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Breaking bread with friends

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Harbord Bakery marks 70 years

Harbord Bakery’s special beet borscht beverage, developed in honour of its 70th anniversary. AXILE GERONA/GLEANER?NEWS

Harbord Bakery’s special beet borscht beverage, developed in honour of its 70th anniversary.
AXILE GERONA/GLEANER?NEWS

By Annemarie Brissenden

For Rafi Kosower, Roslyn Katz, and Susan Wisniewski, VE day will always be a little extra special. Because it was on May 8, 1945, that their parents, Albert and Goldie Kosower, bought “the little bakery next to the fish market [at] the corner of Harbord and Major streets”.

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Westbank submits application

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Proposal marked by diversity

An artist’s rendering shows the redeveloped Mirvish Village, as envisioned by Westbank in its application to the City of Toronto, from Lennox Street. The proposed development includes purpose-built rental housing, provides accommodations for cycling, and seeks to be as sustainable as possible. COURTESY?HENRIQUEZ Partners architects

An artist’s rendering shows the redeveloped Mirvish Village, as envisioned by Westbank in its application to the City of Toronto, from Lennox Street. The proposed development includes purpose-built rental housing, provides accommodations for cycling, and seeks to be as sustainable as possible.
COURTESY HENRIQUEZ Partners architects

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Bloor “foremost a public space”

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

In calling for bike lanes on Bloor Street, the Gleaner’s editorial (“It’s really a village, not a freeway”, July 2015) makes an obvious, yet routinely overlooked, point about how transportation planners still rank the movement of (single-occupant) cars far above neighbourhood values.

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Bike parking key to lane success

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Thank you for your thoughtful editorial in the July 2015 edition. I think you articulated very well the many reasons for replacing one lane of car traffic with bike lanes on Bloor Street.

You are right to note that if next summer’s pilot project is to succeed, it will be crucial that sufficient parking for cyclists be in place.

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What kind of country do we want?

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Do voters want another four years of Stephen Harper?

By Jennifer Hollett

This year is a critical year for Canada. With an early federal election call, we are now in an 11-week campaign, one of the longest (and most expensive to taxpayers) in our country’s history.

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An urban conservative

August 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Empower families, promote small business, and provide better transit

By Karim Jivraj

I am thrilled to be running to be your next member of Parliament. Over the past three months, our team of young volunteers and I have knocked on over 68,000 doors and I’ve personally met thousands of neighbours and local residents.

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Park marks

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

This is the second instalment of Grading our Greenspace, The Annex Gleaner’s annual parks review. In this popular feature, we visit local parks and rate them on factors like amenities, cleanliness, and ambience.

To revisit part one, please see our website, www.gleanernews.ca.

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Who is the greenest of them all?

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

A platform comparison with an environmental yardstick

The federal riding lines have been redrawn for this election and we are no longer in the old riding of Trinity-Spadina. Instead, the Annex is now situated in the riding of University-Rosedale and we have several strong contenders to be our member of parliament.

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A sensory experience

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Farmers’ market produce attracts shoppers from near and far

“You have to touch and smell the goods to appreciate them,” says Doug Eiche, beekeeper and honey farmer, pictured above at the Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market.

“You have to touch and smell the goods to appreciate them,” says Doug Eiche, beekeeper and honey farmer, pictured above at the Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market.

By Axile Gerona

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Running for the right

July 31st, 2015 · Comments Off on Running for the right

Local CPC candidates hope to rehabilitate political brand

By Annemarie Brissenden

The local Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) candidates are hoping to convince Annex residents that their political brand is not at odds with downtown in the upcoming federal election.

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