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Where’s Ontario’s student housing plan?

December 23rd, 2023 · Comments Off on Where’s Ontario’s student housing plan?

Students are particularly vulnerable to weak rental laws

By Jessica Bell

Justin is a graduate student studying pancreatic cancer at the University of Toronto. He’s one of thousands of students who live in our downtown neighbourhoods. When his building was bought by corporate landlord, Harrington Housing, he became a victim of neglect and harassment designed to drive him out of his rent-controlled home.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FOCUS: Grading our Greenspace (Dec. 2023)

December 23rd, 2023 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Grading our Greenspace (Dec. 2023)

Compiled by Alexa Méndez

Rejuvinated Queen’s Park looking north. MIA KESKINEN/GLEANER NEWS

Each year the Annex Gleaner reviews the abundance of parks in our coverage area using a variety of criteria. While there is no decisive “winner” of the grading, letter grades are assigned to convey the quality of the parks considering aspects such as upkeep, design, and amenities. The reviews accompanying the grades also let the reader know what makes each space unique.

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Tags: Annex · Life

ON THE COVER: Pretty cool (Fall 2023)

December 5th, 2023 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Pretty cool (Fall 2023)

It’s great that the Bloor Annex was recognized as one of “The 40 coolest in the world” by Time Out – a leading global hospitality publication based in the U.K. Over 12,000 people voted for which places should be in the top 40. Only two in Canada were selected.

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Tags: Annex · News · On the cover

NEWS: Parkettes win Urban Design Award (Fall 2023)

December 5th, 2023 · Comments Off on NEWS: Parkettes win Urban Design Award (Fall 2023)

Urban design firm DTAH and Bloor-Annex BIA lauded by city

Horn On The Cob playing for Wiener’s Home Hardware’s 100th Anniversary celebration in the Howland Ave. parkette.
NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

By Megan Bocchinfuso


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Tags: Annex · News

FOCUS: Grading our greenspace (Fall 2023)

December 5th, 2023 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Grading our greenspace (Fall 2023)

A report card on our cherished parks

The Village of Yorkville Park pictured here has stood the test of time and remains a “must see” in the Annex.
MEGAN BOCCHINFUSO/GLEANER NEWS

Compiled and photos by Megan Bocchinfuso


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Tags: Annex · Life

NEWS: Carved pumpkins to enjoy an encore on Harbord Street (Fall 2023)

December 4th, 2023 · Comments Off on NEWS: Carved pumpkins to enjoy an encore on Harbord Street (Fall 2023)

Come celebrate the warmth of community 

Children seen here at last year’s display of creative carving. HAILEY ALEXANDER/GLEANER NEWS

By Brian Burchell

Harbord Village’s cherished pumpkin festival is back this year on Nov. 1. Dozens of pumpkins will light up the neighbourhood along Harbord Street from Spadina Avenue to Borden Street. 


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Tags: Annex · News

NEWS: Women’s Art Association’s Secret Postcard Society (Fall 2023)

December 4th, 2023 · Comments Off on NEWS: Women’s Art Association’s Secret Postcard Society (Fall 2023)

One of many unique exhibitions put on by the association

A crafty response to the isolation of Covid. Postcards made and sent during lock down. COURTESY INGRID HAMILTON

By Hailey Alexander


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Tags: Annex · News · Arts

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Fall 2023)

December 4th, 2023 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Fall 2023)

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · Opinion

EDITORIAL: An insincere mea culpa (Fall 2023)

December 4th, 2023 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: An insincere mea culpa (Fall 2023)

When announcing his latest reversal of plans to develop parts of the Greenbelt, Premier Doug Ford said he was “very, very, sorry.” It’s not clear what exactly he is sorry for, or if he is indeed sorry at all. After months of ignoring his critics, including damning reports from the Auditor General and the Integrity Commission, Ford forced his flying monkey cabinet to line up behind him to try and rationalize his latest u-turn on the Greenbelt file.

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · Opinion

FORUM: Keeping it green and safe in University-Rosedale (Fall 2023)

December 4th, 2023 · Comments Off on FORUM: Keeping it green and safe in University-Rosedale (Fall 2023)

Over 100 development files pending in this ward alone

By Dianne Saxe

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather as much as I am. Thank you to everyone who helps to look after Toronto school children returning to school, including teachers, cleaners, cooks, bus drivers, and crossing guards. 

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

FORUM: Engage in the political process and change can happen (Fall 2023)

December 4th, 2023 · Comments Off on FORUM: Engage in the political process and change can happen (Fall 2023)

A Greenbelt victory

By Jessica Bell

Ontarians were outraged when the Conservatives reversed their election promise and approved development on 15 parcels of Greenbelt land owned by developers with ties to the government.

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

ON THE COVER (Summer 2023)

September 14th, 2023 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Summer 2023)

On Aug. 16 Toronto Police Service Deputy Chief Rob Johnson, Councillor Dianne Saxe, Mayor Olivia Chow and MPP Jessica Bell were among the many dignitaries in attendance at a commemorative baseball game including the Italian and Jewish communities that marked the 90th anniversary of the Christie Pits Riot. COURTESY THE CITY OF TORONTO

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Tags: Annex · News · On the cover

NEWS: Remembering the race riot (Summer 2023)

September 14th, 2023 · Comments Off on NEWS: Remembering the race riot (Summer 2023)

90 years ago Jewish and Italian neighbours defended community against antisemitism

Taken by an unknown photograher, this is the only known photo of the riot on August 16, 1933. City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 30791.

By Fox Oliver

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Tags: Annex · News