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NEWS: Big-hearted barber gives back (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Big-hearted barber gives back (July 2020)

Jack Shewahy provides free haircuts &?a meal to homeless

The Barber House at 791 Bathurst St. has reopened and welcomes back clients. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

This feature was created pre-COVID closures. We waited to publish it until the Barber House has re-opened. It’s helpful to remember that before the pandemic many front-line professionals, like Jack Shewahy, could also be credited with giving back to their commuities. Now they are open again for business, practicising safe protocols, and still trying to be a “good example for people”. 

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NEWS: St. Peter’s Church’s pastor succombs to COVID-19 (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: St. Peter’s Church’s pastor succombs to COVID-19 (July 2020)

Paulist Father Richard Colgan, 68, died of complications from COVID-19 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 25. A former pastor at St. Peter’s Church on Bathurst St., Father Colgan served as a director of novices at the Paulist Fathers’ formation house of studies in Washington D.C.

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CHATTER: Virus-killing tech used at check-out counter (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Virus-killing tech used at check-out counter (July 2020)

COURTESY DARA GALLINGER

Between May 20 and June 1, a grocery store on Bathurst St took part in a cutting edge experiment to make sure customers took virus-free goods home from their store. The Summerhill Market (1014 Bathurst) worked on a pilot project of a machine called the X-Germinator which uses non-toxic UV light to damage the molecular structure of viruses in less than 30 seconds.

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CHATTER: Annex hotel now home for frontline workers (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Annex hotel now home for frontline workers (May 2020)

BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

The twenty-four room Annex Hotel at 296 Brunswick Avenue has re-opened its doors to accommodate Toronto healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEWS: Food bank to receive funds raised by community mask initiative (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Food bank to receive funds raised by community mask initiative (May 2020)

Neighbours come together in a time of “social distancing”

By Tanya Ielyseieva

The Palmerston Area Residents Association (PARA) has donated $7,900 to the Daily Bread Food Bank raised by a community fundraising drive. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, they also launched an initiative to make non-medical masks, which raised some additional funds for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

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CHATTER: Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance (May 2020)

Musicians from Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance outside the home of bandleader Adam Seelig on Brunswick Ave. The impromptu brass band has been playing a song or two every night since March at 7:30 sharp, to the delight of their neighbours. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: 15 storeys planned for Davenport & Bedford (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: 15 storeys planned for Davenport & Bedford (Mar. 2020)

Neighbours are opposed due to traffic and density

The skyline may soon change dramatically for the neighbourhood near Davenport and Bedford. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

A proposed mixed-use building with ground-level retail and residential uses above at 287 Davenport has neighbours up in arms.  

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CHATTER: Human bones found during Brunswick re-build (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Human bones found during Brunswick re-build (Mar. 2020)

In late January police were called to a house located at 410 Brunswick Ave., where workers had dug up human remains while doing renovation work. 

Toronto Police Constable Victor Kwong said contractors discovered the bones buried in the backyard. At the time, police said, they suspected the remains had been buried there for decades. They proceeded to open an investigation to determine the circumstances of death. 

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FOCUS: Legal weed dispensary opens on Bloor (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Legal weed dispensary opens on Bloor (Mar. 2020)

Tokyo Smoke location aims to educate consumers

Resembling the Apple Store rather than a weed shop, Tokyo Smoke invested heavily in an interior design that it’s welcoming and facilitates it’s educational approach to the legal sale of marijuana. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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ON THE COVER: Enjoy your trip (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Enjoy your trip (Feb. 2020)

The first legal marijuana dispensary in the Annex, Tokyo Smoke, opened on February 12 at 570 Bloor St. W. (just west of Bathurst). Featuring a full-range of cannibus products including edibles. See the full Gleaner story soon on-line at www.gleanernews.ca or in the March edition. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: U of T loses eight in plane crash (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: U of T loses eight in plane crash (Feb. 2020)

Community mourns the deaths of students, staff

U of T flies its flag at half mast to honour victims of the shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

The University of Toronto has confirmed that eight members of the university community died in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, on January 8. 

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CHATTER: Zero-waste grocery opens on Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Zero-waste grocery opens on Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

According to Statistics Canada, from 2002 to 2016 the total amount of waste collected in Canada increased by 11 per cent, the equivalent of 3.5 million tonnes. Low and no waste grocery stores are a market-driven response to the trash problem, and they seem to be catching on. 

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