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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Grading the green (August 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Grading the green (August 2020)

Park it here

In this year’s installment of evaluating park spaces within the Gleaner’s catchment area, our observers noted the impressive revival of Queen’s Park North showing what a great city can do when it focuses its imagination and resources. The neglected Euclid Avenue Park, near Koreatown, shows what happens when these resources are withheld. Compiled by Mary An, Tanya Ielyseieva, and Nicole Stoffman.

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Tags: Annex · Life

GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Open spaces in the heart of the Annex (Summer 2019)

July 16th, 2019 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Open spaces in the heart of the Annex (Summer 2019)

Lots of places for ambling with a dog, playing sports, or watching the world go by

This is our first set of park reviews for 2019. The Annex and its surroundings are blessed with a rich array of green space — much of it under the umbrella of city parks. We grade them here, every year using many parameters. Many a venue to run your dog, laze away a day, grab a seat in the sunshine, or shade, push a child on the swing set, the Annex has it all.

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CHATTER: The not so wild Annex turkey (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · 1 Comment

Rose hanging out at Art Eggleton Park. HUSNA SARI/GLEANER NEWS

By Brian Burchell

This female Eastern White Wild Turkey, dubbed “Rose” by neighbours, seems to enjoy her mini-range consisting of Christie Pits, Bickford, and Art Eggleton parks.

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: More attention to green spaces means parks are improving (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: More attention to green spaces means parks are improving (July 2018)

Tall trees provide lots of shade for the University of Toronto faculty and students who often congregate at Bloor-Bedford Parkette. Easily accessible from St. George station or the parking lot behind the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the park also features paved walkways and several benches. AHMED-ZAKI HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

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Tags: Annex · General · Life

FORUM (Oct. 2017): Building a better Bickford Park

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (Oct. 2017): Building a better Bickford Park

Large fenced off-leash area for dogs

The new and improved Bickford Park is a great place to take in the autumn leaves. It features large fields, a customized dog park, and new benches. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

By Mike Layton

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (JULY 2017): Open spaces in the heart of the Annex

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (JULY 2017): Open spaces in the heart of the Annex

Lots of places for ambling with a dog, playing sports, or watching the world go by

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: There’s lots for kids to do at the recently renovated Margaret Fairley Park, where the installation of a new wading pool and seating area is almost complete. The revitalized park has a determined Muskoka feel to it that might strike some as a bit too sterile.

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Tags: Annex · Life

NEWS (NOVEMBER 2016): City to propose dog bylaw changes

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (NOVEMBER 2016): City to propose dog bylaw changes

System to provide more tools for responding to aggressive behaviour

PHOTO BY NOELLE?DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS: Dogs ramble at Bickford Park, home to one of the city’s off-leash areas.

PHOTO BY NOELLE DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS: Dogs ramble at Bickford Park, home to one of the city’s off-leash areas.

By Annemarie Brissenden

After a year of public consultations, the City of Toronto’s Municipal Standards and Licensing Division (MS&L) will propose an amendment to the section of the Toronto Municipal Code that governs dogs and dog behaviour.

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Tags: Annex · News