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ARTS: Coronavirus arts update:?Stay engaged (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Coronavirus arts update:?Stay engaged (July 2020)

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste

By Meribeth Deen

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ARTS: Embrace culture in defiance of COVID-19 (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Embrace culture in defiance of COVID-19 (May 2020)

At your fingertips and while in your pjs – enjoy it!

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at U of T is making available images to download for colouring. This woodcut was made in 1490. COURTESY THE THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY

By Meribeth Deen

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NEWS: Wychwood Library aims to attract (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Wychwood Library aims to attract (May 2019)

Demolition of 1970s element makes way for modern addition

Architects’ rendering of what will be the main floor “Urban Living Room” in the new addition to Wychwood Library on Bathurst Street. COURTESY SHOALTS AND ZABACK ARCHITECTS

By Nabahat Hussain

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Tags: Annex · News

EDITORIAL: Ford’s angry budget (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford’s angry budget (May 2019)

The most recent Ontario budget targets Toronto for over $177 million in annual provincial funding cuts. The targeted cuts are to Toronto’s programs in healthcare, child care, legal aid, tourism, and transit. In exchange, Premier Ford’s province-wide base gets a few shiny trinkets, and as a whole the budget still fails to resemble the kind of plan that could lead our province in the direction of fiscal balance.

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · Opinion

HISTORY (OCTOBER 2016): Honouring those who honour history

October 27th, 2016 · Comments Off on HISTORY (OCTOBER 2016): Honouring those who honour history

Local residents recognized at Heritage Toronto Awards

Former Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and community historian Carolyn King received Heritage Toronto’s Special Achievement Award in recognition of her decades-long efforts to preserve the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation’s community and to celebrate First Nation heritage at this year’s award ceremony, held in conjunction with the annual Kilbourn lecture on Oct. 17 at the Isabel Bader Theatre. The presentation capped off an evening that celebrated a host of local historians.

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Tags: Annex · History

ARTS (AUGUST 2016): Library’s ukulele drop-in program leverages diminutive instrument to launch musical journeys

August 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on ARTS (AUGUST 2016): Library’s ukulele drop-in program leverages diminutive instrument to launch musical journeys

By Annemarie Brissenden

It’s hard to feel sad when playing a ukulele.

“Everyone feels good when they play the music,” laughs Sarah Bradley, a branch head librarian with the Toronto Public Library (TPL). She and her colleagues have been running a ukulele program at the Lillian H. Smith branch at College Street and Spadina Avenue that is proving surprisingly popular.

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Tags: Annex · Arts · General · Life

Operating budget $67 million short

February 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Operating budget $67 million short

Cancelled car tax could have made up difference for Toronto

By Annemarie Brissenden

The City of Toronto’s proposed tax-supported operating budget for 2016 rings in at just over $10 billion, but what’s remarkable is what it doesn’t include.

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Bookworms unite to celebrate Toronto

November 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Bookworms unite to celebrate Toronto

Supporters gathered at the Toronto Book Awards to celebrate the city

By Jacqueline Schifano

Bibliophiles united at the Toronto Reference Library for the 38th annual Toronto Book Awards.

On Oct. 11, Andrew J. Borkowski’s collection of short stories, Copernicus Avenue, took the top prize at the awards honouring literary works that are evocative of Toronto.

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Tags: Annex · Arts