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NEWS: Rediscovering Wychwood Pond (Apr. 2024)

May 7th, 2024 · No Comments

One of the last visible remnants of Taddle Creek

MIA KESKINEN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mia Keskinen 

Wychwood Pond is a hidden gem within the Annex waiting to be discovered. The pond is in Wychwood Park, located near Bathurst Street and Davenport Road. The park is a picturesque enclave with English-style homes tucked away in a pocket of forest.  Although the park is hidden in a residential area, it is open to the public to enjoy.

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FOCUS: Grading our Greenspace (Dec. 2023)

December 23rd, 2023 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Grading our Greenspace (Dec. 2023)

Compiled by Alexa Méndez

Rejuvinated Queen’s Park looking north. MIA KESKINEN/GLEANER NEWS

Each year the Annex Gleaner reviews the abundance of parks in our coverage area using a variety of criteria. While there is no decisive “winner” of the grading, letter grades are assigned to convey the quality of the parks considering aspects such as upkeep, design, and amenities. The reviews accompanying the grades also let the reader know what makes each space unique.

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FOCUS: Grading our greenspace (Fall 2023)

December 5th, 2023 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Grading our greenspace (Fall 2023)

A report card on our cherished parks

The Village of Yorkville Park pictured here has stood the test of time and remains a “must see” in the Annex.
MEGAN BOCCHINFUSO/GLEANER NEWS

Compiled and photos by Megan Bocchinfuso


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FOCUS: Bloor’s Hungarian chapter closes (Summer 2023)

September 14th, 2023 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Bloor’s Hungarian chapter closes (Summer 2023)

Country Style restaurant closes after serving Annex for 62 years

COURTESY COUNTRY STYLE HUNGARIAN

By Chloe Robinson

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FOCUS: Porch View Dances returns (May/June 2023)

August 8th, 2023 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Porch View Dances returns (May/June 2023)

12th annual Seaton Village event runs Aug. 9 to 13 

Choreographed by Karen & Allen Kaeja, dancers Jim and Owen Adams perform during 2018’s iteration of PVD: Real People Dancing. COURTESY 2018_PVD_SV PHOTOGRAPHY

By Hailey Alexander

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Tags: Annex · Arts · Life

LIFE: Harbord House turns 15 (April 2023)

August 8th, 2023 · Comments Off on LIFE: Harbord House turns 15 (April 2023)

Gastropub caters to a loyal audience 

John Oaks, proprietor of Harbord House an adored gastropub on Harbord Street, is all smiles as he celebrates a 15-year anniversary. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

By Fox Oliver

Harbord House is the Annex’s very own gastropub. The establishment has been a local favourite for 15 years and draws in the community with elevated takes on classic homestyle dishes.

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GREENINGS: Our trees are in crisis (Feb. 2023)

March 27th, 2023 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Our trees are in crisis (Feb. 2023)

ARA to resurvey all the trees in the Annex 

By Terri Chu

There’s a lot to love about the Annex: cultural vibrancy, a wide variety of local independent businesses, walkability and trees. 

Can you imagine this place without the big, beautiful maples? The streets would feel empty and dystopian. 

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GREENINGS: It’s time for climate truth not trinkets (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: It’s time for climate truth not trinkets (Dec. 2022)

Support organizations that actually care about our children’s future

Usually around Christmas I like to write about ways to lower our personal environmental footprints during the holidays, but none of that matters in the face of the complete political failure we are facing. This year, rather than buying gifts for kids or grandkids, they need you to get out there and fight for them. 

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LIFE: Save Karma Co-op (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on LIFE: Save Karma Co-op (Dec. 2022)

Pandemic dealt a blow but with your help we are poised to recover

Shoppers in Karma’s produce section helping to keep the beloved brand viable. COURTESY KARMA CO-OP

By Bob Biderman

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Third and final instalment (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Third and final instalment (Oct. 2022)

Part 3 of the Gleaner’s greenspace reviews

Compiled by Marisa Kelly, photos by Hailey Alexander

Continuing from the August & September editions we review area parks and assign a letter grade. Park amenities, tree coverage, seating and waste management all go into the evaluations each year.

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Appraising Annex parks (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Appraising Annex parks (Sept. 2022)

Part 2 of the Gleaner’s greenspace reviews

Compiled and photos by Marisa Kelly

Continuing from the August edition we review area parks and assign a letter grade. Park amenities, tree coverage, seating and waste management all go into the evaluations each year.

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Tags: Annex · News · Life

FOCUS: It’s Time to Let Loose and Celebrate (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · Comments Off on FOCUS: It’s Time to Let Loose and Celebrate (Sept. 2022)

Tartu College 50+2 is Here! 

By Kati Kiilaspea

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (Aug. 2022)

August 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (Aug. 2022)

The best and worst of the Annex’s parks

Compiled and photos by Fox Oliver

Every year the Annex Gleaner reviews the abundance of parks in the Annex using a variety of criteria. 

While there is no decisive “winner” of the grading, letter grades are assigned to convey the quality of the parks considering aspects such as upkeep, amenities, and accessibility. 

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Tags: Annex · News · Life