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NEWS (SEPTEMBER 2016): Provincial investment falls short

September 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (SEPTEMBER 2016): Provincial investment falls short

TDSB repair backlog reflects critical state of infrastructure

By Annemarie Brissenden

With both the federal and provincial governments making significant investments in public infrastructure, the Ministry of Education’s release of information detailing the maintenance backlog in Ontario raises a serious question: are we doing all that we can to maintain our buildings once they are built? The evidence suggests that we are not, and that our penchant for funding new infrastructure while ignoring our existing capital assets is ringing in a very high cost.

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NEWS: Celebrating pink at Harbord Collegiate Institute

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Celebrating pink at Harbord Collegiate Institute


PHOTO COURTESY JESSICA LEE/TDSB: Toronto District School Board (TDSB) staff and students joined with the Toronto Police Service at Harbord Collegiate Institute to celebrate International Day of Pink on April 13, which raises awareness to stop discrimination, gender-based bullying, homophobia, and transphobia. Special guests included Canadian Olympian and rhythmic gymnast Rose Cossar and Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators.

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Sophia Perlman set to perform at Toronto Jazz Fest

June 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment


Kensington Market resident Sophia Perlman is a featured musician during the 2012 Toronto International Jazz Festival. Courtesy R. Kelly Clipperton.

By Paris Herbert-Taylor

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What will “non-commercial” advertising mean at TDSB?

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on What will “non-commercial” advertising mean at TDSB?

By Reem Jazar

March 2010 - Rodrigo Fuentes, Harbord Collegiate's principal, shows off a flatscreen monitor that was a part of a pilot project. Perry King/Gleaner News

The Toronto District School Board is voting on March 9 about bringing video screen ads to as many as 70 Toronto secondary schools. The board is expected to vote in favour of the screens, with some restrictions to commercial advertising.

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TDSB-Onestop deal will sell our kids short

February 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on TDSB-Onestop deal will sell our kids short

By Emina Gamulin

If the board of trustees votes yes at their next meeting, the deal between the Toronto District School Board and Onestop Media Inc. will see as many as 74 secondary schools receive video screens in common areas with ads running 30 per cent of the time.

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