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Mirvish Village sidewalk sale is back!

July 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Mirvish Village sidewalk sale is back!

Following on the success of the May event, the Mirvish Village Business Improvement Area is again hosting a sidewalk sale this time on Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vintage wares, artists’ creations, and new merchandise will be featured, and local restaurants will offer up their tasty bites.

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Esprit Orchestra goes to China

July 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Esprit Orchestra goes to China

Trip marks 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Canada

The Esprit Orchestra performed The Falcon’s Trumpet by R. Murray Schafer with Robert Venables on trumpet on June 4 at the Guangxi Arts Institute Concert Hall. Courtesy Mimi Mok, Esprit Orchestra

The Esprit Orchestra performed The Falcon’s Trumpet by R. Murray Schafer with Robert Venables on trumpet on June 4 at the Guangxi Arts Institute Concert Hall. Courtesy Mimi Mok, Esprit Orchestra

By Beth McKay

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Make affordable housing mandatory

July 3rd, 2015 · 2 Comments

Inclusionary zoning is used in 300 U.S. cities

By Joe Cressy

What makes a great city? Arts and culture, diversity, economic growth, and civic engagement. All these things matter a great deal. But, if you ask me, the test of a truly great city is whether we adequately care for the residents who live here. Sadly, on this front, we are letting residents of Toronto down.

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Preserving Mirvish Village

July 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Preserving Mirvish Village

Collection of photographs captures spirit and character of the area

Gerald Pisarzowski, poses in front of Charlotte Hale & Associates Gallery on Markham St. Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Hale

Gerald Pisarzowski, poses in front of Charlotte Hale & Associates Gallery on Markham St. Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Hale

By Annemarie Brissenden

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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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Why do the Conservatives keep missing the boat?

May 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on Why do the Conservatives keep missing the boat?

The orange wave has toppled the bastion of blue.

The New Democratic Party’s (NDP) recent sweep to power in Alberta should put the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) on notice. Even if the right wing was united in that province, the combined seats of the Conservative and Wild Rose parties would not be enough to crush the wave. Meanwhile, the Liberals caused barely a ripple. It’s a clear signal that those living in the province wanted change.

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Canoe garden lands on the shore of Lake Iroquois

May 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Canoe garden lands on the shore of Lake Iroquois

Led by David Suzuki Foundation Neighbourhood Park Ranger Aidan Nolan (above left), volunteers transform a canoe into a garden in front of the Tollkeeper’s Cottage at Bathurst Street and Davenport Road. A Community Canoe Garden Network initiative, the garden — one of 11 installed along the corridor of old Garrison Creek — creates an abundant habitat for bees, birds, bats, and butterflies while reminding residents of the lost rivers that flow beneath the city. Photo: Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

Led by David Suzuki Foundation Neighbourhood Park Ranger Aidan Nolan (above left), volunteers transform a canoe into a garden in front of the Tollkeeper’s Cottage at Bathurst Street and Davenport Road. A Community Canoe Garden Network initiative, the garden — one of 11 installed along the corridor of old Garrison Creek — creates an abundant habitat for bees, birds, bats, and butterflies while reminding residents of the lost rivers that flow beneath the city. Photo: Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

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Inaction frustrates residents

May 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Inaction frustrates residents

Government urged to act now to reduce the risk of a rail catastrophe

By Arthur White

About 200 people attending an April town hall on rail safety learned that little has changed since they last met in November.

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Preserving a historic street

May 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Preserving a historic street

Madison Avenue to become a Heritage Conservation District

By Annemarie Brissenden

What may be one of Toronto’s most historic streets was almost demolished to make way for an urban expressway.

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Christie Gardens residents clean up Veronica Mallon-Dupuis, a resident of Christie Gardens Retirement Residence, helps to clean up the area on Earth Day, April 22. A small group of Christie Gardens residents picked up litter not only around the large building, but also from the grounds of neighbouring Frankel Lambert Park. Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Christie Gardens residents clean up
Veronica Mallon-Dupuis, a resident of Christie Gardens Retirement Residence, helps to clean up the area on Earth Day, April 22. A small group of Christie Gardens residents picked up litter not only around the large building, but also from the grounds of neighbouring Frankel Lambert Park.
Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

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