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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: Appraising Annex parks (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · No Comments

Part 2 of the Gleaner’s greenspace reviews

Compiled and photos by Marisa Kelly

Continuing from the August edition we review area parks and assign a letter grade. Park amenities, tree coverage, seating and waste management all go into the evaluations each year.

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NEWS: Cycle tracks coming to Davenport (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · 1 Comment

Stretch between Dupont and Bedford to include buffers 

By Fox Oliver

The Bike Lane and Road Safety Upgrades on Davenport Road involve an upgrade plan which will take place over three phases, and the second phase is scheduled to begin this month. 

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FOCUS: Layton reflects on three terms as city councillor (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · No Comments

Outgoing Ward 11 representative proud of legacy

A pensive Mike Layton selects a different path as he chooses family over the gruelling life of a Toronto city councillor. COURTESY MIKE LAYTON

By Brian Burchell

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · No Comments

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EDITORIAL: Taking control of the narrative (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · No Comments

The province is dissolving Ontario’s independent COVID-19 Science Advisory Table and replacing it  with, what one member described, as its exact antithesis. The science table didn’t hesitate to bring attention to facts the government didn’t want to hear, but which the public needed to know. 

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FORUM: Rare summer legislature sittings (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · No Comments

Passing damaging bills while no one is paying attention

By Jessica Bell

Queen’s Park Roundup

The Ford government is passing damaging legislation in the middle of the summer while attention on politics is low. Here’s what’s happening.

The government’s 2022-2023 budget falls short

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (Aug. 2022)

August 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (Aug. 2022)

The best and worst of the Annex’s parks

Compiled and photos by Fox Oliver

Every year the Annex Gleaner reviews the abundance of parks in the Annex 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, amenities, and accessibility. 

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DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Aug. 2022)

August 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Aug. 2022)

New and continuing developments in the Annex

Compiled by Fox Oliver with files from Henry Wiercinski, Annex Residents’ Association (ARA), 

Photos by Fox Oliver

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Aug. 2022)

Ain’t she a beautiful sight?

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EDITORIAL: Farewell Mike (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Farewell Mike (Aug. 2022)

After 12 years on city council, Mike Layton, representative for University-Rosedale’s Ward 11 will not seek another term. Given the systemic changes made to the city’s governance in recent years, it’s no surprise Layton’s made this call—but it’s a shame and a real loss to this community.

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FORUM: Revenue, revenue, revenue and the lack thereof (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Revenue, revenue, revenue and the lack thereof (Aug. 2022)

Why is city council afraid of getting what the city needs to deliver services?

By Mike Layton

By the time this reaches your doorsteps, council will have completed our last legislative cycle before the election period begins, and the agenda is as busy as ever. Top of mind for me is continuing to work toward correcting the service deficiencies many residents have been noticing as the weather has warmed and people are engaging with our public spaces and services.

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FORUM: We need to ban harmful single-use plastics (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: We need to ban harmful single-use plastics (Aug. 2022)

A case for reducing plastic in our environment

By Steven Guilbeault

Plastic is everywhere. We use it in packaging, construction, agriculture, automobiles, electronics, textiles, and medical equipment.

While plastic has revolutionized our lives, plastic pollution has emerged as a key environmental issue worldwide.

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SPORTS: Leafs prepare for postseason push (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Leafs prepare for postseason push (Aug. 2022)

Veteran players hope to hoist the Intercounty Baseball Championship trophy at Christie Pits

Toronto Maple Leafs third baseman Johnathan Solazzo in action at Christie Pits on July 31. The Leafs defeated the Welland Jackfish 5-2. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

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Tags: Annex · Sports