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NEWS: Women’s shinny takes off at Christie Pits (Jan. 2023)

January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

Popularity has grown immensely

Last month’s cover of the Gleaner featured organized women’s hockey from the 1890s at the University of Toronto. Today, women are continuing the tradition pictured here in Christie Pits. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

By Fox Oliver

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NEWS: Wychwood library celebrated (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Wychwood library celebrated (Dec. 2022)

Historic building reopens with new features

Wychwood library’s original building keeps its old charm with modern improvements. HAILEY ALEXANDER/GLEANER NEWS

By Fox Oliver

On Oct. 3, community members gathered for a ceremony to celebrate the official reopening of the Wychwood Public Library following four years of renovation. 

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CHATTER: Adam Vaughan headlines HVRA AGM

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Adam Vaughan headlines HVRA AGM

The Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) held their 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Oct. 18. Guest speaker Adam Vaughan spoke after members of the HVRA discussed administrative, financial, and area reports.

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NEWS: “Renovicted” tenants left with no recourse (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: “Renovicted” tenants left with no recourse (Oct. 2022)

Woes for those who just want back in  

11 Walmer Rd. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

By Fox Oliver

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CHATTER: Harbord’s fall fair returns (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Harbord’s fall fair returns (Oct. 2022)

The band Feline Groovy, from the Annex Academy of Music, performed at the HVRA event. COURTESY STUART LAWLER/HVRA

Autumn is here, and so is the Harbord Village Residents’ Association’s (HVRA) fall fair. On Sunday, Sept. 11, residents of Harbord Village gathered in Margaret Fairley Park on Brunswick Avenue to celebrate their neighbourhood and the season with a joyous community event.

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NEWS: Cycle tracks coming to Davenport (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · 1 Comment

Stretch between Dupont and Bedford to include buffers 

By Fox Oliver

The Bike Lane and Road Safety Upgrades on Davenport Road involve an upgrade plan which will take place over three phases, and the second phase is scheduled to begin this month. 

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (Aug. 2022)

August 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (Aug. 2022)

The best and worst of the Annex’s parks

Compiled and photos by Fox Oliver

Every year the Annex Gleaner reviews the abundance of parks in the Annex using a variety of criteria. 

While there is no decisive “winner” of the grading, letter grades are assigned to convey the quality of the parks considering aspects such as upkeep, amenities, and accessibility. 

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DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Aug. 2022)

August 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Aug. 2022)

New and continuing developments in the Annex

Compiled by Fox Oliver with files from Henry Wiercinski, Annex Residents’ Association (ARA), 

Photos by Fox Oliver

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NEWS: Stellar student scores 100 per cent in all courses (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Stellar student scores 100 per cent in all courses (Aug. 2022)

TDSB student graduates in only three years with a perfect average

Outstanding student Pasha Ho stands in front of Harbord Collegiate Institute, the school he recently graduated from. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

By Fox Oliver

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CHATTER: NDP’s pattern of prevailing in the Annex continues (July 2020)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: NDP’s pattern of prevailing in the Annex continues (July 2020)

Jessica Bell of the New Democratic Party (NDP), has represented the University-Rosedale riding (District 112) since her success in the 2018 election. She was re-elected on June 2. Of the 49,412 votes cast in the University-Rosedale riding in 2018,  Bell earned 24,537 of them (49.66 per cent), followed by Liberal candidate Jo-Ann Davis who earned 10,898 votes (22.06 per cent), PC candidate Gillian Smith who earned 10,431 votes (21.11 per cent) , and Green Party candidate Tim Grant who earned 2,652 votes (5.37 per cent).

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FOCUS: Wiener’s Home Hardware 100th anniversary a day to remember (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Wiener’s Home Hardware 100th anniversary a day to remember (July 2022)

On June 18, Wiener’s Home Hardware celebrated their 100th anniversary with a block party hosted by the Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area, Annex Residents’ Association, and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association. The community enjoyed live music, food, and got a chance to learn about the history of the family-run store (pictured top-right). The block party gathered four generations of the Wiener family to celebrate (pictured above). Marty Wiener also accepted a plaque from Mayor John Tory, presented by Councillor Mike Layton, on behalf of the Wiener family commemorating the store’s contribution to the community over the past 100 years (pictured right). This celebration will surely be a day Annex residents will remember. —Fox Oliver/Gleaner News.

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CHATTER: Inaugural Artisan Studio Tour lands on Harbord St. (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Inaugural Artisan Studio Tour lands on Harbord St. (Provincial Election 2022)

Are you ready to take a stroll along Harbord Street? On June 4, the Harbord St. Artisan Studio Tour will kick off with an array of artisans out on the sidewalks between Borden Street and Sussex Mews.

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CHATTER: Juxtapose is helping Ukrainians with patron support (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Juxtapose is helping Ukrainians with patron support (Provincial Election 2022)

Annex gift shop Juxtapose has begun selling gift bags to help provide aid to those in Ukraine. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

As conflict rages on between Russia and Ukraine, Annex business Juxtapose is doing their part to help Ukraine.

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