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FROM THE ARCHIVES: A time of loss, horror and excitement

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES: A time of loss, horror and excitement

Three Annex veterans recall war service

By Annemarie Brissenden

Georgette Caldwell remembers the exact moment she decided to join the Women’s Royal Naval Service. It came after the first firebombing of London. Walking along the churchyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral, “you could smell the wood burning, and the cobblestones underneath my feet were still steaming.”

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ARTS (FEBRUARY 2017): Celebrate love and family

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (FEBRUARY 2017): Celebrate love and family

A wealth of activities for kids of all ages

By Heather Kelly

February is a month of celebrating love and making time with family members.

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NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

Should infill take precedence over upward building?

By Brian Burchell

With affordable housing at a premium in Toronto, two councillors are proposing to open up the city’s 2,400 laneways to infill development.

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NEWS (DECEMBER 2016): Infill versus open space at 666

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (DECEMBER 2016): Infill versus open space at 666

Residents decry loss of green space and heritage impacts

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANE NEWS: Uno Prii designed 666 Spadina Ave., which is listed on the city’s inventory of Heritage Properties. The property owner wants to add an 11-storey building and eight stacked townhouses on the site.

By Brian Burchell

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LIFE (NOVEMBER 2016): Pumpkins on parade

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on LIFE (NOVEMBER 2016): Pumpkins on parade

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COURTESY RICHARD LONGLEY: The Harbord Village Residents’ Association and the Harbord Street Business Improvement Area celebrated their tenth annual Harbord Street Pumpkin Festival on Nov. 1. Featuring hot cider, a silent auction, and, of course, many glowing pumpkins, it drew crowds to Harbord Street between Spadina Avenue to Borden Street.

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ON THE COVER (SEPTEMBER 2016): A neighbourhood block party for the global village

September 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (SEPTEMBER 2016): A neighbourhood block party for the global village

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO: The Kensington Market Refugee Project, a private group of concerned residents working in partnership with St. Stephen-in-the-Fields, held a neighbourhood block party on Sept. 7 to help raise $50,000 to sponsor a Syrian refugee family and help them settle in Canada. The market, which is home to the city’s first [road mural INSERT LINK], will also come alive with jazz, when the first Kensington Market Jazz Festival launches Sept. 16 to 18.

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO: The Kensington Market Refugee Project, a private group of concerned residents working in partnership with St. Stephen-in-the-Fields, held a neighbourhood block party on Sept. 7 to help raise $50,000 to sponsor a Syrian refugee family and help them settle in Canada. The market, which is home to the city’s first road mural, will also come alive with jazz, when the first Kensington Market Jazz Festival launches Sept. 16 to 18.

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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)

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · General · Opinion

ARTS (AUGUST 2016): Library’s ukulele drop-in program leverages diminutive instrument to launch musical journeys

August 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on ARTS (AUGUST 2016): Library’s ukulele drop-in program leverages diminutive instrument to launch musical journeys

By Annemarie Brissenden

It’s hard to feel sad when playing a ukulele.

“Everyone feels good when they play the music,” laughs Sarah Bradley, a branch head librarian with the Toronto Public Library (TPL). She and her colleagues have been running a ukulele program at the Lillian H. Smith branch at College Street and Spadina Avenue that is proving surprisingly popular.

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Tags: Annex · Arts · General · Life

SPORTS (AUGUST 2016): Baseball Leafs head to the playoffs with high hopes

August 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on SPORTS (AUGUST 2016): Baseball Leafs head to the playoffs with high hopes

Fans celebrate another up-and-down season

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: Brett van Pelt of the Toronto Maple Leafs delivers a pitch on July 31 during the final game of the regular season.

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: Brett van Pelt of the Toronto Maple Leafs delivers a pitch on July 31 during the final game of the regular season.

By R.S. Konjek

Baseball won’t be rushed.

It is a pastime to be sipped and savoured.

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ON THE COVER (JULY 2016): An Annex bee celebration

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (JULY 2016): An Annex bee celebration

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: The June 23 unveiling of Nick Sweetman’s mural on the east wall of 442 Bloor St. W. coincided with the proclamation that Toronto is now the first official Bee City in Canada. Commissioned by Burt’s Bees, Sweetman’s mural — which features the female metallic green sweat bee responsible for a large amount of pollination — is intended to demonstrate the bee’s importance, and how we, on earth, says the artist, “are the single house on the block” with only one earth to keep healthy.

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: The June 23 unveiling of Nick Sweetman’s mural on the east wall of 442 Bloor St. W. coincided with the proclamation that Toronto is now the first official Bee City in Canada. Commissioned by Burt’s Bees, Sweetman’s mural — which features the female metallic green sweat bee responsible for a large amount of pollination — is intended to demonstrate the bee’s importance, and how we, on earth, says the artist, “are the single house on the block” with only one earth to keep healthy.

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