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ON THE COVER: PANDALAND lightens the atmosphere in Seaton Village (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Seaton Village neighbours enjoy PANDALAND created by Martha Davis to amuse and educate children. The installation includes over 70 toy pandas, along with a cinema, tea room, amusement park, and even a homeless encampment.
COURTESY MARTHA DAVIS

It started with seven wicker baskets, seven plastic pandas, and a piece of string. In early June, Seaton Village resident Martha Davis created a panda zipline between a hydro pole and a tree on a stretch of public green space in front of St. Peter Catholic School.


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NEWS: Palmerston Avenue garden razed (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

TDSB staff face a wall of criticism from neighbours and volunteers

Once full community gardens along Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School now empty. MADELINE SMART/ GLEANER NEWS

By Madeline Smart

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NEWS: Report urges reduction of traffic lanes on Avenue Road (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Cyclist death spotlights lack of bike lanes in the plan

The Avenue Road Safety Coalition proposes reducing Avenue Road from six lanes to four and adding a linear park. COURTESY BROWN AND STOREY

By Madeline Smart

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CHATTER: India-sourced, Annex-available rugs (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Rose Garden and Rain patterned rugs by Annex-based Mark Krebs get hand washed in Mirzapur, India. Designer Davin Cowper works with about 40 people in the state of Uttar Pradesh for each production run of his all-natural, handmade rugs.
COURTESY MARK KREBS

When Davin Cowper launched a rug company out of his apartment at Harbord and Bathurst in January, 2020, he wanted to appeal to millennials ready to upgrade from mass-produced products and “actually do something with their interiors.”


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EDITORIAL CARTOON Fourth wave funnies! (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

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EDITORIAL: Ford’s flawed passport (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Doug Ford emerged this week after weeks of summer slumber to announce a “vaccine certificate system” which is both late and lame. He then prorogued the legislature, lest he be answerable to it, and headed back into seclusion. 

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FORUM: Looking to the feds to save cities (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

So many municipal issues require a national strategy

By Mike Layton

This federal election, the focus for cities must be on social justice and the recovery. 

Cities are where the majority of the country’s population lives and for years, important programs to support residents such as child care, protecting the environment, and substantial investment into deeply affordable housing have been underfunded. 

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SPORTS: Cross-border reinforcement bolsters Leafs for playoff push (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Long-time hurler overcomes travel restrictions to rejoin team

Justin Cicatello makes his first appearance on the mound for the Leafs on August 29. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

Summer is almost over, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are hoping to stretch it out a while longer.

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ARTS: Space, the local frontier (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Locally-made film Sound of Space lifted off at Toronto Fringe Festival

By Joshua Chong

Hilary June Hart in Sound of Space. COURTESY TYLER MORGAN.

The premiere of Tyler Morgan’s Sound of Space was a meta-experience. The 12-minute film, which streamed virtually at this year’s Toronto Digital Fringe Festival, had a private in-person screening on July 20 at Seaton Village’s Proxima Command Escape Room—the very location where Morgan’s sci-fi flick was filmed. 

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