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ON THE COVER: PANDALAND lightens the atmosphere in Seaton Village (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: PANDALAND lightens the atmosphere in Seaton Village (Aug. 2021)

Seaton Village neighbours enjoy PANDALAND created by Martha Davis to amuse and educate children. The installation includes over 70 toy pandas, along with a cinema, tea room, amusement park, and even a homeless encampment.
COURTESY MARTHA DAVIS

It started with seven wicker baskets, seven plastic pandas, and a piece of string. In early June, Seaton Village resident Martha Davis created a panda zipline between a hydro pole and a tree on a stretch of public green space in front of St. Peter Catholic School.


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ARTS: Space, the local frontier (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Space, the local frontier (Aug. 2021)

Locally-made film Sound of Space lifted off at Toronto Fringe Festival

By Joshua Chong

Hilary June Hart in Sound of Space. COURTESY TYLER MORGAN.

The premiere of Tyler Morgan’s Sound of Space was a meta-experience. The 12-minute film, which streamed virtually at this year’s Toronto Digital Fringe Festival, had a private in-person screening on July 20 at Seaton Village’s Proxima Command Escape Room—the very location where Morgan’s sci-fi flick was filmed. 

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NEWS: Lamon steered Tafelmusik to international acclaim (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: Lamon steered Tafelmusik to international acclaim (July 2021)

 Director remembered for leadership, dedication to education 

Tafelmusik trailblazer Jeanne Lamon died on June 20, at age 71 in Victoria, BC. She is credited with putting the city of Toronto on the map in the global classical music scene. COURTESY SIAN RICHARDS/TAFELMUSIK

By Joshua Chong

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NEWS: Limited-edition brew named through a community contest (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: Limited-edition brew named through a community contest (July 2021)

“Pitstop,” developed by the Henderson Brewing Company, will soon be Christie Pits Park’s official beer

Spencer Murray of Henderson Brewing Company pulls a pint at their Sterling Road taproom. The award-winning craft brewery partnered with the Friends of Christie Pits Park to launch “Pitstop,” a new beer in honour of the popular park.
COURTESY HENDERSON BREWING COMPANY

By Joshua Chong


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NEWS: High times on Bloor Street West (June 2021)

July 15th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: High times on Bloor Street West (June 2021)

Five pot shops operating or set to open on Bloor within 450 metres

By Joshua Chong

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NEWS: City moves forward with Garden Suites (May 2021)

June 15th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: City moves forward with Garden Suites (May 2021)

Plan could allow homeowners to build additional housing in rear yard

The city is looking at garden suites located in rear yards behind a single detached house, a semi-detached house, and a townhouse or low-rise apartment block. COURTESY THE CITY OF TORONTO

By Joshua Chong

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