Toronto Police, Toronto Fire and EMS Calls To Homeless Hotels Setting Record Numbers 

(Toronto)  Homeless hotels continue to be a nightmare to residents and businesses in downtown Toronto, particularly in the financial and tourist areas of Yonge Street and Front Street where three homeless hotels are located within 800 metres of each other.   Aggravated assaults, sexual assaults, theft, drug trafficking, property damage, propane tank explosions, arson, garbage, public […]

Allan Gardens Conservatory

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Contributed by Ed Drass in communications at Gallery Arcturus, A not-for-profit art museum on Gerrard Street East. You can reach Ed @ info@arcturus.ca  – This series is supposed to offer “Gentle” Treasure Hunts. Alas, our next stop may be a shock. If you head westward to the re-opened Allan Gardens Conservatory, prepare for surprises. First of all, […]

LOGO UNVEILED FOR THE FOUNDRY:

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  CANADA’S PLACE FOR MUSIC & COMMUNITY HUB -The local planning group of the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA, a service organization for Canada’s musicians), including residents and businesses in Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood and professional advisors, announces a conceptualized logo for the musicians’ centre they envision in the historic Dominion Foundry buildings. Designed by John Harris, […]

May the REAL NDP please stand up

The Winds of Change have hit the current NDP. Contributed by K. Fisher  – Full disclosure, my vote usually flip-flops between Liberal and Conservative depending on the official mandate of the Party.  In the 2020 Toronto Centre By-election, it was apparent the Conservatives were not running a qualified candidate. So, what was a slightly right-of-center […]

First Parliament

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Some interesting developments on The First Parliament site is located in downtown Toronto at the intersection of Front and Parliament Streets. It is a full city block, bounded on the west by Berkeley Street and on the south by Parliament Square Park. The First Parliament site is almost as large as Nathan Phillips Square.   […]

STEPS Initiative keeps doing great things

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Presented with RBC Royal Bank, The STEPS Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of the I heART Main Street Art Challenge. To support our city and the culture that brings our communities together, STEPS is offering artists and Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) the opportunity to increase feelings of trust and community through DIY art installations. In […]