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ON THE COVER: All hands on deck! (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: All hands on deck! (Nov. 2019)

Crew from Sanscon Construction and North on Sixty work feverishly over frozen ground to complete the BIA parkette installations. Pictured here is the Brunswick Avenue parkette which will feature trees, a pollinator garden, wood decking, large granite boulders and a water bottle refilling station. COURTESY?MELANIE?RAMSAY/BLOOR?ANNEX?BIA

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NEWS: Freeland re-elected (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Freeland re-elected (Nov. 2019)

Minister of Foreign Affairs handily wins riding

By Khyrsten Mieras

Chrystia Freeland will continue her work representing University-Rosedale as a member of parliament following the federal election on Oct. 21.

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HISTORY: The Gleaner looks back at 25 years (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on HISTORY: The Gleaner looks back at 25 years (Nov. 2019)

Lunch with Jane Jacobs in 1997

In May 2020, The Annex Gleaner celebrates 25 years of publishing. In celebration, we are republishing highlights of our past; this feature, Lunch with Jane Jacobs, was originally printed in August of 1997. Jacobs, the celebrated urban thinker, was a long-time Annex resident. Deanne Fisher, who interviewed Jacobs, is the founding editor of the Gleaner.

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CHATTER: Park gets a haircut (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Park gets a haircut (Nov. 2019)

Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

After two Gleaner stories amplifying community concerns over the city’s neglect of Paul Martel Park (on Madison north of Bloor), city staff gave the green space a major clean-up and its long promised new sign. Residents are hopeful that park staff bring the planting beds back to life in the spring.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · 1 Comment

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EDITORIAL: Don Cherry’s deeply revealing words (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · 1 Comment

Don Cherry made it easy for Rogers’s-owned Sportsnet to fire him on Nov. 11. His attack on newcomers for not wearing symbols of allegiance (the poppy) advances a very non-Canadian agenda that is entirely contrary to the values that our soldiers and allies fought for over several wars.  It’s not so much that times have changed and Cherry’s views have failed to evolve, but that we believe Cherry is advancing views that were never very Canadian. The fact that he was fired on Remembrance Day is the real tribute to those troops.

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FORUM: Winter woes in Ward 11 (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · 1 Comment

Layton seeks a more “robust” approach to snow clearing

By Mike Layton

Before the weather goes below zero, and the fall rain turns into ice and snow, I thought I could take a moment to talk about a topic that will be top of mind for many Ward 11 residents in the coming months – snow removal.

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FORUM: Ford’s backtracks show our resistance is working (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Ford’s backtracks show our resistance is working (Nov. 2019)

With his popularity in free fall, the premier tries reverse gear

By Jessica Bell

Over the past year, Doug Ford has hacked away at our schools, hospitals, and communities. He’s made devastating cuts to OSAP, ambulance services, and cancer-screening programs. Under his term, class sizes have ballooned, wait times at emergency rooms have increased, and university has become more expensive. It’s a bleak picture. But the good news is we have been fighting back – and Ford is now forced to listen. 

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FOCUS: Defacement or marginalia? (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Defacement or marginalia? (Nov. 2019)

The question of writing in library books at U of T

Defacement of library books inconveniences readers. Nicole Stoffman/Gleaner News

By Nicole Stoffman

Judging by the state of many books one finds at the University of Toronto Libraries, writing in library books is a U of T tradition. In long-held parts of the collection, especially in books used for course readings and essay research, one finds almost every sentence underlined or highlighted.

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ARTS: Arts light up November nights (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on ARTS: Arts light up November nights (Nov. 2019)

The Arts Corridor is waiting for you – all of it within walking distance

By Meribeth Deen

No need for the lull between the excitement of Halloween and the festive lights of the darkest month to get you down. The Bloor Street Arts Corridor has plenty of story, spectacle, and audio enjoyment to keep your spirits up as the days grow shorter. 

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