News & Opinion

The weekly wrap for March 25, 2011

In This week in the neighbourhood on March 25, 2011 at 12:05 AM

In 2008, we labelled Earth Hour “when you care enough to make a token gesture.” Then we found some local businesses didn’t even care that much. See who earned the A’s and F’s on our inaugural Earth Hour Report Card. [West Annex News]

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A nine-storey, 163 unit condo is coming to Bathurst and Bloor. The old Loretto College property at 783 Bathurst Street will have 163 units and ground floor retail. [Keeping It Real Estate]

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Skirt gets the Urback treatment. And as usual, blogTO’s crack Annex reporter has more questions than answers. [blogTO]

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The most vibrant cities share one thing in common: They are messy. Trying to clean up and remove the clutter of the city is to throw away the lifeblood of the city itself. [The ABCs of Urbanism]

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The Tarragon announces its new season. Richard Ouzounian says it’s “a nicely balanced mixture of Canadian works, old and new, with cutting-edge drama from the rest of the world.” [thestar.com]

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What is inclusionary zoning? Paul Carlucci interviews Adam Vaughan and others about the answer to Toronto’s housing problem. [YongeStreet]

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Getting Real 4. An event to unveil an in-depth report on the Canadian documentary industry’s bill of health, presented at the Annex Live March 31, 2011. [DOC Toronto]

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Av & Dav, then and now in pictures. Lost Toronto compares the intersection 50 years apart. [Lost Toronto]

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Theodore 1922. Catherine Lash gives a rave review for the men’s fashion store at 497 Bloor Street West. [The Wedding Co.]

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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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