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CHATTER (AUGUST 2017): A feast and festival of mulberries

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (AUGUST 2017): A feast and festival of mulberries

Delicious mulberries were at the height of season in early July for the Annex Residents’ Association’s (ARA) first ever Mulberry Festival. Organized by Trees Please, an ARA working group, and sponsored by the association and COBS Bread, the event drew about 70 to 80 participants who celebrated the urban forest and a love of mulberries.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Regulating short-term rentals

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Regulating short-term rentals

Vacancy rate for apartments getting even lower

By Geremy Bordonaro

If you’re coming to the Annex for a quick visit, you’re in luck. From hotels to condos to student residences, there’s lots of places that will give you a taste of what’s it like to live in Toronto’s most livable neighbourhood. If you actually want to live here, however, you’re out of luck. Long-term housing, especially affordable housing, is at a premium.

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NEWS (JULY 2017): New vision for Bloor Street United

August 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Conserving church a priority

PHOTO COURTESY TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY: Bloor Street United Church in 1888. The church lost its steps and main entrance when it was truncated in 1927 to make way for the widening of Bloor Street West.

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NEWS (JULY 2017): Remembering an unsung hero

August 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Central Tech student raced alongside Jesse Owens

PHOTO COURTESY CENTRAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL ARCHIVES: Sam Richardson passes the baton during the men’s 4×100 relay during the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Like Jesse Owens, who became a friend, Richardson proudly represented his nation while facing the institutionalized racism of Nazi Germany.

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NEWS (JULY 2017): A passion for caring

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (JULY 2017): A passion for caring

Jim Snowdon receives lifetime achievement award

PHOTO BY NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS: Jim Snowdon, shown in front of his Bloor Street West pharmacy, is known for patient care.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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CHATTER (JULY 2017): Plaque commemorates Canada’s first Black letter carrier

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JULY 2017): Plaque commemorates Canada’s first Black letter carrier

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Heritage Toronto unveiled a plaque commemorating Albert Jackson, Canada’s first Black letter carrier, on July 21. The plaque is located on Lombard Street, outside the former Toronto General Post Office. Jackson lived and delivered mail in the Annex, and was the subject of The Postman, a play performed on Brunswick Avenue, Palmerston Boulevard, and Major Street in 2015.

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CHATTER (JULY 2017): Larry Sdao receives Community Builder Award

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JULY 2017): Larry Sdao receives Community Builder Award

The Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) has given Larry Sdao its Community Builder Award. Sdao owns 481 Bloor St. W., formerly home to the Brunswick House. HVRA chair Gus Sinclair said that Sdao worked with the community to deal with “an intractable problem that was the Brunswick House business [Sdao’s former tenant]”.

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CHATTER (JULY 2017): Police seek assistance in sexual assault case

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JULY 2017): Police seek assistance in sexual assault case

The Toronto Police Service’s (TPS) 14 Division is investigating a sexual assault at Bloor Street West and Robert Street.

On July 24, slightly before 6 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was reportedly approached from behind and assaulted by a man in his late-twenties to mid-thirties. The suspect then fled eastward.

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NEWS (JULY 2017): Women’s Art Association of Canada celebrates 130 years

August 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Nurturing unexplored and unexpressed talent

PHOTO BY NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS: The Women’s Art Association of Canada has called 23 Prince Arthur Ave. home since 1916. A gem in the heart of the Annex, features of the nineteenth-century house include an art-filled president’s room, where founder Mary Dignam’s 1893 Peonies hangs in pride of place above the fireplace.

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ON OUR COVER (JUNE 2017): Piece by Piece

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on ON OUR COVER (JUNE 2017): Piece by Piece

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO: Part of the iconic Honest Ed’s sign was dismantled on May 23 causing a frenzy of interest from residents and media alike. The sign, which was removed piece by piece throughout the day, will be kept in storage until it can be displayed once more at its new location on the Victoria Street side of the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

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