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CHATTER: Send your pumpkin back to the patch on November 1 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Send your pumpkin back to the patch on November 1 (City Election 2018)

GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

The pumpkin patch returns to Harbord Village on November 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pumpkins will line Harbord Street from Spadina Avenue westward for the annual Pumpkin Festival, co-sponsored by the Harbord Street Business Improvement Area and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association. If you want to participate, put your pumpkin on your front porch in the morning on November 1, and volunteers will collect it to put it on display later that evening. —Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

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GREENINGS (Oct. 2017): Down to the data

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (Oct. 2017): Down to the data

What’s left out is just as important

The data is in on the Bloor Street pilot bike lanes, and it seems to support keeping the lanes. (Now that the bike lanes are in, even on a pilot basis, it’s a little surreal to me that anyone actually wants to pull them out.) But speaking of data, it’s worth thinking about which data gets included, as well as how the data itself is interpreted.

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NEW IN BUSINESS (Oct. 2017): A secret feast

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEW IN BUSINESS (Oct. 2017): A secret feast

Apollo 11 an Annex favourite

Served every other Wednesday, co-owner’s Roula Gitzias’ homemade moussaka is an absolute treat. Apollo 11 welcomes many Annex regulars, and serves a wide range of comfort food like grilled cheese, egg salad sandwiches, and hot chicken sandwiches. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

By Linda R. Goldman

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Tags: Annex · Life

EDITORIAL (SEPTEMBER 2016): Train derailment changes the conversation

September 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (SEPTEMBER 2016): Train derailment changes the conversation

The August 21 twin train derailment on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) line at Dupont Street is a reminder of just how much of a potential disaster is ticking away on our doorstep. It adds urgency to what is no longer a theoretical conversation.

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FORUM (SEPTEMBER 2016): A new central park for Toronto

September 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Building up will allow us to create the sizable park downtown needs

By Joe Cressy

A central park in downtown Toronto. It’s an old idea whose time has come. Now, all we need is a little creativity, political will, and a commitment from Toronto City Council to invest significant money to make it happen. Let’s get it done.

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

CHATTER (AUGUST 2016): Ground-breaking bike lanes launch on Bloor Street

August 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (AUGUST 2016): Ground-breaking bike lanes launch on Bloor Street

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The Bloor Street pilot bike lane project was launched on Aug. 12.

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The Bloor Street pilot bike lane project was launched on Aug. 12.

The Annex’s cycling community celebrated the unveiling of the Bloor Street pilot bike lane project on Aug. 12.

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CHATTER (AUGUST 2016): Dome on track

August 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (AUGUST 2016): Dome on track

After being shut for close to four years, the Central Technical School field is set to reopen in time for the start of the school year, said Matthew Raizenne, president and CEO of Razor Management Inc., which is installing and will operate a new field and athletic facility at the site.

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FORUM (AUGUST 2016): Curious story of Christie Pits pool liner ends in extended hours at Alex Duff

August 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM (AUGUST 2016): Curious story of Christie Pits pool liner ends in extended hours at Alex Duff

By Mike Layton

The phone started ringing in my office almost immediately. Why is the Alex Duff Memorial Pool closed during the hottest days of summer? Why wasn’t the pool fixed earlier in the season? Why doesn’t it look like anyone is working on it?

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

NEWS: Farmers’ market thriving but under threat due to declining provincial dollars

August 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Farmers’ market thriving but under threat due to declining provincial dollars

PHOTO BY GEREMY?BORDANARO/GLEANER?NEWS: Doug Eiche (background) sells his honey at the Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market. An initiative of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association, the market runs every Wednesday until Oct. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. out of the Green P parking lot just south of Bloor Street between Borden and Lippincott streets. The market’s 22 stalls also offer bread, vegetables, meats, wines, and fruits from a variety of producers.

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDANARO/GLEANER?NEWS: Doug Eiche (background) sells his honey at the Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market. An initiative of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association, the market runs every Wednesday until Oct. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. out of the Green P parking lot just south of Bloor Street between Borden and Lippincott streets. The market’s 22 stalls also offer bread, vegetables, meats, wines, and fruits from a variety of producers.

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Tags: Annex · People · Life

EDITORIAL (JUNE 2016): Mayo no, marijuana maybe

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (JUNE 2016): Mayo no, marijuana maybe

The Toronto Police Service’s recent crackdown on 45 pot dispensaries, many of which are just steps from the Annex, signals the City of Toronto’s frustration with the federal government’s lack of progress on the decriminalization of marijuana, as well as the need for a framework regulating the production, distribution, and sale of the green bud. Although a Liberal campaign promise to amend the decriminalization of pot is expected to be realized in 2017, entrepreneurs have already begun to establish a thriving retail market.

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Tags: Annex · Editorial