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How do you make it real?

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Westbank's initial concept for Bloor and Bathurst streets includes a cluster of buildings at varying heights. Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Westbank’s initial concept for Bloor and Bathurst streets includes a cluster of buildings at varying heights. Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Cautious optimism greets Westbank proposal

By Annemarie Brissenden

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Tags: Annex · News

Agreement reached for CTS field

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Community guaranteed free access to track during off-school hours

By Annemarie Brissenden

The field at Central Technical School may be fallow no more.

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Tags: Annex · News · Sports

Police shooting on Spadina Road

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Toronto Police responded to a call about a man with a knife near 140 Spadina Rd., just south of Dupont Avenue, at approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 18. The armed man was shot when an exchange resulted between him and the officers shortly after they arrived at the scene.

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The “D” word-downtown

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Amenities matter in city intensification

By Joe Cressy

I’m proud to live in downtown Toronto. I was born downtown, raised on Walmer Road, and my wife and I live in the Annex, near Bathurst and Bloor streets. Downtown Toronto is a great place to live, but we have much to do to make sure we protect and build the character of our downtown communities.

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They walk the talk

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

The recent unveiling of plans to redevelop the Honest Ed’s site and adjoining Mirvish Village left a largely local audience in awe. At the opening curtain on the proposed plan, yet to be submitted to the City for approval, Westbank Corp. of Vancouver displayed an innovative plan of multiple residential towers, “small-grain” retail, open public space, preserved architecture (Mirvish Village), and a street (Markham Street) dedicated to pedestrians. They did almost exactly what they said they would do—they listened.

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · Liberty

Smart growth for our community

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Provincial proposal aims to give residents greater say

By Han Dong

Recently, I attended an event at the Fort York Foundation Visitors’ Centre with the Hon. Ted McMeekin, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, where he announced that the Government of Ontario is proposing reforms to the Planning Act and the Development Charges Act.  These proposed reforms would give residents a greater say in how their communities grow and would provide more opportunities to fund community services such as transit and recycling.

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A blaze adjacent to “unsafe house”

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Photo by Cole Burchell, Gleaner News

Photo by Cole Burchell, Gleaner News

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Tags: Annex · General · News

Density done right

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Infrastructure is the key to Green

By Terri Chu,

I ran into many neighbours at a recent community consultation for the Honest Ed’s redevelopment project. Westbank unveiled its plans, which consist entirely of rental units with a strong emphasis on the key buzzword of the day, “microretail”.

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Tags: Annex · General · Liberty

Easy meringue

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Use whatever you have in the pantry for crust

By Susan Oppenheim

Who didn’t grow up 50-odd years ago with something that was totally special, totally yummy, and very, very easy to make?

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Tags: Annex · Food · Liberty

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Photo by Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Photo by Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Owner/Developer: University of Toronto

Status: Under construction

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Tags: Annex · Liberty · News