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ON OUR COVER (JUNE 2017): Piece by Piece

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on ON OUR COVER (JUNE 2017): Piece by Piece

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO: Part of the iconic Honest Ed’s sign was dismantled on May 23 causing a frenzy of interest from residents and media alike. The sign, which was removed piece by piece throughout the day, will be kept in storage until it can be displayed once more at its new location on the Victoria Street side of the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (JUNE 2017): Survey reveals significant upgrades

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (JUNE 2017): Survey reveals significant upgrades

PHOTO BY NATHALIE RODRIGUEZ/GLEANER NEWS: Taddle Creek Park’s planters enhance its natural beauty. Exemplifying the best of community green spaces, the park earned top marks for being a relaxing oasis in the heart of the Annex.

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NEWS (JUNE 2017): Affordable housing on the agenda

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2017): Affordable housing on the agenda

PARA AGM focused on Mirvish Village development

By Geremy Bordonaro

Westbank Projects Corp.’s Mirvish Village development was the focus of the Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) annual general meeting last month.

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NEWS (JUNE 2017): Karma marks 45 years

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2017): Karma marks 45 years

PHOTO BY EMILIE JONES/GLEANER NEWS: Seaton Village’s Karma Co-op celebrates 45 years on June 24.

Co-op creates community through food

By Emilie Jones

In our fast-paced, busy world, Karma Co-op has managed to stay true to its philosophy of creating a tight-knit community built around sustainable food. Although there have been changes since it was founded 45 years ago, Karma’s ideals continue to revolve around the people: their wants, their needs, and their produce.

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NEWS (JUNE 2017): Boon or bane?

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2017): Boon or bane?

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Attendees at the third public consultation on the Bloor Street Pilot Bike Lanes annotated a map with comments on the pilot project. The annotations devolved into a war of words, in which one resident found himself battling another over the viability of businesses and bikes.

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CHATTER (June 2017): Community through song

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (June 2017): Community through song

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS: Led by Andrew Donaldson, the Trinity-St. Paul’s choir performs on the steps of the Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church during the Annex Family Festival on June 11. Organized by the Miles Nadal JCC and sponsored by the Bloor Annex BIA (whose chair publishes this newspaper), the festival featured 120 craft and unique food vendors, as well as a street parade and children’s village.

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CHATTER (JUNE 2017): The latest from the OMB

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JUNE 2017): The latest from the OMB

A mediated settlement has been reached regarding the future of 316 Bloor St. W. Representatives from the City of Toronto, the Annex and Harbord Village residents’ associations, and State Building Group (which owns the building) met for two days to address concerns about the developer’s original proposal to raise a 42-storey building on the site.

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CHATTER (JUNE 2017): It’s flea (market) season

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JUNE 2017): It’s flea (market) season

Flea markets are coming to two of the area’s most historical neighbourhoods. The Kensington Market Flea Market will launch June 25 and run every last Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until October 29.

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CHATTER (JUNE 2017): Building business on Bloor Street

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JUNE 2017): Building business on Bloor Street

Cycle Toronto has launched a new program aimed at boosting business on Bloor Street. Pick up a “Bike and Buy: Tour de Bloor Passport” from Cycle Toronto and have it stamped every time you eat or shop at one of 73 participating businesses between Avenue Road and Shaw Street. Passport-holders will be entered in a draw for discounts and prizes, including a Simcoe Bike valued at $850 from Curbside Cycle. The program will run until the end of the September. Passports are available at Curbside Cycle, Sweet Pete’s B-Side (Annex), and bloorlovesbikes.ca.

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EDITORIAL (JUNE 2017): A watershed moment

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (JUNE 2017): A watershed moment

At 150, Canada has much to celebrate. We are, relatively speaking, an open, democratic, tolerant, and welcoming nation set amongst a vast, beautiful landscape that has few peers. Indeed, called upon to describe Canada, many among us may point to our pristine lakes and rivers. But such an image may yet prove to be a mirage, for a recent nationwide assessment of Canada’s watersheds found significant disturbances to their quality and sustainability.

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