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ON THE COVER (JUNE 2016): PATROLLING THE PARK

June 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (JUNE 2016): PATROLLING THE PARK

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PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK: Jon Waltenbury patrols the outfield at Christie Pits during the Toronto Maple Leafs’ game against the Brantford Red Sox on May 22. Waltenbury’s three-run homer put the Leafs ahead for good, and ensured an 8-6 victory. R. S. Konjek summarizes a month of Maple Leafs in his baseball column.

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Tags: Annex · Maple Leafs Baseball · Sports

Green sanctuaries in the heart of the city

June 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on Green sanctuaries in the heart of the city

Annual parks survey returns

Upkeep, or lack thereof, marks the return of our popular Grading our Greenspace feature. Published in two parts, we visit parks in our coverage area and review them based on cleanliness, amenities, and atmosphere. Our round-up reflects a mixed bag: some parks continued to be great, while others seem to have dipped further into mediocrity. Unkempt parks, with uncut grass, poorly maintained amenities, and dying flowerbeds, are a major complaint among park users, something that shouldn’t be difficult to address. With greenspace at a premium in our neighbourhoods, our parks have become more important than ever. What our reviews demonstrate is that parks, when well maintained, are thriving community hubs. We’ll publish our second part in the July edition and look forward to your comments, whether they be on parks or on our reviews. All reviews and photography were done by Geremy Bordonaro and Emily Rea.

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Tags: Annex · Life

NEWS (JUNE 2016): New landscaping for Lennox Street

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2016): New landscaping for Lennox Street

Concerns raised about lack of consultation for Central Tech space

PHOTO COURTESY RON BERNASCH/JSW+ ASSOCIATES: The landscape architect overseeing the enhancements said the aim is to emulate a university campus.

PHOTO COURTESY RON BERNASCH/JSW+ ASSOCIATES: The landscape architect overseeing the enhancements said the aim is to emulate a university campus.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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Tags: Annex · News

NEWS (JUNE 2016): Westbank submits revised application

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2016): Westbank submits revised application

Community meeting scheduled for June 13

PHOTO COURTESY?WESTBANK?PROJECTS CORP./Henriquez Partners Architects: A new on-site park is part of Westbank’s revised rezoning application. Still at the conceptual stage, it will include a dog run, water feature, and urban agriculture.

PHOTO COURTESY WESTBANK PROJECTS CORP./Henriquez Partners Architects: A new on-site park is part of Westbank’s revised rezoning application. Still at the conceptual stage, it will include a dog run, water feature, and urban agriculture.

By Annemarie Brissenden

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Tags: Annex · News

NEWS: A $9.4-million school with a view

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: A $9.4-million school with a view

New facility to include childcare spaces

By Annemarie Brissenden

Local Catholic elementary school students will soon have a new school with a view.

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Tags: Annex · News

NEWS (JUNE 2016): Building community over fattoush

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2016): Building community over fattoush

Newcomer Kitchen a welcome taste of home

By Geremy Bordonaro

Imagine that you have been stuck in a hotel room. You were thrown from the comforts of your own home and now find yourself in an unfamiliar land. Nothing looks the same. No one speaks the same language. All you have is you and your family crammed into a small hotel room without utilities.

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Tags: Annex · Life · News · People

NEWS (JUNE 2016): Bikes blessed for another season

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2016): Bikes blessed for another season

PHOTO COURTESY MARTIN REIS: Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church celebrated its seventh annual Blessing of the Bikes on May 29. Cyclists had their bikes blessed in the church’s garden after a service that included a special prayer for all those who have lost their lives in a bike accident.—Geremy Bordonaro/Gleaner News

PHOTO COURTESY MARTIN REIS: Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church celebrated its seventh annual Blessing of the Bikes on May 29. Cyclists had their bikes blessed in the church’s garden after a service that included a special prayer for all those who have lost their lives in a bike accident.—Geremy Bordonaro/Gleaner News

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Tags: Annex · News

NEWS (JUNE 2016): HVRA cultivates community at spring meeting

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2016): HVRA cultivates community at spring meeting

It’s probably the only residents’ association meeting that begins with neighbourhood caucuses. The Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) spring meeting on May 18 included a review of the planning challenges in various parts of the village, the public launch of the association’s plan to green 24 laneways, a ward update from Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), and readings of two award-winning essays on community service (see page 14).

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Tags: Annex · News

POLICE BLOTTER (JUNE 2016): BREAK-INS ABATED, ARRESTS MADE

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on POLICE BLOTTER (JUNE 2016): BREAK-INS ABATED, ARRESTS MADE

By Geremy Bordonaro

Wave of local break-ins appears to have abated

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) has told Annex and Harbord Village residents to remain vigilant in the wake of several local residential break-ins.

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Tags: Annex · General · News

EDITORIAL (JUNE 2016): Mayo no, marijuana maybe

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (JUNE 2016): Mayo no, marijuana maybe

The Toronto Police Service’s recent crackdown on 45 pot dispensaries, many of which are just steps from the Annex, signals the City of Toronto’s frustration with the federal government’s lack of progress on the decriminalization of marijuana, as well as the need for a framework regulating the production, distribution, and sale of the green bud. Although a Liberal campaign promise to amend the decriminalization of pot is expected to be realized in 2017, entrepreneurs have already begun to establish a thriving retail market.

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Tags: Annex · Editorial