Gleaner

Serving Toronto's most liveable communities with the Annex Gleaner and Liberty Gleaner

Entries Tagged as 'Life'

GREENINGS (APRIL 2017): Solving the food waste problem

April 10th, 2017 · No Comments

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).

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Life

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.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Life

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.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Columns · Life

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

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · News · Life

YEAR IN REVIEW (DECEMBER 2016): A focus on livability, grindertude

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on YEAR IN REVIEW (DECEMBER 2016): A focus on livability, grindertude

Year in review reflects community initiatives

By Annemarie Brissenden

Little did we know last year that our annual holiday cover — a reproduction of a painting by Lawren Harris — would be quite so appropriate for 2016. Harris enjoyed a renaissance this year as the subject of both an Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition curated by Steve Martin and a documentary by White Pine Pictures.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Life

GREENINGS (DECEMBER 2016): A green, meaningful Christmas

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (DECEMBER 2016): A green, meaningful Christmas

Five alternatives to store-bought gifts

By Terri Chu

When I was a child, Christmas was a magical time. But as I grew older and became more environmentally aware, the holiday quickly became one of my least favourite times of year. Now I can’t even step into a mall during the holidays: just the mere sight of so many useless gifts meant as a token, ultimately destined for the landfill, makes me grieve for the planet.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Life

LIFE (DECEMBER 2016): Ontario travel vaccines made easy

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on LIFE (DECEMBER 2016): Ontario travel vaccines made easy

PHOTO BY NOELLE DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS

Pharmacists will be able to administer 13 common travel vaccines starting Dec. 15 announced Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s minister of health and long-term care, at Snowdon Pharmacy on Dec. 1.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · News · Life

FROM THE ARCHIVES (DECEMBER 2016): The importance of independent pharmacies

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES (DECEMBER 2016): The importance of independent pharmacies

In this latest piece from our archives, we reprint a story from our May 2010 edition on Snowdon Pharmacy. We thought it would make an interesting companion piece as it illustrates just how much independent pharmacies do for our community, something that we, as an independent newspaper, know a little something about.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Life

HISTORY FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sculptor marks the lessons of war

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on HISTORY FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sculptor marks the lessons of war

Walter Allward designed Vimy Ridge, local war memorials

By Alfred Holden

In honour of Remembrance Day, this month we reprint former Citybuildings columnist Alfred Holden’s November 2003 piece on the sculptor who designed many of the nation’s most affecting and prominent war memorials.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · History · Life

FOCUS ON EDUCATION (NOVEMBER 2016): Building a respectful future

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on FOCUS ON EDUCATION (NOVEMBER 2016): Building a respectful future

TDSB schools adopt traditional territories acknowledgement

Our local acknowledgement: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat (wen-dat), Anishinabek (ah-nish-nah-bek) Nation, the Haudenosaunee (ho-den-oh-sho-nee) Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, and the Métis (may-tee) Nation.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Life