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FOCUS: A glimpse of the future (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on FOCUS: A glimpse of the future (May 2018)

University of Toronto researchers identify benefits of self-driving cars

U of T civil engineering professor Matthew Roorda, Ph.D. candidate Sina Bahrami, and Ph.D. graduate Mehdi Nourinejad conducted a study about how self-driving cars can make parking easier for drivers and cities safer. AHMED-ZAKI HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

By Ahmed-Zaki Hagar

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NEWS: Open to all faiths (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Open to all faiths (Spring 2018)

Synagogue and church share one building

City Shul covers the cross in the Bloor Street United Church sanctuary with a tapestry depicting the Ten Commandments. AHMED-ZAKI HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

By Ahmed-Zaki Hagar

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Tags: Annex · News · Life

GREENINGS: The science of board games (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: The science of board games (March 2018)

The danger of equating pop culture with the periodic table

This neighbourhood is known for great people and I’m lucky enough to call many of them neighbours. I had the pleasure of joining some friends for dinner recently. After dinner, the gracious host pulled out a game and continued their after-dinner tradition of playing the latest trivia game they received for Christmas.

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HISTORY: Remembering an unsung hero (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on HISTORY: Remembering an unsung hero (March 2018)

Central Tech student raced alongside Jesse Owens

Sam Richardson’s descendants pose on the steps of Central Technical School last month. Richardson’s family also spoke on the influence he had on the Black community, Toronto, and the nation at large. COURTESY CENTRAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL

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Tags: Annex · History · Life

GREENINGS: Driving fuelled by unseen subsidies (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Driving fuelled by unseen subsidies (Jan. 2018)

Invest in transit and public works, not roads and parking

If all goes according to plan — and with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) it never does — Torontonians should enjoy time-based transfers starting in August. It’s great news for transit users but critics — who claim it’s an unfair subsidy — are livid.

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GREENINGS (Oct. 2017): Down to the data

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (Oct. 2017): Down to the data

What’s left out is just as important

The data is in on the Bloor Street pilot bike lanes, and it seems to support keeping the lanes. (Now that the bike lanes are in, even on a pilot basis, it’s a little surreal to me that anyone actually wants to pull them out.) But speaking of data, it’s worth thinking about which data gets included, as well as how the data itself is interpreted.

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NEW IN BUSINESS (Oct. 2017): A secret feast

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEW IN BUSINESS (Oct. 2017): A secret feast

Apollo 11 an Annex favourite

Served every other Wednesday, co-owner’s Roula Gitzias’ homemade moussaka is an absolute treat. Apollo 11 welcomes many Annex regulars, and serves a wide range of comfort food like grilled cheese, egg salad sandwiches, and hot chicken sandwiches. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

By Linda R. Goldman

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GREENINGS (FALL 2017): Reducing paper waste

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (FALL 2017): Reducing paper waste

We need to plant more than we harvest

As we turn our attention to going back to school, it’s nice to reflect on the ways we can reduce the waste that we generate during the school year.

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (JULY 2017): Open spaces in the heart of the Annex

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (JULY 2017): Open spaces in the heart of the Annex

Lots of places for ambling with a dog, playing sports, or watching the world go by

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: There’s lots for kids to do at the recently renovated Margaret Fairley Park, where the installation of a new wading pool and seating area is almost complete. The revitalized park has a determined Muskoka feel to it that might strike some as a bit too sterile.

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GREENINGS (JULY 2017): Taking tolls to the Gardiner and Don Valley Parkway

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (JULY 2017): Taking tolls to the Gardiner and Don Valley Parkway

Toronto shouldn’t have to pay for roads used by non-Torontonians

I love a good history lesson.

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Tags: Annex · Life · Opinion