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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: The best and worst of local parks (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments

Brunswick-College Parkette has received an upgrade and a new name, Doctors’ Parkette. A well-maintained and tidy spot, it’s great place to catch a breather in the midst of the busy city. AHMED-ZAKI HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Life

GREENINGS: Results beg for electoral reform (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Results beg for electoral reform (July 2018)

Environment would benefit from a system that’s not a winner takes all

Big congratulations to Jessica Bell who is now representing us in University-Rosedale at Queen’s Park.

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: More attention to green spaces means parks are improving (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: More attention to green spaces means parks are improving (July 2018)

Tall trees provide lots of shade for the University of Toronto faculty and students who often congregate at Bloor-Bedford Parkette. Easily accessible from St. George station or the parking lot behind the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the park also features paved walkways and several benches. AHMED-ZAKI HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

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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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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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Tags: Annex · Life · Opinion

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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Tags: Annex · Life