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How Toronto could become a destination for tourists who love to run

City councillor wants Toronto to develop a marketing plan to sell the city’s races and marathons. Read more on the CBC website.

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Telecoms should unlock FM radio on smartphones, city councillor says

Read more about Councillor Fragedakis efforts to get City Council to support this important national campaign in this CBC article.

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U of T Scarborough explores how urban agriculture intersects with social justice

While urban agriculture is widely practiced in many respects, it’s also misunderstood, particularly the important role it plays in migrant communities both culturally and nutritionally, notes Hammelman, who is a post-doc researcher at U of T Scarborough’s Culinaria Research Centre. From her experience, urban agriculture not only supplements […]

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$80M TTC budget hike not quite at ‘record’ level

Councillor Mary Fragedakis moved a motion to find the $1.2 million for the subway reliability program, which TTC CEO Andy Byford told council would help cut down on track-related subway delays by up to 30 per cent. “I think we owe it to subway users. I know […]

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East York neighbours worried about planned development

Councillor Mary Fragedakis said she’s been working with both sides to try and find a compromise but it’s still a matter of going through due process with the city’s zoning department. “The people in my community, they’re not NIMBYs,” she said. “They are interested in smart development. […]

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Community murals to tell the stories of East York

There’s lots happening on the inside of the building with the unlikely address of 1081 1/2 Pape Avenue, south of O’Connor. But the exterior of the East York Community Centre could be said to be nondescript — even institutional. That may be about to change, however. On Sept. […]

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Painted Posts Brighten Underpass at Historic Todmorden Mills

This Sunday Ward 29 Councillor Mary Fragedakis along with city officials and members of local arts organizations unveiled a multi-part mural at the Pottery Road underpass beside Toronto’s Todmorden Hills Heritage Site. The event was attended by an intimate group of community members as well as hikers […]

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Let’s grow more farmers’ markets

“Information about procedures, permits, fees and regulations is often incomplete and inconsistent,” Councillor Mary Fragedakis wrote in a letter to the committee. “Many markets trying to establish themselves are forced to navigate different city divisions and processes . . . without the reliability of a consistent streamlined […]

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Public Markets – Farmers Markets & more

From the CBC – Councillor Mary Fragedakis sows seeds for new farmers’ markets city-wide From Metro News – Toronto looks to cut red tape on farmers markets From the Toronto Star – Let’s grow more farmers’ markets

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Daycare to open in place of troubled bar Cloud Nine Café on Danforth

“We envision the building full of children who are learning through play, through their own inquiry, through music,” said co-owner Maggie Moser, a retired TDSB teacher.  Read more at the Toronto Star website.

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