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FORUM: Why I’m running for re-election (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Why I’m running for re-election (Summer 2018)

Building a more livable and caring city

By Joe Cressy

It’s been four years since I was first elected to represent Trinity-Spadina on Toronto City Council. It has been both an exhilarating and, at times, exhausting experience. I’ve loved every minute of it.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

GREENINGS: Nurture the neighbourhood by cultivating green canopy (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Nurture the neighbourhood by cultivating green canopy (Summer 2018)

Replace those trees lost to weather and politics

Thanks to Premier Doug Ford, gas will be cheaper and our lungs fuller of it than ever since there will be no incentives to buy an electric vehicle. Thanks to this Neanderthal, we are now back to debating whether or not science is a thing.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: Celebrate citizen activists (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Celebrate citizen activists (July 2018)

Residents’ associations cultivate neighbourhoods

By Mike Layton

At the Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) annual general meeting last month, I realized something. We are so lucky to have such informed, open, and dedicated neighbours. Often people, including the media, are critical of neighbourhood associations labelling them as NIMBY, meddling neighbours standing in the way of change favouring homeowners.

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Tags: Annex · General · Opinion

GREENINGS: Results beg for electoral reform (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Results beg for electoral reform (July 2018)

Environment would benefit from a system that’s not a winner takes all

Big congratulations to Jessica Bell who is now representing us in University-Rosedale at Queen’s Park.

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Tags: Annex · General · Life · Opinion

FORUM: Bold new initiatives for Ontario (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Bold new initiatives for Ontario (Election Special 2018)

Making the case for the provincial Liberals

By Jo-Ann Davis

Elections have consequences. On June 7, voters in Ontario will make a choice that will have a profound impact on the welfare of students, seniors, families in our community, the economy, and environment.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: The Green Party’s platform (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Focus on innovative measures and renewable energy

By Tim Grant

I have lived all my life in our new riding of University-Rosedale. My involvement as a teenager in the fight against the Spadina Expressway propelled me into a lifetime focus on local and provincial issues. For the past 15 years, I have served on the board of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association, one of the most active residents’ associations in the city, chairing the organization for the last seven years.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: Reducing downtown’s vehicles by 25 per cent (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Policy would lead to better health and increased revenue

By Daryl Christoff

Ontarians have been very clear — and so have the people of this riding. We don’t just need a new government but a whole new approach to government. The New People’s Choice offers this.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: What kind of Ontario do we want? (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: What kind of Ontario do we want? (May 2018)

A case for opportunity and partnership

By Gillian Smith

For the last year, I have spent almost every evening and weekend at residents’ doors across University-Rosedale, listening to your views on the future of our province. From Governor’s Bridge to Little Portugal — with the Annex tucked right in the centre — it has been a privilege to learn from you, door-by-door.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: Provincial government is developer-friendly (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Provincial government is developer-friendly (Spring 2018)

Affordable housing missing from proposed inclusionary zoning

By Mike Layton

Over the past five years, the City of Toronto could have built nearly 10,000 new affordable housing units, according to the former chief planner. How? By mandating affordable units in new developments.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (March 2018)

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

 

More how nice!

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: TCHC (May 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: The Grand Tory (April 2017)

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion