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NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

Council cuts a concern

By Ellie Hayden

Local residents’ associations, business improvement areas, and community organizations are concerned that reducing Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 seats will wreak havoc with the business of the city in their neighbourhoods.

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CHATTER: Meet and greet at the fall fair (Aug./Sept. 2018)

September 11th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Meet and greet at the fall fair (Aug./Sept. 2018)

If it’s the first Sunday after Labour Day, it must be time for fun at the fair. On September 9 from noon to 6 p.m., residents of Harbord Village will be out in full force for music, socializing, and a silent auction at its annual fall fair in Margaret Fairley Park. Refreshments like burgers, soft drinks, and wine will be available for 50 cents to $5, depending on the item.

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NEWS: First meeting on new Mirvish Village park (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: First meeting on new Mirvish Village park (Summer 2018)

A preliminary drawing of the area that is set to become a new park as part of the Mirvish Village redevelopment. Local residents had their first opportunity to make suggestions for the design and features of the park at a meeting in early July. Courtesy of Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.

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FORUM: Celebrate citizen activists (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Celebrate citizen activists (July 2018)

Residents’ associations cultivate neighbourhoods

By Mike Layton

At the Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) annual general meeting last month, I realized something. We are so lucky to have such informed, open, and dedicated neighbours. Often people, including the media, are critical of neighbourhood associations labelling them as NIMBY, meddling neighbours standing in the way of change favouring homeowners.

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Tags: Annex · General · Opinion

FORUM: University no longer fielding exemplary behaviour (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Can a park’s past set the tone for its future?

Had the Spadina Expressway been built, there might have been a development like St. James Town west of Yonge Street. The city had rezoned the area, and a developer had quietly purchased many of the 32 properties on Robert and Sussex avenues. COURTESY CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

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Tags: Annex · History · Opinion

FORUM: Fairness and cleaner air (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM: Fairness and cleaner air (Dec. 2017)

A case for road tolls

By Tim Grant

Why is the idea of charging drivers for the use of roads something that provincial politicians steadfastly avoid?

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CHATTER (Oct. 2017): The doctor is in

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Oct. 2017): The doctor is in

COURTESY RICHARD LONGLEY

Kensington Health chief executive officer Bill O’Neill, Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) and members of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association celebrated the opening of Doctors Parkette on October 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Formerly Brunswick-College Parkette, the space has been redeveloped from a pokey park into something bright, modern, and functional.

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CHATTER (Oct. 2017): Margaret is back

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Oct. 2017): Margaret is back

COURTESY RICHARD LONGLEY

Marco Cupido and Gary Bloch help their children cut the ribbon to mark the official reopening of Margaret Fairley Park, also on October 14.

They were joined by Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), and Harbord Village Residents’ Association chairs past and present, Gail Misra, Gus Sinclair, and Tim Grant.

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NEWS (FALL 2017): Students argue for new residence

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (FALL 2017): Students argue for new residence

Finding a place to live an urgent need

By Marielle Torrefranca

When Maureen Gustafson was searching for a place to live near the University of Toronto, she quickly hit a wall.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Expanding the city’s cycling network

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Expanding the city’s cycling network

Study proposes to use laneways as bike lanes

By Geremy Bordonaro

Could Toronto’s network of laneways be integrated into the city’s cycling infrastructure? A recently launched study may answer that question.

Sponsored by the Laneway Project, Laneways as Bikeways explores whether laneways could be converted into bikes lanes.

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