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Doug Gilmour hosts inaugural celebrity softball match

August 30th, 2012 · Comments Off on Doug Gilmour hosts inaugural celebrity softball match

NHL stars come out to support the Team Up Foundation
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By Andrew Schopp

As an NHL all-star, Doug Gilmour could score goals. But there were no home-runs from the Hall of Famer at the inaugural “Dougieball” softball match at Christie Pits Park on July 19.

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Tags: Annex · News · Sports

Seasons Family Centre puts on charity art show

August 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Seasons Family Centre puts on charity art show

School kids helps raise money for youth mentoring project.

Art drawn by local kids for a good cause. Credit: Richard Frankel/Gleaner News

By Richard Frankel

Local school students and youth from a local mentoring project recently participated in an art show for charity at the Seasons Family Centre (655 Davenport Rd.).

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Project Bookmark Canada helps bring fiction to life

August 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Inventive project showcases excerpts from fictitious works in the real locations where they occur.

Project Bookmark Canada’s fourth bookmark, displaying the poem ‘Essentialist’ by Ken Babstock on St. George Street. Credit: Kristin Eliason/Gleaner News

By Kristin Eliason

There are two bookmarks in the Annex, but they are not of the paper variety.

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Tags: Annex · Arts

Night Market comes alive for charity

August 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Night Market comes alive for charity

Fundraiser brings out chefs and designers

By Richard Frankel

Inspired by night markets from around the world, Honest Ed’s alley (581 Bloor Street W.) was transformed with art and all-you-can-eat food as hundreds of people from around the city came out on June 20 to raise money for The Stop Community Food Centre.

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Tags: Annex · Food

Charity basketball tournament dishes out fun and funds

August 9th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Basketball players have been turning out for the Gamecocks tournament for the last 22 years.

Sean Loucks, the founder of the tournament, has a storied basketball career. Credit: Michael Radoslav/Gleaner News

By Michael Radoslav

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Tags: Annex · Sports

Casa Loma under new (old) management: city regains control

June 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on Casa Loma under new (old) management: city regains control

By Katie O’Connor

After years of power struggles, the City of Toronto took control of Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace) from the Kiwanis Club, which has managed the historic castle for almost 75 years.

The city owns Casa Loma, but had contracted out management to the charity since 1937.

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