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ON THE COVER: Bird Seeded (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Bird Seeded (Spring 2022)

Coming up April 20 to 30 at the Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is the Barbara Feith Memorial Exhibition. Feith, who passed away on Feb. 11, 2021 was an inaugural member of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a long-time member of WAAC. In recognition of a very generous bequeath, WAAC has designated her former studio as the Barbara Feith studio for their artist-in-residence program. COURTESY WOMEN’S ART ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

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NEWS: City green-lights garden suites (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: City green-lights garden suites (Spring 2022)

Amendments to bylaw increase density in established neighbourhoods

New bylaw allows backyard buildings to be residences. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

By Joshua Snow

The City of Toronto has been talking about garden suites for years, and on Feb. 2, council agreed to a policy that allows homeowners to build a detached suite in their backyards. 

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NEWS: Rebuilding trust through a community garden (Spring 2022)

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TDSB extends olive branch to neighbours whose cherished garden was razed

By Danielle Popov

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FOCUS: Greens tap Dianne Saxe (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Greens tap Dianne Saxe (Spring 2022)

Saxe was Environmental Commissioner before Ford axed role

Annex resident Dianne Saxe, the last Ontario Environmental Commissioner before Doug Ford axed the role, seeks a mandate to return as an MPP. COURTESY DIANE SAXE

By Danielle Popov

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FOCUS: Liberals bank on star power (Spring 2022)

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Former Trillium CEO, Andrea Barrack, joins race for MPP

Andrea Barrack sees Doug Ford’s unwillingness to make evidence-based decisions and make tough decisions as a fundamental flaw. COURTESY ANDREA BARRACK

By Joshua Snow

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CHATTER: Appeal dismissed, redevelopment of 225 Brunswick Ave. to proceed (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Appeal dismissed, redevelopment of 225 Brunswick Ave. to proceed (Spring 2022)

Construction at 225 Brunswick Ave. is set to begin this spring after a lengthy appeal by the former synagogue’s neighbours.

On Dec. 17, 2021, the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) ruled in favour of developer Jeff Kopas, of Kopas Developmets Ltd., approving his plan to turn the commercial building into a seven-unit apartment building. 

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CHATTER: Feeling famished? Go to Hoagie Station (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Feeling famished? Go to Hoagie Station (Spring 2022)

A unique and delicious mix of homemade ingredients from traditional Italian-American and Iranian cuisine makes Hoagie Station a must try. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

If you’re looking for the biggest sandwiches in the Annex, you’ve come to the right place. Located at 495 Bloor St. W., Hoagie Station is the neighbourhood’s newest sandwich shop, and the owners have a story to tell, while serving up whopping 13-inch hoagies.

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DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Spring 2022)

New and continuing developments in the Annex

By MADELINE SMART 
with files from HENRY WIERCINSKI, Annex Residents’ Association 
Photos by BRIAN BURCHELL, renderings from developers’ and city’s websites



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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2022)

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EDITORIAL: A conservative in name only (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: A conservative in name only (Spring 2022)

It’s silly season at Queen’s Park as the ruling Progressive Conservatives seek another mandate from voters this June. And it’s not beneath Doug Ford to attempt to bribe voters with their own money and ignore criticism about behaving in a fiscally reckless fashion. 

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FORUM: A budget brief from the trenches (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: A budget brief from the trenches (Spring 2022)

Many progressive gains come out of city council

By Mike Layton

The 2022 budget process concluded in late February, followed by a few quick council meetings to address regular business. With the help of my colleagues, and the advocacy of many of you, we achieved notable improvements to a budget that began with glaring gaps in services, while continuing to work to improve safety in our communities. 

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FORUM: Celebrating our local leaders (Spring 2022)

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MPP Jessica Bell pays homage to community contributors

By Jessica Bell

Our Community Recognition Awards recognize the people who help make University-Rosedale a wonderful place to live. Here’s some of our recent award recipients. 

Seniors’ Advocate

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ARTS: Hello April! (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on ARTS: Hello April! (Spring 2022)

The Bata Shoe Museum will dazzle your feet

By Meribeth Deen

With any luck, winter boots will be forgotten in the back of the closet this month as Torontonians embrace spring—at least on the good days.

If you are a shoe fanatic, Sundays are particularly good days because the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) is FREE on Sundays

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