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  • The mysterious case of the grave of Stella Vanzant - Spacing Toronto
    was eventually processed two years later Everything save for a piece of ground six feet in length four feet in breadth was transferred to Jordan Post Sr another early York settler According to the deed the small plot was the place in which the child of the said John is interred It s not clear how John Vanzant was able to sign the deed in exile Perhaps his siblings in the Markham area had a hand in trying to ensure little Stella s resting place would remain undisturbed The General Trust Building on the east side of Bay St A 1952 Associated Press story said Stella Vanzant s grave was near the building After 1814 as York soon to become Toronto grew westward and north from its nucleus on King east of Jarvis Stella Vanzant s grave appeared to remain a going concern for subsequent landowners An Associated Press report from December 1952 said a 12 by 14 foot plot between the Bank of Commerce tower and the Toronto General Trust Building on Bay still remained undeveloped per John Vanzant s wishes There has been no apparent transfer of land in which it lies from the Vanzant family to other owners the story explained The grave is protected by an honourable agreement In 1911 when the first part of the General Trust Building was erected the company agreed to hold the plot containing the grave inviolate and in 1928 when an addition was made the agreement was observed If the AP story was correct it meant Stella s grave was located on the north side of Melinda west of Jordan However the location appears to have become confused over the next decade In the mid 1960s roughy 150 years after Stella s death the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce chanced upon the original deed of sale signed by John Vanzant The tattered and yellowed document presented a problem the bank was planning to clear and excavate much of the land between King Bay and Jordan including the General Trust Building for a 100 million extension of Commerce Court The city s tallest skyscraper was to rise on the west end of the newly assembled property and a large plaza with several underground levels was planned for the rest Based on a reading of the deed the bank concluded Stella s grave was probably somewhere east of where the Associate Press reported likely a the southwest corner of Jordan and Melinda under the Osler Building A descendent of one of John Vanzant s brothers living in Stouffville read about the discovery of the deed in the newspaper If his great great uncle had indeed interred his beloved daughter in downtown Toronto 77 year old Charles Vanzant wanted the remains respectfully moved to the Markham Township pioneer cemetery The bank also considered encasing any burial site in a concrete tomb and placing a memorial in the plaza The Osler Building Workers dug in the basement of the demolished in search of the

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  • Bautista's bat flip and the making of history in Toronto - Spacing Toronto
    a bigger stage proud of our country and our place in the world of peacekeeping and of Heritage Minutes and of top spot on U N lists with yet another fresh pennant hanging in yet another brand new baseball stadium Those Blue Jays seemed like us the way many in Toronto were beginning to see themselves back then cosmopolitan multicultural professional elite But since then of course our sports teams haven t exactly helped with the whole inferiority complex thing At this point no North American city with as many major sports franchises as we have in Toronto has gone this long without at least appearing in a championship final And while sports are supposed to be a silly distraction that ultimately doesn t mean much it does do something to a city there is a civic toll that comes with being a city full of Leafs fans Especially here where sometimes it still feels like we live on a forgotten snowy frontier where blowing a 4 1 lead late in a hockey game seems to confirm our worst fears about ourselves and our place in the world Even if that s really quite silly In Toronto we re used to getting our hopes up only to have them immediately dashed in spectacular heartbreaking fashion We re used to feeling embarrassed by our sports teams and that feeling spills over into other areas too we re embarrassed by our sports teams by the new name of the SkyDome by our transit system by our racist Prime Minster by our crack smoking mayor For most of the Division Series it felt like it was all happening again As far as talent is concerned the Blue Jays are a juggernaut some say they re one of the greatest baseball teams ever assembled But in a short playoff series bad luck can bring down even the greatest of baseball teams And Toronto is used to bad luck When the Jays lost the first two games at home there was a familiar sinking feeling And as they clawed their way back into the series over the next two games hitting thrilling home runs in the distant heat of Texas we were reluctant to get our hopes up again a city full of Charlie Browns sick of trying to kick that football For most of that Wednesday night in the sudden death of Game Five it seemed like we were right to be suspicious For the first six and a half innings disaster loomed the Jays quickly went down by two runs fought their way back to tie the game with a mammoth home run from another lovable Dominican slugger Edwin Encarnación walker of the parrot bringer of hat tricks and then almost immediately there was that bizarre fluke throw by Canadian catcher Russell Martin the ball clanking off Shin Soo Choo s bat and sputtering down the line as the go ahead run dashed home from third base This was how we were going to end our season This confusing mess of a run The pathetic childish dangerous rain of beer cans that followed wasn t just about that specific moment in the game it was about 20 years without a Blue Jays playoff appearance about half a century without a Stanley Cup about Vince Carter and Chris Bosh and Andrea Bargnani It was disgust not just with the umpires or the rules but with all of sports in general with the whole concept of random chance with the very nature of the universe itself But luck is a funny thing Baseball like life is at its best when it feels like magic It s a long unfathomably complicated thing a baseball season It s impossible for a mind to wrap itself around all the pieces and interactions involved the hundreds of players the thousands of games the hundreds of thousands of individual plays that can be broken down into millions of distinct elements It can be an awe inspiring experience watching it all unfold The almost quantum like fluctuations of individual pitches gradually build themselves into larger structures over the course of the summer into the baseball equivalent of planets and stars games seasons and careers At times luck and human agency come together in a sequence of events that seems to defy the laws of reason and logic and chance producing moments that seem nearly miraculous Cannonball Crane hits a walk off home run on a day he pitches 20 innings Joe Carter becomes the only player in the history of the sport to hit a come from behind home run to win the World Series We are reminded that amazing wonderful stupid lucky things can happen Even to us No one has ever seen anything like that seventh inning Posnanski called it The craziest silliest weirdest wildest angriest dumbest and funniest inning in the history of baseball There has never been an inning like it That thought has been echoed over and over again in the days since it happened not just by people in Toronto but by baseball fans everywhere On her CBS Sports Radio show Amy Lawrence promised We will never forget what happened in that seventh inning It was without a doubt one of the most memorable 53 minutes in the entire history of a sport that has kept records since before the American Civil War since before Canadian Confederation since before Toronto s first skyscraper was so much as a glint in an architect s eye Talent and good luck conspired on an international stage in a way that no one has ever seen before And it happened in Toronto To Toronto Russell Martin tries to throw the ball back to the pitcher and it hits Choo s bat The Rangers make three straight errors José Bautista comes to the plate No current Blue Jay has been a Blue Jay as long as José Bautista has No Blue Jay has waited longer for the team to make

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  • The tragic tale of Toronto's first big baseball star - Spacing Toronto
    field and carried Crane aloft as his foot touched home The team s owner a stock broker by the name of E Strachan Cox headed over to the scoreboard He wrote a message for the crowd CITIZENS ARE YOU CONTENT TORONTO LEADS THE LEAGUE The team had taken first place and they would keep it for the rest of the season winning every single game for the rest of the year By the time it was all over they d won 16 in a row Toronto had our first baseball championship But our hero wouldn t be back for the 1888 season Instead Crane signed with the New York Giants helping them win the National League pennant and then the World s Series He threw a no hitter that year and became one of the very first pitchers to ever wear a glove while fielding Sadly that season was the beginning of the end Things began to unravel for the pitcher almost as soon he left Toronto At the end of that first season with the Giants Crane was invited to join Spalding s World Tour The biggest stars in baseball signed up for a trip around the world showcasing the sport to other countries They played games in the shadow of the Sphinx on the grounds of the Crystal Palace in London outside the Villa Borghese in Rome plus Australia New Zealand Ireland Scotland France Samoa Yemen Ceylon The problem was that when the players weren t on the field they were partying Crane had gone his entire life without ever having a single drink right up until the days just before the tour began Crane as one newspaper reported did not know what the taste of liquor was like until he made the trip around the world He got his start drinking wine at the banquets tendered the American tourists And as Crane quickly discovered he liked to drink Far too much Crane began drinking heavily from the moment he joined the tour in Colorado according to the Society for American Baseball Research SABR By the time the men reached San Francisco he had missed several games due to drunkenness and being hung over They hadn t even left the United States yet and Crane was already a mess He spent much of the tour serving as a sluggish umpire with a headache and heatstroke instead of actually playing in the games At some stops he never even got off the ship choosing instead to get drunk on board with his tiny trouble making pet monkey entertaining his fellow passengers by breaking into song At one point he even had a stand off with soldiers at the French Italian border when they insisted he pay an extra fare for his simian companion The Giants repeated as World s Series champions the very next year And Crane was back in the pitcher s box serving as their ace winning five games in the Series He would go on to

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/10/13/tragic-tale-torontos-first-big-baseball-star/ (2015-11-15)
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  • Culture Archives - Spacing Vancouver
    through Friday 10 am 9 pm Read More Book Review Fantastic Cities A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined By Andrew Cuthbert Author Steve McDonald Chronicle Books 2015 Fantastic Cities is a colouring book Not a colouring book intended for children but Read More Halloween For Planning Nerds CANDY DENSITY By Brendan Hurley Halloween is an Urbanist Holiday shhh don t tell anybody Halloween as a Holiday more than any other is about neighbourhood It Read More Video Vancouver No Fun City By Yuri Artibise Music Produced by Gunnarolla Youtube http www youtube com gunnarolla Facebook http www facebook com gunnarolla Vocals Read More RELEASE Vancouver s Thursdays Writing Collective on CBC By Spacing Last spring Vancouver s Thursdays Writing Collective running out the the Downtown Eastside filmed a short video Read More EVENTS We The City 2015 Community Summit By Spacing Via SFU Public Square From October 30th to November 7th SFU Public Square will host its fourth annual Community Summit This year Read More Vaudeville Vancouver An Interview with Tom Carter By Madeleine de Trenqualye For Tom Carter an artist and entertainment historian with a penchant for Vancouver s lost theatre district an essential Read More Video Vancouver Circa 1948 By Yuri Artibise Via SFU Woodward s Circa 1948 is a groundbreaking and immersive interactive storyworld co created by the National Film Board of Read More EVENT AxA Art by Architects By Spacing The Metro Vancouver Chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada RAIC would like to invite you to Art x Architects 8211 Read More Identifying Intangible Heritage Values for Vancouver s Chinatown By Kathryn Gwun Yeen Lennon Heritage BC is conducting a public process around Identifying Intangible Heritage Values for Vancouver s Chinatown Submit your Read More Post navigation Older posts Search Advertisement

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/culture/ (2015-11-15)
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  • Architecture Archives - Spacing Vancouver
    Crisis at SFU Part 1 By ulduzmaschaykh In 2007 Miloon Kothari the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right for Adequate Housing called Canada s housing situation Read More Book Review Fantastic Cities A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined By Andrew Cuthbert Author Steve McDonald Chronicle Books 2015 Fantastic Cities is a colouring book Not a colouring book intended for children but Read More SFU Launches We the City Community Summit Oct 30th to Nov 7th By ulduzmaschaykh Simon Frasier University s We The City Summit kicked off its fourth major community summit Researching The City on October 30th Read More New Welcome Centre A Potential Poster Child for Housing Refugees By ulduzmaschaykh According to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia ISSBC between 2009 and 2013 a total 8 319 refugees arrived in Read More EVENT Doors Open Vancouver Oct 3rd By Spacing DOORS OPEN VANCOUVER PUBLIC ART WALKING TOUR OCTOBER 3 2015 Join artist and tour guide Emilie Crewe for a pleasant walk and Read More EVENT A Conversation with Brian Jackson about Heritage in Vancouver Oct 15 By Spacing When Thursday October 15 2015 6 30 8 30pm Where Committee Room 1 3rd Floor Vancouver City Hall 453 West 12th Avenue Tickets Read More Inclusive Cities A Tale of Two Revitalization Projects By ulduzmaschaykh For cities to be healthy and happy researchers have increasingly emphasized the importance of implementing inclusive cities 8211 Read More Visual Thoughts 58 By Erick Villagomez Last VT image Sun above houses on 11th Ave in Vancouver during July wildfires north of Lower Mainland Erick Villagomez is one of Read More EVENT AxA Art by Architects By Spacing The Metro Vancouver Chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada RAIC would like to invite you to Art x Architects 8211

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  • Politics Archives - Spacing Vancouver
    SFU Part 1 By ulduzmaschaykh In 2007 Miloon Kothari the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right for Adequate Housing called Canada s housing situation Read More EVENT Who Governs in a Minority October 7 By Spacing SFU Centre for Dialogue and The Vancouver Sun present IT S A MINORITY WHO GETS TO GOVERN Are you confused by recent statements by Read More Just Who Is Vancouver s Top Planner Calling a Hater By Spacing Guest contributor Patrick Condon As reported widely this past couple of weeks Vancouver s top planner Brian Jackson is Read More EVENT City Conversations Federal Election Forum on Urban Issues Oct 1 By Spacing With over 80 of the Canadian population now living in urban areas it is time for a national conversation on key issues that affect Read More Transportation Plebiscite no better engagement strategies By katelynmcdougall For the past month many people have eagerly awaited the result of Metro Vancouver s Transportation Plebiscite A non binding vote on Read More Schooling Vancouver By Erick Villagomez The ongoing challenges surrounding public education in Vancouver has been heating up recently as the deadline to submit a final budget Read More Contributing to the Post referendum discussion on Price Tags By Gordon Price The results of the referendum should be out sometime in June likely when I will be out of town from June 22 to July 14 Normally I Read More RELEASE Procedural Fairness for the Proposed Re zoning Application at 508 Helmcken Street By Spacing To Mayor and Councilors City of Vancouver Re Procedural Fairness for the Proposed Re zoning Application at 508 Helmcken Street RTS Read More RELEASE Moving Forward Transit Referendum Campaign By Spacing Christine McLaren and Erin Millar of Discourse Media just launched an exciting and important journalism project leading up

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/politics/ (2015-11-15)
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  • Housing Archives - Spacing Vancouver
    In 2007 Miloon Kothari the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right for Adequate Housing called Canada s housing situation Read More Book Review Fantastic Cities A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined By Andrew Cuthbert Author Steve McDonald Chronicle Books 2015 Fantastic Cities is a colouring book Not a colouring book intended for children but Read More SFU Launches We the City Community Summit Oct 30th to Nov 7th By ulduzmaschaykh Simon Frasier University s We The City Summit kicked off its fourth major community summit Researching The City on October 30th Read More New Welcome Centre A Potential Poster Child for Housing Refugees By ulduzmaschaykh According to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia ISSBC between 2009 and 2013 a total 8 319 refugees arrived in Read More EVENT City Conversations Federal Election Forum on Urban Issues Oct 1 By Spacing With over 80 of the Canadian population now living in urban areas it is time for a national conversation on key issues that affect Read More Inclusive Cities A Tale of Two Revitalization Projects By ulduzmaschaykh For cities to be healthy and happy researchers have increasingly emphasized the importance of implementing inclusive cities 8211 Read More Kids in the City Raising a family in a 500sq ft laneway home By Jillian Glover Akua Schatz a director at the Canadian Green Building Council and her photographer husband Brendon Purdy currently live in a home Read More RELEASE New Westminster Affordable Housing Projects on Small Sites Request for Proposals By Spacing The City of New Westminster is requesting proposals RFP for innovative affordable ownership or rental housing projects for two Read More Kids in the City series By Jillian Glover I was excited to launch a new series in June called Kids in the City where I

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  • Civic Engagement Archives - Spacing Vancouver
    Vancouver in 2040 By Yuri Artibise 11 000 Dreamers Re Imagined Downtown Vancouver as a Rain proofed Affordable Home for all in 2040 In 2040 downtown Vancouver will Read More Solving The Housing Crisis at SFU Part 1 By ulduzmaschaykh In 2007 Miloon Kothari the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right for Adequate Housing called Canada s housing situation Read More Video Vancouver TILT City Engagaing the Street By Yuri Artibise On November 4 2015 over 100 designers architects students and community members took to the street of downtown Vancouver as part Read More SFU Launches We the City Community Summit Oct 30th to Nov 7th By ulduzmaschaykh Simon Frasier University s We The City Summit kicked off its fourth major community summit Researching The City on October 30th Read More EVENTS We The City 2015 Community Summit By Spacing Via SFU Public Square From October 30th to November 7th SFU Public Square will host its fourth annual Community Summit This year Read More VIDEO VANCOUVER We the City An Evening at the Centre By Spacing Join artists Candy Chang Teju Cole Buffy Sainte Marie and Mo Dhaliwal for an engaging and interactive celebration of the important Read More EVENT Beyond the Open House A Primer on Community Engagement for Architects and Engineers By Spacing Want to widen your knowledge about engaging with the public Why is engagement important What are some secrets to success Join IAP2 Read More EVENT PLAYtheBLOX Re Imagine Downtown Vancouver Edition September 25 By Spacing What will Vancouver s downtown core become 25 years into the future Re Imagine Downtown Vancouver and the Vancouver Design Nerds Read More EVENT AxA Art by Architects By Spacing The Metro Vancouver Chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada RAIC would like to invite you to Art

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