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Jini Stolk wins cultural award for promoting arts in Toronto

September 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Jini Stolk wins cultural award for promoting arts in Toronto

The executive director of Creative Trust is keeping the arts alive in Toronto, one dance troupe at a time

By Haley Steinberg

Jini Stolk, a longtime Annex resident, was recently awarded the Toronto Arts Foundation’s William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life. The work she has done to promote and sustain the arts city-wide is extensive and diverse.

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Rosario Marchese: Local produce or aggregates?

September 20th, 2012 · 5 Comments

By Rosario Marchese, Member of Provincial Parliament for Trinity-Spadina

Part of my job as a Member of Provincial Parliament involves participating on the committees that evaluate the effectiveness of existing laws. Earlier this year, my colleagues and I held committee hearings on the Aggregate Resources Act, the legislation that governs the operation of pits and quarries in Ontario.

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Doug Gilmour hosts inaugural celebrity softball match

August 30th, 2012 · Comments Off on Doug Gilmour hosts inaugural celebrity softball match

NHL stars come out to support the Team Up Foundation
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By Andrew Schopp

As an NHL all-star, Doug Gilmour could score goals. But there were no home-runs from the Hall of Famer at the inaugural “Dougieball” softball match at Christie Pits Park on July 19.

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Ossington laneway gets a mural makeover

August 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Despite the rain, roughly twenty artists came out to beautify the alley behind Ossington Avenue between Queen and Humbert streets. From Thursday Aug. 9 to Sunday Aug. 12, volunteers painted murals in the laneway, giving it a much-needed makeover.

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