Author Archives: Dennis Hanagan

Since 1975 Dennis Hanagan has been a staff reporter for community and small city daily newspapers in southern Ontario and earlier freelanced for the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail.

Owners take heat for litterbug customers

Dennis Hanagan— Torontonians need to show more pride in their city and stop dropping their litter wherever they stand, says Mark Garner, executive director of the Downtown Yonge BIA. Garner was responding to an October city council decision to amend ...

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Seen: Waterfront Marathon

On Oct. 16 flag wavers, drummers and running enthusiasts gathered along Front Street in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood to cheer on weary runners on the last leg of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Runners passed through Cabbagetown, Corktown and Harbourfront. ...

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Seen: Regent Park BBQ

On Aug. 28, crowds lined up under sunny skies in the new Regent Park next to the aquatic centre for hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshments compliments of Toronto-Centre MP Bill Morneau. The day included cotton candy, live entertainment and games ...

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Downtown Seen Sept 2016: Cityfest

On Aug 27, Canoe Landing Park at Concord CityPlace (Spadina and Fort York Blvd.) took on a festival atmosphere as residents and young families enjoyed the sights and sounds of Cityfest. The day-long event featured food trucks, art, music and ...

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Seen: Open Streets TO

On August 21st, Yonge St. between Bloor and Queen was closed to traffic for almost eight hours as pedestrians walked freely along the road for Open Streets TO. Select routes across the city were open to pedestrians to bike, walk, ...

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