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ON THE COVER (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Jan. 2020)

Sanscon Construction crew members carefully guide the granite erratic found during construction of the Major Street Parkette to its new home in the Howland Avenue Parkette. James Roche of DTAH looks on. For more on the parkettes and their granite benches, please click here. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/BLOOR ANNEX BIA

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NEWS: New tower for Bloor and Spadina (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: New tower for Bloor and Spadina (Jan. 2020)

36 storeys and a re-think of a tired corner

A rendering by the Gleaner of the scale of the project superimposed on the corner of Bloor St. W. and Spadina Rd. GRAPHIC BY NEILAND BRISSENDEN

By Khyrsten Mieras

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DEVELOPINGS: Annex area developments loom (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on DEVELOPINGS: Annex area developments loom (Jan. 2020)

Emerging from the dust will be much greater density

The Annex is by no means exempt from the building boom that sees the City of Toronto with more cranes in the sky than any other North American municipality.

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NEWS: Aroma suddenly shuttered (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Aroma suddenly shuttered (Jan. 2020)

Closure leaves customers shocked

Locally loved, this Aroma Espresso Bar location (the first in Canada) was locked out by the landlord, unable to meet its rent obligations. Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

By Brian Burchell

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CHATTER: Homicide on Harbord (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Homicide on Harbord (Jan. 2020)

On December 22, police responded to a call from a residence in Harbord Village, where they found a woman suffering from severe head trauma. They immediately arrested a 29-year-old man named Colin Harnack, who was charged with second-degree murder. The woman, 51-year-old Julie Berman, was rushed to hospital. She succumbed to her injuries a short time later. 

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CHATTER: Police seek help in identifying robbery suspect (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Police seek help in identifying robbery suspect (Jan. 2020)

Image of suspect still at large. Courtesy Toronto Police Service

The Toronto Police Service has released new images of a man involved in a robbery that took place in the Annex area last month and is seeking help from the public to identify him.

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CHATTER: College Street bar owner and manager convicted of sexual assault (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: College Street bar owner and manager convicted of sexual assault (Jan. 2020)

The owner and the manager of a now-closed bar on College Street have been convicted of gang sexual assault and administering a stupefying drug to a 24-year-old woman in 2016. The bar where the incident took place was closed shortly after charges were laid.

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NEWS: OCAD students design bike rings (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: OCAD students design bike rings (Dec. 2019)

Traditional and contemporary pieces win competition

OCAD student Che Huang kneels next to his winning bike ring design for Bloor Annex BIA parkettes. KHYRSTEN MIERAS/GLEANER NEWS

By Khyrsten Mieras

New bike racks are being added to the Annex’s urban landscape after OCAD announced the winners of its design contest in mid-November.

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NEWS: New mural for Major (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: New mural for Major (Dec. 2019)

Parkette location chosen to celebrate Bloor’s rich offerings

Initial concept of mural design by Daniela Rocha for the Major Street parkette (rear, east-face of Sleep Country location) pending for May of 2020.
COURTESY DANIELA ROCHA

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NEWS: ARA climate plan hits home (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: ARA climate plan hits home (Dec. 2019)

TransformTO consultation held to discuss city’s climate plan

Teri Chu of the ARA has launched Plate Share, a free dining-ware program for local parties. KHYRSTEN MIERAS/GLEANER NEWS

By Khyrsten Mieras

The City of Toronto and the Annex Residents’ Association’s (ARA) Parks, Trees and Environment Committee held the latest TransformTO community consultation at the Bata Shoe Museum on November 4.

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