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ON THE COVER: Horn on the Cob (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Horn on the Cob (July 2021)

Horn on the Cob performed their 120th porch concert on July 21 before taking their summer break. Featuring special guests Tania Gill on Accordion and Dave Clark on drums, the 15-person band opened with Odessa Bulgar, a lively Klezmer tune. “They’re a treasure to the neighbourhood,” said local resident Susan Starkman. Horn on the Cob looks forward to playing again but doesn’t have a set schedule. “We all love making music together and sharing it with the neighbourhood!” said director Adam Seelig. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: The race to preserve Annex heritage (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: The race to preserve Annex heritage (July 2021)

ARA, city, seek to find ways to accommodate growth

(From left) Jessica Bisson (project administrator and survey technician), Kristina Martens (lead cultural heritage specialist), Meredith Stewart (researcher and survey coordinator) and Rebecca Sciarra (principal-in-charge, not pictured) of ASI Heritage consultants will be surveying the West Annex’s 1,007 properties from September to November as part of the West Annex Heritage Project. ARA project lead, Sandra Shaul (right), hopes the research will convince the city to declare the West Annex a Heritage Conservation District.
NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

By Nicole Stoffman


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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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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (July 2021)

Part 1 of our annual Grading our Greenspace feature includes Christie Pits Park.

Compiled and photos by Madeline Smart

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CHATTER: Tarragon offers a pay-what-you-can plan (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Tarragon offers a pay-what-you-can plan (July 2021)

Budget-conscious theatre buffs rejoice: The Tarragon Theatre is offering a pay-what-you-can 2021-22 subscription season. Artistic Director Richard Rose wants to make the shared experience of theatre broadly accessible after a pandemic year that has kept audiences and actors apart. 

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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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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice

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EDITORIAL: Ford’s school plan is a fail (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford’s school plan is a fail (July 2021)

Ontario parents have been eagerly awaiting the “robust” plan for a safe re-entry back to classrooms Premier Doug Ford promised in June. The past year has been brutal for both the education and mental health of Ontario students, as they have spent more time out of classroom than young people in any other part of the country. However, the 26 page document outlining how the government intends to keep students safe does them no favours: it’s late (coming out less than a month before the start of school) and is little more than a carbon copy of last year’s failed plan.

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FORUM: Excessive force will not solve a housing crisis (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on FORUM: Excessive force will not solve a housing crisis (July 2021)

The violent eviction of homeless from parks is shameful

By Mike Layton

The violence and tactics on display by the City of Toronto in Trinity Bellwoods Park, Alexandra Park and Lamport Park this month is a deeply troubling use of resources and force. The number of armed police present to forcefully remove handfuls of residents experiencing homelessness is disgraceful. 

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FORUM: Leaders must take real action on climate (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on FORUM: Leaders must take real action on climate (July 2021)

We must all join the chorus for change before it’s too late

By Jessica Bell

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ARTS: Culture and community outdoors and free (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Culture and community outdoors and free (July 2021)

When a museum is more than a building

The sculpture, “Cracked Wheat,” by Shary Boyle, is included as part of the Gardiner Museum’s audio walking tour of the Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Plaza. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Meribeth Deen

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LIFE: A baseball ironman of a different sort (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on LIFE: A baseball ironman of a different sort (July 2021)

Making the rounds with Alan Ross, the Toronto Maple Leafs ticket vendor extraordinaire

“Al the Ticket Man,” (Alan Ross, left) sells raffle tickets at a Toronto Maple Leafs Intercounty Baseball League game at Christie Pits. The team is the only one in the IBL that doesn’t charge admission. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

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