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ON THE COVER (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Sept. 2019)

The leadership of the Makom synagogue, located on College Street, quad-cycled through Kensington Market recently to herald the coming of the Jewish high holidays. Blowing the shofar in front is Alexandra Sipos-Kocsis, managing director. Traditionally, only men are permitted to blow the shofar, a ram’s horn, but in Makom’s interpretation of the faith women are included in leadership roles.
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NEWS: City fails to maintain park (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: City fails to maintain park (Sept. 2019)

Staff unresponsive to concerns about Paul Martel Park

A graffiti-stained map depicts what once was of the Paul Martel Park.
BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Juan Romero 

If you are on Madison Avenue, just north of Bloor Street West, you will see on the west side of the street a place with benches and grass right behind the Spadina bus station; that place is Paul Martel Park, a spot that the city has apparently forgotten about.  


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NEWS: Bike lanes to extend to High Park (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bike lanes to extend to High Park (Sept. 2019)

Annex advocacy group wants to hold city to its promise

Bike lanes have an abrupt ending at Shaw Street westbound on Bloor. JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER NEWS

By Juan Romero

The City of Toronto has approved the extension of the bike lanes on Bloor Street from Shaw Street to High Park and a local activist group is trying to make sure the project gets fulfilled.

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CHATTER: ARA Cornfest Delights (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: ARA Cornfest Delights (Sept. 2019)

The Annual Annex Residents’ Association Cornfest took place at Jean Sibelius Park on Sept. 15. Joey, pictured above, enjoyed a free sweet cob!
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CHATTER: Heart Garden to honour residential school victims (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Heart Garden to honour residential school victims (Sept. 2019)

The congregation at Trinity St. Paul’s United Church at 427 Bloor St. is awaiting an overhaul of its garden. Located at the corner of Major Street and Bloor, the new garden will be dedicated to victims of the residential school system and the legacy of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

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FOCUS: Annex’s own little Italy (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Annex’s own little Italy (Sept. 2019)

Institute promotes Italian culture for all

Not just another former Annex mansion, this building located at 496 Huron Street (just north of Bloor) houses the Italian Cultural Institute of Toronto. Sponsored by the government of Italy, the centre offers a rich array of programming. JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER NEWS

By Juan Romero

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Sept. 2019)

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EDITORIAL: How not to manage the retail sale of pot (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: How not to manage the retail sale of pot (Sept. 2019)

Just ask Doug Ford. Ford lost $42 million selling pot last year. Then he botched the roll-out of retail licences so badly that it is now under judicial review. Illegal pot is widely available and is in fact necessary to satisfy the market demand that the province has failed to meet.

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FORUM: Hold Conservative MPPs to account (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · 4 Comments

Inequitable day care costs thrust onto city

By Mike Layton

Throughout my time at City Hall I have worked hard to increase the quality of life for Toronto residents and to make living here more affordable. This year, the Ford government has been going out of its way to reduce quality of life and make it more unaffordable to live in Toronto, through their many service cuts and downloading.

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FORUM: Defending the free press to preserve democracy (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Defending the free press to preserve democracy (Sept. 2019)

Concrete measure protects truth, complexity, and journalists

By Chrystia Freeland

This autumn we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Those of us who lived through that time, as I did, remember it as a euphoric moment. It was hard to imagine that liberal democracy was anything less than both inevitable and eternal. 

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