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ON THE COVER: PANDALAND lightens the atmosphere in Seaton Village (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Seaton Village neighbours enjoy PANDALAND created by Martha Davis to amuse and educate children. The installation includes over 70 toy pandas, along with a cinema, tea room, amusement park, and even a homeless encampment.
COURTESY MARTHA DAVIS

It started with seven wicker baskets, seven plastic pandas, and a piece of string. In early June, Seaton Village resident Martha Davis created a panda zipline between a hydro pole and a tree on a stretch of public green space in front of St. Peter Catholic School.


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FEDERAL ELECTION 2021: Candidates queried (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Gleaner asks University-Rosedale hopefuls five key questions

Questions are compiled by the Gleaner editorial board and edited for length and clarity. Election date is September 20, 2021. For more information on voting, please visit elections.ca

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NEWS: Palmerston Avenue garden razed (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

TDSB staff face a wall of criticism from neighbours and volunteers

Once full community gardens along Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School now empty. MADELINE SMART/ GLEANER NEWS

By Madeline Smart

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NEWS: Report urges reduction of traffic lanes on Avenue Road (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Cyclist death spotlights lack of bike lanes in the plan

The Avenue Road Safety Coalition proposes reducing Avenue Road from six lanes to four and adding a linear park. COURTESY BROWN AND STOREY

By Madeline Smart

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CHATTER: India-sourced, Annex-available rugs (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Rose Garden and Rain patterned rugs by Annex-based Mark Krebs get hand washed in Mirzapur, India. Designer Davin Cowper works with about 40 people in the state of Uttar Pradesh for each production run of his all-natural, handmade rugs.
COURTESY MARK KREBS

When Davin Cowper launched a rug company out of his apartment at Harbord and Bathurst in January, 2020, he wanted to appeal to millennials ready to upgrade from mass-produced products and “actually do something with their interiors.”


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ON THE COVER: Horn on the Cob (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Horn on the Cob (July 2021)

Horn on the Cob performed their 120th porch concert on July 21 before taking their summer break. Featuring special guests Tania Gill on Accordion and Dave Clark on drums, the 15-person band opened with Odessa Bulgar, a lively Klezmer tune. “They’re a treasure to the neighbourhood,” said local resident Susan Starkman. Horn on the Cob looks forward to playing again but doesn’t have a set schedule. “We all love making music together and sharing it with the neighbourhood!” said director Adam Seelig. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: The race to preserve Annex heritage (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: The race to preserve Annex heritage (July 2021)

ARA, city, seek to find ways to accommodate growth

(From left) Jessica Bisson (project administrator and survey technician), Kristina Martens (lead cultural heritage specialist), Meredith Stewart (researcher and survey coordinator) and Rebecca Sciarra (principal-in-charge, not pictured) of ASI Heritage consultants will be surveying the West Annex’s 1,007 properties from September to November as part of the West Annex Heritage Project. ARA project lead, Sandra Shaul (right), hopes the research will convince the city to declare the West Annex a Heritage Conservation District.
NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

By Nicole Stoffman


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NEWS: Lamon steered Tafelmusik to international acclaim (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: Lamon steered Tafelmusik to international acclaim (July 2021)

 Director remembered for leadership, dedication to education 

Tafelmusik trailblazer Jeanne Lamon died on June 20, at age 71 in Victoria, BC. She is credited with putting the city of Toronto on the map in the global classical music scene. COURTESY SIAN RICHARDS/TAFELMUSIK

By Joshua Chong

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CHATTER: Patio pioneer passes (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Patio pioneer passes (July 2021)

Fans of Italy’s national soccer team fill the Diplomatico Café’s patio in Little Italy during the Euro Cup. Little Italy exploded with joyous fans after Italy defeated England in penalties. COURTESY CAFÉ DIPLOMATICO

When Rocco Mastrangelo Sr. and his younger brother Paul established Café Diplomatico in 1968 under its original name, Bar Diplomatico, patio dining was unheard of in Toronto. With the help of two city councillors, it took the brothers a year to convince Toronto Public Health that it was safe for customers to eat outdoors, and that vehicles driving by would not contaminate food. 

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CHATTER: Tarragon offers a pay-what-you-can plan (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Tarragon offers a pay-what-you-can plan (July 2021)

Budget-conscious theatre buffs rejoice: The Tarragon Theatre is offering a pay-what-you-can 2021-22 subscription season. Artistic Director Richard Rose wants to make the shared experience of theatre broadly accessible after a pandemic year that has kept audiences and actors apart. 

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NEWS: Limited-edition brew named through a community contest (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: Limited-edition brew named through a community contest (July 2021)

“Pitstop,” developed by the Henderson Brewing Company, will soon be Christie Pits Park’s official beer

Spencer Murray of Henderson Brewing Company pulls a pint at their Sterling Road taproom. The award-winning craft brewery partnered with the Friends of Christie Pits Park to launch “Pitstop,” a new beer in honour of the popular park.
COURTESY HENDERSON BREWING COMPANY

By Joshua Chong


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ON THE COVER: Vaccine Pow Wow at Varsity Stadium (June 2021)

July 15th, 2021 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Vaccine Pow Wow at Varsity Stadium (June 2021)

Dancer Miryan Rutledge performs at a Vaccine Pow Wow on Jun. 19 at Varsity Stadium. The event was hosted by Aduzhe Mino Nesewinong, a First Nations COVID-19 response program. “We’ve been experiencing a little hesitancy among our community members,” said Steve Teekens, Executive Director of Na-Me-Res. “In February, all our clinics were full, but in June we had a dip, so we’re raising awareness.” Indigenous peoples can contact appointments@healthybreathing.com or call 416-654-4184 to book a vaccine. Walk-ins are welcome.
NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: High times on Bloor Street West (June 2021)

July 15th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: High times on Bloor Street West (June 2021)

Five pot shops operating or set to open on Bloor within 450 metres

By Joshua Chong

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