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To dome or not to dome, that is the question

February 19th, 2015 · Comments Off

By Terri Chu

Turf is as troubling as the toxins now in the soil, the Central Technical School (CTS) dome is a hotly contested issue in this area. I’ve met nearly as many people who support the dome as oppose it. The student body no doubt would like to see the stand-off end. There’s a lot of confusion and many opposing interests at play.

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Tags: Annex · News · Sports

Laugh-out-loud funny, cringingly frank, desperately tender

February 19th, 2015 · Comments Off

Catherine Gildiner, in Future Bakery (483 Bloor St. W.), one of her favourite spots in the neighbourhood, which “to me is like a small town.” The local resident says she’s “very attached to the Annex, and never wants to leave.” Photo Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

Catherine Gildiner, in Future Bakery (483 Bloor St. W.), one of her favourite spots in the neighbourhood, which “to me is like a small town.” The local resident says she’s “very attached to the Annex, and never wants to leave.” Photo Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

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Tags: Annex · Arts · People

Mirvish Village architect has social justice, grassroots background

February 16th, 2015 · Comments Off

Woodward’s Redevelopment (shown above) in Vancouver’s West Hastings area is a comparable project in terms of importance, said Gregory Henriquez. It featured a homegrown department store that, very much like Honest Ed’s, shut down due to a paradigm shift, and was redeveloped into one of the most inclusive, mixed-use projects in the history of Vancouver.

Woodward’s Redevelopment (shown above) in Vancouver’s West Hastings area is a comparable project in terms of importance, said Gregory Henriquez. It featured a homegrown department store that, very much like Honest Ed’s, shut down due to a paradigm shift, and was redeveloped into one of the most inclusive, mixed-use projects in the history of Vancouver.

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Tags: Annex · News

TABIA recognizes local BIAs

February 16th, 2015 · Comments Off

Neil Wright (right), chair of the Harbord Street Business Improvement Association, accepts the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas’ (TABIA) community engagement award last month on behalf of the local BIA. The Bloor-Yorkville BIA was also recognized, receiving an award for its events. Approximately 28 BIAs from across Toronto were celebrated in 13 categories at TABIA’s fourth annual awards dinner, which honours BIAs for improving the city’s neighbourhoods.

Neil Wright (right), chair of the Harbord Street Business Improvement Association, accepts the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas’ (TABIA) community engagement award last month on behalf of the local BIA. The Bloor-Yorkville BIA was also recognized, receiving an award for its events. Approximately 28 BIAs from across Toronto were celebrated in 13 categories at TABIA’s fourth annual awards dinner, which honours BIAs for improving the city’s neighbourhoods.

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Tags: Annex · News

City moves quickly to get ahead of Westbank application

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

Long in need of a rethink, the corner of Bathurst and Bloor streets is currently the focus of renewed scrutiny, as City of Toronto planners work to lay down guidelines in advance of a much-anticipated application to re-develop the Honest Ed’s site, and adjoining land.

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Tags: Annex · General · News

BIAs get behind youth basketball

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

Two universities are tied in the standings in the city’s inaugural BIA Cup tournament. Supported by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), the Cup is a men’s and women’s varsity-level basketball tournament between the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.

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Tags: Annex · Liberty · Sports

Risky rails?

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

Lac-Mégantic derailment loom­­s large at community meeting on rail safety

By Madeline Smith

Nearly two hundred people gathered at the Church of the Messiah in the Annex in late November to voice their concerns about rail safety. Three Liberal members of parliament, Adam Vaughan, Chrystia Freeland, and Carolyn Bennett attended, along with Transport Action Ontario president Peter Miasek and Transport Action Canada board member Howard Levine.

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Tags: Annex

Nuts and bolts with a comic thread

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

Funny business going on at Wiener’s Home Hardware

Howard Pressburger, a familiar face at Wiener's Home Hardware, on Bloor Street, dispenses daily doses of fix-it yourself advice and is all the while quietly contemplating a comedic plot. Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Howard Pressburger, a familiar face at Wiener’s Home Hardware, on Bloor Street, dispenses daily doses of fix-it yourself advice and is all the while quietly contemplating a comedic plot. photo Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

By Nicola Kivell

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Tags: Annex · People

First Narayever marks 100

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

 

    Designed by congregant Dianne Saxe and embroidered by Israeli-Canadian artist Tova Raz, the synagogue’s ark curtain draws on traditional symbols of Jewish life to emphasize the high value the congregation places on gender egalitarianism. The Book of Psalms inspires the central imagery, in which a tree planted by flowing water symbolizes how a Torah-centred life gives a pious Jew the strength to flourish. In the curtain, the intertwining trunks of the tree represent the interwoven male and female aspects of the congregation.

Designed by congregant Dianne Saxe and embroidered by Israeli-Canadian artist Tova Raz, the synagogue’s ark curtain draws on traditional symbols of Jewish life to emphasize the high value the congregation places on gender egalitarianism. The Book of Psalms inspires the central imagery, in which a tree planted by flowing water symbolizes how a Torah-centred life gives a pious Jew the strength to flourish. In the curtain, the intertwining trunks of the tree represent the interwoven male and female aspects of the congregation.

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Tags: Annex

Residence casts long shadow

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

University still to deliver updated proposal for Spadina-Sussex development following neighbourhood outcry

The northwest corner of Sussex and Spadina avenues is the site of a pending development of a student residence. Brian Burchell – Gleaner News

By Annemarie Brissenden

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Tags: Annex