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ON THE COVER (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · No Comments

Justin Marra slides home to score a run for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Christie Pits on May 12. The Leafs dropped their Intercounty Baseball League home opener to the London Majors, 7-5. COURTESY CRAIG AIKEN

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NEWS: Plan to protect Kensington Market (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · No Comments

Land trust aims to preserve affordability of unique neigbourhood

By Merideth Poirier

At Cafe Pamenar, located in the heart of Kensington Market, community members came out in droves to support the Kensington Community Bond Campaign. 

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NEWS: Should vape stores be near high schools? (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · No Comments

Vape World on Bloor parks itself on pathway to Central Technical High School 

By Ammara Khan and Meredith Poirier

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HISTORY: Lane name pays tribute to a mare named Crestfallen (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · No Comments

Early vaccine for diphtheria developed in local laneway

The Annex laneway where Dr. Fitzgerald kept a stable and developed a diphtheria vaccine. MIA KESKINEN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mia Keskinen 

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Tags: Annex · History · Life

LETTER TO THE EDITOR (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · No Comments

RE: Offended in the Annex

I live in the east Annex. I find it offensive to receive such a biased, one-sided “newspaper” delivered to my house.

If you are going to provide an unsolicited tabloid camouflaged as news, I would urge you to take a balanced approach.

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EDITORIAL: Ford needs to step up and lead for once (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · No Comments

The competing notions of treating illicit drug use as a health issue versus a criminal one is at the heart of a divide between the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario. The city wants to decriminalize and help people who are addicted and the province thinks it can arrest its way out of the problem.

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · Opinion

FORUM: Undoing vacant home tax debacle (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · No Comments

Booze in parks gets green light, revamp of recycling on the horizon

By Dianne Saxe

Spring arrived early this year with turbulent weather in April and sunshine in May. It’s also been an eventful season: I hope you had a chance to enjoy the total solar eclipse, the Easter parades, Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, Toronto’s luscious bounty of cherry blossoms, and holiday meals with friends and family.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: Queen’s Park roundup (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · No Comments

Underfunding schools, justice system, and interference at colleges & universities

By Jessica Bell

It’s been a very busy period at Queen’s Park. Here are the highlights. 

Parents stand up to pending school budget cuts

On May 8, I joined parents, students, teachers, and residents outside Kensington School for a rally to demand better funding for our public schools.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

LIFE: Dupont Street’s “Dynamo on Ice” (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · No Comments

Petra Burka reminded of her skating career that started in the Annex

By Mia Keskinen 

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Tags: Annex · History · Life

GREENINGS: Greater density along transit hubs is good for all of us (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · No Comments

Mandating no cars under new builds is the way forward

It is very exciting to see the development of the old Honest Ed’s site almost come online. It means there will be more people in this city living close to transit. It means there will be more people in this neighbourhood to sustain the small businesses that make this neighbourhood liveable. We need to support high-density housing projects in this neighbourhood, but we have to make sure that these new projects come with zero new parking spots. We want walkers, cyclists, and transit users. We don’t want to be home to more polluting drivers who make the city dirty and dangerous.

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Tags: Annex · Life · Opinion

ON THE COVER: Wychwood Pond (Apr. 2024)

May 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Wychwood Pond (Apr. 2024)

Kids frolic in what was a tributary of Taddle Creek on June 17, 1916. The tributary was later dammed to create Wychwood Pond. Read more. COURTESY CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

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NEWS: Annex heritage properties at risk (Apr. 2024)

May 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on NEWS: Annex heritage properties at risk (Apr. 2024)

Deadline for designation is end of the year

By James Bullanoff

A large number of heritage properties are at risk of losing their status in the Bloor-Annex area and across Toronto. The pictures in this story are examples of the many “listed” but not “designated” heritage properties.

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Tags: Annex · News · History

NEWS: Magic mushroom dispensary opens on Bloor (Apr. 2024)

May 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on NEWS: Magic mushroom dispensary opens on Bloor (Apr. 2024)

Shroomyz chain store faces police raid and vandalism

By Ammara Khan

A Shroomyz mushroom dispensary recently opened at 497 Bloor St. W., replacing a nail salon. Since its opening, Shroomyz has experienced a police raid, a staff arrest, as well as significant vandalism. Despite these challenges, it continues to conduct business. 

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Tags: Annex · News