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EDITORIAL: Bat crazy (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Bat crazy (Jan. 2020)

The government that decimated the Endangered Species Act is now in the business of protecting bats. At least that’s what Ontario’s Minister of Environment, Jeff Yurek, claimed when he revoked the approval of the Nation Rise wind farm project on December 4. As costs pile up, so do the false premises that come with the Ford regime’s attack on green energy.

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FORUM: Build a more livable city, together (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: Build a more livable city, together (Jan. 2020)

Bike lanes, affordable housing, parkettes, and road safety

By Mike Layton

I want to begin by wishing everyone a happy 2020 and a wonderful start to the new year. I am renewed in my commitment to working closely with you all to build a more livable and equitable city, and I want to thank the many residents who have been volunteering their time to better our ward.

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GREENINGS: Emergency climate calls to city met with busy signal (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Emergency climate calls to city met with busy signal (Jan. 2020)

City is caught flat-footed as alarm bells ring

By Terri Chu

I was mildly optimistic when Toronto City Council officially declared a “Climate Emergency”, in October, 2019. How naïve I was to think that an “emergency” meant that something might actually happen. The situation appears to me as though teenagers are dialing 911 and screaming in terror into the phone while the operator on the other end says: Please hold, your call is important to us.

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LIFE: Unsung heroes of Uni-Rose feted (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on LIFE: Unsung heroes of Uni-Rose feted (Jan. 2020)

MPP Bell hosts community appreciation celebration

Multi-generational activists Roy Bateman, Malina Fritz-Schwarts (on behalf of Allie Rougeot), Betty Robinson, and Zoe Keary-Matzner with MPP Jessica Bell. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

By Nicole Stoffman

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ARTS: Commit to culture in 2020 (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Commit to culture in 2020 (Jan. 2020)

A myriad of activities meet the new year in the Arts Corridor

The African oxpecker consumes the blood of its host. Featured in the ROM’s Bloodsucker exhibition. Courtesy the Royal Ontario Museum

By Meribeth Deen

How about making the most of the city’s culture as a resolution for 2020? 

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FOCUS: Marked with granite (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Marked with granite (Jan. 2020)

Creating a spot to gather

Artist Robert Cram spots as Sanscon Construction employees carefully place the first granite bench at the Robert Street Parkette. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/BLOOR ANNEX BIA

Originally published in October of 2016 in anticipation of the granite installations in the Bloor Street Parkettes.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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ON THE COVER (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Dec. 2019)

Women Walking in Lane (Watercolour) by Jim Prince from his collection Toronto Winter Themes is featured on our cover this issue. 

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NEWS: OCAD students design bike rings (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: OCAD students design bike rings (Dec. 2019)

Traditional and contemporary pieces win competition

OCAD student Che Huang kneels next to his winning bike ring design for Bloor Annex BIA parkettes. KHYRSTEN MIERAS/GLEANER NEWS

By Khyrsten Mieras

New bike racks are being added to the Annex’s urban landscape after OCAD announced the winners of its design contest in mid-November.

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NEWS: New mural for Major (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: New mural for Major (Dec. 2019)

Parkette location chosen to celebrate Bloor’s rich offerings

Initial concept of mural design by Daniela Rocha for the Major Street parkette (rear, east-face of Sleep Country location) pending for May of 2020.
COURTESY DANIELA ROCHA

By Khyrsten Mieras


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NEWS: ARA climate plan hits home (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: ARA climate plan hits home (Dec. 2019)

TransformTO consultation held to discuss city’s climate plan

Teri Chu of the ARA has launched Plate Share, a free dining-ware program for local parties. KHYRSTEN MIERAS/GLEANER NEWS

By Khyrsten Mieras

The City of Toronto and the Annex Residents’ Association’s (ARA) Parks, Trees and Environment Committee held the latest TransformTO community consultation at the Bata Shoe Museum on November 4.

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