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ON THE COVER: New mural in the Annex (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

BIA sponsors art on frequently tagged space

Local artist Talie Shalmon stands proud with her new City of the Future mural. COURTESY MELANIE RAMSAY/BLOOR ANNEX BIA

By Hailey Alexander

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NEWS: Women’s shinny takes off at Christie Pits (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

Popularity has grown immensely

Last month’s cover of the Gleaner featured organized women’s hockey from the 1890s at the University of Toronto. Today, women are continuing the tradition pictured here in Christie Pits. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

By Fox Oliver

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NEWS: Awards recognize volunteers (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

MPP Bell lauds community achievers in University-Rosedale

Personal support workers from the St George Care Community worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure quality care for each of their residents. These PSWs were some of the real heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic and stand beside MPP Jessica Bell (at right). COURTESY MPP JESSICA BELL’S OFFICE

By Fox Oliver

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FOCUS: Bloor Street BIA parkettes win prestigious design award

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

Architectural association praises conversion of asphalt lots to “dynamic green public amenities”

Major Street parkette with artist Daniela Rocha’s mural in the background. COURTESY DTAH

By Hailey Alexander

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EDITORIAL: We care Mr. Tory (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

In 2018, and during our last municipal election, Doug Ford’s Conservatives slashed the size of city council in half to 26. This created outsized wards that are too big to manage and a population that feels disconnected from elected representatives. Burned out councillors are also a symptom, and we’ve seen a few—Joe Cressy and Mike Layton, for example, just walked away. Voter turnout is down to 30 per cent of eligible voters casting ballots, and the province under Doug Ford continues to further erode the power and relevance of local government in Ontario.

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FORUM: His villainy was his lack of transparency (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

Our just “trust me” mayor has betrayed democracy

By Sue Dexter

“What I can’t support is change being rammed down our throats without a single second of public consultation.” John Tory after the province slashes council in half, 2018. 

“Trust me.” John Tory on receiving unprecedented minority rule powers, after no public consultation, 2022.

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FORUM: Turbulent time to take a seat (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

Governance, climate, and road safety goals emerge as priorities

By Dianne Saxe

Thank you all for selecting me as your city councillor. I would like to thank the Gleaner for inviting me to regularly update residents on what is happening in Ward 11 and at city council. 

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FORUM: Toronto has a homelessness crisis (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

Governments must come together to address it

By Jessica Bell

On Dec. 8, I stood with Reverend Maggie Helwig, Bishop Andrew Asbil of the Archdiocese of Toronto, and over 100 local residents to observe the installation of a cage around the Panhandler Jesus statue outside the Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields on College St.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

BEFORE: Pioneer Hotel, circa 1890. Northwest corner Bloor and Bathurst. Courtesy Toronto Public Library, The Baldwin Collection
NOW: Pizza Pizza, January 2023. Northwest corner Bloor and Bathurst. Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

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ON THE COVER: A Ladies Hockey Team (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: A Ladies Hockey Team (Dec. 2022)

The University of Toronto in the early 20th century, as depicted by Brian McFarlane on the jacket sleeve of his book, “Proud Past, Bright Future: One Hundred Years of Canadian Women’s Hockey.” As this photograph taken as early as 1910 shows, Hockey has been enjoyed by both men and women for over a century.

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NEWS: Wychwood library celebrated (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Wychwood library celebrated (Dec. 2022)

Historic building reopens with new features

Wychwood library’s original building keeps its old charm with modern improvements. HAILEY ALEXANDER/GLEANER NEWS

By Fox Oliver

On Oct. 3, community members gathered for a ceremony to celebrate the official reopening of the Wychwood Public Library following four years of renovation. 

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CHATTER: Tranzac Holiday Gift Fair (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Tranzac Holiday Gift Fair (Dec. 2022)

The Tranzac Club Holiday Gift Fair is back in full form this year every weekend from Dec 3 – 18. COURTESY SARAH GREENE

This year, the Tranzac Club is hosting their annual Holiday Gift Fair from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 292 Brunswick Avenue every weekend between Dec. 3 and Dec. 18. Every Sunday and Saturday leading up to Christmas Eve, the Tranzac fair will feature original gifts crafted by local artists and artisans. At this month-long market, there will be something for everyone.

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CHATTER: Annex Art Centre’s Arty Market (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Annex Art Centre’s Arty Market (Dec. 2022)

The Annex Art Centre is opening their Let it Snow Art & Craft Market on Dec. 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 1075 Bathurst St. in celebration of the festive season. Look forward to crossing some gifts off your holiday shopping list while enjoying warm apple cider and other treats with the friendly Annex community.

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