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[31 Jul 2012 | Comments Off | ]
At long last, Toronto expected to name a new chief planner

Posted by Kelli Korducki | OpenFile Toronto

At long last, the City of Toronto will be announcing its new chief planner today, and it appears that Jennifer Keesmaat will be filling in for the vacancy left by longtime planner Gary Wright earlier this year.

Blog photo by Himy Syed, via Flickr.

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[31 Jul 2012 | Comments Off | ]
30 mosques in 30 days: a Ramadan project

By Noor Javed | Toronto Star

Already, over the course of the month in which Muslims abstain from drinking and eating from sunrise to sunset, he has made his way to 10 of the city’s mosques, or masjids in Arabic, and has been blogging about his experience so far at 30masjids.ca.

And even though he arrives to his destination hungry, his posts (other than a few pictures) are rarely about the food.

“I didn’t want to just say, hey, this is what I ate,” said Syed, who ran for mayor in 2010. “I am meeting the individuals who built the masjids. This is living history and oral traditions that nobody has been documenting,” he said.

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[17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Queen and Spadina construction chaos

The TTC has shut down Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue for major repairs, closing off the crossroads from July 9 to July 23.

Photographer HiMY SYeD (special to the Gleaner) took photos of the intersection over the course of a week.

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