Gleaner

Serving Toronto's most liveable communities with the Annex Gleaner and Liberty Gleaner

Entries Tagged as 'Opinion'

FORUM (DECEMBER 2016): How our politicians celebrate the holidays

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM (DECEMBER 2016): How our politicians celebrate the holidays

Favourites include carol singing, winter solstice

We asked our local representatives how they spend the holidays. Councillors Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) and Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), Toronto District School Board Trustee Ausma Malik (Ward 10, Trinity-Spadina), and our MPP Han Dong (Trinity-Spadina) shared their favourite traditions, their proudest achievement of the year, and what they are looking forward to working on in 2017. Also, the book they’re looking forward to reading in 2017! Answers compiled by Noelle Defour.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Opinion

EDITORIAL CARTOON (NOVEMBER 2016): Previously rejected police car designs! by Designed Without Public Consultation

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON (NOVEMBER 2016): Previously rejected police car designs! by Designed Without Public Consultation

annex_1116-2bweb

MORE how nice!:

The sincerest form of flattery! by Dow Indepols (October 2016)

A warm carbon blanket! By Hock Estique (September 2016)

A clear path! by Dot Tedline (August 2016)

Planning! by Train Waits (July 2016)

 

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Editorial · Opinion

FORUM (NOVEMBER 2016): Our dynamic Kensington Market

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM (NOVEMBER 2016): Our dynamic Kensington Market

Protecting the intangible along with the tangible

By Joe Cressy

Ward 20 is home to some of our city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods — communities characterized by unique and diverse groups of neighbours, businesses, physical structures, contemporary public art, and iconic cultural destinations. And, neighbourhoods that are actively working on initiatives to transform forgotten laneways and green spaces, to protect critical historical value, and to build equitable, fair, and livable communities for all our friends and neighbours.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Opinion

EDITORIAL CARTOON (OCTOBER 2016): The sincerest form of flattery! by Dow Indepols

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON (OCTOBER 2016): The sincerest form of flattery! by Dow Indepols

 

annex_1116web

MORE how nice!:

A warm carbon blanket! By Hock Estique (September 2016)

A clear path! by Dot Tedline (August 2016)

Planning! by Train Waits (July 2016)

Water, water, everywhere! by W.H. Consin (June 2016)

How to meet your quota! by Otto Mobile (May 2016)

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Editorial · Opinion

FORUM (OCTOBER 2016) We can do better:

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM (OCTOBER 2016) We can do better:

Dangerous summer for Toronto pedestrians and cyclists

By Mike Layton

Recent statistics from the Toronto Police Service show a disturbing trend — collisions between vehicles and pedestrians and cyclists are on the rise.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

FORUM (SEPTEMBER 2016): A new central park for Toronto

September 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Building up will allow us to create the sizable park downtown needs

By Joe Cressy

A central park in downtown Toronto. It’s an old idea whose time has come. Now, all we need is a little creativity, political will, and a commitment from Toronto City Council to invest significant money to make it happen. Let’s get it done.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

FORUM (SEPTEMBER 2016): Inclusive prosperity

September 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM (SEPTEMBER 2016): Inclusive prosperity

Supporting an open society by embracing global trade and immigration

By Chrystia Freeland

When it comes to issues of trade, we are living in a complicated time. In many countries in the western industrialized world there is a tremendous popular backlash against international trade and immigration. We are not immune to these forces in Canada, but we do have a strong national cross-party consensus around what we call the open society: a diverse multicultural society that is open to immigration and plugged into the global economy.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Opinion

EDITORIAL CARTOON (AUGUST 2016): A clear path! by Dot Tedline

August 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON (AUGUST 2016): A clear path! by Dot Tedline

MORE how nice!: Planning! by Train Waits (July 2016) Water, water, everywhere! by W.H. Consin (June 2016) How to meet your quota! by Otto Mobile (May 2016) A carpet of green! by Don Mower (April 2016)

MORE how nice!:

Planning! by Train Waits (July 2016)

Water, water, everywhere! by W.H. Consin (June 2016)

How to meet your quota! by Otto Mobile (May 2016)

A carpet of green! by Don Mower (April 2016)

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Editorial · General · Opinion

FORUM (AUGUST 2016): Curious story of Christie Pits pool liner ends in extended hours at Alex Duff

August 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM (AUGUST 2016): Curious story of Christie Pits pool liner ends in extended hours at Alex Duff

By Mike Layton

The phone started ringing in my office almost immediately. Why is the Alex Duff Memorial Pool closed during the hottest days of summer? Why wasn’t the pool fixed earlier in the season? Why doesn’t it look like anyone is working on it?

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

FORUM: Bike lanes on Bloor Street

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM: Bike lanes on Bloor Street

The arrival of cycling in Toronto

By Joe Cressy

For too long, discussions of bike lanes have been divisive in our city. They shouldn’t be. When we do it right, cycling infrastructure can be a win-win for everyone.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion