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FOCUS: Davenport development goes to mediation (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Davenport development goes to mediation (Spring 2018)

Councillor aiming for negotiated settlement

By Geremy Bordonaro

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has completed its pre-hearing process for 321 Davenport Rd., where Alterra Developments has applied to build an eight-storey glass building including 16 penthouse condominiums and a two-level parking garage on the site. The development would require a by-law amendment, as the application as it stands now exceeds restrictions on height and density for the area.

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NEWS: Shelter offers temporary respite (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Shelter offers temporary respite (March 2018)

A tale of two residents’ associations

The City of Toronto opened a respite shelter at 348 Davenport Rd. in late January. The shelter will be open until April, when it city staff will decide on a permanent use for the site. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Geremy Bordonaro

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NEWS: Dupont decision sets precedent (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Dupont decision sets precedent (March 2018)

Ontario Municipal Board rules in favour of community

The rail Dupont rail corridor from the back of 328 Dupont St. The Ontario Municipal Board ruling on a proposed development for the site confirmed the city’s guidelines that new buildings must be built at least 20 metres from a rail line. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

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ON THE COVER: Wage protest (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Wage protest (Jan. 2018)

The Ontario Federation of Labour and the Fight for $15 & Fairness Campaign protested outside the Bloor Street and Spadina Road franchise of Tim Hortons on January 10. They were protesting franchise owners who cut paid breaks and some benefits in order to pay for the province’s mandated minimum wage increase, which went from $11.60 to $14 on January 1. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Open kitchen (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Open kitchen (Jan. 2018)

Media coverage saves program for now

Newcomer Kitchen began at Butler’s Pantry on Markham Street before moving to Depanneur on College Street when Butler’s Pantry was closed due to the Mirvish Village redevelopment. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Geremy Bordonaro

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NEWS: Cressy to stand for re-election (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Cressy to stand for re-election (Jan. 2018)

Ward boundaries redrawn

By Geremy Bordonaro

Joe Cressy has confirmed that he will be standing for re-election at the next municipal election. He’s just not sure which ward he’ll be running in, now that the Ontario Municipal Board has approved Toronto City Council’s decision to increase the number of wards from 44 to 47.

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CHATTER: No more funding for Annex Family Festival (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: No more funding for Annex Family Festival (Jan. 2018)

The future of the Annex Family Festival is up in the air after most of its funds were cut by the Bloor Annex BIA at its annual general meeting on January 9. The organization’s board of directors presented the annual budget, which included funding for the festival, for approval by the general members.

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NEWS: Height-ened fears (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Residents still concerned about BSUC proposal

COURTESY KPMB ARCHITECTS An artist’s rendering of the proposed redevelopment of Bloor Street United Church. The heritage aspects of the church will be restored, and a 38-storey mixed-use tower added to the church grounds.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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YEAR IN REVIEW: Marking major anniversaries (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on YEAR IN REVIEW: Marking major anniversaries (Dec. 2017)

A celebratory year in review

GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS Ten Editions Bookstore (698 Spadina Ave.) is at the centre of tension between town and gown. Heritage Preservation Services has recommended adding the building to the city’s protected list of heritage sites, but the university wants to tear it down to make way for a new student residence at Spadina and Sussex avenues.

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NEWS (Nov. 2017): Building a legacy

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Nov. 2017): Building a legacy

UTS launches fundraising campaign

By Geremy Bordonaro

The University of Toronto Schools (UTS) has launched Building the Future, a $60-million fundraising campaign aimed at restoring its current building and developing a new building that will include a performance centre.

Upgrading the facilities is part of the terms of its agreement with the University of Toronto (U of T).

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NEWS (Oct. 2017): Here to stay?

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Oct. 2017): Here to stay?

Committee votes in favour of Bloor Street bike lanes

Toronto City Council’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee voted in favour of making the Bloor Street pilot bike lanes permanent. The lanes have been very popular with cyclists since being installed, and a recent study demonstrated that the lanes have not had a negative impact on local business. COURTESY ANDRE VALLILLEE

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NEWS (Oct. 2017): Victory Cafe to reopen

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Oct. 2017): Victory Cafe to reopen

Mirvish Village icon finds new life

The Victory Cafe will reopen this fall at the corner of Bloor Street and Howland Avenue. It will offer a different selection of beer, as well as a new and improved distinctive menu. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

By Geremy Bordonaro

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