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CHATTER: Sally’s Fright finds a home in Yorkville (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Sally’s Fright finds a home in Yorkville (July 2020)

Rosalyn Martel (left), and Philip Gevik (right) flank Sally’s Fright (1968). The exuberant colour-field landscape by Canadian abstract art pioneer, William Ronald, belonged to Martel’s grandfather, Paul Martel. The painting was recently purchased by Gevik Gallery in Yorkville. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

Yorkville’s Gallery Gevik has acquired, Sally’s Fright (1968), a rare colour-field landscape painting by William Ronald from the collection of Paul and Joan-Wilsher Martel. Ronald was a trailblazer, founding Painters Eleven in 1953, a collective of artists that introduced abstract art to Canada. The 9×12 foot work was a birthday gift for Mrs. Martel, a modern artist in her own right, from her husband in 1968. Mr. Martel, an architect who led many greening projects in the Annex, passed away on April 3, 2020. Joan predeceased him in 2017. 

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NEWS: St. Peter’s Church’s pastor succombs to COVID-19 (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: St. Peter’s Church’s pastor succombs to COVID-19 (July 2020)

Paulist Father Richard Colgan, 68, died of complications from COVID-19 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 25. A former pastor at St. Peter’s Church on Bathurst St., Father Colgan served as a director of novices at the Paulist Fathers’ formation house of studies in Washington D.C.

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CHATTER: Virus-killing tech used at check-out counter (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Virus-killing tech used at check-out counter (July 2020)

COURTESY DARA GALLINGER

Between May 20 and June 1, a grocery store on Bathurst St took part in a cutting edge experiment to make sure customers took virus-free goods home from their store. The Summerhill Market (1014 Bathurst) worked on a pilot project of a machine called the X-Germinator which uses non-toxic UV light to damage the molecular structure of viruses in less than 30 seconds.

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ON THE COVER: Halfway there (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Halfway there (May 2020)

Robert Watt House, the former home of Anne Mirvish’s studio, is on its way from 610 to 604 Markham St. The building is being preserved and re-located as part of Westbank’s Mirvish Village development. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Kensington Gardens loses eight (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Kensington Gardens loses eight (May 2020)

Kensington and other seniors’ homes in Annex very well prepared

By Nicole Stoffman

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NEWS: COVID-19 outbreaks at grocers (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: COVID-19 outbreaks at grocers (May 2020)

Loblaws, Metro, Fiesta Farms all affected

By Nicole Stoffman

How is COVID-19 impacting the health and safety of grocery workers and their customers across the Annex? The Gleaner took a closer look.

DUPONT LOBLAWS

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CHATTER: Green Beans no more (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Green Beans no more (May 2020)

R.H. Thomson, actor and Annex resident, sat down with the Gleaner at the Green Beanery in March of 2016 to discuss his starring role in the Tarragon Theatre play You will remember me. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

The Annex café at the corner of Bathurst and Bloor has announced its closing after 12 years in business. The announcement came ahead of the pandemic crisis and reportedly as the building had been sold by the tenant’s parent company.

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CHATTER: Annex hotel now home for frontline workers (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Annex hotel now home for frontline workers (May 2020)

BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

The twenty-four room Annex Hotel at 296 Brunswick Avenue has re-opened its doors to accommodate Toronto healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEWS: Food bank to receive funds raised by community mask initiative (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Food bank to receive funds raised by community mask initiative (May 2020)

Neighbours come together in a time of “social distancing”

By Tanya Ielyseieva

The Palmerston Area Residents Association (PARA) has donated $7,900 to the Daily Bread Food Bank raised by a community fundraising drive. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, they also launched an initiative to make non-medical masks, which raised some additional funds for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

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CHATTER: Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance (May 2020)

Musicians from Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance outside the home of bandleader Adam Seelig on Brunswick Ave. The impromptu brass band has been playing a song or two every night since March at 7:30 sharp, to the delight of their neighbours. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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