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ARTS: Takin’ it to the streets (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Takin’ it to the streets (Aug. 2020)

A trio of neighbours pooled their money together to bring the Julie Michaels Trio to Walmer Rd. for a soulful driveway concert on Aug. 19. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

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CHATTER: Sally’s Fright finds a home in Yorkville (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Sally’s Fright finds a home in Yorkville (July 2020)

Rosalyn Martel (left), and Philip Gevik (right) flank Sally’s Fright (1968). The exuberant colour-field landscape by Canadian abstract art pioneer, William Ronald, belonged to Martel’s grandfather, Paul Martel. The painting was recently purchased by Gevik Gallery in Yorkville. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

Yorkville’s Gallery Gevik has acquired, Sally’s Fright (1968), a rare colour-field landscape painting by William Ronald from the collection of Paul and Joan-Wilsher Martel. Ronald was a trailblazer, founding Painters Eleven in 1953, a collective of artists that introduced abstract art to Canada. The 9×12 foot work was a birthday gift for Mrs. Martel, a modern artist in her own right, from her husband in 1968. Mr. Martel, an architect who led many greening projects in the Annex, passed away on April 3, 2020. Joan predeceased him in 2017. 

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LIFE: Tulip Fairies surprise (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on LIFE: Tulip Fairies surprise (July 2020)

Neighbourly love abounds in Seaton Village

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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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NEWS: Keep Your Rent campaign emerges (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 3 Comments

CIBC report says 30 per cent did not pay rent on April 1

NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

By Nicole Stoffman

Who should take the biggest hit during the economic shutdown of the coronavirus pandemic: renters, landlords, or the big banks? How one answers that question depends on whether one believes in the power of the individual or the collective.

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NEWS: ARA helps thy neighbour (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 3 Comments

Annex Helps Group mounts massive outreach to assist

By Nicole Stoffman

The day Toronto announced a soft lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Terri Chu dropped 100 flyers in her neighbourhood. “If, for any reason and with no judgement, you need any help, be it running errands, picking up groceries, or childcare, please feel free to reach out,” they read. 

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CHATTER: “A burger and a pound of butter please…” (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: “A burger and a pound of butter please…” (Apr. 2020)

As social distancing rules cause hour-long line ups at the local Metro, people are also having trouble finding free time slots for grocery delivery. Fortunately for stressed-out shoppers, our friendly neighbourhood Paupers Pub is getting into the grocery game. 

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FOCUS: Former lingerie maven makes masks for neighbours (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 1 Comment

Non-medical masks can help everyone stay safer

Shana Tilbrook and her daughter making non-medical masks at home in the Annex. COURTESY BILL BEDFORD

By Nicole Stoffman

It’s week three of the global coronavirus pandemic and Shana Tilbrook has distributed over 100 handmade cloth masks in ten days. 

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CHATTER: Faculty Club’s anniversary takes foodies back to the 60s (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Faculty Club’s anniversary takes foodies back to the 60s (Mar. 2020)

MARCH 26, 2020 UPDATE: In light of the challenges the Faculty Club is facing due to the COVID-19 virus, this event has been cancelled, but will hopefully be rescheduled as soon as possible.

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