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HISTORY FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sculptor marks the lessons of war

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on HISTORY FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sculptor marks the lessons of war

Walter Allward designed Vimy Ridge, local war memorials

By Alfred Holden

In honour of Remembrance Day, this month we reprint former Citybuildings columnist Alfred Holden’s November 2003 piece on the sculptor who designed many of the nation’s most affecting and prominent war memorials.

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Tags: Annex · History · Life

ARTS (NOVEMBER 2016): Toronto Mandolin Orchestra celebrates 60 years

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on ARTS (NOVEMBER 2016): Toronto Mandolin Orchestra celebrates 60 years

Milestone coincides with 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration

PHOTO COURTESY TMO: Unlike many mandolin orchestras in other parts of the world, the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra (above) does not include guitars, though it does at times perform with woodwind instruments, percussion, and two accordions.

PHOTO COURTESY TMO: Unlike many mandolin orchestras in other parts of the world, the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra (above) does not include guitars, though it does at times perform with woodwind instruments, percussion, and two accordions.

By Summer Reid

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Tags: Annex · Arts

FOCUS ON EDUCATION (NOVEMBER 2016): Building a respectful future

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on FOCUS ON EDUCATION (NOVEMBER 2016): Building a respectful future

TDSB schools adopt traditional territories acknowledgement

Our local acknowledgement: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat (wen-dat), Anishinabek (ah-nish-nah-bek) Nation, the Haudenosaunee (ho-den-oh-sho-nee) Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, and the Métis (may-tee) Nation.

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FOCUS ON EDUCATION (NOVEMBER 2016): Palmerston P.S. hosts costumes and Cinderella

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on FOCUS ON EDUCATION (NOVEMBER 2016): Palmerston P.S. hosts costumes and Cinderella

PHOTO BY NOELLE DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS: Teachers and administrators from Palmerston Avenue Public School perform in a short play based on Cinderella on Oct. 31. The amateur theatrical, and the parade that followed it, is a much-loved annual event at the school.

PHOTO BY NOELLE DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS: Teachers and administrators from Palmerston Avenue Public School perform in a short play based on Cinderella on Oct. 31. The amateur theatrical, and the parade that followed it, is a much-loved annual event at the school.

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FOCUS ON EDUCATION (NOVEMBER 2016): Parents decry lack of resources at local schools

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on FOCUS ON EDUCATION (NOVEMBER 2016): Parents decry lack of resources at local schools

New executive director underscores board’s equity focus

By Clarrie Feinstein

Parents at last month’s Toronto District School Board (TDSB)?ward council meeting leveraged a meet-and-greet with the new director of education into an opportunity to question him about the lack of resources at their children’s schools. Dr. John Malloy was at the Oct. 24 meeting at the invitation of Ausma Malik (TDSB Ward 10, Trinity-Spadina) to introduce the board’s new structure and its four new learning centres.

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LIFE (NOVEMBER 2016): Pumpkins on parade

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on LIFE (NOVEMBER 2016): Pumpkins on parade

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COURTESY RICHARD LONGLEY: The Harbord Village Residents’ Association and the Harbord Street Business Improvement Area celebrated their tenth annual Harbord Street Pumpkin Festival on Nov. 1. Featuring hot cider, a silent auction, and, of course, many glowing pumpkins, it drew crowds to Harbord Street between Spadina Avenue to Borden Street.

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GREENINGS (NOVEMBER 2016): Force the focus

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (NOVEMBER 2016): Force the focus

Draw attention to what really matters

By Terri Chu

Sometimes I wonder why, knowing what we know about climate change, there are people who continue to buy things they don’t really need for the sake of it. We have our share of green businesses in the Annex, but that doesn’t make us immune from replacing our perfectly functioning phones with newer ones, or falling for the latest fashion trends (none of which are sustainable).

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Tags: Annex · Life