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FOCUS: A literary trailblazer (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: A literary trailblazer (Oct. 2020)

Jay Macpherson paved way for next generation of female professors

A young Jean Jay Macpherson during her teaching years. COURTESY VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

Correction: On page 11 of the August 2020 issue of the Annex Gleaner, in the annual Grading our Greenspace section, Jay Macpherson was misidentified as “he”. This error was brought to our attention by Alexandra F. Johnston, professor emerita, Department of English, Victoria College, University of Toronto. The Gleaner regrets the error.

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LIFE: Paying homage to local characters (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on LIFE: Paying homage to local characters (Oct. 2020)

Vibrant mural meant to appeal to children

MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mary An

At the intersection of Bloor Street West and Major Street, the Annex has welcomed a new mural. With help from the City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto grant, the Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area (BIA)  held a competition last year to fill the wall in a way that would best represent the neighbourhood. 

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SPORTS: Baseball Leafs look back on the season that wasn’t (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Baseball Leafs look back on the season that wasn’t (Oct. 2020)

With Christie Pits locked down, local players endured a rare summer off the diamond

Grant Tamane lays down a bunt at Christie Pits as Johnathan Solazzo (seated on cooler) looks on. After a season lost to the pandemic, the Toronto Maple Leafs hope to resume playing baseball in 2021. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

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NEW IN BUSINESS: New restaurant opens mid-pandemic (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on NEW IN BUSINESS: New restaurant opens mid-pandemic (Oct. 2020)

Entrepreneur invests in community on a wing and a prayer

Inder Singh, owner of the new Wild Wings in the Annex, took the brave step forward of opening up a restaurant in hopes of supporting his new community. MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mary An

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ARTS: Global pandemic month eight: the show goes on (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Global pandemic month eight: the show goes on (Oct. 2020)

Discover a wealth of Culture Corridor programming on-line

By Meribeth Deen

Remember festivals? Remember movie theatres, parties, the crush of humanity drawn to the streets because there were places to go, things to see, and people to meet? Sometimes eight months feels like forever, even though we got a dose of sunshine, could set foot into museums, and got re-acquainted with dining out. 

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