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July 31st, 2015 · No Comments

Aroma Cafe (500 Bloor St. W.) has hired Toronto-based graffiti artist Erica Balon to create a mural on its facade that features her signature cartoon-style characters. Balon’s works have appeared in events such as LuminaTO and Manifesto, and were featured in Canada’s first national exhibition of street art at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Many of her murals cover tags and gang-related symbols. Justine Ricketts/Gleaner News

Aroma Cafe (500 Bloor St. W.) has hired Toronto-based graffiti artist Erica Balon to create a mural on its facade that features her signature cartoon-style characters. Balon’s works have appeared in events such as LuminaTO and Manifesto, and were featured in Canada’s first national exhibition of street art at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Many of her murals cover tags and gang-related symbols.
Justine Ricketts/Gleaner News

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ROM textile exhibit celebrates Tehuna dress

July 31st, 2015 · No Comments

 

Courtesy Chloe Sayer, Royal Ontario Museum

Courtesy Chloe Sayer, Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum’s ¡Viva México! Clothing & Culture tracks the evolution of Mexican fashion. In a country like Mexico, where the textile arts reach back over centuries, fashion reflects history.

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This Spiderman is no hero

July 31st, 2015 · No Comments

On May 2, near midnight, the Toronto Police Service received a call about a man wearing a Spiderman mask assaulting a boy near Augusta Avenue and Dundas Street. While wearing the superhero mask, 27-year-old Ashton Gray is alleged to have attacked a 16-year-old boy with a skateboard. It is reported to have been an unprovoked attack. The boy sustained serious injuries in the Kensington Market area incident.

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Leave pre-packaging behind

July 31st, 2015 · No Comments

Make the most of the summer garden

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how nice! An afternoon drive!

July 13th, 2015 · Comments Off on how nice! An afternoon drive!

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July 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on

Anna and Elsa, characters from Frozen, perform their show Snow Queen at the well-attended 19th Annual Annex Family Festival on June 14. The one-day Bloor Street festival was  organized by the Miles Nadal Bloor Jewish Community Centre and sponsored by the Bloor Annex BIA. Photo by Mircea, courtesy of the MNBJCC

Anna and Elsa, characters from Frozen, perform their show Snow Queen at the well-attended 19th Annual Annex Family Festival on June 14. The one-day Bloor Street festival was organized by the Miles Nadal Bloor Jewish Community Centre and sponsored by the Bloor Annex BIA.
Photo by Mircea, courtesy of the MNBJCC

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Ditch the dryer

July 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Ditch the dryer

Line dry your clothes year round

Over the last few years I’ve noticed more and more of my Annex neighbours embracing the drying line over the electric dryer. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures to just admire clothes swaying in the wind on a warm summer day.

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Artifacts uncovered at Pompeii at ROM

July 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Artifacts uncovered at Pompeii at ROM

Casts of a family as they were found at the moment of their death, buried in volcanic ash. Almost two thousand years ago, Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried the Italian city of Pompeii in hot ash and debris. Undiscovered for 1,600 years, important artifacts are revealed at the Royal Ontario Museum in an exhibition that has just opened. Photo by Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Casts of a family as they were found at the moment of their death, buried in volcanic ash. Almost two thousand years ago, Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried the Italian city of Pompeii in hot ash and debris. Undiscovered for 1,600 years, important artifacts are revealed at the Royal Ontario Museum in an exhibition that has just opened. Photo by Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

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BABIA endorses Westbank proposal

July 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on BABIA endorses Westbank proposal

The Bloor-Annex Business Improvement Area (BABIA) has endorsed Westbank Corp.’s proposal for the redevelopment of the large area at the southwest corner of Bloor and Bathurst streets that includes Mirvish Village and Honest Ed’s.

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how nice! Safety!

May 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on how nice! Safety!

Annex Gleaner May 2015 editorial cartoon

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