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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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Danforth café where 3 murdered shut; location to be child care centre

City councillors say “community has finally been heard” as bailiff seizes controversial establishment. Read more in the Toronto Star.

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Montreal, Toronto call on Liberals to put Canadian woman on country’s banknotes

In a recent letter, councillors Marvin Rotrand of Montreal and Mary Fragedakis of Toronto call on federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau “to provide a clear signal to the Bank of Canada and to the Royal Mint that addressing the lack of female role models on Canada’s money […]

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Women appearing on bank notes would pay off

Toronto city councillor Mary Fragedakis introduced a motion to city council this week requesting that Toronto ask the Bank of Canada to adorn its bills with faces of women.  Read more in the Toronto Star and Metro News.

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Helping Tenants Cope with the Heat

From Metro News – Toronto landlords denying tenants air conditioning: councillor and Sweltering Toronto tenants still wait for maximum heat law From the Star – City councillor putting the heat on landlords with push for temperature-control measures    

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