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David Nickle: THE CITY
Jan 22, 2015 | Add Comment | Scarborough Mirror

THE CITY: Tory’s short-term progressive budget likely to pass easily

The first budget of a term of council is often an easy one to swallow. In 2011, it was such an...

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News | Jan 22, 2015

NORTH YORK ARTS IN BRIEF: Sunday afternoon Mozart program

Mozart Mass in C Minor will be presented by Toronto Symphony Orchestra this Sunday at 3 p.m. in the George Weston Recital...

North York Mirror
News | Jan 22, 2015

BUT SERIOUSLY: Brushing up on your curling lingo

I don’t curl myself, but I’ve always been a big fan and this is the time of year when curling news and highlights start...

York Guardian | by Jamie Wayne
News | Jan 21, 2015

FRONT ROW CENTRE: Something old, something new, something hilarious in ‘Perfect Wedding’

Robin Hawdon’s play Perfect Wedding generates laughter from the first moment when the bridegroom-to-be wakes up in bed,...

North York Mirror | by Mark Andrew Lawrence
News | Jan 19, 2015
David Nickle: THE CITY

THE CITY: Toronto budget and SmartTrack – a tale of two processes

It’s quite a week we have coming up at City Hall. On Tuesday, the staff-recommended operating and capital budgets will be...

City Centre Mirror
Business | Jan 16, 2015

NORTH YORK BUSINESS IN BRIEF: Plan for establishing your personal brand

Want a personal brand? Get a plan! The Fairview branch of the Toronto Public Library is hosting a Small Business Network...

North York Mirror
Police | Jan 16, 2015

ON THE ROAD: Former Toronto police officer discusses road signs and their exemptions

There is little doubt the war on illegal parking on some of Toronto’s busiest streets has begun. Clogging rush-hour...

York Guardian | by Fergie Reynolds
Jan 15, 2015

BUT SERIOUSLY: The question of the day

“So?” That was the question of the day I was greeted with whenever I bumped into somebody I knew last week. It started...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by Jamie Wayne
Jan 15, 2015

THE CITY: When handed lemons, opposition makes lemonade

Playing opposition at City Council is delicate work. With no official party system and in its place a coalition of...

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Jan 14, 2015

FRONT ROW CENTRE: ‘Delimax’ a powerful play made more relevant by Paris terror attack

Teatron Toronto Jewish Theatre frequently presents provocative plays and in the case of their current offering Delimax, they...

North York Mirror | Add Comment | by Mark Andrew Lawrence
Jan 12, 2015

THE CITY: The Scarborough subway issue that just won’t go away

Mayors, like generals, don’t always have the chance to pick their battles. And it looks as though John Tory will be fighting...

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Jan 08, 2015

THE CITY: More hurry up and wait for Nathan Phillips Square and other projects

My, did Toronto councillors and the mayor get off to a running start this week. Mayor John Tory and councillors looked at...

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment | by David Nickle
Jan 08, 2015

ARTS IN BRIEF: A tribute to Kenny Wheeler with the Don Thompson Quintet

Chalkers launches its 2015 Dinner Jazz Series with Canadian jazz great Don Thompson in a tribute to Kenny Wheeler. The...

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Jan 08, 2015

BUT SERIOUSLY: Catching up with emails from readers

I thought I’d kick off the new year with some emails from readers. Q. Hey Jamie, I have just one question. When do you...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by Jamie Wayne
Jan 05, 2015

THE CITY: Beating traffic gridlock will take more than tow trucks

Best wishes to Mayor Tory today, as he seeks to banish congestion with a team of traffic officers, but let’s be honest about...

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment
Jan 01, 2015

THE CITY: Tory’s New Year’s Day skating party another sign of change in Toronto

As you read this, it is possible that Mayor John Tory will be lacing up his skates: old ones, perhaps the ones he used to...

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Dec 31, 2014

BUT SERIOUSLY: The Parkdale Pigeon talks turkey

So a pigeon walks into a psychiatrist’s office. Not just any pigeon, either. We’re talking the one and only Parkdale...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by Jamie Wayne

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