News & Opinion

The weekly wrap for April 15, 2011

In Coming events, This week in the neighbourhood on April 15, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Sonic Boom at 512 Bloor Street West is celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16th, with live bands playing from 1PM to 9PM, and guest DJ. Details are on the Sonic Boom website. [Sonic Boom]. Meanwhile, the imaginative window displays are earning more plaudits. [blogTO]

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The young and the selfish.  Kate Allen reports how condo dwellers in the new buildings below Queen St. bring their conservative values from the suburbs and are changing the mix in Trinity-Spadina. [thestar.com]

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A bike store, an art gallery, a day nursery, an art supply store, a several fashion-related shops. Bert Archer reports on the results of the public meeting about the proposal to convert the Leal Rentals building at 555 Dupont Street. [YongeStreet]

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What’s your house worth, and how will it affect your taxes? Catherine Farley discloses the latest data on property values in the city of Toronto. [thestar.com]

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Finding beauty in Toronto’s post-war architecture. Alexandra Shimo interviews Michael McClelland, architect of the Wychwood Barns conversion. [YongeStreet]

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Toronto 1818: population 1000. Adam Bunch displays a historic map, and links it up with census information for a fascinating glimpse of the beginnings of the city. [The Toronto Dreams Project]

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DON’T FORGET: Trinity-Spadina all-candidates debate: 

Date:  Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Time:  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location:  Trinity-St Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor Street West
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