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ON THE COVER (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · No Comments

A FOWL PLAYS IN THE ANNEX: “Rose,” the female Eastern Wild Turkey can be found in Annex-area parks. To read more about Rose, click here.

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NEWS: Condo plan evolves (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · No Comments

Developers, city planners, hold meeting

By Ahmed Hagar

Annex residents packed into Bloor Street United Church’s McClure Hall on December 17 alongside planners and developers to express their continuing concern about the development plans for the church, known as 300 Bloor Street West.

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NEWS: $10 bill hits Bathurst (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · No Comments

Bank note features activist Viola Desmond

George Randolph exchanges a $10 bill for the newly-designed bank-note featuring civil rights icon Viola Desmond at the ADBCC commemorative breakfast. AHMED HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

By Ahmed Hagar

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NEWS: Bloor restaurants cope with B&Es (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · No Comments

Police apprehend multiple “drug-dependent” individuals

By Hannah Alberga

January has brought a spike in commercial crime around Bloor and Brunswick streets, with four restaurants experiencing break-ins on one day.

Between 3:30 am and 6:30 am on Jan. 7, the  St. Louis Bar and Grill, Crafty Coyote Ale House, Vietnam Lovely Noodle, and Gong Cha teahouse were victims to break and enters.

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CHATTER: New shelter strategy employed on Davenport (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · No Comments

Having recently completed renovations, the Davenport Road Women’s Shelter is now permanently residing at 348 Davenport Road, near Dupont Street. The shelter is owned by the City of Toronto and run by YWCA Toronto. It provides transitionary housing for 56 homeless women, transgender or gender non-binary-identifying persons.

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CHATTER: The not so wild Annex turkey (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · No Comments

Rose hanging out at Art Eggleton Park. HUSNA SARI/GLEANER NEWS

By Brian Burchell

This female Eastern White Wild Turkey, dubbed “Rose” by neighbours, seems to enjoy her mini-range consisting of Christie Pits, Bickford, and Art Eggleton parks.

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ON THE COVER (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Dec. 2018)

“Foreground of Hart House and University College” is one of six pieces by Nicholas Hornyansky in the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Hornyansky was a Canadian-Hungarian artist who moved to Canada in 1929. His work includes many local scenes, including Hart House, Convocation Hall, University College, and the Soldiers’ Tower. The Art Museum is made up of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College. It’s one of the largest gallery spaces for visual art exhibitions and programming in Toronto.

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NEWS: Supporting a local synagogue (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Supporting a local synagogue (Dec. 2018)

Multi-faith ring of peace circles City Shul

Christian and Muslim members of local churches and mosques circled City Shul on November 1 in a ring of peace. Organizers wanted to show solidarity with the synagogue, which operates out of the Bloor Street United Church at Bloor and Huron streets, after a deadly attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Ahmed Hagar/Gleaner News

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NEWS: New approach to local democracy (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: New approach to local democracy (Dec. 2018)

Newly-elected representatives say community is key

By Hannah Alberga

University-Rosedale’s newly-elected representatives plan to tackle their sprawling ward using a bottom-up approach. Some of the issues they’ll have to tackle include how to approach the recent handgun violence in Toronto, the affordable housing crises, and how the legalization of marijuana will affect public schools.

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CHATTER: Lighting up the El Mocambo (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Lighting up the El Mocambo (Dec. 2018)

The iconic El Mocambo Tavern sign is shining once again, and is back home on Spadina Avenue after a long restoration. Michael Wekerle, the club’s owner, and Mayor John Tory turned the sign on in a ceremony on November 15. Construction continues inside the club, which is set to reopen later in 2019.

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