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ON THE COVER: Bloor Street United demo begins (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · No Comments

Work has begun to in part demolish, and in part to restore, the Bloor Street United Church located at Bloor and Huron streets. A new luxury condo will be constructed to the north and west of the original church building. The section on the left will be removed and the part on the right restored. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Appraising Annex parks (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · No Comments

Part 2 of the Gleaner’s greenspace reviews

Compiled and photos by Marisa Kelly

Continuing from the August edition we review area parks and assign a letter grade. Park amenities, tree coverage, seating and waste management all go into the evaluations each year.

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NEWS: Cycle tracks coming to Davenport (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · 1 Comment

Stretch between Dupont and Bedford to include buffers 

By Fox Oliver

The Bike Lane and Road Safety Upgrades on Davenport Road involve an upgrade plan which will take place over three phases, and the second phase is scheduled to begin this month. 

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CHATTER: Spadina Station gets a lift—two, actually (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · No Comments

The intersection of Spadina Road and Lowther Avenue will be a construction zone as the TTC adds elevators below.
COURTESY THE TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION

The TTC is planning to add two elevators to its sprawling Spadina subway station. These will be located under the intersection of Spadina Road and Lowther Avenue.


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FOCUS: It’s Time to Let Loose and Celebrate (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · No Comments

Tartu College 50+2 is Here! 

By Kati Kiilaspea

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ON THE COVER: Solazzo slams, salutes hillsides (Aug. 2022)

August 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Solazzo slams, salutes hillsides (Aug. 2022)

Toronto Maple Leafs third baseman Johnathan Solazzo salutes fans on the hillsides of Christie Pits after hitting a grand slam on July 24. The Leafs defeated the Guelph Royals 16-9. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (Aug. 2022)

August 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (Aug. 2022)

The best and worst of the Annex’s parks

Compiled and photos by Fox Oliver

Every year the Annex Gleaner reviews the abundance of parks in the Annex using a variety of criteria. 

While there is no decisive “winner” of the grading, letter grades are assigned to convey the quality of the parks considering aspects such as upkeep, amenities, and accessibility. 

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DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Aug. 2022)

August 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Aug. 2022)

New and continuing developments in the Annex

Compiled by Fox Oliver with files from Henry Wiercinski, Annex Residents’ Association (ARA), 

Photos by Fox Oliver

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NEWS: Developer, community come together (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Developer, community come together (Aug. 2022)

Community benefits support Indigenous art and design

An “urban living room” is proposed with public TTC access at Bloor and Spadina. COURTESY IBI GROUP

By Carly Penrose

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NEWS: Stellar student scores 100 per cent in all courses (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Stellar student scores 100 per cent in all courses (Aug. 2022)

TDSB student graduates in only three years with a perfect average

Outstanding student Pasha Ho stands in front of Harbord Collegiate Institute, the school he recently graduated from. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

By Fox Oliver

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CHATTER: New Purolator pop-up on Spadina uses e-cargo bikes (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: New Purolator pop-up on Spadina uses e-cargo bikes (Aug. 2022)

Purolator, City of Toronto and Toronto Parking Authority launch Urban Quick Stop pilot program designed to be mini hub for e-cargo bikes. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

A new Purolator Quick Stop shipping location has just launched at 90 Spadina Road (just north of the Spadina TTC station) and intends to meet two pressing needs in the community. This full-service package pick-up and drop-off location in the neighbourhood serves local residents as well as commuters who park in the Green P parking lot where it’s located. The Quick Stop will also reduce cargo emissions by removing large Purolator trucks from the road. Two e-cargo bikes operated by Purolator staff will replace the truck. The new location is housed in a converted 40-foot shipping container. 

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CHATTER: Man wanted for aggravated assault (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Man wanted for aggravated assault (Aug. 2022)

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying a man in an aggravated assault investigation.

On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, officers responded to a call in the Bloor Street West and Major Street area.

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NEWS: Bell re-elected in University–Rosedale (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bell re-elected in University–Rosedale (July 2022)

Annex backs NDP, province backs PCs overall

By Carly Penrose

New Democrat Jessica Bell won University-Rosedale by 4,000 votes while Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives won a sweeping majority in the bid to lead Ontario’s government.

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