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ON OUR COVER (MAY 2017): Annex in an instant

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on ON OUR COVER (MAY 2017): Annex in an instant

PHOTO COURTESY DANIELLE SUM: “Presence” by Danielle Sum, from Toronto in an Instant, featuring the work of photographers from Toronto working with Fujifilm Instax cameras. Part of this month’s Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, each work represents urban life with a single image or small series. Sum’s image of Trinity College Chapel is on display at Annex Photo on Bloor Street West.

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NEWS (MAY 2017): Miles Nadal JCC submits electronic roof sign application

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (MAY 2017): Miles Nadal JCC submits electronic roof sign application

Centre needs to address funding shortfall

By Clarrie Feinstein

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (JCC) has resubmitted an application to erect a third party electronic advertising sign on the roof of its building at the southwest corner of Spadina Avenue and Bloor Street.

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NEWS (MAY 2017): Restored Brunswick House reopens

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (MAY 2017): Restored Brunswick House reopens

Exhibition features musical memorabilia

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Rexall Brunswick features many nods to history and community, such as this street sign.

By Annemarie Brissenden

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CHATTER (MAY 2017): Central Tech dome down in flames

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (MAY 2017): Central Tech dome down in flames

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: A fire destroyed a large portion of the dome’s surface for the field at Central Technical School on May 15.

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CHATTER (MAY 2017): Annex Family Festival returns on June 11

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (MAY 2017): Annex Family Festival returns on June 11

Over 20,000 attendees and 120 craft and unique food vendors are expected to descend on Bloor Street between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street on June 11 for the 21st running of the Annex Family Festival.

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NEWS (MAY 2017): Development dominates discussion

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (MAY 2017): Development dominates discussion

ARA holds annual general meeting

By Geremy Bordonaro

Development dominated the Annex Residents’ Association (ARA) annual general meeting on April 27.

The area has seen an increase in developments over the last few years, most notably the Westbank Projects Corp.’s Mirvish Village development, and that coloured every topic of discussion, from bike lanes to community housing.

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CHATTER (MAY 2017): University to appeal Ten Editions heritage designation

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (MAY 2017): University to appeal Ten Editions heritage designation

The University of Toronto plans to appeal Toronto City Council’s March 9 decision to designate 698 Spadina Ave. as a heritage site. The university intended to demolish the building and build a 23-storey student residence on the site.

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EDITORIAL (MAY 2017): Revoke U of T’s unchecked “licence to build”

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (MAY 2017): Revoke U of T’s unchecked “licence to build”

The University of Toronto is seeking broader powers to do as it pleases with respect to developing new buildings in certain designated large swaths of its campus. In effect, it wants to be an off-leash development dog, a request that has the community wary. The City of Toronto should be too.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON (MAY 2017): TCHC by blamb

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON (MAY 2017): TCHC by blamb

 

More how nice!

EDITORIAL CARTOON: The Grand Tory (April 2017)

FORUM: Celebrating 20 years of cartoonist Brett Lamb (April 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: A second chance! by Brett Lamb 2037 (February 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Not really! It’s actually nice! by Stumpy the Subway (January 2017)

 

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FORUM (MAY 2017): No relief for small business

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (MAY 2017): No relief for small business

TABIA argues for tax fairness across Ontario

By John J. Kiru

In 1998, Ontario took over school boards’ authority to set property tax rates. Residential education rates were immediately equalized across the province and an advisory panel recommended moving quickly to equalize business education tax rates as well. It is now 19 years later and Ontario has failed to adopt this recommendation to provide tax fairness to businesses across the province, although the current government has repeatedly promised to do so once the deficit was eliminated.

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