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GREENINGS: Sing the same tune, PLEASE (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Sing the same tune, PLEASE (August 2019)

No unity of purpose from arms of the city

By Terri Chu

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Tags: Annex · Life

CHATTER: Lighting up the El Mocambo (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Lighting up the El Mocambo (Dec. 2018)

The iconic El Mocambo Tavern sign is shining once again, and is back home on Spadina Avenue after a long restoration. Michael Wekerle, the club’s owner, and Mayor John Tory turned the sign on in a ceremony on November 15. Construction continues inside the club, which is set to reopen later in 2019.

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FORUM: Changing times and travel modes (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Changing times and travel modes (October 2018)

Councillors should ask new questions

By Albert Koehl

Is City Hall’s preoccupation with facilitating the movement of cars now just a bad habit that can no longer be rationalized in light of actual travel modes by residents?

According to the numbers, among other reasons: yes.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

EDITORIAL (JULY 2017): Thank you Mr. Asti

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (JULY 2017): Thank you Mr. Asti

Every once in a while, someone gets mad as hell and decides not to accept the status quo. It’s a small act of rebellion that can shake things up, bringing sanity and common sense to a situation that has gotten well out of hand.

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GREENINGS (JULY 2017): Taking tolls to the Gardiner and Don Valley Parkway

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (JULY 2017): Taking tolls to the Gardiner and Don Valley Parkway

Toronto shouldn’t have to pay for roads used by non-Torontonians

I love a good history lesson.

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Tags: Annex · Life · Opinion

CHATTER (NOVEMBER 2016): Dollar deals at Bathurst Station!

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (NOVEMBER 2016): Dollar deals at Bathurst Station!

PHOTO BY NOELLE?DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS: TTC chair Josh Colle (Ward 15, Eglinton-Lawrence), David Mirvish, and Mayor John Tory mark the impending closing of Honest Ed’s by unveiling a poster mimicking the discount store’s signature advertising style at the Bathurst Street entrance of Bathurst Station on Nov. 1. The store will officially close on Dec. 31.

PHOTO BY NOELLE?DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS: TTC chair Josh Colle (Ward 15, Eglinton-Lawrence), David Mirvish, and Mayor John Tory mark the impending closing of Honest Ed’s by unveiling a poster mimicking the discount store’s signature advertising style at the Bathurst Street entrance of Bathurst Station on Nov. 1. The store will officially close on Dec. 31.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2016): City approves safe injection sites, as council embraces a public health approach

August 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (AUGUST 2016): City approves safe injection sites, as council embraces a public health approach

PHOTO COURTESY BRITISH COLUMBIA CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN HIV/AIDS: After a spirited debate on July 14, city council voted 36 to 3 to establish three Supervised Injection Sites throughout the city. According to research from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, supervised injection facilities can reduce public drug use and overdose deaths, as well as increase access to addiction treatment. People who use safe injection sites are 30 per cent more likely to enter detox programs and 70 per cent less likely to share needles.

PHOTO COURTESY BRITISH COLUMBIA CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN HIV/AIDS: After a spirited debate on July 14, city council voted 36 to 3 to establish three Supervised Injection Sites throughout the city. According to research from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, supervised injection facilities can reduce public drug use and overdose deaths, as well as increase access to addiction treatment. People who use safe injection sites are 30 per cent more likely to enter detox programs and 70 per cent less likely to share needles.

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NEWS: Rail safety focus of town hall

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Rail safety focus of town hall

Minister of Transport questioned on diverting dangerous goods

By Annemarie Brissenden

If residents at the well-attended town hall on rail safety were looking for the federal government to commit to diverting railway tracks out of dense urban neighbourhoods, they came away disappointed.

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EDITORIAL: The many shades of stimulus

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: The many shades of stimulus

The key to any stimulus plan that the Liberals adopt is to realize two objectives at the same time — immediacy and economic sustainability.

The previous Conservative government ran repeated deficits though it liked to pretend it didn’t, and the federal Liberals now inherit not only that fiscal reality but also an economy in recession, and something must be done. The relative price of the Canadian dollar does nothing to assuage one’s worry. Notwithstanding the overheated residential real estate market in Toronto and Vancouver, the economy is stalled.

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