: U of T re-build gets Heritage Toronto Award (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: U of T re-build gets Heritage Toronto Award (Nov. 2019)

Recently renovated, the building at 1 Spadina Crescent received an award for its impressive transformation at the 2019 Heritage Toronto Awards last month.

On Oct. 28, Heritage Toronto announced the winners of its annual awards recognizing exceptional contributions to the conservation and celebration of heritage in Toronto.

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NEWS: Cities trump space (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Cities trump space (May 2019)

U of T School of Cities build to replace McLaughlin Planetarium

Architects’ rendering of the new U of T building to be erected on the site of the Planetarium. COURTESY DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO

By Ahmed Hagar

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ON THE COVER (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Dec. 2018)

“Foreground of Hart House and University College” is one of six pieces by Nicholas Hornyansky in the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Hornyansky was a Canadian-Hungarian artist who moved to Canada in 1929. His work includes many local scenes, including Hart House, Convocation Hall, University College, and the Soldiers’ Tower. The Art Museum is made up of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College. It’s one of the largest gallery spaces for visual art exhibitions and programming in Toronto.

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FOCUS: Voting from afar (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Voting from afar (Dec. 2018)

Democrats Abroad celebrate mid-term results

By Shyanne Cole

Democrats Abroad gathered at the Madison Avenue Pub on November 6 to watch results for the mid-term election come in from the United States of America. American flags hanging from the walls, peeking out of shirt pockets, and draping many shoulders made it a very vibrant night.

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NEWS: Don’t worry be happy (Aug./Sept. 2018)

September 11th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Don’t worry be happy (Aug./Sept. 2018)

Happiness eludes pursuit

By Ahmed-Zaki Hagar

A study from the University of Toronto found that a person pursuing happiness can also feel unhappy. Sam Maglio, assistant professor at the Rotman School of Management, says that he wanted to understand “the head of somebody who wanted to be happier”.

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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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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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