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GREENINGS: Not sure what’s worse, climate crisis or denying it? (Summer 2019)

July 16th, 2019 · No Comments

Act local to address the reality of climate change

By Terri Chu


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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Open spaces in the heart of the Annex (Summer 2019)

July 16th, 2019 · No Comments

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

This is our first set of park reviews for 2019. The Annex and its surroundings are blessed with a rich array of green space — much of it under the umbrella of city parks. We grade them here, every year using many parameters. Many a venue to run your dog, laze away a day, grab a seat in the sunshine, or shade, push a child on the swing set, the Annex has it all.

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LIFE: Losing the hood (Summer 2019)

July 16th, 2019 · No Comments

Tree canopy of Harbord Village depleted by 20 per cent

By Nabahat Hussain

A thorough tree inventory in Harbord Village shows that the neighbourhood’s tree canopy has decreased by 20 per cent in the past 12 years. This rate of decline is similar to that of trees in the Annex, north of Bloor.

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GREENINGS: Plastic ban born of necessity (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Plastic ban born of necessity (May 2019)

China done with being the world’s dumping ground

By Terri Chu

The Ontario government has announced it is mulling a ban on single-use plastics. As environmentalists rejoice at the small bone this gas guzzling loving government throws at us, we should all take a moment to thank China for this small miracle from the “red tape cutting” bandits. 


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GREENINGS: Confronting consumption (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Confronting consumption (Spring 2019)

What does the emergence of Marie Kondo mean?

By Terri Chu

Few celebrities have given me hope about the fate of the planet quite like Marie Kondo has. We literally created a mega celebrity out of a woman who teaches you how to throw stuff away. Did coffee just come out your nose? Stop to think about this. A person who teaches you to throw things away is a social media superstar making millions from Youtube, Instagram, and books. 

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FOCUS: Voting from afar (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Voting from afar (Dec. 2018)

Democrats Abroad celebrate mid-term results

By Shyanne Cole

Democrats Abroad gathered at the Madison Avenue Pub on November 6 to watch results for the mid-term election come in from the United States of America. American flags hanging from the walls, peeking out of shirt pockets, and draping many shoulders made it a very vibrant night.

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GREENINGS: Preventing chaos, mass starvation (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Preventing chaos, mass starvation (Dec. 2018)

We need a ministry of adaptation

I live in the city, have given up driving and most of my hobbies that produce a lot of greenhouse gas emissions, so I’m thrilled that the new carbon tax is finally getting implemented.

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GREENINGS: Short-term solutions haunt future (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Short-term solutions haunt future (October 2018)

Florida’s red tide a harbinger of what not to do

By Terri Chu

Premier Doug Ford has scrapped cap and trade, embarking on a path of environmental destruction that’s fuelled by subsidies to polluters. The shamelessness is galling and we’re likely to see more of it over the next four years.

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GREENINGS: Urban under-representation (Aug./Sept. 2018)

September 11th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Urban under-representation (Aug./Sept. 2018)

Giving the suburbs a leg up at the expense of progress

Premier Ford wants to do Toronto a favour by slashing the size of council, and only Toronto seems to be targeted. Our ward of University-Rosedale, population 98,600, is now represented by a single councillor. To put this into perspective, Grey County, population 93,000, has 19 representatives to make decisions about roads, sewers, zoning, and all the other services that are vital to day-to-day living.

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

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: The best and worst of local parks (Summer 2018)

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