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NEWS: New mural celebrates Indigenous storytelling (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: New mural celebrates Indigenous storytelling (July 2022)

Artwork weaves together stories of creation and coexistence

Joseph Sagaj with Elder and Knowledge Keeper Jacque Lavallee (Jacqui Lavalley) and Grandmother Donalda Ashkewe (Winnie Ashkewe). The 86-foot-long mural includes artistic contributions from Denise Aquash, Sonja Clarke, Larry M. Holder, and Mike Rowade (aka Ron Wild). COURTESY JOSEPH SAGAJ

By Meribeth Deen

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NEWS: Celebrating 50 years of  sustainable food and community (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Celebrating 50 years of  sustainable food and community (July 2022)

In a laneway behind Palmerston a not-so-secret food co-op thrives

The Karma Co-op blackboard wall getting decorated on their 50th anniversary on June 25. COURTESY DAVE BELL

By Rebecca Weigand

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CHATTER: PARA AGM all about green initiatives (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: PARA AGM all about green initiatives (July 2022)

The newly planted pollinator garden thrives in the sun outside of Harbord Collegiate Institute. The planting of this garden is one of many environmental initiatives the Palmerston Area Residents’ Association is taking this summer. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

The Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) held their annual general meeting on Thursday, May 26, via Zoom. At this year’s meeting, members focused on the environment and sustainable living. Guest speakers discussed the dangers of, and alternatives to, single-use materials and how homeowners can upgrade their homes into more sustainable dwellings and apply for valuable grants. 

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CHATTER: NDP’s pattern of prevailing in the Annex continues (July 2020)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: NDP’s pattern of prevailing in the Annex continues (July 2020)

Jessica Bell of the New Democratic Party (NDP), has represented the University-Rosedale riding (District 112) since her success in the 2018 election. She was re-elected on June 2. Of the 49,412 votes cast in the University-Rosedale riding in 2018,  Bell earned 24,537 of them (49.66 per cent), followed by Liberal candidate Jo-Ann Davis who earned 10,898 votes (22.06 per cent), PC candidate Gillian Smith who earned 10,431 votes (21.11 per cent) , and Green Party candidate Tim Grant who earned 2,652 votes (5.37 per cent).

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FOCUS: Wiener’s Home Hardware 100th anniversary a day to remember (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Wiener’s Home Hardware 100th anniversary a day to remember (July 2022)

On June 18, Wiener’s Home Hardware celebrated their 100th anniversary with a block party hosted by the Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area, Annex Residents’ Association, and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association. The community enjoyed live music, food, and got a chance to learn about the history of the family-run store (pictured top-right). The block party gathered four generations of the Wiener family to celebrate (pictured above). Marty Wiener also accepted a plaque from Mayor John Tory, presented by Councillor Mike Layton, on behalf of the Wiener family commemorating the store’s contribution to the community over the past 100 years (pictured right). This celebration will surely be a day Annex residents will remember. —Fox Oliver/Gleaner News.

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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

 

By Fox Oliver

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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 · 2 Comments

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

By Carly Penrose

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