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From the pen of Brett Lamb—June 2012

July 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on From the pen of Brett Lamb—June 2012

Our cartoonist takes a look at the development issues around the University of Toronto.


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Karma Co-op celebrates its 40th anniversary

July 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Karma Co-op celebrates its 40th anniversary

Inside the food co-operative. Photo: Alexa Huffman/Gleaner News

By Alexa Huffman

Smart shoppers can find a second home at Karma Co-op (739 Palmerston Ave.). The non-profit food co-operative is celebrating 40th anniversary and is eager to share its success.

Amy Andre, the shop’s general manager, loves being one of the eight employed staff at the store.

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Recipe: When you got lemons, make lemon bars

July 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments

The recipe for these lemon squares is a two-step recipe. Just follow the simple instructions.

Tart and tasy lemon bars. Photo: Innis O’Grady/Gleaner News

By Susan Oppenheim

After moving to Costa Rica—a country known internationally for its produce—I was stunned to find out one cannot buy lemons. There are enormous varieties of limes—green, orange, even yellow ones—but, oddly, no marketed lemons.

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Observatory gets the Munk Touch

July 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Observatory gets the Munk Touch

Munk Centre expands to Bloor-Devonshire site

The classic architecture of the old observatory at Devonshire Place and Bloor Street West was preserved quite well in the new Munk Centre renovations. Photo: James Murdoch/Gleaner News

By James Murdoch

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Adam Vaughan: Casinos are bad for cities

July 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments

By Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina)

Not convinced?  Then check out what’s happening in every corner of the continent. Google “No Casino” and see what comes up. Whether it’s Vancouver or Miami, Manhattan, Gettysburg or Pawtucket, city after city, town after town, everyone seems to be fighting a casino proposal.

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Trane Studio celebrates a near decade of jazz

July 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Trane Studio celebrates a near decade of jazz

The Bathurst music venue has seen plenty of top talent grace the stage since it opened nine years ago.

The Sharron McLeod Fauxtet performs as part of the anniversary celebration of the jazz club and restaurant. The night was hosted by dub poet Clifton Joseph. Photo: Sadie McInnes/Gleaner News

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“We are not for sale”

July 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on “We are not for sale”

From left to right, Inspector Sandra Richardson, Reg Ayre, Lance Cumberbatch, Deborah Simon, and Councillor Cesar Palacio at the TCH town hall meeting at the Senator D. Croll Apartments on Apr. 25. Photo: Rasheed Clarke/Gleaner News

Public housing residents voice opposition to selling off units

By Rasheed Clarke

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Organic or Local?

July 12th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Both have their environmental benefits, but how do you know which too choose?

By Terri Chu

Organic greens have expanded from a niche, farmers’ market item into the mainstream. I consider anything found at Loblaws–where about one in three grocery dollars in Canada are spent–mainstream.

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More than a Parking Lot

July 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on More than a Parking Lot

Bloor-Borden farmers market returns

By Victoria Prouse

“You shop differently in a farmers market than a supermarket,” says Gus Sinclair, former chair of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) and co-founder of the Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market. “In a farmers’ market, people pause; they stop over tomatoes and talk about how the kids are doing at school”.

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Everything on top of one roof

July 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Everything on top of one roof

The Annex is home to a new form of green roof

The greenery of CSI Annex (720 Bathurst St.) will slowly extend up, to even the roof. Photo: Innis O’Grady/Gleaner News

By Innis O’Grady

It is said that a roof is often a source of untapped potential. They might be large, flat spaces but remain completely unused by its residents.

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Spring is here  

July 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Spring is here  

And so are the locally-grown spring books!

Book City has them. The authors have them. The publishers have them. The internet has them. Poke around online at Open Book: Toronto—a government funded unbiased guide to Ontario-based book publishers, updated daily with news of new authors, book events, readings and more. You too could be the proud owner of any number of these and other Spring 2012 books, brought to you by the hard-working, marginalized world of the Canadian independent publisher.

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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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Harbord Village cleans up

June 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment


A mother and her son remove old posters from a light post during the Harbord Village clean-up event held on Apr. 21. Justin Crann/Gleaner News.

By Justin Crann

As part of the mayor’s city-wide initiative, Harbord Village residents have come together with local businesses to clean up their community.

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