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ON THE COVER: Fairy Doors in Seaton Village (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Fairy Doors in Seaton Village (Oct. 2020)

Fairy doors have mysteriously appeared in Seaton Village, adding a certain enchantment to the neighbourhood. Want to follow the trail of these mystical residents? Be sure to consult Shana Tilbrook’s map, which locates the doors and can be found on the Seaton Village and Annex Toronto Facebook groups. There will be more information about why the fairies have settled in the village in our next issue. MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Parking versus housing (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Parking versus housing (Oct. 2020)

Kensington Market considers a change

By Mary An

Priorities are shifting in Kensington Market, according to a recent motion adopted by Toronto City Council that declares the parking lot at 25 Bellevue Ave. a surplus location that could be used to build affordable housing. 

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NEWS: COVID-19 at 7-Eleven? (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: COVID-19 at 7-Eleven? (Oct. 2020)

Store closes but not coming clean as to why

7-Eleven (334 Bloor St. W.) unexpectedly closed its store at Spadina Rd. and Bloor St. for cleaning. The reasons behind the closure are unknown. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mary An

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FOCUS: Push for bike safety continues (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Push for bike safety continues (Oct. 2020)

Bells on Bloor asks for enforcement of bike lane rules

Over a six week period, the Gleaner photographed active daytime deliveries along Bloor St. West in order to give a snapshot of which companies respect the bike lanes and which don’t. Most do. Some Sysco truck drivers obey bike lane rules, while others do not. Brinks trucks must deliver via the front door of their customers, and seem to actively ignore the rules while doing so.

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NEWS: Midblock fire station on Howland Avenue gets a facelift (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Midblock fire station on Howland Avenue gets a facelift (Oct. 2020)

Fire Station 23 once housed steamed-powered, horse-drawn pumpers

“Steamers” refer to the horse-drawn carriages that used water to fight fire in the 1800s. Station 23 (as it was then known) housed this equipment until they were replaced by gasoline-powered fire trucks. While the steamers were used in parades, there is no evidence that they were actually used locally in fire emergencies. COURTESY CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

By Mary An

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CHATTER: Clinton’s Tavern returns, features a monthly flea market (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Clinton’s Tavern returns, features a monthly flea market (Oct. 2020)

ANNEX GLEANER CHATTER (Oct. 2020):
TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

Clinton’s Tavern has re-opened under new ownership after closing back in February and is set to house the new Bloor West Flea Market as its Sunday special event.

The 83-year-old bar at 694 Bloor St. W. has been bought and re-opened by Echo Karaoke. The new ownership developed a menu incorporating Korean food with pub food.

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CHATTER: A soulful performance from a Howland porch (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: A soulful performance from a Howland porch (Oct. 2020)

TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

Stephanie Martin has been singing and performing her whole life. The singer-songwriter and actress has been on the national and international scene for 30 years, but when the new coronavirus hit, everything changed.

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ON THE COVER: Keeping an eye on our greenspace (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Keeping an eye on our greenspace (Aug. 2020)

Sally Bird Park is located mid-block on Brunswick Ave. north of Harbord St. Long plagued by graffiti this mural has garnered the respect of taggers who leave it alone. See more about the area’s parks in our annual reviews. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: U of T’s unique laneway homes (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: U of T’s unique laneway homes (Aug. 2020)

Sustainable design was key to plan to build these and more

The University of Toronto has invested heavily into energy efficient laneway houses as part of a pilot project — as seen here in a laneway just east of Huron St. near Robarts Library. MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mary An 

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NEWS: Residents reject plans for Planetarium site (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Residents reject plans for Planetarium site (Aug. 2020)

New plans fail to quell concerns

Residents and the University of Toronto continue to clash over the design of the building that will replace the planetarium. This is the latest rendering. COURTESY U OF T

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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