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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (March 2018)

 

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

FORUM: Small businesses create a liveable city (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Small businesses create a liveable city (March 2018)

Provincially mandated taxes are driving out local entrepreneurs

By Joe Cressy

I spend a lot of time in this newspaper talking about the need to build a liveable city. A city that is affordable for all. A city that has the parks and services required to foster inclusive neighbourhoods. A city that takes care of the most vulnerable. And, a city that protects and supports arts and culture, because at the end of the day a city without culture would be a city missing something.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: What kind of province do we want? (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: What kind of province do we want? (March 2018)

A case for inclusivity and fairness

By Jessica Bell

I’ve been a community organizer and an executive director of non-profits for nearly 20 years, winning real change for human rights and the environment.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

GREENINGS: The science of board games (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: The science of board games (March 2018)

The danger of equating pop culture with the periodic table

This neighbourhood is known for great people and I’m lucky enough to call many of them neighbours. I had the pleasure of joining some friends for dinner recently. After dinner, the gracious host pulled out a game and continued their after-dinner tradition of playing the latest trivia game they received for Christmas.

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Tags: Annex · Life · Opinion

FORUM: Making Ontario a green leader (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Provincial fund for making homes energy-efficient

By Han Dong

As I look to the new year, I always look for ways we can improve. There are so many great organizations, businesses, and non-profits looking to make positive changes in our community. In many ways, these places are on the forefront for creating opportunities to make Ontario a world-class place to live.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

GREENINGS: Driving fuelled by unseen subsidies (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Driving fuelled by unseen subsidies (Jan. 2018)

Invest in transit and public works, not roads and parking

If all goes according to plan — and with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) it never does — Torontonians should enjoy time-based transfers starting in August. It’s great news for transit users but critics — who claim it’s an unfair subsidy — are livid.

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Tags: Annex · Life · Opinion

FORUM: University no longer fielding exemplary behaviour (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Can a park’s past set the tone for its future?

Had the Spadina Expressway been built, there might have been a development like St. James Town west of Yonge Street. The city had rezoned the area, and a developer had quietly purchased many of the 32 properties on Robert and Sussex avenues. COURTESY CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

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Tags: Annex · History · Opinion

FORUM: Fairness and cleaner air (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM: Fairness and cleaner air (Dec. 2017)

A case for road tolls

By Tim Grant

Why is the idea of charging drivers for the use of roads something that provincial politicians steadfastly avoid?

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: Looking back on 2017 in Ward 20 (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM: Looking back on 2017 in Ward 20 (Dec. 2017)

Ensuring our communities are livable, sustainable, and equitable

By Joe Cressy

It wouldn’t surprise you that we’ve had a busy year together in Ward 20. We’ve made critical strides as we work to build our communities and a city that is more equitable and sustainable for all. We’ve worked hard on the dozens and dozens of development files that populate downtown, creating new green spaces, and building livable communities. And as we look back on another year, we have a lot to be proud of.

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

GREENINGS: No solutions for nobody’s problem (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: No solutions for nobody’s problem (Dec. 2017)

Governments must move sooner to address issues big and small

By Terri Chu

If it’s nobody’s problem, does it really need to be solved?

Scientists are once again sounding the alarm about the untenable amount of plastic in the world’s oceans. It is estimated that there will soon be more plastic in the ocean than fish. This is a problem. But whose problem is it anyway?

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion