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NEWS: Bike lanes for Bloor Street

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bike lanes for Bloor Street

Council votes in favour of pilot project

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS: Gleaner intern Geremy Bordonaro interviews eight-year-old Malina Fritz-Schwartz after her deputation at the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on April 25.

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS: Gleaner intern Geremy Bordonaro interviews eight-year-old Malina Fritz-Schwartz after her deputation at the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on April 25.

By Geremy Bordonaro

At long last, bike lanes are coming to Bloor Street.

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LETTERS

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on LETTERS

Beware the corporatization of Bloor Street

Re “Rexall replaces Brunswick House” (April 2016):

Anyone who sees Rexall’s move into the Brunswick location as a good thing or as a positive addition to the neighbourhood is sorrily mistaken. I am not sentimental regarding the loss of the Brunswick House itself, but sad to see a large American company move into this location. They will add nothing to the neighbourhood and take their profits out of Canada.

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FORUM: Bike lanes on Bloor Street

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM: Bike lanes on Bloor Street

The arrival of cycling in Toronto

By Joe Cressy

For too long, discussions of bike lanes have been divisive in our city. They shouldn’t be. When we do it right, cycling infrastructure can be a win-win for everyone.

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NEWS: Bloor Street goes green

April 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bloor Street goes green

Plan to transform underutilized space

“This is a major greening initiative for the neighbourhood”—Jonathan Da Silva, Bloor-Annex BIA

By Annemarie Brissenden

Bloor Street West is about to get a whole lot greener, and it’s all thanks to the trees.

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NEWS: Rexall replaces Brunswick House

April 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Rexall replaces Brunswick House

Pharmacy drugstore chain says it will respect building’s heritage

“This will be a relief to the neighbourhood”—Sue Dexter, HVRA

By Annemarie Brissenden

After one last weekend-long blowout, the doors of the Brunswick House closed for good, leaving the neighbourhood eagerly anticipating the site’s next, presumably quieter and more agreeable, incarnation.

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Rexall to take over Brunswick House

March 23rd, 2016 · Comments Off on Rexall to take over Brunswick House

Pharmacy drugstore chain says it will respect building’s heritage

By Annemarie Brissenden

The Brunswick House has a new tenant.

Rexall, a pharmacy drugstore chain, will be taking over the first floor of the building at 481 Bloor St. W., confirmed landlord Larry Sdao. The betting lounge on the upper floors will be moving out, and Sdao said the second and third floors will be available to lease.

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City seeking street greening opportunities

February 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on City seeking street greening opportunities

Harbord Village plan targets laneways, parkettes

In-ground pinchpoint planters, like the one on Robert Street shown above, act as a curb extension, provide an immovable barrier that discourages drivers from making illegal manoeuvres, and are not subject to the graffiti found on their above-ground counterparts.  COURTESY?SUSAN DEXTER

In-ground pinchpoint planters, like the one on Robert Street shown above, act as a curb extension, provide an immovable barrier that discourages drivers from making illegal manoeuvres, and are not subject to the graffiti found on their above-ground counterparts. 
COURTESY SUSAN DEXTER

By Marielle Torrefranca

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Celebrate Black History in the Annex

February 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Celebrate Black History in the Annex

Book launches, dance festivals, and fashion mark month

#FNLROM returns Feb. 5 with Encore: One Love, a celebration of Bob Marley. The evening includes music, great food, and an art exhibition. Courtesy ElectriCITY?Events

#FNLROM returns Feb. 5 with Encore: One Love, a celebration of Bob Marley. The evening includes music, great food, and an art exhibition.
Courtesy ElectriCITY Events

By Dilara Kurtaran

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Tags: Annex · Arts · General · History

Drink L’Elixir d’Amore on Bloor

February 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Drink L’Elixir d’Amore on Bloor

Toronto City Opera’s performances are approachable and fun

By Annemarie Brissenden

What could possibly go wrong when a poor peasant who only has eyes for a beautiful landowner buys a magical love potion from an itinerant doctor? Discover the hilarity that ensues in Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, performed by the Toronto City Opera (TCO) this month at the Bickford Centre.

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Annex post office closure will inconvenience locals

September 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Annex post office closure will inconvenience locals

Station P, near Bloor and Spadina, will move to the Bloor and Ossington area this fall

Photo: Victoria Prouse/Gleaner News

By Victoria Prouse

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Organic or Local?

July 12th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Both have their environmental benefits, but how do you know which too choose?

By Terri Chu

Organic greens have expanded from a niche, farmers’ market item into the mainstream. I consider anything found at Loblaws–where about one in three grocery dollars in Canada are spent–mainstream.

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More than a Parking Lot

July 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on More than a Parking Lot

Bloor-Borden farmers market returns

By Victoria Prouse

“You shop differently in a farmers market than a supermarket,” says Gus Sinclair, former chair of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) and co-founder of the Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market. “In a farmers’ market, people pause; they stop over tomatoes and talk about how the kids are doing at school”.

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