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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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Tags: Annex · News

City rejects retail development for Bathurst Street

August 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on City rejects retail development for Bathurst Street

RioCan likely to appeal at Ontario Municipal Board

By Richard Frankel

Business Improvement Area (BIA) and residents’ association representatives, along with some vocal residents, exclaimed their relief with vigorous applause at City Hall on May 30.

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Olivia Chow: Harper’s Ominous Omnibus

August 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments

This budget is not good for Canadians, nor is it good fiscal policy.

By Olivia Chow, Member of Parliament for Trinity-Spadina

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · General

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

Kromer Radio closes after 55 successful years

August 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Kromer Radio closes after 55 successful years

Projected new plaza redevelopment may change the iconic storefront at 420 Bathurst

Closing signs cover neighbourhood mainstay Kromer Radio. Credit: Richard Frankel/Gleaner News

By Richard Frankel

Another historic Toronto business is closing after more than five decades of operation.

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Two tasty pastry recipes with egg yolks and whites

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on Two tasty pastry recipes with egg yolks and whites

Making macaroons? Why not use the leftover yolks for pecan cookies?

By Susan Oppenheim

I love macaroons, especially in summer—no dairy, no flour, and low-calorie egg whites.

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Tags: Annex · News · Food

Greenings: Understanding the consequences of a dispensed bag fee

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on Greenings: Understanding the consequences of a dispensed bag fee

What the industry doesn’t tell you is that plastic doesn’t get recycled very well.

By Terri Chu

An attempt by Toronto city council to dispense with the 5-cent fee on plastic bags has instead resulted in the outright ban of the bags.

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Tags: Annex · News

Dollarama opens to stiff competition

August 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Local businesses discuss the new discount store addition to the neighbourhood

By Kristin Eliason and Richard Frankel

The arrival of a Dollarama in the Bathurst and Bloor area is forcing local discount stores to brace for increased competition.

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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

Fringe Favourite: Antigone explores power, politics and personal responsibility

July 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Fringe Favourite: Antigone explores power, politics and personal responsibility

Ancient play set in modern-day Toronto leaves room to debate what happened at the G20 Summit protests

By Mickal Aranha

It’s been two years since the G20 Summit in Toronto, cause for Canada’s biggest security operation and the largest mass arrest in peacetime history, and almost a year since the Occupy Toronto movement began.

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Tags: Annex · Liberty · Arts · General