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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Dec. 2018)

Not so funny

Re: How Nice editorial cartoon (October 2018)

I have lived in the Annex for 40 years. I love living here and am so glad The Annex Gleaner exists. This is the first time opening the paper made me sad. I have never voted Conservative, never will, and I put in a good number of years working alongside Jack Layton, two of them at City Hall.

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FORUM: Moving forward in the new reality (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Moving forward in the new reality (Dec. 2018)

Our opportunity to reshape local democracy

By Mike Layton

Let me first take a moment to thank the residents of University-Rosedale who have put their trust and faith in me with their vote. I also want to thank the other candidates for bringing their ideas and issues forward during the campaign. Congratulations also go to Toronto District School Board Trustee Chris Moise for taking on the enormous challenge of managing the expectations of parents, students, teachers, and the administration for schools across two enormous wards.

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FOCUS: Voting from afar (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Voting from afar (Dec. 2018)

Democrats Abroad celebrate mid-term results

By Shyanne Cole

Democrats Abroad gathered at the Madison Avenue Pub on November 6 to watch results for the mid-term election come in from the United States of America. American flags hanging from the walls, peeking out of shirt pockets, and draping many shoulders made it a very vibrant night.

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GREENINGS: Preventing chaos, mass starvation (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Preventing chaos, mass starvation (Dec. 2018)

We need a ministry of adaptation

I live in the city, have given up driving and most of my hobbies that produce a lot of greenhouse gas emissions, so I’m thrilled that the new carbon tax is finally getting implemented.

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ON THE COVER: Eyes on Nuit Blanche (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tracy Gorman’s “In her eyes” studies the eyes of the women in her life. Gorman specializes in textile-based pieces, and put photos of eyes on a dress using synthetic photographic transfer paper. The installation was part of W-O-M-A-N, an all-woman exhibition about women in society at Spadina Musuem for Nuit Blanche Toronto on September 29. HÜSNA SARI/GLEANER NEWS

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FOCUS: Putting candidates to the Gleaner test (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · 3 Comments

See where hopefuls stand

It’s a bit ironic that municipal elections attract the lowest voter turnouts. Ironic because decisions made at City Hall have a greater impact on your day-to-day life than those made in the legislature or in parliament. On any given day, Toronto City Council will consider garbage, snow removal, transit, zoning, parks…the list is endless. Yet it can be difficult for councillor candidates to attract attention, much less your vote.

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NEWS: Revealing reno in Wedgwood blue (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Revealing reno in Wedgwood blue (City Election 2018)

Faculty Club building once home to Primrose Club

By Annemarie Brissenden and Ahmed-Zaki Hagar

Blue martinis, operatic voices, and fabulous food marked the University of Toronto Faculty Club’s grand reopening of its historic Wedgwood Ballroom on September 25. Formerly known as the club’s dining room, the space was renovated over the summer and has been renamed for the plaster mouldings that have been hand-painted in white and many shades of blue.

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CHATTER: Take in a play or three at the Tranzac Club on November 1 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Take in a play or three at the Tranzac Club on November 1 (City Election 2018)

NAGs Players will kick off its 42nd season with The Coarse Acting Show 2 by Michael Green. Running November 1 to 3 and 8 to 10, the hilarious play explores what happens when a quaint community theatre group decides to put on four short but challenging plays. And, according to Martin Edmonds, 28-year NAGS member and production co-ordinator, everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

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CHATTER: Find a treasured gift at Christie Gardens on November 3 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Find a treasured gift at Christie Gardens on November 3 (City Election 2018)

Baked goods, crafts, cards, knitted items, jewellery, books, and plants make up the treasure trove of items featured in the Holly Sale and Luncheon hosted by the Christie Gardens Residents’ Association. All the proceeds from the annual fundraiser will support social programs and activities for the retirement community.

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CHATTER: Send your pumpkin back to the patch on November 1 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Send your pumpkin back to the patch on November 1 (City Election 2018)

GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

The pumpkin patch returns to Harbord Village on November 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pumpkins will line Harbord Street from Spadina Avenue westward for the annual Pumpkin Festival, co-sponsored by the Harbord Street Business Improvement Area and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association. If you want to participate, put your pumpkin on your front porch in the morning on November 1, and volunteers will collect it to put it on display later that evening. —Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

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