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Monthly Archives: April 2007

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Soaring hospital costs

There’s no two-tier health care at Etobicoke General Hospital. But if you’re a rare peregrine falcon, you might get a free private room. Earlier this month, volunteers from the Canadian Peregrine Foundation, a non-profit group focused on helping endangered and threatened birds of prey, built

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Gross misconduct

On doors and windows and countertops at food establishments all over the city are the familiar green “pass” signs assuring us that the grub is good, at least according to Toronto Public Health. But seldom does one spy a yellow or red sign. Is the

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On His Home Court

MORRIS PETERSON Morris Peterson, the longest-serving Toronto Raptor, knows a thing or two about his adopted hometown — and about success. For the first time since 2002, his squad is heading to the playoffs. MoPete took time out to speak to Philip Alves about life

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Downtown parking lot to become shared garden

Bay and Gerrard A garden is to be built in the unlikeliest of places this summer: a parking lot amid the towers at Bay and Gerrard streets downtown. Hellmann’s, purveyors of mayonnaise, announced plans yesterday for a community garden at 686 Bay St., to last

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The Pivotal Junction

If Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction were a person, it might be a high-priced lawyer with a penchant for frequenting crack dens. Simultaneously posh and poor, this hyphenated amalgam from Toronto’s official neighbourhoods list is the poster child for gentrification. Roughly boat-shaped, DWEJ is culturally mixed. Nearly one