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[24 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Boxing Day Sales in Toronto, 2010

By Derek Flack, blogTO
Boxing Day sales are about to take over Toronto, and although not every store has made its plans known yet — Christmas shopping isn’t technically over, after all — many of the deals to be had are now being advertised. Rather than list every sale in this post, however, what I’ve done is provided links to sites whose Boxing Day listings are far more comprehensive and highlighted a few of the more notable offers.
As we mentioned last year, the best resource for …

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[17 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Have Your Say on the City Budget. You! (Not you.)

Photo by HiMY SYeD / photopia.
By Jonathan Goldsbie, Spacing
The Budget Committee held a meeting during the lunch break of Thursday’s Council session. It lasted from 12:45–12:50 p.m.  Only their second get-together (and the first at which business was conducted), there were only two items on the agenda: 1) “Establishment of Sub-committees of the Budget Committee,” and 2) “Election of Vice Chair.”
Number 2 resulted in Doug Ford being named the committee’s second-in-command — no surprise.  But buried in item 1 [pdf] are the details for the public’s only …

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[3 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Two months later, has 200 Wellesley absorbed the shocks of the fire?

By Caitlin Orr — Rye Here, Rye Now
Normally, someone walking through St. James Town encounters a bouquet of scents from diverse residents’ cooking. Two months ago, the acrid smell of smoke overwhelmed all else within blocks of the neighbourhood, in every direction. A six-alarm blaze spread to at least two apartments in 200 Wellesley on September 24, a high-rise managed by Toronto Community Housing.
Authorities have still not determined the cause of the fire, but it was very difficult to put out because of a lot of “combustible debris” in the …

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