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FORUM: Ford failing to address homelessness, racism, schooling (July 2020)

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Telling parents to prepare for every eventuality is not a plan

By Jessica Bell

As the pandemic drags on, the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable are getting worse. I want to draw attention to three communities that need our help.

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LIFE: Tulip Fairies surprise (July 2020)

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Neighbourly love abounds in Seaton Village

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GREENINGS: What happens if we don’t want to go back to the “before” times? (July 2020)

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Pandemic shows we can live on so much less

While many of us are enjoying cleaner air in the neighbourhood, undoubtably there are people up at night worried about what happens if the air never goes back to being as toxic as it once was. Trillions of dollars are at stake if we, as a society, decide we don’t really want to go back to the “before” times where people drove hours to get to work and mindlessly went shopping for entertainment. 

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LIFE: How to arrange flowers in less than 10 easy steps (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · No Comments

Flowers in the home relax the mind and nourish the spirit

COURTESY LISA LOMAX

In May 2020, the Annex Gleaner celebrated 25 years of publishing. In acknowledgement of this history we are republishing highlights of our past; this feature, How to arrange flowers in 10 easy steps by gardening columnist Bardi Vorster, is from July 2000. Some guidance still relevant to enjoy summer’s flowery bounty indoors. 

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ARTS: Coronavirus arts update:?Stay engaged (July 2020)

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A crisis is a terrible thing to waste

By Meribeth Deen

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SPORTS: Silent Pits hold fond memories for Maple Leafs Pitcher (July 2020)

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As 2020 season is cancelled, Marek Deska recounts historic no-hitter

By R.S. Konjek 

Marek Deska smiles as he remembers that night.

“The cool thing was, I knew the whole time.”  


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ON THE COVER: Halfway there (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Halfway there (May 2020)

Robert Watt House, the former home of Anne Mirvish’s studio, is on its way from 610 to 604 Markham St. The building is being preserved and re-located as part of Westbank’s Mirvish Village development. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Kensington Gardens loses eight (May 2020)

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Kensington and other seniors’ homes in Annex very well prepared

By Nicole Stoffman

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NEWS: COVID-19 outbreaks at grocers (May 2020)

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Loblaws, Metro, Fiesta Farms all affected

By Nicole Stoffman

How is COVID-19 impacting the health and safety of grocery workers and their customers across the Annex? The Gleaner took a closer look.

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CHATTER: Green Beans no more (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Green Beans no more (May 2020)

R.H. Thomson, actor and Annex resident, sat down with the Gleaner at the Green Beanery in March of 2016 to discuss his starring role in the Tarragon Theatre play You will remember me. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

The Annex café at the corner of Bathurst and Bloor has announced its closing after 12 years in business. The announcement came ahead of the pandemic crisis and reportedly as the building had been sold by the tenant’s parent company.

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