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NEWS: Bloor Street goes green

April 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bloor Street goes green

Plan to transform underutilized space

“This is a major greening initiative for the neighbourhood”—Jonathan Da Silva, Bloor-Annex BIA

By Annemarie Brissenden

Bloor Street West is about to get a whole lot greener, and it’s all thanks to the trees.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON (April 2016): A carpet of green!

April 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON (April 2016): A carpet of green!

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LETTERS (April 2016): Real story overlooked

April 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on LETTERS (April 2016): Real story overlooked

Re “Crime down overall in 14 Division” (March 2016): Let me start off by saying I am a big fan of small newspapers catering to a local readership. I think it is the sign of a healthy democracy, whoever owns them, as long as they are fair. The Annex Gleaner is no exception.

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NEWS: Preserving a sense of community

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Preserving a sense of community

Seaton Village loved for its friendly, low-key character

By Annemarie Brissenden

In Seaton Village, children regularly run the risk of being late for school, but the blame lies squarely on the shoulders of their parents. In this everyone-knows-everyone neighbourhood — still a friendly hamlet that’s home to residents who have lived there for decades — the morning walk, or the inevitably not-so-quick jaunt to Fiesta Farms, is an opportunity for friends to swap stories and share the latest news. It’s easy to lose track of time.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON (March 2016)

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON (March 2016)

How nice: What’s old is new!

How nice: What’s old is new!

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NEWS: Once-seedy theatre renewed as climbing venue

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Once-seedy theatre renewed as climbing venue

MICHAEL CHACHURA/GLEANER NEWS Tomek Iwanek takes on an intermediate course rated 5.9 at the newly opened Basecamp Climbing (677 Bloor St. W.) in the former Metro Theatre.

MICHAEL CHACHURA/GLEANER NEWS
Tomek Iwanek takes on an intermediate course rated 5.9 at the newly opened Basecamp Climbing (677 Bloor St. W.) in the former Metro Theatre.

By Michael Chachura

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EDITORIAL: The many shades of stimulus

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: The many shades of stimulus

The key to any stimulus plan that the Liberals adopt is to realize two objectives at the same time — immediacy and economic sustainability.

The previous Conservative government ran repeated deficits though it liked to pretend it didn’t, and the federal Liberals now inherit not only that fiscal reality but also an economy in recession, and something must be done. The relative price of the Canadian dollar does nothing to assuage one’s worry. Notwithstanding the overheated residential real estate market in Toronto and Vancouver, the economy is stalled.

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FORUM: Large problem, small solution

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM: Large problem, small solution

Time to break up with your large garbage bin

COURTESY HOLLY THOMSON, TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE The city has a plethora of handy services to help you redirect waste from your garbage bin.

COURTESY HOLLY THOMSON/TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE
The city has a plethora of handy services to help you redirect waste from your garbage bin.

By Mike Layton

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Construction halted at Central Tech

February 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Construction halted at Central Tech

Student athletes launch online petition

By Marielle Torrefranca

In the latest of a saga of hurdles, construction of Central Technical School’s $7-million sports facility has been stopped until further notice, said Razor Management Inc. (RMI).

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Sprott House opens new home for LGBTQ2S youth

February 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Sprott House opens new home for LGBTQ2S youth

Specialized facility meets urgent need

YMCA Sprott House provides transitional housing for 25 LGBTQ2S youth. CORRINA KING/GLEANER?NEWS

YMCA Sprott House provides transitional housing for 25 LGBTQ2S youth.
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By Summer Reid

Homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirited (LGBTQ2S) youth finally have a place to sleep without intimidation and harassment.

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