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ON THE COVER: Wiener’s Home Hardware Celebrates 100 (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Wiener’s Home Hardware Celebrates 100 (July 2022)

Members of the community brass band Horn on the Cob perform a tribute at Wiener’s Home Hardware’s 100th birthday celebration held June 18 on Howland Avenue. The event was organized by the Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area together with the Annex Residents’ Association and the Harbord Village Residents’ Associations. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Bell re-elected in University–Rosedale (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bell re-elected in University–Rosedale (July 2022)

Annex backs NDP, province backs PCs overall

By Carly Penrose

New Democrat Jessica Bell won University-Rosedale by 4,000 votes while Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives won a sweeping majority in the bid to lead Ontario’s government.

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NEWS: New mural celebrates Indigenous storytelling (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: New mural celebrates Indigenous storytelling (July 2022)

Artwork weaves together stories of creation and coexistence

Joseph Sagaj with Elder and Knowledge Keeper Jacque Lavallee (Jacqui Lavalley) and Grandmother Donalda Ashkewe (Winnie Ashkewe). The 86-foot-long mural includes artistic contributions from Denise Aquash, Sonja Clarke, Larry M. Holder, and Mike Rowade (aka Ron Wild). COURTESY JOSEPH SAGAJ

By Meribeth Deen

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NEWS: Celebrating 50 years of  sustainable food and community (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Celebrating 50 years of  sustainable food and community (July 2022)

In a laneway behind Palmerston a not-so-secret food co-op thrives

The Karma Co-op blackboard wall getting decorated on their 50th anniversary on June 25. COURTESY DAVE BELL

By Rebecca Weigand

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CHATTER: PARA AGM all about green initiatives (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: PARA AGM all about green initiatives (July 2022)

The newly planted pollinator garden thrives in the sun outside of Harbord Collegiate Institute. The planting of this garden is one of many environmental initiatives the Palmerston Area Residents’ Association is taking this summer. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

The Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) held their annual general meeting on Thursday, May 26, via Zoom. At this year’s meeting, members focused on the environment and sustainable living. Guest speakers discussed the dangers of, and alternatives to, single-use materials and how homeowners can upgrade their homes into more sustainable dwellings and apply for valuable grants. 

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CHATTER: NDP’s pattern of prevailing in the Annex continues (July 2020)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: NDP’s pattern of prevailing in the Annex continues (July 2020)

Jessica Bell of the New Democratic Party (NDP), has represented the University-Rosedale riding (District 112) since her success in the 2018 election. She was re-elected on June 2. Of the 49,412 votes cast in the University-Rosedale riding in 2018,  Bell earned 24,537 of them (49.66 per cent), followed by Liberal candidate Jo-Ann Davis who earned 10,898 votes (22.06 per cent), PC candidate Gillian Smith who earned 10,431 votes (21.11 per cent) , and Green Party candidate Tim Grant who earned 2,652 votes (5.37 per cent).

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: A chacun son principles (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: A chacun son principles (July 2022)

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EDITORIAL: Highway’s environmental impact worsens with every report (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Highway’s environmental impact worsens with every report (July 2022)

The provincial PCs handily won another majority at Queen’s Park. The progressive parties split the vote and Doug Ford walked up the middle with his “get it done” message. It’s a simple and catchy phrase that Ford could utter authentically. A key plank in their plan is building Highway 413, but it appears that getting it done might not be so simple.

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FORUM: Improving our service standards takes resources (July 2020)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Improving our service standards takes resources (July 2020)

Layton argues we can do better as a city

By Mike Layton

Toronto residents love to spend time outdoors, and as a city, we want to encourage people to do so by ensuring our parks provide the services they need. 

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SPORTS: Baseball Leafs navigate a new era at Christie Pits (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Baseball Leafs navigate a new era at Christie Pits (July 2022)

“Unfinished Business” the theme of this year’s squad

Starting pitcher Zach Sloan, seen here delivering a pitch on June 12, had a hand in two recent shutout victories for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Christie Pits. The Leafs defeated the Brantford Red Sox 14-0. R. S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

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FOCUS: Wiener’s Home Hardware 100th anniversary a day to remember (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Wiener’s Home Hardware 100th anniversary a day to remember (July 2022)

On June 18, Wiener’s Home Hardware celebrated their 100th anniversary with a block party hosted by the Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area, Annex Residents’ Association, and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association. The community enjoyed live music, food, and got a chance to learn about the history of the family-run store (pictured top-right). The block party gathered four generations of the Wiener family to celebrate (pictured above). Marty Wiener also accepted a plaque from Mayor John Tory, presented by Councillor Mike Layton, on behalf of the Wiener family commemorating the store’s contribution to the community over the past 100 years (pictured right). This celebration will surely be a day Annex residents will remember. —Fox Oliver/Gleaner News.

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ON THE COVER: One hundred years of Wiener’s Hardware (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: One hundred years of Wiener’s Hardware (Provincial Election 2022)

In 1923, Ida Wiener stands in the newly opened Wiener’s Hardware with her son Morey. One hundred years and three generations later, the family business is still going strong (Click here for full story). COURTESY WIENER’S HOME HARDWARE

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FOCUS: Where do our candidates stand? (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Where do our candidates stand? (Provincial Election 2022)

Gleaner asks University-Rosedale hopefuls six key questions

When there is an election at the provincial or federal level, the Gleaner asks candidates questions about their policy positions on issues of the day. As the June election is almost upon us, their answers may help you decide how to cast your vote on June 2. (Note: the answers are in alphabetical order by candidate’s surname).

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