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ON OUR COVER (FALL 2017): CYCLING THE PITS

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on ON OUR COVER (FALL 2017): CYCLING THE PITS

GLEANER NEWS FILE PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK: The CXTO Cookie Cross returns to Christie Pits on October 28. Open to riders of all skill levels and bikes, the event will feature Try a Cross, Elite and Masters races, and Bateman’s Bicycle Company will give away a Norco Threshold Cycle Cross Bike. For further information, please see www.cxto.ca.

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Tags: Annex · News · Sports

NEWS (FALL 2017): Students argue for new residence

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (FALL 2017): Students argue for new residence

Finding a place to live an urgent need

By Marielle Torrefranca

When Maureen Gustafson was searching for a place to live near the University of Toronto, she quickly hit a wall.

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ARTS (FALL 2017): Dance that provides sustenance

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (FALL 2017): Dance that provides sustenance

Sandra Laronde debuts new piece with Toronto Symphony Orchestra

By Geremy Bordonaro

Dance, as an art form, has the power to change lives. No one knows this better than Sandra Laronde, who wants to put Indigenous dance on the world stage.

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Tags: Annex · News · Arts

HISTORY (FALL 2017): Remembering Sir William Howland

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on HISTORY (FALL 2017): Remembering Sir William Howland

Howland Avenue takes its name from noted reformer

By David Raymont

An Annex-area street recalls the contribution of one-time local business titan and politician Sir William Howland.

Howland’s speculation in land in the Annex area resulted in Howland Avenue being named for him. He also founded the village of Lambton Mills on the Humber River.

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Tags: Annex · News · History

CHATTER (FALL 2017): Free corn for everyone!

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (FALL 2017): Free corn for everyone!

PICTURE BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS Community members celebrated the advent of fall at the Annex Residents’ Association’s annual cornfest on Sept. 17 in Jean Sibelius Square.

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CHATTER (FALL 2017): Dispensary search leads to 15 charged

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (FALL 2017): Dispensary search leads to 15 charged

The Toronto Police Service executed a search warrant at the Canna Clinic Dispensary in Kensington Market on September 11.

The police seized a large quantity of cannabis and cannabis-related substances including 169 kilograms of marijuana, 14.5 kilograms of marijuana oil, and 5 kilograms of a highly potent marijuana extract known as shatter. Approximately $14,000 in cash was seized along with the drugs.

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Tags: General

EDITORIAL (FALL 2017): Bike lanes, good for business

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (FALL 2017): Bike lanes, good for business

When confronted with the question of whether or not to support the city’s pilot bike lanes on Bloor Street, the Bloor Annex and Korea Town Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) commissioned a study on the economic impact of the bike lanes. The comprehensive evaluation yielded clear results and also found a discrepancy between the attitudes of merchants and the positive impact the lanes appeared to have on their bottom lines.

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Tags: Annex · Editorial

FORUM (FALL 2017): Toronto — an artistic city

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (FALL 2017): Toronto — an artistic city

Home to nearly 25,000 working artists

By Joe Cressy

Cities are more than bricks and mortar and places where people live. Great cities are vibrant and dynamic. And, great cities contribute to this by investing in arts and culture, not because they are a nice to have but because they make our cities livable.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

ARTS (FALL 2017): Swimming the English Channel

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (FALL 2017): Swimming the English Channel

Former Gleaner writer publishes novel

Former Gleaner writer Gillian Best has published her debut novel.

The Last Wave (House of Anansi Press) tells the story of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times. As she navigates complex relationships with husband, children, and close friends, the sea remains the one constant in Martha’s life.

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Tags: Annex · Arts

GREENINGS (FALL 2017): Reducing paper waste

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (FALL 2017): Reducing paper waste

We need to plant more than we harvest

As we turn our attention to going back to school, it’s nice to reflect on the ways we can reduce the waste that we generate during the school year.

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Tags: Annex · Life