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CHATTER: Harbord Village’s Pumpkin Festival returns (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Harbord Village’s Pumpkin Festival returns (Nov. 2022)

Children gather around glowing jack-o-lanterns at the Pumpkin Festival on Harbord Street.
HAILEY ALEXANDER/GLEANER NEWS

Harbord Village’s cherished pumpkin festival is back in full swing. On November 1, dozens of pumpkins lit up the neighbourhood along Harbord Street from Spadina Avenue to Borden Street. Between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m., people paraded the street with hot apple cider, baked goods from Harbord Bakery, and the last of their Halloween spirit. Pumpkins carved at homes in the neighbourhood are brought to Harbord for a “re-showing.” 


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CHATTER: Adam Vaughan headlines HVRA AGM

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Adam Vaughan headlines HVRA AGM

The Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) held their 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Oct. 18. Guest speaker Adam Vaughan spoke after members of the HVRA discussed administrative, financial, and area reports.

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CHATTER: Santa returns (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Santa returns (Nov. 2022)

Santa Claus is officially bringing his magic back to the city this year on Sunday, November 20. The season will finally feel complete again as Mr. and Mrs. Claus return with their annual parade of marchers, bands, runners, and festive floats. The Santa Claus Parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Bloor Street West and Christie Street, finishing off by 4:00 p.m. at Maple Leaf Square.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Nov. 2022)

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EDITORIAL: Leaders show up (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Leaders show up (Nov. 2022)

The Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC) is reviewing Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act to break up the “Freedom Convoy” in Ottawa and at border crossings last winter. Their work involves hearing the testimony of people involved, including senior civil servants. In the past, premiers have testified in such commissions, despite the fact that the commission’s mandate is to hold all levels of government to account for the events that led to Prime Minister Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act last winter.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 2022)

RE: Grading our Greenspace (Aug. 2022)

Grading Our Greenspace (by Fox Oliver, Annex Gleaner, August 2022) is most interesting but rather cruel to The Doctors’ Parkette which rates it as Grade C and describes it as “easily missed” and  “doesn’t particularly stand out or offer any unique amenities,” with no mention of the Major Street Parkette, or its kidnapped erratic.

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FORUM: Ford unleashes his sprawl agenda (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Ford unleashes his sprawl agenda (Nov. 2022)

This sets province back to the 1940s

By Jessica Bell

Now that the provincial and city elections are over, the real Doug Ford has stepped out from behind the veneer of moderation. The Premier has unleashed his aggressive plan to spur suburban sprawl, parking lots, and highways across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area, at the expense of farmland, renters, municipal services, and all-important climate change goals.  

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ARTS: Fusion Art Show at Wychwood Barns (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on ARTS: Fusion Art Show at Wychwood Barns (Nov. 2022)

Live performances by clay and glass blowing artists

Minna Koistinen demonstrates her skillful techniques in live glassblowing art.
COURTESY PLAYING WITH FIRE GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOPS

By Hailey Alexander


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ON THE COVER: Bill Bolton Arena celebrates 50 years (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Bill Bolton Arena celebrates 50 years (Oct. 2022)

Programs coordinator, Chris Quinn (at left), and veteran arena manager, Mario Carpino, reflect on Bill Bolton Arena’s success in serving skaters of all walks of life for the past 50 years. HAILEY ALEXANDER/GLEANER NEWS

On September 23, Bill Bolton Arena hosted an evening of free food and skating in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Tucked away behind a busy park on 40 Rossmore Road, a block south of Dupont and two blocks west of Bathurst, Bill Bolton Arena is a hidden gem for many skaters. 

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CITY ELECTION 2022: Q & A with councillor candidates (Oct 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on CITY ELECTION 2022: Q & A with councillor candidates (Oct 2022)

The Gleaner gets answers from prospects for Ward 11 seat

Compiled by Brian Burchell

In every election, the Gleaner asks local candidates a series of relevant questions about where they stand to allow the reader, and presumably the voter, to comparison shop. These are their answers. The election is Oct. 24.

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NEWS: “Renovicted” tenants left with no recourse (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: “Renovicted” tenants left with no recourse (Oct. 2022)

Woes for those who just want back in  

11 Walmer Rd. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

By Fox Oliver

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NEWS: Leafs fall in the Finals (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Leafs fall in the Finals (Oct. 2022)

Game Six defeat stuns fans at Christie Pits

The London Majors pour onto the field to celebrate winning their second consecutive championship. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

Business remains unfinished.

For the second year in a row, the Toronto Maple Leafs made it to the Intercounty Baseball League’s championship series but failed to take home the Dominico Cup.

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CHATTER: Harbord’s fall fair returns (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Harbord’s fall fair returns (Oct. 2022)

The band Feline Groovy, from the Annex Academy of Music, performed at the HVRA event. COURTESY STUART LAWLER/HVRA

Autumn is here, and so is the Harbord Village Residents’ Association’s (HVRA) fall fair. On Sunday, Sept. 11, residents of Harbord Village gathered in Margaret Fairley Park on Brunswick Avenue to celebrate their neighbourhood and the season with a joyous community event.

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