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ON THE COVER (Oct. 2017): Transitory night

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Oct. 2017): Transitory night

NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

The Annex played host to several installations late last month for Nuit Blanche Toronto. Nine artists contributed to OnePath Toronto, a group exhibition that explored ideas of identity and nationhood through large-scale and interactive installations on the grounds of Spadina Museum. In Ephemerality (above), a multi-media installation founded on the Greek concept of all things being transitory, Barbara Cook asks if our efforts to improve the environmental condition of Canada and the earth ultimately be transitory.

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NEWS (Oct. 2017): Here to stay?

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Oct. 2017): Here to stay?

Committee votes in favour of Bloor Street bike lanes

Toronto City Council’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee voted in favour of making the Bloor Street pilot bike lanes permanent. The lanes have been very popular with cyclists since being installed, and a recent study demonstrated that the lanes have not had a negative impact on local business. COURTESY ANDRE VALLILLEE

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CHATTER (Oct. 2017): Margaret is back

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Oct. 2017): Margaret is back

COURTESY RICHARD LONGLEY

Marco Cupido and Gary Bloch help their children cut the ribbon to mark the official reopening of Margaret Fairley Park, also on October 14.

They were joined by Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), and Harbord Village Residents’ Association chairs past and present, Gail Misra, Gus Sinclair, and Tim Grant.

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NEWS (Oct. 2017): Victory Cafe to reopen

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Oct. 2017): Victory Cafe to reopen

Mirvish Village icon finds new life

The Victory Cafe will reopen this fall at the corner of Bloor Street and Howland Avenue. It will offer a different selection of beer, as well as a new and improved distinctive menu. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

By Geremy Bordonaro

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FORUM (Oct. 2017): Building a better Bickford Park

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (Oct. 2017): Building a better Bickford Park

Large fenced off-leash area for dogs

The new and improved Bickford Park is a great place to take in the autumn leaves. It features large fields, a customized dog park, and new benches. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

By Mike Layton

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ARTS (Oct. 2017): Focusing on education and history

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (Oct. 2017): Focusing on education and history

Lectures, arts talks, and creative workshops

By Heather Kelly

HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK EVENTS

The 37th Annual Neuberger Holocaust Education Week takes place throughout Toronto November 2-9, 2017. This year, the event examines Pivotal Moments that have shaped our understanding of the Holocaust.

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GREENINGS (Oct. 2017): Down to the data

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (Oct. 2017): Down to the data

What’s left out is just as important

The data is in on the Bloor Street pilot bike lanes, and it seems to support keeping the lanes. (Now that the bike lanes are in, even on a pilot basis, it’s a little surreal to me that anyone actually wants to pull them out.) But speaking of data, it’s worth thinking about which data gets included, as well as how the data itself is interpreted.

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NEW IN BUSINESS (Oct. 2017): A secret feast

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEW IN BUSINESS (Oct. 2017): A secret feast

Apollo 11 an Annex favourite

Served every other Wednesday, co-owner’s Roula Gitzias’ homemade moussaka is an absolute treat. Apollo 11 welcomes many Annex regulars, and serves a wide range of comfort food like grilled cheese, egg salad sandwiches, and hot chicken sandwiches. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

By Linda R. Goldman

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