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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · No Comments

Local man, asset afficianado

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FORUM: Ford’s gross mismanagement of the land use files (Apr. 2024)

May 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on FORUM: Ford’s gross mismanagement of the land use files (Apr. 2024)

New housing bills encourage sprawl and thwart democracy

By Jessica Bell

The Conservatives have introduced another housing bill and revamped the Provincial Policy Statement which sets planning rules for the province.  Here’s what you should know about the Conservatives’ latest moves. 

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SPORTS: A whole new ball game (Apr. 2024)

May 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on SPORTS: A whole new ball game (Apr. 2024)

Club promises new features and new excitement for Leafs baseball

Fresh coats of paint are being applied to the announcer’s booth and concession stand. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

A new season of Toronto Maple Leafs baseball will soon get underway at Christie Pits.

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ON THE COVER (Mar. 2024)

April 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Mar. 2024)

Newly constructed laneway suite near Borden and Bloor underscores the many possibilities for infill housing that are feasible and permissible in older downtown neighbourhoods. READ MORE HERE. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Laneway suites taking hold (Mar. 2024)

April 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on NEWS: Laneway suites taking hold (Mar. 2024)

How residential properties are evolving 

By James Bullanoff

A recent influx of laneway suites has hit the Annex area as homeowners explore alternative housing options for their properties.

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NEWS: U of T builds tower out of structural timber (Mar. 2024)

April 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on NEWS: U of T builds tower out of structural timber (Mar. 2024)

Resurgence of sustainable wood beams and columns 

View looking northwest across Varsity Field at a rendering of the new timber tower under construction.
RENDERING BY PA+MJMA ARCHITECTS

By Ammara Khan

The University of Toronto is currently in the process of constructing the tallest academic timber building in the world, predicted to be complete by mid-2026. 


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NEWS: Hot Docs cinema seeks support (Mar. 2024)

April 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on NEWS: Hot Docs cinema seeks support (Mar. 2024)

Post-pandemic economic woes mean the Bloor needs your help

A cinema has occupied 506 Bloor St. W. continuously since 1913. COURTESY JOSEPH MICHAEL HOWARTH/HOT DOCS

By Brian Burchell

After having some record attendance of 225,000 visitors in 2019, the Hot Docs/Ted Rogers Bloor Cinema is now enduring a post-pandemic hangover, and is urgently seeking financial support to keep going.

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NEWS: From field to wall (Mar. 2024)

April 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on NEWS: From field to wall (Mar. 2024)

Soil Soul Wholeness and the impacts on agriculture 

New mural at 380 Bloor St. W. pays homage to farmers. JAMES BULLANOFF/GLEANER NEWS

By James Bullanoff 

Soil Soul Wholeness, a recent mural installed in the Annex, invites those to consider the work of farmers and the impacts of large grocery chains on agriculture.  

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: Why can’t they get along??? (Mar. 2024)

April 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: Why can’t they get along??? (Mar. 2024)

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EDITORIAL: Ford‘s actions “reflect a juvenile understanding of the role of the judiciary” (Mar. 2024)

April 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford‘s actions “reflect a juvenile understanding of the role of the judiciary” (Mar. 2024)

In the wake of Premier Doug Ford’s move to politicize the Ontario judiciary by only “appointing like-minded judges” whom he says will put more people in jail, three former chief justices have criticized  the move, saying that “judges do not take orders from government.”

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FORUM: University-Rosedale update from the councillor’s chair (Mar. 2024)

April 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on FORUM: University-Rosedale update from the councillor’s chair (Mar. 2024)

Budget, development planning, and safety, fill agenda

By Dianne Saxe

The 2024 budget is finally done. Thank you to the thousands of people in Ward 11 and across Toronto who participated in this year’s intensive consultations. 

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FORUM: Privatization, sprawl, and highways, oh my (Mar. 2024)

April 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on FORUM: Privatization, sprawl, and highways, oh my (Mar. 2024)

Ford adds increased natural gas costs, and heath-care failures to the mix of misdeeds

By Jessica Bell

Premier Ford loves to say he’s getting stuff done. But who is Ford getting stuff done for, and how does it affect the rest of us? Here’s the latest roundup from Queen’s Park.

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GREENINGS: A lament for the tree inventory (Mar. 2024)

April 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: A lament for the tree inventory (Mar. 2024)

As more people move in, more green space needs to be considered 

Spring is my favourite time to get outside and enjoy what park spaces this city has to offer. Sadly, there really isn’t that much of it. In the Annex, we have a few strips north of Bloor where homes were taken out for the subway, there’s Taddle Creek Park, and then there’s Jean Sibelius. It really is scant green space for the 14,000 people who call this area home. In case you haven’t noticed, the Mirvish Village development on the old Honest Ed’s lot is near completion, and it won’t be long before 1000s more call this area home, competing to use the green space that’s available. The little green space we have is also losing its beautiful canopy coverage. 

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