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GREENINGS: Choosing the lesser evil (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · 3 Comments

Assessing the parties through an environmental lens

At the risk of sounding like a single-issue voter, it will be no surprise to anyone who has read any of my columns that the environment ranks high. There are lots of other issues, such as healthcare, debt, economic growth, but all that is moot as we stare mass extinction in the face. If you think I’m being hyperbolic, you aren’t paying attention. Before his death, Stephen Hawking gave humanity another two centuries before we’re toast. To me, the long-term survival of our species trumps any short-term issue we are facing at the moment, no matter how pressing it might seem.

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Tags: Annex · Columns

SPORTS: Maple Leafs back at the Pits (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Maple Leafs back at the Pits (Election Special 2018)

R.S. Konjek/Gleaner News File Photo

The bats are back. The Maple Leafs are swinging once more in Dominico Field at Christie Pits, and marked the 100th anniversary of the Intercounty Baseball League with a home opening 10-6 win over the London Majors on May 6. The Leafs, which have won five games to two this season, play every Sunday and most Wednesdays. Games are free.

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Tags: Annex · Sports

NEW IN BUSINESS: A café with a different angle (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEW IN BUSINESS: A café with a different angle (Election Special 2018)

Computer engineer’s love of Annex leads to gallery café

Slanted Door (422 Bloor St. W.), a new gallery café opened on Bloor Street West late last month. It’s owned by Patrick Jabbaz, who wants to promote work by emerging artists from Toronto. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

By Geremy Bordonaro

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Tags: Annex · Life

ON THE COVER: Accidental Parkland (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Accidental Parkland (May 2018)

Hybrid Spaces, Partly Natural and Partly Engineered (2015) by Dan Berman, from Accidental Parkland, a documentary project that showcases the city’s changing environment. Curated by Berman, this collaboration with U of T’s New College and Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape and Design is on from May 10 to 20 and includes visual exhibitions, talks, documentaries, screenings, and Beadwork by students at the First Nations School of Toronto. Accidental Parkland is part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, running this month at locations throughout Toronto. COURTESY SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

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Tags: Annex · News

NEWS: Shelter blamed for spike in crime (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Shelter blamed for spike in crime (May 2018)

May shift to women only next year

By Geremy Bordonaro

A temporary drop-in homeless shelter at 348 Davenport Rd. is once again home to controversy. Some local residents say that there’s been a noticeable increase in violence and drugs in the area since the shelter — publicly supported by Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) and the Annex Residents’ Association — opened in January.

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NEWS: From heritage to hovel (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · 1 Comment

When preservation leads to deterioration

Designated a heritage property by the City of Toronto, crumbling and neglected 6 Walmer Rd. is causing problems for its neighbours. AHMED-ZAKI HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

By Ahmed-Zaki Hagar

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Tags: Annex · News

NEWS: JCC rebuilding playground (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: JCC rebuilding playground (May 2018)

Community centre emphasizing accessibility

The new rooftop playground at the Miles Nadal JCC will feature natural elements, equipment that encourages learning through play, and be accessible to children in wheelchairs.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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Tags: Annex · News

CHATTER: Provincial all candidates meeting on May 23 (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Provincial all candidates meeting on May 23 (May 2018)

All seven of the registered candidates running for election in University-Rosedale have been invited to participate in an all candidates meeting at Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church (427 Bloor St. W.) on May 23 at 6:30 p.m.

The local residents’ associations and BIAs are sponsoring the event, which will include an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.

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CHATTER: Bill Bolton Arena closed for upgrade (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Bill Bolton Arena closed for upgrade (May 2018)

The buzzer sounded for the last time until the leaves fall at William H. (Bill) Bolton Arena (40 Rossmore Rd.), near Bathurst and Dupont streets. The arena has been closed for mechanical upgrades, and all of its skating programs are cancelled until October. Some other options for skating and hockey while the arena is closed are Moss Park, McCormick, Forest Hill, and North Toronto Memorial arenas.

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Tags: Annex · News

CHATTER: Kick off Bike Month by riding with Mike (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Kick off Bike Month by riding with Mike (May 2018)

Councillor Mike Layton’s (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina) eighth annual kick off to Bike Month returns May 27 from 12 to 5 p.m. at Christie Pits Park.

Bike with Mike is a free, family-friendly community cycling event open to anyone who wants to participate. It will feature a free barbecue and many children’s events like bike decorating, bicycle-themed story telling, and tricycle races. There will also be free bike safety checks, tune-ups, and community cycling information.

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Tags: Annex · News