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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Open spaces in the heart of the Annex (Summer 2019)

July 16th, 2019 · No Comments

Lots of places for ambling with a dog, playing sports, or watching the world go by

This is our first set of park reviews for 2019. The Annex and its surroundings are blessed with a rich array of green space — much of it under the umbrella of city parks. We grade them here, every year using many parameters. Many a venue to run your dog, laze away a day, grab a seat in the sunshine, or shade, push a child on the swing set, the Annex has it all.

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LIFE: Losing the hood (Summer 2019)

July 16th, 2019 · No Comments

Tree canopy of Harbord Village depleted by 20 per cent

By Nabahat Hussain

A thorough tree inventory in Harbord Village shows that the neighbourhood’s tree canopy has decreased by 20 per cent in the past 12 years. This rate of decline is similar to that of trees in the Annex, north of Bloor.

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ON THE COVER (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (May 2019)

Ambition, Innovation and Excellence: A Decade at Skule an exhibition of photos featuring creative design and emerging technoology taking place May 3-31 at the Myhal Centre U of T (55 St. George St.) as part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. COURTESY OF AEROVELO

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NEWS: Cities trump space (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Cities trump space (May 2019)

U of T School of Cities build to replace McLaughlin Planetarium

Architects’ rendering of the new U of T building to be erected on the site of the Planetarium. COURTESY DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO

By Ahmed Hagar

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NEWS: Wychwood Library aims to attract (May 2019)

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Demolition of 1970s element makes way for modern addition

Architects’ rendering of what will be the main floor “Urban Living Room” in the new addition to Wychwood Library on Bathurst Street. COURTESY SHOALTS AND ZABACK ARCHITECTS

By Nabahat Hussain

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NEWS: Creating a friendlier Dupont (May 2019)

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Creation of city square and Dupont greening to begin this summer

Designers’ rendering of the future square on Huron and Dupont streets. COURTESY OF PLANT ARCHITECT INC.

By Nabahat Hussain

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CHATTER: Community Builder of the Year: Neil Jain (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Community Builder of the Year: Neil Jain (May 2019)

The Annex Residents’ Association (ARA) presented Neil Jain with the Community Builder of the Year award during their meeting on April 25. “The award recognizes a good neighbour in the Annex community who has contributed in the areas of social justice, heritage, and environment,” according to the vice chair of the association, Albert Koehl.

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CHATTER: St. Stephen’s safe-injection site loses provincial funding (May 2019

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: St. Stephen’s safe-injection site loses provincial funding (May 2019

Funding cuts announced by the province in April will likely mean safe-injection sites such as St. Stephen’s (pictured above) may shutter. NABAHAT HUSSAIN/GLEANER NEWS

On April 1, the provincial government, led by Premier Doug Ford, announced they would keep funding fifteen overdose prevention sites in the province, while cutting funding for three. St. Stephen’s Community House in Kensington Market located on Augusta Avenue is one of the two sites at risk of closure in Toronto. 

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EDITORIAL: Ford’s angry budget (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford’s angry budget (May 2019)

The most recent Ontario budget targets Toronto for over $177 million in annual provincial funding cuts. The targeted cuts are to Toronto’s programs in healthcare, child care, legal aid, tourism, and transit. In exchange, Premier Ford’s province-wide base gets a few shiny trinkets, and as a whole the budget still fails to resemble the kind of plan that could lead our province in the direction of fiscal balance.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2019)

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