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ON THE COVER: Halfway there (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Halfway there (May 2020)

Robert Watt House, the former home of Anne Mirvish’s studio, is on its way from 610 to 604 Markham St. The building is being preserved and re-located as part of Westbank’s Mirvish Village development. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Kensington Gardens loses eight (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Kensington Gardens loses eight (May 2020)

Kensington and other seniors’ homes in Annex very well prepared

By Nicole Stoffman

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NEWS: COVID-19 outbreaks at grocers (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: COVID-19 outbreaks at grocers (May 2020)

Loblaws, Metro, Fiesta Farms all affected

By Nicole Stoffman

How is COVID-19 impacting the health and safety of grocery workers and their customers across the Annex? The Gleaner took a closer look.

DUPONT LOBLAWS

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CHATTER: Green Beans no more (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Green Beans no more (May 2020)

R.H. Thomson, actor and Annex resident, sat down with the Gleaner at the Green Beanery in March of 2016 to discuss his starring role in the Tarragon Theatre play You will remember me. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

The Annex café at the corner of Bathurst and Bloor has announced its closing after 12 years in business. The announcement came ahead of the pandemic crisis and reportedly as the building had been sold by the tenant’s parent company.

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CHATTER: Annex hotel now home for frontline workers (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Annex hotel now home for frontline workers (May 2020)

BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

The twenty-four room Annex Hotel at 296 Brunswick Avenue has re-opened its doors to accommodate Toronto healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CHATTER: Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance (May 2020)

Musicians from Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance outside the home of bandleader Adam Seelig on Brunswick Ave. The impromptu brass band has been playing a song or two every night since March at 7:30 sharp, to the delight of their neighbours. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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EDITORIAL: Ontario gets a failing grade (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ontario gets a failing grade (May 2020)

Long-term care homes in the Annex, public, not-for-profit, and profit alike, have fared relatively well in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, the same cannot be said for similar facilities across the province. Before government starts pointing fingers for the tragedy that has unfolded among our most vulnerable seniors, it would do well to acknowledge its own role in the problem.

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FORUM: We are here to support you (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: We are here to support you (May 2020)

On the road to recovery and a sustainable future

By Mike Layton

As we prepare for a summer like we have never seen in Toronto, I want to take a moment to look back on what our community has accomplished so far. Whether you are part of the frontline response, or are doing your part by practicing physical distancing, this has been a challenging time. However, the sacrifices we have all been making have worked and we have saved lives. 

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FORUM: COVID-19 has exposed issues in long-term care homes (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: COVID-19 has exposed issues in long-term care homes (May 2020)

We need to summon the political will to make long-term change

By Jessica Bell

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only exposing how poorly our economy and society treat our most vulnerable, it’s making it worse. 

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FOCUS: Local resources for a global pandemic (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Local resources for a global pandemic (May 2020)

An updated guide of Annex resources

By Gleaner Staff

Staying home to help stop the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the new normal for the foreseeable future.  

Read on for our updated guide to Annex resources during COVID-19, the third issue since we all started to hunker down and stay together apart. 

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