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NEWS: Local resources for a global pandemic (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · No Comments

An early guide to services

By Gleaner Staff

Staying local, living local, and shopping local is going to be the new normal in the coming weeks as the world hunkers down to battle the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

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NEWS: 15 storeys planned for Davenport & Bedford (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · No Comments

Neighbours are opposed due to traffic and density

The skyline may soon change dramatically for the neighbourhood near Davenport and Bedford. TANYA LELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

A proposed mixed-use building with ground-level retail and residential uses above at 287 Davenport has neighbours up in arms.  

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CHATTER: Human bones found during Brunswick re-build (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · No Comments

In late January police were called to a house located at 410 Brunswick Ave., where workers had dug up human remains while doing renovation work. 

Toronto Police Constable Victor Kwong said contractors discovered the bones buried in the backyard. At the time, police said, they suspected the remains had been buried there for decades. They proceeded to open an investigation to determine the circumstances of death. 

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CHATTER: Faculty Club’s anniversary takes foodies back to the 60s (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · No Comments

MARCH 26, 2020 UPDATE: In light of the challenges the Faculty Club is facing due to the COVID-19 virus, this event has been cancelled, but will hopefully be rescheduled as soon as possible.

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ON THE COVER: Enjoy your trip (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Enjoy your trip (Feb. 2020)

The first legal marijuana dispensary in the Annex, Tokyo Smoke, opened on February 12 at 570 Bloor St. W. (just west of Bathurst). Featuring a full-range of cannibus products including edibles. See the full Gleaner story soon on-line at www.gleanernews.ca or in the March edition. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Affordable housing brought to Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Affordable housing brought to Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

Feds invest $200 million

Due for occupancy in 2022, the redevelopment at Bathurst and Bloor by Westbank Corp. dubbed Mirvish Village, will house an increased affordable housing component thanks to a $200 million financial contribution by the federal government. COURTESY WESTBANK CORP.

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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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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LOCAL HEROES: MPP Bell honours pharmacare advocate (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on LOCAL HEROES: MPP Bell honours pharmacare advocate (Feb. 2020)

Little Italy’s Nav Persaud makes the case for free meds

By Nicole Stoffman

This article is the first in a series about local residents making a difference in our community. These unsung heroes were brought to the Gleaner’s attention by MPP Jessica Bell, who honoured them at her Annual Community Celebration, in December of 2019.

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CHATTER: Zero-waste grocery opens on Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Zero-waste grocery opens on Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

According to Statistics Canada, from 2002 to 2016 the total amount of waste collected in Canada increased by 11 per cent, the equivalent of 3.5 million tonnes. Low and no waste grocery stores are a market-driven response to the trash problem, and they seem to be catching on. 

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CHATTER: Ten Thousand Villages folding (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Ten Thousand Villages folding (Feb. 2020)

TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

After seventy-four years in business, the Canadian company Ten Thousand Villages announced the close of its head office, distribution centre, web store, wholesale operations, and several remaining company stores. 

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