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ON THE COVER: Pop up pit stop (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Pop up pit stop (Summer 2018)

A bike undergoes a safety check-up at a pop up pit stop on Bloor Street West last month. The Bloor Annex BIA (whose chair publishes this newspaper) sponsored the safety checks, which were performed free of charge by Cycle Toronto staffers. Free check-ups will be offered again on August 14 on Bloor Street West at Howland Avenue by the bee mural. TEMI?DADA/GLEANER?NEWS

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NEWS: First meeting on new Mirvish Village park (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: First meeting on new Mirvish Village park (Summer 2018)

A preliminary drawing of the area that is set to become a new park as part of the Mirvish Village redevelopment. Local residents had their first opportunity to make suggestions for the design and features of the park at a meeting in early July. Courtesy of Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: The best and worst of local parks (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: The best and worst of local parks (Summer 2018)

Brunswick-College Parkette has received an upgrade and a new name, Doctors’ Parkette. A well-maintained and tidy spot, it’s great place to catch a breather in the midst of the busy city. AHMED-ZAKI HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Life

CHATTER: Dupont Station construction delayed by a year (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) recently announced that construction would be delayed one year at Dupont Station due to difficulties with the third-party contractor in charge of the project. Elevators are being installed at the Dupont Street and Spadina Road station, which has led to regular traffic delays at the intersection.

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CHATTER: Harbord athlete hits the Major League (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Harbord athlete hits the Major League (Summer 2018)

The Harbord Collegiate Institute varsity baseball team will have to make do without its star catcher when it resumes play in the fall.

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Tags: Annex · News · Sports

EDITORIAL: Reclaiming our city (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Reclaiming our city (Summer 2018)

Doug Ford announced his intention to cut Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 members last month. Coming when the municipal election had already begun, without notice or consultation, this move is a threat to our right to be represented equitably and effectively. While this bombshell seems to have taken everyone by surprise, it’s certainly nothing new. We thought it fitting to reprint a May 1997 forum piece by Evelyn Rupert in lieu of an editorial. It has been edited for length.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Summer 2018)

 

More how nice!

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FORUM: Why I’m running for re-election (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Why I’m running for re-election (Summer 2018)

Building a more livable and caring city

By Joe Cressy

It’s been four years since I was first elected to represent Trinity-Spadina on Toronto City Council. It has been both an exhilarating and, at times, exhausting experience. I’ve loved every minute of it.

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GREENINGS: Nurture the neighbourhood by cultivating green canopy (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Nurture the neighbourhood by cultivating green canopy (Summer 2018)

Replace those trees lost to weather and politics

Thanks to Premier Doug Ford, gas will be cheaper and our lungs fuller of it than ever since there will be no incentives to buy an electric vehicle. Thanks to this Neanderthal, we are now back to debating whether or not science is a thing.

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ARTS: Summertime arts and culture (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on ARTS: Summertime arts and culture (Summer 2018)

Fascinating films, family fun, and fabulous festivals

By Heather Kelly

For the family

Open Streets TO, the recreational program that opens our streets to people, returns August 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Bloor and Yonge streets. These active living events are a great way to enjoy walking, cycling, rollerblading, and dancing in the streets of our city!

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Tags: Annex · Arts