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FOCUS: Local resources for a global pandemic (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Local resources for a global pandemic (Apr. 2020)

An updated guide of Annex resources

By Gleaner Staff

Staying home to help stop the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the new normal for the foreseeable future.  

Read on for our updated guide to Annex resources during COVID-19, the second issue since we all started to hunker down and stay together apart. 

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CHATTER: “A burger and a pound of butter please…” (Apr. 2020)

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As social distancing rules cause hour-long line ups at the local Metro, people are also having trouble finding free time slots for grocery delivery. Fortunately for stressed-out shoppers, our friendly neighbourhood Paupers Pub is getting into the grocery game. 

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CHATTER: Victory’s Nick is the anti-gouger (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 1 Comment

Victory Cafe owner Nick Ndreka warms the hearth to make it ready for pizza. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

Victory Cafe at 440 Bloor St. W. is open for take-out and is offering gourmet pizza, prepared in a wood fire oven, at roughly 40% off the usual price ($10.95). Owner Nick Ndreka declared: “this is an emergency and people need a break!”

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CHATTER: Pop-up coffee shop opens on Bloor! (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 2 Comments

Sean Lacey saw most coffee establishments shutter on Bloor St. due to the pandemic. He saw the opportunity and opened up his own take-out only coffee venue within the Victory Cafe (440 Bloor St. W.). Lacey, pictured above, makes his own fresh baked goods on the premises and sells coffee beans to go. The new business will move to Borden St. (just south of Bloor) when the Victory Cafe and other restaurants fully re-open.

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FOCUS: Former lingerie maven makes masks for neighbours (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 1 Comment

Non-medical masks can help everyone stay safer

Shana Tilbrook and her daughter making non-medical masks at home in the Annex. COURTESY BILL BEDFORD

By Nicole Stoffman

It’s week three of the global coronavirus pandemic and Shana Tilbrook has distributed over 100 handmade cloth masks in ten days. 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 4 Comments

READ MORE LOCAL COVID-19 COVERAGE:

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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)

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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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