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ON THE COVER (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Jan. 2020)

Sanscon Construction crew members carefully guide the granite erratic found during construction of the Major Street Parkette to its new home in the Howland Avenue Parkette. James Roche of DTAH looks on. For more on the parkettes and their granite benches, please click here. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/BLOOR ANNEX BIA

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FORUM: Build a more livable city, together (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: Build a more livable city, together (Jan. 2020)

Bike lanes, affordable housing, parkettes, and road safety

By Mike Layton

I want to begin by wishing everyone a happy 2020 and a wonderful start to the new year. I am renewed in my commitment to working closely with you all to build a more livable and equitable city, and I want to thank the many residents who have been volunteering their time to better our ward.

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FOCUS: Marked with granite (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · 1 Comment

Creating a spot to gather

Artist Robert Cram spots as Sanscon Construction employees carefully place the first granite bench at the Robert Street Parkette. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/BLOOR ANNEX BIA

Originally published in October of 2016 in anticipation of the granite installations in the Bloor Street Parkettes.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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NEWS: OCAD students design bike rings (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: OCAD students design bike rings (Dec. 2019)

Traditional and contemporary pieces win competition

OCAD student Che Huang kneels next to his winning bike ring design for Bloor Annex BIA parkettes. KHYRSTEN MIERAS/GLEANER NEWS

By Khyrsten Mieras

New bike racks are being added to the Annex’s urban landscape after OCAD announced the winners of its design contest in mid-November.

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NEWS: New mural for Major (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: New mural for Major (Dec. 2019)

Parkette location chosen to celebrate Bloor’s rich offerings

Initial concept of mural design by Daniela Rocha for the Major Street parkette (rear, east-face of Sleep Country location) pending for May of 2020.
COURTESY DANIELA ROCHA

By Khyrsten Mieras


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ON THE COVER: All hands on deck! (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: All hands on deck! (Nov. 2019)

Crew from Sanscon Construction and North on Sixty work feverishly over frozen ground to complete the BIA parkette installations. Pictured here is the Brunswick Avenue parkette which will feature trees, a pollinator garden, wood decking, large granite boulders and a water bottle refilling station. COURTESY?MELANIE?RAMSAY/BLOOR?ANNEX?BIA

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CHATTER: Excavators discover giant rock off Bloor Street (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Excavators discover giant rock off Bloor Street (August 2019)

Contractors excavating to create a BIA-sponsored parkette made a surprise discovery. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

Residents got a taste of the ice age in the form of a large boulder found at a construction site on Bloor Street at Major. Construction workers excavating the location of a new parkette dug up the boulder at the end of July.

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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: Election chaos (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

Council cuts a concern

By Ellie Hayden

Local residents’ associations, business improvement areas, and community organizations are concerned that reducing Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 seats will wreak havoc with the business of the city in their neighbourhoods.

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ON THE COVER: Pop up pit stop (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Pop up pit stop (Summer 2018)

A bike undergoes a safety check-up at a pop up pit stop on Bloor Street West last month. The Bloor Annex BIA (whose chair publishes this newspaper) sponsored the safety checks, which were performed free of charge by Cycle Toronto staffers. Free check-ups will be offered again on August 14 on Bloor Street West at Howland Avenue by the bee mural. TEMI?DADA/GLEANER?NEWS

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