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NEWS: Developer, community come together (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Developer, community come together (Aug. 2022)

Community benefits support Indigenous art and design

An “urban living room” is proposed with public TTC access at Bloor and Spadina. COURTESY IBI GROUP

By Carly Penrose

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NEWS: Stellar student scores 100 per cent in all courses (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Stellar student scores 100 per cent in all courses (Aug. 2022)

TDSB student graduates in only three years with a perfect average

Outstanding student Pasha Ho stands in front of Harbord Collegiate Institute, the school he recently graduated from. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

By Fox Oliver

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CHATTER: New Purolator pop-up on Spadina uses e-cargo bikes (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: New Purolator pop-up on Spadina uses e-cargo bikes (Aug. 2022)

Purolator, City of Toronto and Toronto Parking Authority launch Urban Quick Stop pilot program designed to be mini hub for e-cargo bikes. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

A new Purolator Quick Stop shipping location has just launched at 90 Spadina Road (just north of the Spadina TTC station) and intends to meet two pressing needs in the community. This full-service package pick-up and drop-off location in the neighbourhood serves local residents as well as commuters who park in the Green P parking lot where it’s located. The Quick Stop will also reduce cargo emissions by removing large Purolator trucks from the road. Two e-cargo bikes operated by Purolator staff will replace the truck. The new location is housed in a converted 40-foot shipping container. 

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CHATTER: Man wanted for aggravated assault (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Man wanted for aggravated assault (Aug. 2022)

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying a man in an aggravated assault investigation.

On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, officers responded to a call in the Bloor Street West and Major Street area.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Aug. 2022)

Ain’t she a beautiful sight?

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EDITORIAL: Farewell Mike (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Farewell Mike (Aug. 2022)

After 12 years on city council, Mike Layton, representative for University-Rosedale’s Ward 11 will not seek another term. Given the systemic changes made to the city’s governance in recent years, it’s no surprise Layton’s made this call—but it’s a shame and a real loss to this community.

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FORUM: Revenue, revenue, revenue and the lack thereof (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Revenue, revenue, revenue and the lack thereof (Aug. 2022)

Why is city council afraid of getting what the city needs to deliver services?

By Mike Layton

By the time this reaches your doorsteps, council will have completed our last legislative cycle before the election period begins, and the agenda is as busy as ever. Top of mind for me is continuing to work toward correcting the service deficiencies many residents have been noticing as the weather has warmed and people are engaging with our public spaces and services.

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FORUM: We need to ban harmful single-use plastics (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: We need to ban harmful single-use plastics (Aug. 2022)

A case for reducing plastic in our environment

By Steven Guilbeault

Plastic is everywhere. We use it in packaging, construction, agriculture, automobiles, electronics, textiles, and medical equipment.

While plastic has revolutionized our lives, plastic pollution has emerged as a key environmental issue worldwide.

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SPORTS: Leafs prepare for postseason push (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Leafs prepare for postseason push (Aug. 2022)

Veteran players hope to hoist the Intercounty Baseball Championship trophy at Christie Pits

Toronto Maple Leafs third baseman Johnathan Solazzo in action at Christie Pits on July 31. The Leafs defeated the Welland Jackfish 5-2. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

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ON THE COVER: Wiener’s Home Hardware Celebrates 100 (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Wiener’s Home Hardware Celebrates 100 (July 2022)

Members of the community brass band Horn on the Cob perform a tribute at Wiener’s Home Hardware’s 100th birthday celebration held June 18 on Howland Avenue. The event was organized by the Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area together with the Annex Residents’ Association and the Harbord Village Residents’ Associations. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Bell re-elected in University–Rosedale (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bell re-elected in University–Rosedale (July 2022)

Annex backs NDP, province backs PCs overall

By Carly Penrose

New Democrat Jessica Bell won University-Rosedale by 4,000 votes while Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives won a sweeping majority in the bid to lead Ontario’s government.

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NEWS: New mural celebrates Indigenous storytelling (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: New mural celebrates Indigenous storytelling (July 2022)

Artwork weaves together stories of creation and coexistence

Joseph Sagaj with Elder and Knowledge Keeper Jacque Lavallee (Jacqui Lavalley) and Grandmother Donalda Ashkewe (Winnie Ashkewe). The 86-foot-long mural includes artistic contributions from Denise Aquash, Sonja Clarke, Larry M. Holder, and Mike Rowade (aka Ron Wild). COURTESY JOSEPH SAGAJ

By Meribeth Deen

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NEWS: Celebrating 50 years of  sustainable food and community (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Celebrating 50 years of  sustainable food and community (July 2022)

In a laneway behind Palmerston a not-so-secret food co-op thrives

The Karma Co-op blackboard wall getting decorated on their 50th anniversary on June 25. COURTESY DAVE BELL

By Rebecca Weigand

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