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NEWS: Rebuilding trust through a community garden (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Rebuilding trust through a community garden (Spring 2022)

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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FOCUS: Liberals bank on star power (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Liberals bank on star power (Spring 2022)

Former Trillium CEO, Andrea Barrack, joins race for MPP

Andrea Barrack sees Doug Ford’s unwillingness to make evidence-based decisions and make tough decisions as a fundamental flaw. COURTESY ANDREA BARRACK

By Joshua Snow

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CHATTER: Appeal dismissed, redevelopment of 225 Brunswick Ave. to proceed (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Appeal dismissed, redevelopment of 225 Brunswick Ave. to proceed (Spring 2022)

Construction at 225 Brunswick Ave. is set to begin this spring after a lengthy appeal by the former synagogue’s neighbours.

On Dec. 17, 2021, the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) ruled in favour of developer Jeff Kopas, of Kopas Developmets Ltd., approving his plan to turn the commercial building into a seven-unit apartment building. 

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CHATTER: Feeling famished? Go to Hoagie Station (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Feeling famished? Go to Hoagie Station (Spring 2022)

A unique and delicious mix of homemade ingredients from traditional Italian-American and Iranian cuisine makes Hoagie Station a must try. FOX OLIVER/GLEANER NEWS

If you’re looking for the biggest sandwiches in the Annex, you’ve come to the right place. Located at 495 Bloor St. W., Hoagie Station is the neighbourhood’s newest sandwich shop, and the owners have a story to tell, while serving up whopping 13-inch hoagies.

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DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Spring 2022)

New and continuing developments in the Annex

By MADELINE SMART 
with files from HENRY WIERCINSKI, Annex Residents’ Association 
Photos by BRIAN BURCHELL, renderings from developers’ and city’s websites



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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2022)

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EDITORIAL: A conservative in name only (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: A conservative in name only (Spring 2022)

It’s silly season at Queen’s Park as the ruling Progressive Conservatives seek another mandate from voters this June. And it’s not beneath Doug Ford to attempt to bribe voters with their own money and ignore criticism about behaving in a fiscally reckless fashion. 

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FORUM: A budget brief from the trenches (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: A budget brief from the trenches (Spring 2022)

Many progressive gains come out of city council

By Mike Layton

The 2022 budget process concluded in late February, followed by a few quick council meetings to address regular business. With the help of my colleagues, and the advocacy of many of you, we achieved notable improvements to a budget that began with glaring gaps in services, while continuing to work to improve safety in our communities. 

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FORUM: Celebrating our local leaders (Spring 2022)

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MPP Jessica Bell pays homage to community contributors

By Jessica Bell

Our Community Recognition Awards recognize the people who help make University-Rosedale a wonderful place to live. Here’s some of our recent award recipients. 

Seniors’ Advocate

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ARTS: Hello April! (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on ARTS: Hello April! (Spring 2022)

The Bata Shoe Museum will dazzle your feet

By Meribeth Deen

With any luck, winter boots will be forgotten in the back of the closet this month as Torontonians embrace spring—at least on the good days.

If you are a shoe fanatic, Sundays are particularly good days because the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) is FREE on Sundays

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ON THE COVER: Show Bloor Annex Love (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Show Bloor Annex Love (Winter 2022)

With many COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, small businesses are ready for some love. To help promote main street, a #ShowLoveTO heart has been installed in the Bloor Annex BIA parkette at Bloor Street and Brunswick Avenue. Stop by and take a selfie with the heart and post it to social media for your chance to win $100 to spend at any BIA business. Full details available at bloorannex.ca.
NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Dominico’s vision changed Toronto sports history (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Dominico’s vision changed Toronto sports history (Winter 2022)

Late baseball owner loomed large over amateur sports scene

Owner and lifelong fan at heart Jack Dominico ran the Maple Leafs baseball club for over 50 years.
COURTESY TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS BASEBALL

By R.S. Konjek

As local lore will have it, the Toronto sports scene was forever changed one afternoon in the summer of 1968.


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