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FOCUS (JANUARY 2017): Should marijuana dispensaries be closed?

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on FOCUS (JANUARY 2017): Should marijuana dispensaries be closed?

Bloor Street citizens have their say

By Geremy Bordonaro

The December 22 shutdown of Pacifico Life had us wondering: what do people think of having a marijuana dispensary in their neighbourhood? So, we hit Bloor Street on January 12, not too far from where Pacifico Life had been, to find out. We asked people what they thought of the shutdown, and of dispensaries in general. What follows is a round-up of what we learned.

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NEWS (JULY 2016): A permanent home for storytelling

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (JULY 2016): A permanent home for storytelling

Rogers family donates $5 million to Hot Docs

By Annemarie Brissenden

Ninety years after John Grierson — who would go on to become the first commissioner of the National Film Board of Canada — coined the term documentary, Toronto’s burgeoning narrative feature industry has secured a permanent home.

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Top four empty spaces in the Annex (and one you may have thought was empty but isn’t)

September 15th, 2011 · 10 Comments

By Julia Manoukian

287 Brunswick Ave.

287 Brunswick Ave. was once home to one of the area’s wealthiest real estate owners. Anne Racz, better known as Annie of the Annex, invested in a great deal of real estate in and around Toronto with her husband, Leslie Racz. Her entire estate, which is rumoured to be valued at $80 million, was left to her common-law partner, Rich Martyniuk, after she passed away in July 2004. Strangely, the property is listed as occupied, under Leslie Racz’s name.

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