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Breaking bread with friends

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Harbord Bakery marks 70 years

Harbord Bakery’s special beet borscht beverage, developed in honour of its 70th anniversary. AXILE GERONA/GLEANER?NEWS

Harbord Bakery’s special beet borscht beverage, developed in honour of its 70th anniversary.
AXILE GERONA/GLEANER?NEWS

By Annemarie Brissenden

For Rafi Kosower, Roslyn Katz, and Susan Wisniewski, VE day will always be a little extra special. Because it was on May 8, 1945, that their parents, Albert and Goldie Kosower, bought “the little bakery next to the fish market [at] the corner of Harbord and Major streets”.

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Tags: Annex · Food · News · People

How nice! Fall migration!

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · General · Liberty

Westbank submits application

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Proposal marked by diversity

An artist’s rendering shows the redeveloped Mirvish Village, as envisioned by Westbank in its application to the City of Toronto, from Lennox Street. The proposed development includes purpose-built rental housing, provides accommodations for cycling, and seeks to be as sustainable as possible. COURTESY?HENRIQUEZ Partners architects

An artist’s rendering shows the redeveloped Mirvish Village, as envisioned by Westbank in its application to the City of Toronto, from Lennox Street. The proposed development includes purpose-built rental housing, provides accommodations for cycling, and seeks to be as sustainable as possible.
COURTESY HENRIQUEZ Partners architects

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August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Connor Lewis of the Toronto Maple Leafs digs in during Intercounty League playoff action this month at Christie Pits. The Leafs’ post-season run took the team all the way to game seven of the semi-finals, before being eliminated by the Barrie Baycats, the defending champions. The Leafs will return for their 48th season of baseball at the Pits next May. R.S. KONJEK/Gleaner News

Connor Lewis of the Toronto Maple Leafs digs in during Intercounty League playoff action this month at Christie Pits. The Leafs’ post-season run took the team all the way to game seven of the semi-finals, before being eliminated by the Barrie Baycats, the defending champions. The Leafs will return for their 48th season of baseball at the Pits next May.
R.S. KONJEK/Gleaner News

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Tags: Annex · General · Sports

Choreographing partnership

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Porch View Dances bridges art and audience

By Axile Gerona

Local porches will come alive with dance once again this summer, when Porch View Dances returns for the fourth year to Seaton Village.

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Tags: Annex · Arts · People

Tory tax credit is a teardown

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s as though the Conservative Party of Canada is making it up as it goes along. There is very little meat in their policy platform outside of the rhetoric of getting tough on crime, keeping a steady hand on the economy’s tiller, and protecting us from terrorists. The platform plank, the Home Renovation Tax Credit, is something substantial, but it is a bit too tough to chew. This does not represent sound fiscal policy, will result in negligible public good, and is a mere re-election ruse. We see a number of problems with this proposal.

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · Liberty

Bloor “foremost a public space”

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

In calling for bike lanes on Bloor Street, the Gleaner’s editorial (“It’s really a village, not a freeway”, July 2015) makes an obvious, yet routinely overlooked, point about how transportation planners still rank the movement of (single-occupant) cars far above neighbourhood values.

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Bike parking key to lane success

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Thank you for your thoughtful editorial in the July 2015 edition. I think you articulated very well the many reasons for replacing one lane of car traffic with bike lanes on Bloor Street.

You are right to note that if next summer’s pilot project is to succeed, it will be crucial that sufficient parking for cyclists be in place.

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What kind of country do we want?

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Do voters want another four years of Stephen Harper?

By Jennifer Hollett

This year is a critical year for Canada. With an early federal election call, we are now in an 11-week campaign, one of the longest (and most expensive to taxpayers) in our country’s history.

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An urban conservative

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Empower families, promote small business, and provide better transit

By Karim Jivraj

I am thrilled to be running to be your next member of Parliament. Over the past three months, our team of young volunteers and I have knocked on over 68,000 doors and I’ve personally met thousands of neighbours and local residents.

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