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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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NEWS: Wiener’s Home Hardware celebrates a century of service (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Wiener’s Home Hardware celebrates a century of service (Provincial Election 2022)

The venerable institution remains in the Wiener family

Marty Wiener accepts his plaque celebrating 75 years in the business in 1997, surrounded by the Wiener family. COURTESY WIENER’S HOME HARDWARE

 

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NEWS: Candidates clash over climate platforms (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Candidates clash over climate platforms (Provincial Election 2022)

PC candidate a no show, parties unite in opposition to Ford

By Carly Penrose

Only three of the University-Rosedale candidates running in the Ontario election this spring were present for the  University-Rosedale All Candidates Provinical Election Debate held Tuesday, May 10.   

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CHATTER: Inaugural Artisan Studio Tour lands on Harbord St. (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Inaugural Artisan Studio Tour lands on Harbord St. (Provincial Election 2022)

Are you ready to take a stroll along Harbord Street? On June 4, the Harbord St. Artisan Studio Tour will kick off with an array of artisans out on the sidewalks between Borden Street and Sussex Mews.

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CHATTER: Juxtapose is helping Ukrainians with patron support (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Juxtapose is helping Ukrainians with patron support (Provincial Election 2022)

Annex gift shop Juxtapose has begun selling gift bags to help provide aid to those in Ukraine. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

As conflict rages on between Russia and Ukraine, Annex business Juxtapose is doing their part to help Ukraine.

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ON THE COVER: The Birds of Bloor have landed (May 2022)

May 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: The Birds of Bloor have landed (May 2022)

According to Briar De Lange, Executive Director of the Bloor Yorkville BIA, the BIA commissioned this installation as it “wanted to deliver a whimsical, fresh, spring-like display for its sidewalk planting beds.” LISA LOMAX/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: New highrise planned for Bloor and Spadina (May 2022)

May 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: New highrise planned for Bloor and Spadina (May 2022)

Residential development will displace businesses

PROPOSED: Developer’s rendering of the tower. COURTESY BDP QUADRANGLE

By Fox Oliver

A proposed 37-storey highrise in the heart of the Annex could drastically alter the Bloor and Spadina intersection. On November 8, 2021, developer First Capital proposed the construction of a building at 320, 328, and 332 Bloor St. W. 

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NEWS: PCs pick venture capitalist for University-Rosedale (May 2022)

May 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: PCs pick venture capitalist for University-Rosedale (May 2022)

Carl Qiu seeks to attract youth vote 

In 2018, Qiu was elected president of Ontario PC youth, a position he held until 2019. COURTESY CARL QIU

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CHATTER: Annex Residents’ Association AGM covers pressing issues (May 2022)

May 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Annex Residents’ Association AGM covers pressing issues (May 2022)

The ecological restoriation of Paul Martel Park (formerly Ecology Park) was one of the agenda items at the ARA’s AGM. The park is now home to a Bloor Annex BIA-sponsored mural created by First Nations artists led by local artist Joseph Sagaj. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

The Annex Residents’ Association (ARA) held their annual general meeting on April 21 via Zoom. Those in attendance included members of the ARA, residents and representatives from development teams, city council and Toronto Police Service. The most notable discussions were about improving safety on Avenue Road, the West Annex Heritage Project, vandalism at St. Alban’s Square and the restoration of Paul Martel Park. 

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ON THE COVER: Bird Seeded (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · 1 Comment

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 · 1 Comment

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)

April 11th, 2022 · 1 Comment

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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