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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

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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GREENINGS (JUNE 2017): Lessons from Madrid

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (JUNE 2017): Lessons from Madrid

PHOTO BY TERRI CHU/GLEANER NEWS: Cars rule the road in Madrid (above), a city whose culinary delights and historic sights are marred by the population’s refusal to use public transit.

Time to end the car era

By Terri Chu

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Life · Opinion

NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE (MAY 2017): Crisis breeds unity

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE (MAY 2017): Crisis breeds unity

Narayever synagogue’s private sponsorship builds community

PHOTO COURTESY NARAYEVER SYNAGOGUE: Narayever members Mona Kornberg and Ricki Sharpe greet the Syrian family at the airport.

By Clarrie Feinstein

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GREENINGS (MAY 2017): Thoughts on hitting the 400 benchmark

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (MAY 2017): Thoughts on hitting the 400 benchmark

Governments need to change behaviour through policy

By Terri Chu

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Life

GREENINGS (APRIL 2017): Solving the food waste problem

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (APRIL 2017): Solving the food waste problem

We need to change ingrained cultural practices

Food waste is a $31-billion problem.

Every year, roughly 40 per cent of perfectly edible food that is grown and imported is thrown away. Of that, households account for half of the problem. Discarded food usually takes the form of unwanted leftovers, imperfect food deemed unsalable, oversupply, and, worst of all, supply management (throwing away food to keep prices high).

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE (MARCH 2017): Invisible geography

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE (MARCH 2017): Invisible geography

Tracking the rivers under our feet

PHOTO BY NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS FILE: The area’s lost rivers have long been a source of fascination for artists and writers. In this 2015 Nuit Blanche installation, To Love You Deeply I Look to My Mind’s Eye, visual artist Christine Dewancker and landscape designer Katie Strang tracked Garrison Creek through Bickford Park to explore the impact of an invisible geography — such as a lost river — on a community.

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GREENINGS (MARCH 2017): Kellie Leitch was right

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (MARCH 2017): Kellie Leitch was right

It’s hard to borrow a cup of sugar…but the problem isn’t Toronto

Kellie Leitch is reportedly getting packets upon packets of sugar in the mail as a response to her comments that in Toronto, you can’t walk next door and borrow a cup of sugar. She’s right, to an extent…just not in Toronto.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE (FEBRUARY 2017): Still a neighbourhood staple

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE (FEBRUARY 2017): Still a neighbourhood staple

Owner Katalin Koltai reveals enduring appeal of Country Style

PHOTO BY CLARRIE?FEINSTEIN/GLEANER NEWS: Katalin Koltai poses in Country Style, which reopened late last year after undergoing a two-month renovation.

 

By Clarrie Feinstein

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Tags: Annex · News · Life