Cheol Joon Baek
Cyclists and friends gather at Bloor and Avenue Road Friday, August 31, to remember Darcy Allan Sheppard. See slide show.
Waterfront Toronto and Harbourfront Centre broke ground on the York Quay revitalization project August 28. The prime lakeside real estate became available when a 1.4-hectare surface parking lot between Lower Simcoe and York was moved underground. Planned for the site: two public squares, one featuring a "vertical garden" with 44 metasequoia trees, and the other "mini forests" of quaking aspen.
Sexual assault protest
Christie and Bloor action, Monday, September 3, in response to a string of recent sexual assaults in the area.
Photo by R. Jeanette Martin
The Water Czar: R.C. Harris Works For Toronto, 1912-45, an exhibit chronicling the 33-year career of Toronto's former commissioner of public works and most storied city builder, who was pushed out of office after a series of water-related scandals, opens September 15 at the Market Gallery.
LEAF expands its adopt-a-tree program, encouraging businesses to water stressed street trees in its Bayview Buckets Adopt-A-Tree Project. Neighbourhood passersby can read educational signs attached to the trees and scan QR codes to learn more about the benefits of a healthy urban forest.
Is seed corn treated with insecticide killing Ontario bees? The collapse of the insect population, whose work as pollinators plays a key role in the planet's food production, has been a concern - and mystery - in Europe and North America. Bayer CropScience, one of the makers of the insecticide, reported through a spokesperson in Ottawa this week that a substance found in seed treatments may be connected to bee deaths. However, Grain Farmers of Ontario says the unusually warm and dry spring is also a factor to consider, ignoring the fact that population declines have been ongoing for some years now.