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Freeland new MP for University-Rosedale

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Freeland new MP for University-Rosedale

Campaign marked by strong candidates

By Annemarie Brissenden

Take a moment and indulge in a thought experiment.

Imagine a room filled with people engaged in the business of politics. It could be in Parliament during question period, a human rights hearing at the United Nations, or a G8 meeting. Do you have the image? Now, take away the men.

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Remembering the Boys of Major

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Remembering the Boys of Major

Memory builds sense of community

The Boys of Major Lane, located south of Harbord Street between Brunswick Avenue and Major Street, honours a group of young men who grew up on Major Street and never returned from the Second World War. Photo by Summer Reid, Gleaner News

The Boys of Major Lane, located south of Harbord Street between Brunswick Avenue and Major Street, honours a group of young men who grew up on Major Street and never returned from the Second World War. Photo by Summer Reid, Gleaner News

By Annemarie Brissenden

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Central Tech alumni return to mark school’s centennial

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Central Tech alumni return to mark school’s centennial

Celebrations include gala dinner, auction, and school tours

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University community stops to remember

November 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on University community stops to remember

Harbord Village’s Rory “Gus” Sinclair stands for a moment of silence during the University of Toronto’s Service of Remembrance on Nov. 11. Held annually at the foot of the Soldiers’ Tower, the service — during which the university community honours the faculty, staff, alumni, and students who fell during the First and Second World Wars and other conflicts — includes the singing of traditional hymns, the laying of wreaths, and readings, including In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae, a university alumnus.

Harbord Village’s Rory “Gus” Sinclair stands for a moment of silence during the University of Toronto’s Service of Remembrance on Nov. 11. Held annually at the foot of the Soldiers’ Tower, the service — during which the university community honours the faculty, staff, alumni, and students who fell during the First and Second World Wars and other conflicts — includes the singing of traditional hymns, the laying of wreaths, and readings, including In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae, a university alumnus.

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Ensure capitalist democracy delivers for everyone

September 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Ensure capitalist democracy delivers for everyone

Only the Liberals have a progressive economic agenda

By Chrystia Freeland

I have a political skeleton in my closet. I was the Liberal member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and am running as the Liberal candidate in University-Rosedale, but the first party I ever canvassed for was the New Democratic Party when my mother, Halyna Freeland, ran under that banner in Edmonton-Strathcona.

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Hooked on Language

September 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Hooked on Language

Seven notorious twentieth-century women come alive in solo show

Nicky Guadagni in her one-woman show, Hooked, returning to the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace Sept. 16 to 26. Guadagni won the 2014-15 Outstanding Performance (female) Dora Mavor Moore award for her performance. Courtesy Michael Cooper

By Annemarie Brissenden

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Breaking bread with friends

August 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Breaking bread with friends

Harbord Bakery marks 70 years

Harbord Bakery’s special beet borscht beverage, developed in honour of its 70th anniversary. AXILE GERONA/GLEANER?NEWS

Harbord Bakery’s special beet borscht beverage, developed in honour of its 70th anniversary.
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By Annemarie Brissenden

For Rafi Kosower, Roslyn Katz, and Susan Wisniewski, VE day will always be a little extra special. Because it was on May 8, 1945, that their parents, Albert and Goldie Kosower, bought “the little bakery next to the fish market [at] the corner of Harbord and Major streets”.

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Choreographing partnership

August 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Choreographing partnership

Porch View Dances bridges art and audience

By Axile Gerona

Local porches will come alive with dance once again this summer, when Porch View Dances returns for the fourth year to Seaton Village.

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What kind of country do we want?

August 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on What kind of country do we want?

Do voters want another four years of Stephen Harper?

By Jennifer Hollett

This year is a critical year for Canada. With an early federal election call, we are now in an 11-week campaign, one of the longest (and most expensive to taxpayers) in our country’s history.

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Resident costumes Postman cast

July 31st, 2015 · 2 Comments

Lucky to have top professional in Canada, says producer

The Postman costume designer and PARA board member Kei Yano poses on Palmerston Boulevard with a borrowed production prop. Photo by Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

The Postman costume designer and PARA board member Kei Yano poses on Palmerston Boulevard with a borrowed production prop. Photo by Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

By Annemarie Brissenden

It all happened somewhat by accident.

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Preserving Mirvish Village

July 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Preserving Mirvish Village

Collection of photographs captures spirit and character of the area

Gerald Pisarzowski, poses in front of Charlotte Hale & Associates Gallery on Markham St. Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Hale

Gerald Pisarzowski, poses in front of Charlotte Hale & Associates Gallery on Markham St. Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Hale

By Annemarie Brissenden

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Chiarandini’s hippies on canvas

May 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Chiarandini’s hippies on canvas

Artist was fascinated by Yorkville and hippie culture

Michael Waage was from Queens, New York. He came to Toronto in the 1960s working for a circus and loved it so much he returned. He became a street worker or social worker helping Yorkville hippies. Waage moved out to Vancouver in the early 1970s and passed away in 2006 from lung cancer. Courtesy of a private collection

Michael Waage was from Queens, New York. He came to Toronto in the 1960s working for a circus and loved it so much he returned. He became a street worker or social worker helping Yorkville hippies. Waage moved out to Vancouver in the early 1970s and passed away in 2006 from lung cancer. Courtesy of a private collection

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Early brewer the basis for Bloor Street’s name

May 8th, 2015 · Comments Off on Early brewer the basis for Bloor Street’s name

Portrait of Joseph Bloore, 1850. Unknown photographer.

Portrait of Joseph Bloore, 1850. Unknown photographer.

Necropolis Cemetery (200 Winchester St.)is the final resting place of Bloore, his wife Sarah, and their daughter Susannah. Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Necropolis Cemetery (200 Winchester St.)is the final resting place of Bloore, his wife Sarah, and their daughter Susannah. Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Joseph Bloore co-founded Village of Yorkville

By Cole Burchell

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