News & Opinion

The weekly wrap for March 18, 2011

In This week in the neighbourhood on March 18, 2011 at 12:05 AM

O Guu, wherefore art thuu? Steven Davey reports on the latest delay in the much-anticipated opening of Guu SakaBar, and provides the newest projected opening date: Sunday, March 20th. [NOW]

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Better late than never. In 2009, the Clean Air Partnership demonstrated that better bike infrastructure would be a boon to Annex businesses, completing the work that myopic consultants missed in the City-funded Bloor Street Visioning Study.

Fast forward two years, and Lindsay Tsuji breaks the story of how the Annex Residents Association has finally woken up and endorsed bike lanes on Bloor [Annex Gleaner], while Derek Flack envisions what those bike lanes might look like. [blogTO]

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The last Jewish retail bakery in downtown Toronto. Renee Ghert-Zand profiles Harbord Bakery’s artisan traditions. [Forward.com]

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Local and organic long before it was fashionable, Robyn Urback finds that Kharma Co-op at 739 Palmerston is the neighbourhood’s hidden treasure. [blogTO]

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Since 1913, it’s been known as the Madison, the Midtown, the Capri, and the Eden. Eric Veillette gives us more history of the Bloor Cinema. [Silent Toronto]

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But the photos are nice. Robyn Urback wilts trying to profile the flower shops at Av & Dav. [blogTO]

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Every Friday, the Weekly Wrap collects articles from around the web about or of interest to residents of the West Annex.

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