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NEWS: OCAD students design bike rings (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: OCAD students design bike rings (Dec. 2019)

Traditional and contemporary pieces win competition

OCAD student Che Huang kneels next to his winning bike ring design for Bloor Annex BIA parkettes. KHYRSTEN MIERAS/GLEANER NEWS

By Khyrsten Mieras

New bike racks are being added to the Annex’s urban landscape after OCAD announced the winners of its design contest in mid-November.

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NEWS: New mural for Major (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: New mural for Major (Dec. 2019)

Parkette location chosen to celebrate Bloor’s rich offerings

Initial concept of mural design by Daniela Rocha for the Major Street parkette (rear, east-face of Sleep Country location) pending for May of 2020.
COURTESY DANIELA ROCHA

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NEWS: ARA climate plan hits home (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: ARA climate plan hits home (Dec. 2019)

TransformTO consultation held to discuss city’s climate plan

Teri Chu of the ARA has launched Plate Share, a free dining-ware program for local parties. KHYRSTEN MIERAS/GLEANER NEWS

By Khyrsten Mieras

The City of Toronto and the Annex Residents’ Association’s (ARA) Parks, Trees and Environment Committee held the latest TransformTO community consultation at the Bata Shoe Museum on November 4.

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ON THE COVER: All hands on deck! (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: All hands on deck! (Nov. 2019)

Crew from Sanscon Construction and North on Sixty work feverishly over frozen ground to complete the BIA parkette installations. Pictured here is the Brunswick Avenue parkette which will feature trees, a pollinator garden, wood decking, large granite boulders and a water bottle refilling station. COURTESY?MELANIE?RAMSAY/BLOOR?ANNEX?BIA

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NEWS: Freeland re-elected (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Freeland re-elected (Nov. 2019)

Minister of Foreign Affairs handily wins riding

By Khyrsten Mieras

Chrystia Freeland will continue her work representing University-Rosedale as a member of parliament following the federal election on Oct. 21.

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NEWS: Heritage house deteriorates (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Heritage house deteriorates (Nov. 2019)

Residents frustrated by inaction

The houses at 6 and 8 Walmer Road have long been neglected. Windows and doors are boarded up and garbage accumulates on the property. Khyrsten Mieras/Gleaner News

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CHATTER: Park gets a haircut (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Park gets a haircut (Nov. 2019)

Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

After two Gleaner stories amplifying community concerns over the city’s neglect of Paul Martel Park (on Madison north of Bloor), city staff gave the green space a major clean-up and its long promised new sign. Residents are hopeful that park staff bring the planting beds back to life in the spring.

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CHATTER: U of T re-build gets Heritage Toronto Award (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: U of T re-build gets Heritage Toronto Award (Nov. 2019)

Recently renovated, the building at 1 Spadina Crescent received an award for its impressive transformation at the 2019 Heritage Toronto Awards last month.

On Oct. 28, Heritage Toronto announced the winners of its annual awards recognizing exceptional contributions to the conservation and celebration of heritage in Toronto.

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CHATTER: Multiple stabbings at Halloween party on Madison Avenue (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Multiple stabbings at Halloween party on Madison Avenue (Nov. 2019)

On Oct. 31, several stabbings were reported during a late-night Halloween party at a frat house on Madison Avenue, north of Bloor Street West.

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ON THE COVER (Oct. 2019)

October 17th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Oct. 2019)

Juan Romero/Gleaner News

At right, Jeffrey Brodie tries to regain access to what he describes as his residence at 104 Harbord St. The location is know as CAFE, a popular illegal marijuana dispensary where the city has erected concrete barriers to its entrance way. Brodie recently lost his bid to get an Ontario court to order removal of the barrier. READ MORE HERE

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