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NEWS: Dominico’s vision changed Toronto sports history (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Dominico’s vision changed Toronto sports history (Winter 2022)

Late baseball owner loomed large over amateur sports scene

Owner and lifelong fan at heart Jack Dominico ran the Maple Leafs baseball club for over 50 years.
COURTESY TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS BASEBALL

By R.S. Konjek

As local lore will have it, the Toronto sports scene was forever changed one afternoon in the summer of 1968.


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NEWS: Too close for comfort (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · 2 Comments

Side-by-side condo tower development on Davenport

The site of the former Just Desserts restaurant is slated to be the new home of Designers Walk Building, a 22-storey “vertical forest” with trees on every terrace. The condo tower by Cityzen and Greybrook Realty Partners will be the first of its kind in Toronto.
COURTESY CITYZEN AND GREYBROOK REALTY PARTNERS

By Nicole Stoffman


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NEWS: Main Street gets some relief (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Main Street gets some relief (Winter 2022)

New Small Business tax class see property taxes drop by 15%

By Carly Penrose

The benches outside Emily Rose Café at Palmerston Square and Follis Avenue were filled with patrons. Mothers and daughters, friends coming together over food. Although it was late November and the café had yet to introduce indoor seating, patrons were undeterred by the cold late-fall air as they waited patiently for their coffees and baked goods.

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CHATTER: Groundbreaking at Sussex (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Groundbreaking at Sussex (Winter 2022)

The University of Toronto officially broke ground at the site of a yet-to-be-named 23-storey student residence at Spadina and Sussex. Concessions to city planning and the HVRA allowed the development to proceed: preserving the heritage building at 698 Spadina, and creating the new Robert Street Park. U of T is pleased to be able to offer 509 additional future students the experience of on-campus living, which has been shown to improve their academic performance and mental health. The residence will use an innovative geoexchange system for heating, cooling and hot water, dramatically reducing emissions. (From left), Scott Mabury (VP, Operations), Mitchell Cohen (President & CEO, The Daniels Corporation), Meric Gertler (President, U of T), Brian Lawson (Chair of the Governing Council, U of T), Rose Patten (Chancellor, U of T), and Vishar Yaghoubian (Student Governor, Governing Council). NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

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CHATTER: Unlock the secrets of Canadian history (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Unlock the secrets of Canadian history (Winter 2022)

Did you sleep through history class? Never fear — this month there’s a lot that you can catch up on, particularly in commemoration of Black History Month. Prepare to explore the stories you thought you knew alongside the ones you were never told through books, movies, and coins. 

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CHATTER: Pax prays for peace (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Pax prays for peace (Winter 2022)

An estimated twenty protesters from Pax Christi Toronto gathered in front of Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office, at Bloor Street and Spadina Road, on March 2. The international Catholic organization chose Ash Wednesday to pray and fast for peace in Ukraine. “We would like Canada to sign the UN treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons,” said Mary-Ellen Francoeur.” A whole new architecture for common security needs to be developed, where every country, including Russia, feels secure.” Pax Christi stands for lasting peace through dialogue, diplomacy, negotiation and treaties. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

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ON THE COVER (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Jan. 2022)

A four-alarm fire at 828 Shaw St. on January 15 displaced all 11 occupants. Four were sent to hospital, one in life threatening condition. The building is owned by Rakesh Gupta of Gupta Realty, who has been charged 12 times since 2018 for not completing city-issued work orders at the site in a timely fashion. ARLYN MCADOREY/GLEANER NEWS
Neighbours have rallied to raise $28,000 from a GoFundMe campaign to support the former tenants of 828 Shaw St. The building was already being investigated following a smaller fire January 5, and had been the source of 53 registered complaints between 2018-22, according to a CBC report. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Honouring the past in future planning (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Honouring the past in future planning (Jan. 2022)

Declaring the Annex a heritage district vetted by community

An HCD would apply a broad definition of heritage that could include any building that contributes to the neighbourhood’s character, such as the mid-century modern apartments on St. George Street. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

By Nicole Stoffman

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NEWS: They come for the grub but leave with much more (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: They come for the grub but leave with much more (Jan. 2022)

The Avenue Foodbank strives to put itself out of business

Bob Mandel (left) and Elliot Shulman helped keep 13,465 people fed in 2021. It was the Avenue food bank’s busiest year yet. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

By Nicole Stoffman

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NEWS: Peddling the E-bike option (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Peddling the E-bike option (Jan. 2022)

HVRA educates residents on a greener mode of moving

Experts from different bike shops presenting their collection of electric bikes at Pedal Power Fair on Sept. 25. MARGARITA MALTCEVA/GLEANER NEWS

By Margarita Maltceva

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CHATTER: Treasuring the Gleaner at the Palmerston Library (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Treasuring the Gleaner at the Palmerston Library (Jan. 2022)

BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

Anyone interested in an in-depth history of the Annex will find a rich source in 24 bound volumes of the Annex Gleaner available at the Palmerston Library. The series, beginning with the very first issue from May 1995, is available for reference just behind the front desk in the “local history” section, which is one of thirty such sections at libraries across the city.

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CHATTER: Business owner/former Tibetan refugee helps new refugees (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Business owner/former Tibetan refugee helps new refugees (Jan. 2022)

From left: Phurbu’s daughter Tsering Dolkar, Phurbu Tsering, and Alana Meier. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

Phurbu Tsering donated $2,000 worth of hats, mittens and shawls to the Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CRWC), at 43 Christie St. on December 9th. The owner of Tibetan Paper and Handicraft at 609B Bloor St. W. did so just in time for winter, International Human Rights Day, and the 32nd anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s receiving the Nobel Peace Prize on Dec 10, 1989. 

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NEWS: A tribute to Edward Leman (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: A tribute to Edward Leman (Dec. 2021)

Modest yet forceful ARA volunteer left his mark

Never a NIMBY, Edward worked hard to persuade developers to work with the community and make adjustments and improvements to their proposals. COURTESY THE ANNEX RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

By David Harrison

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