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ON THE COVER (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Jan. 2020)

Sanscon Construction crew members carefully guide the granite erratic found during construction of the Major Street Parkette to its new home in the Howland Avenue Parkette. James Roche of DTAH looks on. For more on the parkettes and their granite benches, please click here. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/BLOOR ANNEX BIA

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NEWS: New tower for Bloor and Spadina (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · 1 Comment

36 storeys and a re-think of a tired corner

A rendering by the Gleaner of the scale of the project superimposed on the corner of Bloor St. W. and Spadina Rd. GRAPHIC BY NEILAND BRISSENDEN

By Khyrsten Mieras

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DEVELOPINGS: Annex area developments loom (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · 1 Comment

Emerging from the dust will be much greater density

The Annex is by no means exempt from the building boom that sees the City of Toronto with more cranes in the sky than any other North American municipality.

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NEWS: Aroma suddenly shuttered (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Aroma suddenly shuttered (Jan. 2020)

Closure leaves customers shocked

Locally loved, this Aroma Espresso Bar location (the first in Canada) was locked out by the landlord, unable to meet its rent obligations. Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

By Brian Burchell

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FORUM: University-Rosedale has a housing affordability crisis (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: University-Rosedale has a housing affordability crisis (Jan. 2020)

Ford forgets “affordable” in his housing plans

By Jessica Bell

Leonard is 72, lives at 103 Avenue Rd., and is the latest victim of Toronto’s affordable housing crisis. Here’s Leonard’s problem: he lives on $1,600 a month from his pension, and $1,500 of that is spent on rent. He has $100 a month to spend on everything else. For food, Leonard has protein shakes and one small meal a day. 

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CHATTER: Police seek help in identifying robbery suspect (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Police seek help in identifying robbery suspect (Jan. 2020)

Image of suspect still at large. Courtesy Toronto Police Service

The Toronto Police Service has released new images of a man involved in a robbery that took place in the Annex area last month and is seeking help from the public to identify him.

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CHATTER: College Street bar owner and manager convicted of sexual assault (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: College Street bar owner and manager convicted of sexual assault (Jan. 2020)

The owner and the manager of a now-closed bar on College Street have been convicted of gang sexual assault and administering a stupefying drug to a 24-year-old woman in 2016. The bar where the incident took place was closed shortly after charges were laid.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Jan. 2020)

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EDITORIAL: Bat crazy (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Bat crazy (Jan. 2020)

The government that decimated the Endangered Species Act is now in the business of protecting bats. At least that’s what Ontario’s Minister of Environment, Jeff Yurek, claimed when he revoked the approval of the Nation Rise wind farm project on December 4. As costs pile up, so do the false premises that come with the Ford regime’s attack on green energy.

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FORUM: Build a more livable city, together (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: Build a more livable city, together (Jan. 2020)

Bike lanes, affordable housing, parkettes, and road safety

By Mike Layton

I want to begin by wishing everyone a happy 2020 and a wonderful start to the new year. I am renewed in my commitment to working closely with you all to build a more livable and equitable city, and I want to thank the many residents who have been volunteering their time to better our ward.

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