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ON THE COVER: Pumpkin Festival returns (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Pumpkin Festival returns (Nov. 2022)

Harbord Bakery shares fresh baked goods during the Harbord Village Residents’ Association’s Pumpkin Festival on Nov. 1. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY HAILEY ALEXANDER & NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Small business tax break scheme not available to everyone (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Small business tax break scheme not available to everyone (Nov. 2022)

No mechanism to force landlords to transmit the savings

Just some of the businesses who have been deemed ineligible for the small business property tax subclass.
NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

By Carly Penrose


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NEWS: Saxe victorious in Ward 11 (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · 1 Comment

Razor thin win over Norm Di Pasquale 

By Brian Burchell

Dianne Saxe won with a margin of just 123 votes.  She replaces Mike Layton who chose not to run in order to spend more time with his young family. The Gleaner approached Councillor-elect Saxe and asked about her reflections on the campaign, the riding, and what University—Rosedale residents can expect.

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NEWS: Taking the pulse at campaign parties (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Taking the pulse at campaign parties (Nov. 2022)

Gleaner writer visits the top three candidates on election night

By Marisa Kelly

I arrive at the Pilot Tavern at 8:00 pm on Monday, Oct. 24. The former Yonge Street club and jazz bar now resides in Yorkville. It’s now a restaurant venue offering live music, and there is a pride flag proudly in the window—this is a welcoming spot, and tonight it plays host to Robin Buxton Potts’ election party. 

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NEWS: Reflecting on the campaign (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Reflecting on the campaign (Nov. 2022)

Two unsuccessful candidates share their thoughts

Compiled by Brian Burchell

The Gleaner reached out to the top performing candidates to get their take on such a competitive race. 

What are your thoughts about the campaign and in particular the challenge of running against other “progressive” candidates?

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CHATTER: Harbord Village’s Pumpkin Festival returns (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Harbord Village’s Pumpkin Festival returns (Nov. 2022)

Children gather around glowing jack-o-lanterns at the Pumpkin Festival on Harbord Street.
HAILEY ALEXANDER/GLEANER NEWS

Harbord Village’s cherished pumpkin festival is back in full swing. On November 1, dozens of pumpkins lit up the neighbourhood along Harbord Street from Spadina Avenue to Borden Street. Between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m., people paraded the street with hot apple cider, baked goods from Harbord Bakery, and the last of their Halloween spirit. Pumpkins carved at homes in the neighbourhood are brought to Harbord for a “re-showing.” 


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CHATTER: Adam Vaughan headlines HVRA AGM

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Adam Vaughan headlines HVRA AGM

The Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) held their 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Oct. 18. Guest speaker Adam Vaughan spoke after members of the HVRA discussed administrative, financial, and area reports.

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CHATTER: Santa returns (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Santa returns (Nov. 2022)

Santa Claus is officially bringing his magic back to the city this year on Sunday, November 20. The season will finally feel complete again as Mr. and Mrs. Claus return with their annual parade of marchers, bands, runners, and festive floats. The Santa Claus Parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Bloor Street West and Christie Street, finishing off by 4:00 p.m. at Maple Leaf Square.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Nov. 2022)

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EDITORIAL: Leaders show up (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Leaders show up (Nov. 2022)

The Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC) is reviewing Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act to break up the “Freedom Convoy” in Ottawa and at border crossings last winter. Their work involves hearing the testimony of people involved, including senior civil servants. In the past, premiers have testified in such commissions, despite the fact that the commission’s mandate is to hold all levels of government to account for the events that led to Prime Minister Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act last winter.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 2022)

RE: Grading our Greenspace (Aug. 2022)

Grading Our Greenspace (by Fox Oliver, Annex Gleaner, August 2022) is most interesting but rather cruel to The Doctors’ Parkette which rates it as Grade C and describes it as “easily missed” and  “doesn’t particularly stand out or offer any unique amenities,” with no mention of the Major Street Parkette, or its kidnapped erratic.

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FORUM: Ford unleashes his sprawl agenda (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Ford unleashes his sprawl agenda (Nov. 2022)

This sets province back to the 1940s

By Jessica Bell

Now that the provincial and city elections are over, the real Doug Ford has stepped out from behind the veneer of moderation. The Premier has unleashed his aggressive plan to spur suburban sprawl, parking lots, and highways across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area, at the expense of farmland, renters, municipal services, and all-important climate change goals.  

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ARTS: Fusion Art Show at Wychwood Barns (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on ARTS: Fusion Art Show at Wychwood Barns (Nov. 2022)

Live performances by clay and glass blowing artists

Minna Koistinen demonstrates her skillful techniques in live glassblowing art.
COURTESY PLAYING WITH FIRE GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOPS

By Hailey Alexander


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