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DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Spring 2022)

New and continuing developments in the Annex

By MADELINE SMART 
with files from HENRY WIERCINSKI, Annex Residents’ Association 
Photos by BRIAN BURCHELL, renderings from developers’ and city’s websites



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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2022)

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EDITORIAL: A conservative in name only (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: A conservative in name only (Spring 2022)

It’s silly season at Queen’s Park as the ruling Progressive Conservatives seek another mandate from voters this June. And it’s not beneath Doug Ford to attempt to bribe voters with their own money and ignore criticism about behaving in a fiscally reckless fashion. 

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FORUM: A budget brief from the trenches (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: A budget brief from the trenches (Spring 2022)

Many progressive gains come out of city council

By Mike Layton

The 2022 budget process concluded in late February, followed by a few quick council meetings to address regular business. With the help of my colleagues, and the advocacy of many of you, we achieved notable improvements to a budget that began with glaring gaps in services, while continuing to work to improve safety in our communities. 

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FORUM: Celebrating our local leaders (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Celebrating our local leaders (Spring 2022)

MPP Jessica Bell pays homage to community contributors

By Jessica Bell

Our Community Recognition Awards recognize the people who help make University-Rosedale a wonderful place to live. Here’s some of our recent award recipients. 

Seniors’ Advocate

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ARTS: Hello April! (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on ARTS: Hello April! (Spring 2022)

The Bata Shoe Museum will dazzle your feet

By Meribeth Deen

With any luck, winter boots will be forgotten in the back of the closet this month as Torontonians embrace spring—at least on the good days.

If you are a shoe fanatic, Sundays are particularly good days because the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) is FREE on Sundays

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ON THE COVER: Show Bloor Annex Love (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Show Bloor Annex Love (Winter 2022)

With many COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, small businesses are ready for some love. To help promote main street, a #ShowLoveTO heart has been installed in the Bloor Annex BIA parkette at Bloor Street and Brunswick Avenue. Stop by and take a selfie with the heart and post it to social media for your chance to win $100 to spend at any BIA business. Full details available at bloorannex.ca.
NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Dominico’s vision changed Toronto sports history (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Dominico’s vision changed Toronto sports history (Winter 2022)

Late baseball owner loomed large over amateur sports scene

Owner and lifelong fan at heart Jack Dominico ran the Maple Leafs baseball club for over 50 years.
COURTESY TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS BASEBALL

By R.S. Konjek

As local lore will have it, the Toronto sports scene was forever changed one afternoon in the summer of 1968.


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NEWS: Too close for comfort (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · 2 Comments

Side-by-side condo tower development on Davenport

The site of the former Just Desserts restaurant is slated to be the new home of Designers Walk Building, a 22-storey “vertical forest” with trees on every terrace. The condo tower by Cityzen and Greybrook Realty Partners will be the first of its kind in Toronto.
COURTESY CITYZEN AND GREYBROOK REALTY PARTNERS

By Nicole Stoffman


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NEWS: Main Street gets some relief (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Main Street gets some relief (Winter 2022)

New Small Business tax class see property taxes drop by 15%

By Carly Penrose

The benches outside Emily Rose Café at Palmerston Square and Follis Avenue were filled with patrons. Mothers and daughters, friends coming together over food. Although it was late November and the café had yet to introduce indoor seating, patrons were undeterred by the cold late-fall air as they waited patiently for their coffees and baked goods.

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CHATTER: Groundbreaking at Sussex (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Groundbreaking at Sussex (Winter 2022)

The University of Toronto officially broke ground at the site of a yet-to-be-named 23-storey student residence at Spadina and Sussex. Concessions to city planning and the HVRA allowed the development to proceed: preserving the heritage building at 698 Spadina, and creating the new Robert Street Park. U of T is pleased to be able to offer 509 additional future students the experience of on-campus living, which has been shown to improve their academic performance and mental health. The residence will use an innovative geoexchange system for heating, cooling and hot water, dramatically reducing emissions. (From left), Scott Mabury (VP, Operations), Mitchell Cohen (President & CEO, The Daniels Corporation), Meric Gertler (President, U of T), Brian Lawson (Chair of the Governing Council, U of T), Rose Patten (Chancellor, U of T), and Vishar Yaghoubian (Student Governor, Governing Council). NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

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CHATTER: Unlock the secrets of Canadian history (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Unlock the secrets of Canadian history (Winter 2022)

Did you sleep through history class? Never fear — this month there’s a lot that you can catch up on, particularly in commemoration of Black History Month. Prepare to explore the stories you thought you knew alongside the ones you were never told through books, movies, and coins. 

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CHATTER: Pax prays for peace (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Pax prays for peace (Winter 2022)

An estimated twenty protesters from Pax Christi Toronto gathered in front of Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office, at Bloor Street and Spadina Road, on March 2. The international Catholic organization chose Ash Wednesday to pray and fast for peace in Ukraine. “We would like Canada to sign the UN treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons,” said Mary-Ellen Francoeur.” A whole new architecture for common security needs to be developed, where every country, including Russia, feels secure.” Pax Christi stands for lasting peace through dialogue, diplomacy, negotiation and treaties. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

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