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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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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Jan. 2022)

175 Dog Years Earlier

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EDITORIAL: Ford stalls, families suffer (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford stalls, families suffer (Jan. 2022)

Under the questionable leadership of Premier Doug Ford, Ontario is now the only province in Canada which has not signed onto the federally funded daycare plan that would see fees cut to $10 per day per child by 2025. The federal formula would give Ontario $10.2 billion over five years which is its per capita share. But Ford says that’s not enough and Ontario deserves more than other jurisdictions.

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FORUM: Many achievements despite the pandemic (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Many achievements despite the pandemic (Jan. 2022)

Government must be proactive to protect cyclists, pedestrians 

By Mike Layton

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FORUM: Omicron demands leadership, not indecision (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Omicron demands leadership, not indecision (Jan. 2022)

Ontario suffers while Ford dithers

By Jessica Bell

As the Omicron wave overwhelms Ontario, University-Rosedale residents are facing big challenges. Parents are wracked with the decision over whether to send their children to school. Hospitals are near capacity. You can’t get a PCR test. Surgeries are being canceled. Demand at food banks is at record levels, driven by rising poverty, job loss and inflation. The science is rapidly evolving, people are exhausted, and there is no public consensus on how to proceed. 

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GREENINGS: The disproportionate impact of inflation (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: The disproportionate impact of inflation (Jan. 2022)

Examining the interconnectivity of consumption, labour, and the environment

By Terri Chu

The richest among us earned record profits during another COVID-19 year while the poorest among us are risking their lives in understaffed service jobs. 

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ARTS: Getting on line with the Japan Foundation (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on ARTS: Getting on line with the Japan Foundation (Jan. 2022)

An artistic movement to counter Omicron: beauty, simplicity, constraint

The Japan Foundation boasts over one hundred woodblock prints by Horoshige, depicting Tokyo in the 1850s. Enjoy the meticulous sophistication of these prints when the gallery reopens. The Foundation is located on the 3rd floor of the Hudson’s Bay Centre on Bloor Street. (Pictured: Flower, 1857). COURTESY THE JAPAN FOUNDATION

By Meribeth Deen

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Dec. 2021)

December 17th, 2021 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Dec. 2021)

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FORUM: Tackling the climate crisis at a city level (Dec. 2021)

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All levels of government must be engaged in a solution

By Mike Layton

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