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ON THE COVER (Feb. 2024)

April 6th, 2024 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Feb. 2024)

The original Model T Roadster pictured above featured a detachable roof and is on permanent display in the Dupont Street building where they were manufactured in 1915.
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DEVELOPINGS: Bloor and Spadina tower update (Feb. 2024)

April 6th, 2024 · Comments Off on DEVELOPINGS: Bloor and Spadina tower update (Feb. 2024)

Greater density is on the horizon throughout the Annex

By Fox Oliver and 

Brian Burchell

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Grading our greenspace (Feb. 2024)

April 6th, 2024 · Comments Off on Grading our greenspace (Feb. 2024)

A plethora of parks in the Annex get judged

Compiled by Mia Keskinen

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. 

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NEWS: Shoppers Drug Mart changes course after story (Feb. 2024)

April 6th, 2024 · Comments Off on NEWS: Shoppers Drug Mart changes course after story (Feb. 2024)

Monitoring now only occurs at point of purchase 

Video surveillance has taken the place of human receipt checkers at Shoppers. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Brian Burchell

Following the Annex Gleaner article that appeared in December 2023: “Receipt checks raise retail conflict,” the Shoppers Drug Mart on Bloor Street West at Walmer Road has ceased the practise of asking customers to show receipts after using the self-checkout. 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 2024)

April 6th, 2024 · Comments Off on LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 2024)

RE: A forgotten skating venue on Dupont, Dec. 2023

I just wanted to thank you for the lovely article [by Mia Keskinen] on the Toronto Skating Club on Dupont Street. You captured the spirit of the skating history.

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HISTORY: Sturdy structure once housed Meteorological Service (Feb. 2024)

April 6th, 2024 · Comments Off on HISTORY: Sturdy structure once housed Meteorological Service (Feb. 2024)

Building at 315 Bloor St. W. now occupied by Munk Centre for Global Affairs

This building, located at 315 Bloor St. W. at Devonshire, was built in 1909 as one of Toronto’s first buildings designed for meteorological study. COURTESY CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How to drive in Toronto (Feb. 2024)

April 6th, 2024 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How to drive in Toronto (Feb. 2024)

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EDITORIAL: The “Get it Done Act” should get Ford out (Feb. 2024)

April 6th, 2024 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: The “Get it Done Act” should get Ford out (Feb. 2024)

Premier Doug Ford’s latest gimmick is his pending “Get it Done Act.” Ford is banking on Ontario voters having short memories, being easily duped, and not minding at all being bribed with their own money. This latest omnibus legislation is a dog’s breakfast of silly, shiny objects designed to distract from a string of failures and flip flops that appear to have been authored by the premier himself.

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FORUM: Eventful new year at city council (Feb. 2024)

April 5th, 2024 · Comments Off on FORUM: Eventful new year at city council (Feb. 2024)

Budget, development planning, and safety, fill agenda

By Dianne Saxe

Winter weather is always challenging for city staff. Thank you again to all of our frontline workers in emergency response, shelter and outreach, and construction, who are hard at work in winter conditions. I arrived back at my desk more determined than ever to tackle the city’s challenges.

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FORUM: Report confirms Ford government failures (Feb. 2024)

April 5th, 2024 · Comments Off on FORUM: Report confirms Ford government failures (Feb. 2024)

Independent auditor general annual report paints troubling picture

By Jessica Bell

The auditor general’s office authors an annual report that does a deep dive into a select list of government agencies, departments and government-funded or -regulated institutions to see if they are working as they should. Here’s the lowdown on the office’s latest report. 

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HISTORY: Dupont building was a purpose-built car factory (Feb. 2024)

April 5th, 2024 · Comments Off on HISTORY: Dupont building was a purpose-built car factory (Feb. 2024)

Examining the old and new: Toronto’s first Model T assembly plant

Pictured above at left: a 1915 Ford Model Roadster model; middle: 672 Dupont at Christie where these models were assembled; and at right: a 1915 Ford Model T Coupe. Both cars are on permanent display at 672 Dupont and it’s free to visit!

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CHATTER: 30 years of Hot Docs Cinema (April 2023)

August 8th, 2023 · Comments Off on CHATTER: 30 years of Hot Docs Cinema (April 2023)

The hugely successful Hot Docs Cinema celebrates 30 years of programming built on a century long cinematic history on Bloor Street West. COURTESY HOT DOCS CINEMA

As they celebrated their 30th anniversary, Hot Docs screened 214 films from 72 countries over 11 days (April 27 – May 7) “We wanted to bring the most diverse range of films possible to Toronto. People from all of these countries live in Toronto, and we know curious minds will be interested in their films,” said Shane Smith, artistic director of Hot Docs.

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FORUM: Bike lanes made permanent, more warming centres open (Feb. 2023)

March 27th, 2023 · Comments Off on FORUM: Bike lanes made permanent, more warming centres open (Feb. 2023)

Budget process reveals Toronto’s financial house not in order

By Dianne Saxe

The first month of the new year has been an eventful one at city hall. I am pleased to report that two crucial issues have successfully moved forward.

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