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ON THE COVER (JANUARY 2017): Putting the city’s laneways to work

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (JANUARY 2017): Putting the city’s laneways to work

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS: Two city councillors want to make Toronto’s laneways available for housing. bpNichol Lane — shown above — hosts a variety of uses including residences and Coach House Books.

 

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NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

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NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

Should infill take precedence over upward building?

By Brian Burchell

With affordable housing at a premium in Toronto, two councillors are proposing to open up the city’s 2,400 laneways to infill development.

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NEWS (JANURY 2017): Open only a month

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (JANURY 2017): Open only a month

Landlord shuts Pacifico Life storefront

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Pacifico Life’s Bloor Street West location remains boarded up. Landlord Yong Jo gave Tamara Hirsh three hours to move her marijuana dispensary out of the building shortly before Christmas.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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CHATTER (JANUARY 2017): Doctors’ Parkette close to completion

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JANUARY 2017): Doctors’ Parkette close to completion

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: The Doctors’ (formerly Brunswick College) Parkette is almost ready for its official unveiling, despite being slightly behind schedule. (It had been targeted for completion in the fall.) The harsh reality of winter has brought the remaining work of clearing the construction equipment and removing the barricade into sharp relief. However, the new sleek, modern park is likely to be open just in time for our annual Grading our Greenspace summer feature.

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CHATTER (JANUARY 2017): Bird was the word for giving

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JANUARY 2017): Bird was the word for giving

Without missing a beat, Freeman Real Estate and Spirit of Math spanned wing-on-wing to make sure one of the area’s holiday traditions would continue to fly. Thanks to their efforts, nearly 500 hundred turkeys flew off a giveaway table set up at 988 Bathurst St. last December.

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POLICE BLOTTER (JANUARY 2017): Three men sought in taxi assault and robbery

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on POLICE BLOTTER (JANUARY 2017): Three men sought in taxi assault and robbery

The Toronto Police Service is looking for three men in connection with an assault and robbery of a taxi driver near Russell and Robert streets on Dec. 18 at approximately 3 a.m.

It is alleged that the three men were picked up by the taxi a short distance away before asking to stop near the intersection. After stopping they reportedly robbed and assaulted the driver before fleeing.

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Higher crime rates in 14 Division

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Higher crime rates in 14 Division

Rise attributed to Entertainment District

By Geremy Bordonaro

Rapid population growth and the proliferation of night clubs within the ever-expanding Entertainment District appear to have led to an increase in crime last year in 14 Division, but that trend has not migrated to the Annex.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON (JANUARY 2017): Not really! It’s actually nice! by Stumpy the Subway

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON (JANUARY 2017): Not really! It’s actually nice! by Stumpy the Subway

More how nice!

The stages of voting reform! by Joe Proportion (December 2016)

Previously rejected police car designs! by Designed Without Public Consultation (November 2016)

The sincerest form of flattery! by Dow Indepols (October 2016)

A warm carbon blanket! By Hock Estique (September 2016)

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FORUM (JANUARY 2017): Conserving past to enrich future

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (JANUARY 2017): Conserving past to enrich future

Protecting heritage doesn’t mean freezing areas in time

By Joe Cressy

As is often said, Rome wasn’t built in a day. In comparison, Toronto may be a relatively young city, but that doesn’t mean we have no history to speak of — far from it. Preserving our city’s heritage is critical. It tells us something about who we are, who we were, and how we got here.

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NEW IN BUSINESS (JANUARY 2017): Strictly local

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEW IN BUSINESS (JANUARY 2017): Strictly local

Craft beer pint of choice

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Fans of the Victory Café, which will soon close to make way for the Mirvish Village development, need not despair. Owner Nick Ndreka has opened the Crafty Coyote on Bloor Street West. The bar boasts the same selection of craft beer and rustic atmosphere, and emphasizes its location with a sign emblazoned with the words The Annex.

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