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NEWS: Bike lanes to extend to High Park (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bike lanes to extend to High Park (Sept. 2019)

Annex advocacy group wants to hold city to its promise

Bike lanes have an abrupt ending at Shaw Street westbound on Bloor. JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER NEWS

By Juan Romero

The City of Toronto has approved the extension of the bike lanes on Bloor Street from Shaw Street to High Park and a local activist group is trying to make sure the project gets fulfilled.

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CHATTER: Gas pains on Harbord, Tabares honoured (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Gas pains on Harbord, Tabares honoured (Sept. 2019)

Last spring, long-time Harbord Village business owner Tino Tabares learned that the building that housed his gas station, Torreira Import Auto Service, was going up for sale. With the business under threat, the neighbourhood stepped up to help, but in the end, it was not enough.

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CHATTER: ARA Cornfest Delights (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: ARA Cornfest Delights (Sept. 2019)

The Annual Annex Residents’ Association Cornfest took place at Jean Sibelius Park on Sept. 15. Joey, pictured above, enjoyed a free sweet cob!
TERRI CHU/GLEANER NEWS

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CHATTER: Heart Garden to honour residential school victims (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Heart Garden to honour residential school victims (Sept. 2019)

The congregation at Trinity St. Paul’s United Church at 427 Bloor St. is awaiting an overhaul of its garden. Located at the corner of Major Street and Bloor, the new garden will be dedicated to victims of the residential school system and the legacy of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

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FOCUS: Annex’s own little Italy (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Annex’s own little Italy (Sept. 2019)

Institute promotes Italian culture for all

Not just another former Annex mansion, this building located at 496 Huron Street (just north of Bloor) houses the Italian Cultural Institute of Toronto. Sponsored by the government of Italy, the centre offers a rich array of programming. JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER NEWS

By Juan Romero

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ON THE COVER: (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: (August 2019)

A Different Booklist, located at 779 Bathurst St., has long been a repository of local history and recently initiated a unique time capsule project burying some of the culture of the present beneath the re-development of the Honest Ed’s site by Westbank Corp. at Bathurst and Bloor. For more on the project, please see click here. JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER?NEWS

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NEWS: Plans for a “slender” building (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Plans for a “slender” building (August 2019)

Compromise found for new build on 300 Bloor St. W. church site

By Ahmed Hagar

A redesigned and more “slender” 29-storey tower looks to be the future for 300 Bloor Street, after a lengthy public process and, finally, an agreement between developers, city councilors, and residents.

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NEWS: CTS art programs cut (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: CTS art programs cut (August 2019)

Classes cut in wake of funding changes

Examples of student work from the soon-to-be cancelled art sculpture program at CTS. JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER?NEWS

By Juan Romero

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has approved a budget reduction plan for the 2019-20 school year. The budget reduction comes as a result of the provincial government’s education cuts across Ontario in the past year. 

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NEWS: Robarts lets in the light (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Robarts lets in the light (August 2019)

Expansion to add study space to face of library

Architects’ rendering of an expanded Robarts Library at U of T. Perspective is of the face along Huron Street. The addition will primarily feature increased study space. COURTESY DIAMOND SCHMITT ARCHITECTS

By Ingrid Philipp

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CHATTER: Excavators discover giant rock off Bloor Street (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Excavators discover giant rock off Bloor Street (August 2019)

Contractors excavating to create a BIA-sponsored parkette made a surprise discovery. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

Residents got a taste of the ice age in the form of a large boulder found at a construction site on Bloor Street at Major. Construction workers excavating the location of a new parkette dug up the boulder at the end of July.

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