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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Marking the end of the beginning (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES: Marking the end of the beginning (Spring 2018)

A look back to when the Barns first opened its doors

As we come up to the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Artscape Wychwood Barns, we thought it an opportune moment to reprint an article about its opening. The following appeared in our October 2008 issue.

By Patricia Marcoccia

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Tags: Annex · History

CHATTER: An homage to Ed (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: An homage to Ed (Jan. 2018)

Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), Daniel Freeman of Freeman Realty, Ted Winick of Spirit of Math, and Joe Mihevc (Ward 21, St. Paul’s West) gave away 500 turkeys in three hours just before Christmas. Now in its second year, the event is an homage to Ed Mirvish, who also used to give away turkeys before Christmas at Honest Ed’s. “We feel a strong obligation to give back to the community,” said Elden Freeman, who co-sponsors the event with Winick. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER?NEWS

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NEWS (Nov. 2017): Pilot project becomes permanent

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Nov. 2017): Pilot project becomes permanent

Council resoundingly votes in favour of Bloor Street bike lanes

By Geremy Bordonaro

It’s been a long time coming but the Bloor Street bike lanes are now a permanent fixture of the community.

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Toronto museum in Casa Loma proposed

November 28th, 2012 · Comments Off on Toronto museum in Casa Loma proposed

MP and city councillors support proposition

By Andrew Schopp

A new home is needed to showcase Toronto’s history, and Casa Loma may be just the ticket.

“The reason why it is a very good venue is because Casa Loma is recognized as one of the top three tourists attractions in the city of Toronto,” said city councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21 St. Paul’s).

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Casa Loma under new (old) management: city regains control

June 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on Casa Loma under new (old) management: city regains control

By Katie O’Connor

After years of power struggles, the City of Toronto took control of Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace) from the Kiwanis Club, which has managed the historic castle for almost 75 years.

The city owns Casa Loma, but had contracted out management to the charity since 1937.

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Election results for your ward

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Election results for your ward

In Ward 20, Adam Vaughan easily won re-election with 74 per cent of the vote. Mike Yen, whose platform was very similar to Mayor-elect Rob Ford, and whose message of “Stop the War on Fun” resonated with local fraternities and bars, including the Brunswick House, came in a distant second with 3,601 votes. Dean Maher, Roman Polochansky and Ken Osadchuck picked up 6, 2, and 1 per cent of the vote, respectively.

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