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EDITORIAL: Local heroes (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 4 Comments

“Canadians are kind and generous.” The Prime Minsister tells us this in his daily briefings on the COVID-19 crisis. In reality, this statement is part truth and part aspirational. Fortunately in the Annex, and in a great many other parts of our city, this is proving to be true. Many residents are acting as model citizens: staying home, sharing positive messages, and helping each other out.

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FORUM: We will get through this together (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 5 Comments

Community resources are here for you

By Mike Layton

This is a difficult moment in time for everyone. People across the continent are having to make substantial changes and sacrifices to their lives and routines in order to help keep them, their families, and others in their community safe. It is understandable to be confused, or feel anxious on a daily basis. People know they are facing a real threat, and that the choices they make have serious and immediate consequences.

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FORUM: Pandemic brings out the best in humanity (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 3 Comments

Bell fears the worst is yet to come

By Jessica Bell 

COVID-19 has changed our world. Many of us are anxiously living in private, reading our screens, and feeling helpless. At the same time, the essential workers among us are working overtime to keep us fed and safe. They are our farmers, our scientists, our truckers and cleaners, our midwives, postal workers, doctors, and supermarket staff. We see you and appreciate you all. 

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NEWS: Clinton’s Tavern on Bloor closes after 83 years (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Clinton’s Tavern on Bloor closes after 83 years (Apr. 2020)

The tavern that’s been serving the west-end community with drinks, dance parties, and DJ nights announced in mid-February it will close permanently.

In a post to social media pages, Clinton’s Tavern announced its sudden closure.

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FOCUS: Apartment plan for Huron Street meets opposition (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Apartment plan for Huron Street meets opposition (Apr. 2020)

Maintaining historical built-form at odds with need for rental units

Heritage conservation activists oppose the demolition of this classic Annex home to allow for the building of an apartment complex. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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FOCUS: Keeping beloved market “cool”? (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Keeping beloved market “cool”? (Apr. 2020)

Kensington BIA hones its market masterplan

A new masterplan aims to achieve what Kensington Market has already mastered, says one resident. KHYRSTEN MIERAS/GLEANER NEWS

By Khyrsten Mieras

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LIFE: Portable potable vegetables (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · Comments Off on LIFE: Portable potable vegetables (Apr. 2020)

What to plant in your container garden

In May 2020, the Annex Gleaner celebrates 25 years of publishing. In acknowledgement of this history we are republishing highlights of our past; this feature, Portable potable vegetables by gardening columnist Bardi Vorster, is from May 1998. As spring is here this advice is timely.

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ARTS: Culture Corridor thrives online (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 2 Comments

At your fingertips and while in your pjs – enjoy it!

By Meribeth Deen

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LIFE: Two wheels keep on turning (April 15, 2020)

April 16th, 2020 · Comments Off on LIFE: Two wheels keep on turning (April 15, 2020)

Robert Bateman poses outside his Bathurst St. shop. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

Bike repair shops take “essential” classification seriously

By Brian Burchell

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ON THE COVER: Order in (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Order in (Mar. 2020)

The provincial response to global pandemic COVID-19 forced the closure of sit-down restaurants and bars. Many Bloor Street restaurants, like the Annex Food Hall pictured above, are trying to keep going by offering take-out and delivery services. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

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