Clean Train Coalition Fundraiser at Revue Cinema

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Beginning with the startling fact that Canadian babies are born with up to 287 industrial chemicals in their blood, director (and parent) Barri Cohen investigates the links between industrial chemicals, environmental degradation and childhood illness — and asks why governments are doing so shockingly little about the problem. Barri Cohen (documentary director), Leo Petrelli (documentary subject), and Mike Sullivan, of … Read More

Corner of Roncesvalles and High Park

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Photo linked from blogTO Rick McGinnis follows up his interesting history of Roncesvalles/Queen with this post on the corner of Roncesvalles and High Park. (Could Roncesvalles/Howard Park be next?) (UPDATE: Try Roncesvalles/Dundas West!) Here we learn that the apartment building at the northeast corner of Roncesvalles/Fermanagh was originally an office building, the headquarters of York County Savings and Loan, and … Read More

Sculptures permanently removed from High Park

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FLOWER POWER by Mark di Suvero (Photo:   Two sculptures by internationally-renowned artist Mark di Suvero have been permanently removed from High Park. The sculptures,”Flower Power” (above) and “No Shoes,” were created in the 1960s and are considered important works in the abstract expressionist style. According to Clara Hargittay, with Toronto’s Culture Division, “Flower Power” is likely the most … Read More

Old Roncesvalles

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Jason Crowtz, a volunteer with the Revue Cinema, was doing some historical research on the Revue and found this page from an old edition of the Toronto World from about 1923. I like it: it shows us that our neighbourhood spirit and co-operation is nothing new! Of particular note is the ad for W.R. Willard, Barrister and Solicitor (115 Roncesvalles). … Read More

Revue Cinema to Reopen on October 4

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After 16 months of hard work and heroic fundraising efforts, the Revue Cinema will repoen its doors on October 4. The historic theatre, built in 1912, had been one of the oldest, continuously operating movie houses in Canada until its closure in June 2006. A group of community activists and film-lovers worked tirelessly to save the Revue, which was purchased … Read More

Signs of Uniqueness Seen Hanging Along Roncesvalles

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Photo: Piotr Bazlerz Hanging Signs create a unique sense of place along Roncesvalles   Recent efforts to save the Sam the Record Man sign have reminded us of the place-making powers of signage. A few weeks ago, NOW Magazine highlighted 18 other unique signs that serve as minor landmarks in their neighbourhoods. On Roncesvalles, we too have our share of … Read More

Revue Cinema to Remain Open

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The BIA is overjoyed to learn that the Revue Cinema will remain open as a cinema. Councillor Gord Perks has the scoop here.australian pokies online Hooray for neighbours Danny and Letty Mullin, who have purchased the Revue, and will allow the non-profit Revue Film Society operate the cinema on behalf of the community. The Revue Film Society needs to raise … Read More