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FORUM: His villainy was his lack of transparency (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

Our just “trust me” mayor has betrayed democracy

By Sue Dexter

“What I can’t support is change being rammed down our throats without a single second of public consultation.” John Tory after the province slashes council in half, 2018. 

“Trust me.” John Tory on receiving unprecedented minority rule powers, after no public consultation, 2022.

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FORUM: Bill 23 is the province’s Big Lie (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Bill 23 is the province’s Big Lie (Dec. 2022)

Residents’ associations come together to condemn move

By the HVRA and the ARA

Bill 23, the provincial government’s promise to build 1.5 million homes by 2031 is nothing short of an early Christmas gift to developers.

There’s no guarantee homes will be built, there’s nothing to ensure they will be affordable, and there’s no help for renters.

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LIFE: Harbord Village’s Sue Dexter makes a difference (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · 1 Comment

Crusader lauded for her contributions

Sue Dexter (left), with Jessica Bell, has championed the preservation and greening of Harbord Village and worked tirelessly to better the community. COURTESY JESSICA BELL

This article is the second in a series about local residents making a difference in our community. These unsung heroes were brought to The Gleaner’s attention by MPP Jessica Bell, who honoured them at her Annual Community Celebration, in December of 2019.

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NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

Council cuts a concern

By Ellie Hayden

Local residents’ associations, business improvement areas, and community organizations are concerned that reducing Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 seats will wreak havoc with the business of the city in their neighbourhoods.

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NEWS: First meeting on new Mirvish Village park (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: First meeting on new Mirvish Village park (Summer 2018)

A preliminary drawing of the area that is set to become a new park as part of the Mirvish Village redevelopment. Local residents had their first opportunity to make suggestions for the design and features of the park at a meeting in early July. Courtesy of Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.

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NEWS (FALL 2017): Students argue for new residence

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (FALL 2017): Students argue for new residence

Finding a place to live an urgent need

By Marielle Torrefranca

When Maureen Gustafson was searching for a place to live near the University of Toronto, she quickly hit a wall.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Palmerston goes green

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Palmerston goes green

Residents’ association follows model set by Harbord Village

By Emilie Jones

The Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) unveiled its plan to go green at a public meeting in early August. The association, which has been developing the plan with the office of Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), was looking for ideas and feedback from the neighbourhood.

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NEWS (OCTOBER 2016): Preventing a wall of towers

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (OCTOBER 2016): Preventing a wall of towers

Spadina Avenue high-rise not a bar for height

By Annemarie Brissenden

A 25-storey, 334-unit apartment building is providing the model for a new mixed-student residence at the northwest corner of Spadina and Sussex avenues, but not in the way local residents’ associations would like.

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NEWS (JUNE 2016): New landscaping for Lennox Street

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2016): New landscaping for Lennox Street

Concerns raised about lack of consultation for Central Tech space

PHOTO COURTESY RON BERNASCH/JSW+ ASSOCIATES: The landscape architect overseeing the enhancements said the aim is to emulate a university campus.

PHOTO COURTESY RON BERNASCH/JSW+ ASSOCIATES: The landscape architect overseeing the enhancements said the aim is to emulate a university campus.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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NEWS: Planning for the future

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Planning for the future

U of T to present latest vision for St. George campus

By Marielle Torrefranca

The University of Toronto will hold a public open house on May 17 to discuss its latest development plans for its St. George campus.

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NEWS: Rexall replaces Brunswick House

April 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Rexall replaces Brunswick House

Pharmacy drugstore chain says it will respect building’s heritage

“This will be a relief to the neighbourhood”—Sue Dexter, HVRA

By Annemarie Brissenden

After one last weekend-long blowout, the doors of the Brunswick House closed for good, leaving the neighbourhood eagerly anticipating the site’s next, presumably quieter and more agreeable, incarnation.

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