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FOCUS: Radical reverend finds new home (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Radical reverend finds new home (Dec. 2017)

Cheri DiNovo leaves politics for ministry at Trinity-St. Paul’s

GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS After 11 years in provincial politics, Cheri DiNovo is returning to the Annex and her ministerial roots. She performed the first legalized same-sex marriage in North America when she was a minister at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church.

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ON OUR COVER (MARCH 2017): A supportive vigil

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on ON OUR COVER (MARCH 2017): A supportive vigil

PHOTO BY MICHAEL CHACHURA/GLEANER NEWS: Fifty people gathered at the Centre for Social Innovation on Feb. 20 for a vigil in the wake of a shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Organized by Uniting Muslims and Allies for Humanity, the evening featured speakers, prayers for peace, and a message board on which participants left words of welcome and support (above). Arif Vriani (MP, Parkdale-High Park) was among the attendees. He spoke about Motion 103, which asks Parliament to denounce Islamophobia, and all other forms of religious discrimination.

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FOCUS (JANUARY 2017): Local residents’ associations respond to OMB review

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on FOCUS (JANUARY 2017): Local residents’ associations respond to OMB review

Recommendations for mandating community participation

PHOTO CREDIT BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS: Planned by the OMB: College Street is rife with developments denied by the city, only to have been approved on appeal by the provincial agency.

By Annemarie Brissenden

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NEWS: Rail safety focus of town hall

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Rail safety focus of town hall

Minister of Transport questioned on diverting dangerous goods

By Annemarie Brissenden

If residents at the well-attended town hall on rail safety were looking for the federal government to commit to diverting railway tracks out of dense urban neighbourhoods, they came away disappointed.

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A bird’s eye view: A look at the west downtown ridings

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on A bird’s eye view: A look at the west downtown ridings

To further help with your decision to vote today, the Gleaner has compiled an interactive map with information about the ridings that we cover: Trinity-Spadina, Parkdale-High Park, Davenport, and St. Paul’s.

To see complete coverage of the candidates for Trinity-Spadina and Parkdale-High Park, click here and here.

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Parkdale-High Park candidates talk families, trains, poverty, prisons, the military and mental illness

April 19th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Compiled by Emina Gamulin, Perry King, Beth Macdonell, Rebecca Payne and Lindsay Tsuji

The Candidates

Question One: mental health
Question Two: family reunification
Question Three: the Canadian Forces
Question Four: electric trains
Question Five: prisons or poverty?

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Time to ask your west-downtown Toronto federal candidates some questions

April 4th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Gleaner Community Press is interviewing Federal candidates for Trinity-Spadina and  Parkdale-High Park and we are seeking questions from you (besides “why are we having another election?”).


After we have received all the questions we will then make a final selection based on diversity, relevance to the local community, and “goodness” (objectively and subjectively decided by our editorial staff), dutifully record the answers, and publish them for all to read.


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The patsies of Parkdale? Bar owners say they shoulder blame for entire neighbourhood

March 31st, 2011 · 5 Comments

Skadarlija owner Sam Sri says he feels like the fall-guy for the neighbourhood. Photo Rebecca Payne/Gleaner News

By Rebecca Payne


The closure of Captain Jack’s and denial of a rooming house application for the Parkdale “problem spot” does not mean that some area business owners are satisfied.

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No patio for Parts and Labour

March 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Parts and Labour's Roof-top garden in Oct. 2010. The establishment wants to put a patio in.

Parts and Labour's roof-top garden in Oct. 2010. The establishment wants to put a patio in. Photo courtesy of Parts and Labour

By Beth Macdonell

On March 9, The city’s Committee of Adjustment panel turned down a request by Parts and Labour (1566 Queen St. W.) to construct a roof-top patio.

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Election results for your ward

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Election results for your ward

In Ward 20, Adam Vaughan easily won re-election with 74 per cent of the vote. Mike Yen, whose platform was very similar to Mayor-elect Rob Ford, and whose message of “Stop the War on Fun” resonated with local fraternities and bars, including the Brunswick House, came in a distant second with 3,601 votes. Dean Maher, Roman Polochansky and Ken Osadchuck picked up 6, 2, and 1 per cent of the vote, respectively.

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