Gleaner

Serving Toronto's most liveable community with the Annex Gleaner

ARTS: A corridor of possibilities (May 2022)

May 17th, 2022 · No Comments

Photography festival explores the shocking and the everyday

Vista, 2021, by Alison Galley from the Lifescapes: Through the Lens exhibit at the Dignam Gallery is part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. COURTESY ALISON GALLEY/THE DIGNAM GALLERY

By Meribeth Deen

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Arts

FOCUS: Liberals bank on star power (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Liberals bank on star power (Spring 2022)

Former Trillium CEO, Andrea Barrack, joins race for MPP

Andrea Barrack sees Doug Ford’s unwillingness to make evidence-based decisions and make tough decisions as a fundamental flaw. COURTESY ANDREA BARRACK

By Joshua Snow

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · News

ARTS: Hello April! (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on ARTS: Hello April! (Spring 2022)

The Bata Shoe Museum will dazzle your feet

By Meribeth Deen

With any luck, winter boots will be forgotten in the back of the closet this month as Torontonians embrace spring—at least on the good days.

If you are a shoe fanatic, Sundays are particularly good days because the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) is FREE on Sundays

[Read more →]

Tags: General

CHATTER: Unlock the secrets of Canadian history (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Unlock the secrets of Canadian history (Winter 2022)

Did you sleep through history class? Never fear — this month there’s a lot that you can catch up on, particularly in commemoration of Black History Month. Prepare to explore the stories you thought you knew alongside the ones you were never told through books, movies, and coins. 

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · News

CHATTER: Access to winterized washrooms set to improve (Fall 2021)

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Access to winterized washrooms set to improve (Fall 2021)

In 2021, the City of Toronto opened up 79 new public washrooms for use throughout the winter, nearly doubling the previous number. This project was a direct response to pandemic restrictions which made access to public washrooms extra challenging, making life especially hard for vulnerable segments of the population.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · News

ARTS: Get other-worldly at the Toronto Reference Library (Fall 2021)

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Get other-worldly at the Toronto Reference Library (Fall 2021)

Fall of 2021 is as good a time as any to escape planet earth 

Science fiction writer Judith Merril in the Spaced-Out Library, then located at 566 Palmerston Ave., 1975. Courtesy Toronto Star Photograph Archive from the Toronto Public Library website

By Meribeth Deen

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Arts

ARTS: Culture and community outdoors and free (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Culture and community outdoors and free (July 2021)

When a museum is more than a building

The sculpture, “Cracked Wheat,” by Shary Boyle, is included as part of the Gardiner Museum’s audio walking tour of the Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Plaza. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Meribeth Deen

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Arts · Life

ARTS: Cream cheese and Covid Culture (Apr. 2021)

May 12th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Cream cheese and Covid Culture (Apr. 2021)

Your May 2021 Arts Brief

In Dream Scenes, photographer Martha Davis allows seniors to fulfill their wildest fantasies thanks to the magic of green screens.

By Meribeth Deen 

May 16th, 2021 is a Sunday, and in all likelihood, you will not be going anywhere, certainly not to a museum or concert. Maybe, maybe… you will go to a park. 

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Arts · Life

ARTS: Celebrate 100 years of insulin with the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (Mar. 2021)

March 26th, 2021 · 1 Comment

Take a deep dive into medical history at U of T

The Toronto research team managed to isolate insulin, free of toxins, in January 1922. As spring approached it was clear they had a major medical breakthrough on their hands. COURTESY THE THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY

By Meribeth Deen 

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Arts

ARTS: Online culture is real – dive in (Jan. 2021)

January 27th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Online culture is real – dive in (Jan. 2021)

Digitally speaking it’s wide open to explore

By Meribeth Deen 

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Arts

ARTS: The arts are open! (Almost) (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: The arts are open! (Almost) (Aug. 2020)

Come tread gently in the Culture Corridor

By Meribeth Deen

Are your eyes crossed yet? If you haven’t already, it’s time to shut the computer down. Yes, we are still in a global pandemic, but you can leave your house now and become re-acquainted with the city’s public spaces. Just be sure to check your venues’ COVID-19-policies so you can follow the rules of entry.

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Arts

ARTS: Coronavirus arts update:?Stay engaged (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Coronavirus arts update:?Stay engaged (July 2020)

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste

By Meribeth Deen

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Arts

ARTS: Embrace culture in defiance of COVID-19 (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · 2 Comments

At your fingertips and while in your pjs – enjoy it!

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at U of T is making available images to download for colouring. This woodcut was made in 1490. COURTESY THE THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY

By Meribeth Deen

[Read more →]

Tags: Annex · Arts