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ON THE COVER: Keeping an eye on our greenspace (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Keeping an eye on our greenspace (Aug. 2020)

Sally Bird Park is located mid-block on Brunswick Ave. north of Harbord St. Long plagued by graffiti this mural has garnered the respect of taggers who leave it alone. See more about the area’s parks in our annual reviews. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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FORUM: Making it green (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: Making it green (Aug. 2020)

Parks must grow with the city

By Mike Layton 

As summer slowly comes to a close, it is important to reflect on the ways that our city has developed during these challenging times. Our response to the pandemic has uniquely highlighted that investing in public green spaces and active transportation infrastructure means a better quality of life for Torontonians. 

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CHATTER: Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance (May 2020)

Musicians from Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance outside the home of bandleader Adam Seelig on Brunswick Ave. The impromptu brass band has been playing a song or two every night since March at 7:30 sharp, to the delight of their neighbours. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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CHATTER: Human bones found during Brunswick re-build (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Human bones found during Brunswick re-build (Mar. 2020)

In late January police were called to a house located at 410 Brunswick Ave., where workers had dug up human remains while doing renovation work. 

Toronto Police Constable Victor Kwong said contractors discovered the bones buried in the backyard. At the time, police said, they suspected the remains had been buried there for decades. They proceeded to open an investigation to determine the circumstances of death. 

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FORUM: Safer streets for bikes and pedestrians (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: Safer streets for bikes and pedestrians (Mar. 2020)

Redesigning the roads with necessary rules

By Mike Layton

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Chatter (Nov. 2017): Bloor Annex BIA updates street revitalization plan

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Chatter (Nov. 2017): Bloor Annex BIA updates street revitalization plan

COURTESY BLOOR ANNEX BIA
The right-of-way on the western flank of the grocery store at Bloor and Robert streets will be redeveloped into a park, thanks to the Bloor Annex BIA.

The Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area (BIA) met this month to discuss the upcoming, and much anticipated, Bloor Street revitalization plan due in 2019.

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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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