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ON THE COVER History delivered (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER History delivered (Spring 2019)

COURTESY CANADA POST


Canada Post recently issued a new stamp in honour of Canada’s first black postman, Albert Jackson. His route included Harbord Village. For a reprise of Gleaner coverage on Jackson see page 10 and for more on the stamp, please see page 2.

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NEWS: Huron-Washingon Parkette relocates while UTS expands (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Huron-Washingon Parkette relocates while UTS expands (Spring 2019)

Concerns expressed about future of playspace

A rendering by architects Diamond Schmitt of the new east face of University of Toronto Schools on Huron St. south of Bloor St.
COURTESY SHANE GERALD, CITY OF TORONTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURE

By Ahmed Hagar


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NEWS: Ten Editions Bookstore calls it a day (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Ten Editions Bookstore calls it a day (Spring 2019)

Heritage designation of building does not extend to its occupants

By Lena Sanz Tovar 

Ten Editions, a beloved book store at 698 Spadina Avenue, has officially closed after 35 years. The University of Toronto is set to begin its newest residence-building project at the site, and many community members are feeling bittersweet. 

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CHATTER: Albert Jackson stamp issued (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · 1 Comment

Canada Post issued a stamp honouring Albert Jackson just in time for Black History month this year. Born a slave in Delaware in the 1850s, Jackson came to Canada as a toddler on the Underground Railway. He grew up in Toronto and won a position as a letter carrier in 1882. The other Canada Post employees refused to train him because of the colour of his skin, and the media fuelled a heated public debate about “the coloured postman”.

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CHATTER: Meet’n’Eat in the Annex (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Meet’n’Eat in the Annex (Spring 2019)

Annex residents are meeting and eating their way through the neighbourhood. In an initiative launched early this year, the Annex Residents’ Association (ARA) is inviting neighbours to gather at a different local restaurant every month to enjoy some food, support local businesses, and get to know people. 

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CHATTER: Annex icon Queen Video slated to close (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Annex icon Queen Video slated to close (Spring 2019)

Queen Video’s Bloor Street location is having a closing sale until April 28.
NABAHAT HUSSAIN/GLEANER NEWS

Queen Video has been serving film buffs in Toronto for 38 years, and now its last remaining location is closing down. Located in the Annex across the street from Lee’s Palace, the video rental company opened its Bloor St. store in the year 2000. The shop is known for attracting film fanatics from all over the city. 


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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2019)

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EDITORIAL: It’s not your private police force, Mr. Ford (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: It’s not your private police force, Mr. Ford (Spring 2019)

When an Ontario public servant decided to leak the province’s secret plan to overhaul the healthcare system to the media, Premier Doug Ford shifted into attack mode and demanded  an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). It seems the Premier has an affinity for calling in the police, in the hopes they’ll do his bidding. The leak story is, as Liberal MPP Mitzie Hunter, and former Minister of Education stated, “Exhibit A of why Ron Taverner cannot be OPP commissioner… the OPP is not the Premier’s private police force.”

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FORUM: Layton laments city’s snow job (Spring 2019)

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City budget a place to lock in priorities

By Mike Layton

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FOCUS: Annex’s old trees will soon be history (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Annex’s old trees will soon be history (Spring 2019)

Arthur Gron tracks tree attrition rate

A mature tree at 113 Howland Ave. fell victim to a windstorm in April 2018.
COURTESY ARTHUR GRON

By Arthur Gron

In the Annex and Harbord Village, large maples and majestic Dutch elms are maturing and dying out.  The trees that are taking their place tend to be smaller ornamental trees, throwing the future of the area’s beloved canopy into question. 


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