Find out what's happening in the Annex and with the Residents Association
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  • 11 Apr 2017 9:03 AM | Anonymous

    Come Hear One of Toronto’s Best Columnists

    Our Annual General Meeting: April 27,
     7:30 p.m. Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue

    The Annex Residents’ Association is holding its Annual General Meeting at the Friends Meeting House on 60 Lowther. Toronto Star Columnist Ed Keenan will be its keynote speaker. Keenan has lived in Toronto all his life, and written about its people, politics and culture for various publications. His book “Some Great Idea: Good Neighborhood, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto” explores the history or Toronto and its identity crisis since amalgamation.

    The meeting will also get an update on developments in the Annex from our Councillor Joe Cressy.

     You will have the opportunity to renew your membership or join the ARA for the first time!

    For more information about membership, please go to http://www.theara.org/join-us


  • 08 Apr 2017 10:59 AM | Anonymous

    Annex Residents’ Association launches ‘Community Builder of the Year’ award

    Beginning this year, the Annex Residents’ Association is presenting the Community Builder of the Year Award annually to an Annex resident who has made a significant contribution to improving our neighbourhood in one of the following areas:

    ·        Green space or Heritage

    ·        Safety or Education

    ·        Planning and Development

    ·        Social Justice

    Our community is a great place to live, to raise children, to shop, or simply go for a walk. Now, we want to recognize individuals who quietly work to make our community such a great place.

    Nominations close by April 23, 2017. Please send your nomination to secretary@theara.org

    Please provide the following information:

    Ø  Your (nominator’s) name, address, Nominee’s name, address,

    and email address

    Ø  The reasons why you believe this nominee deserves the award.

    The recipient, and all nominees, will be announced at this year’s ARA Annual General Meeting on April 27, 2017 at the Friends’ House, 60 Lowther Avenue. All welcome!

  • 07 Apr 2017 6:04 PM | Anonymous

    Filming in the Annex - ARA thanks GFE34 Productions Inc. for donation

    The ARA wishes to thank GFE34 Productions Inc (Girlfriend Experience) for their generous donation of $500. We ask film and television production companies to make donations to the ARA in recognition of the inconvenience that filming can cause in our neighbourhoods.

  • 05 Apr 2017 10:30 PM | Anonymous

    Come out with your families and friends to help our Harbord Village neighbours with the 14th annual  Harbord Village Litter and Glitter Clean-up and Gala event, Saturday April 22 from 10:00am- 2pm at the restaurant Piano Piano, 88 Harbord St. 

    Bring your brooms and gloves and good spirits. We will spring clean the streets in the morning and return to Piano Piano to revel in a celebratory feast donated by our generous neighbourhood businesses and raffle off prizes. This year we have kid prizes too! Please arrive at 10:00 am to register,  get your street assignments and meet your team. 

  • 13 Mar 2017 8:57 AM | Anonymous

    The first update on the Bloor  bike lane pilot was released by City Hall last week. There were some encouraging numbers for residents who use bicycles to get around, and indications that some changes need to be made. Here are some of the findings:

    • ·       64% of local residents support the bike lane.
    • ·       53% of local merchants support the bike lane. 41% are opposed. 
    • ·       63% of motorists say they now feel comfortable driving beside cyclists (compared to 14% before the bike lane).
    • ·       There has been a 36% increase in cyclists since bike lane was installed
    • ·       There are 4,500 fewer cars driving along Bloor Street every day.

    The report indicated that adjustments will be made at problem intersections like Bathurst and Avenue Rd. to address the increased travel times for cars that have occurred during the morning and afternoon rush hours.

    We have heard anecdotally that some Bloor motorists may now be using Lowther to get through the Annex. This information should be conveyed to the City using the on-line Bike lane survey http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/bloor2016/.

    The City will do additional counts of the bike and car traffic during the coming months. Staff are also reviewing data about near-miss collisions to see how safety might be improved for all road users. The full report is available at: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=18ccded2f6711510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

    For a more complete review of recent developments see dandyhorse magazine, online at:  http://dandyhorsemagazine.com/blog/2017/02/27/pride-and-privilege-on-bloor/

    If you have any questions please contact transportation@theara.org

  • 15 Feb 2017 11:36 PM | Anonymous

    There is still time! We encourage you to express your opinion about the bike lanes on Bloor. The survey takes only a few minutes of you time. You will find it at toronto.ca/bloorbikelanes

  • 14 Dec 2016 6:17 PM | Anonymous


    Toronto’s Most colourful Village: “Opened by Mistake. Closed by City Hall”

    In Loving Memory...

      “Ed Says” come out for a New Orleans Second Line-inspired procession to celebrate the life of

    Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village

    December 15, 2016

     Please join us OUTSIDE Southern Accent  on Markham St 
    6:30 pm: Hot chocolate and nibbles


    Gussy up, come with friends, your family, bring an instrument to sound, make a float!

    Let’s dance, sing and parade jubilantly around Honest Ed’s and through Mirvish Village, paying tribute to these unique and remarkable places that have had such impact on so many Torontonians and our neighbourhoods’ character and history.

     Bring umbrellas, white kerchiefs, boas, mardi gras beads!

    Be ready to Make some Noise ....

    Brought to you by Palmerston Area, Seaton Village and the Annex Residents’ Associations

  • 27 Oct 2016 2:55 PM | Anonymous

    Filming in the Annex

    The ARA wishes to thank Workin’ Moms Productions ULC for two generous donations of $500! We ask film and television production companies to make donations to the ARA in recognition of the inconvenience that filming can cause in our neighbourhoods

  • 26 Sep 2016 7:00 PM | Anonymous


    Explore Toronto's historic Annex as you've never seen it before!

    October 16, noon to 5 p.m.

    Tickets: $25 to $30 at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annex-tour-of-houses-and-cultural-organizations-tickets-27942755534


  • 04 Sep 2016 8:08 AM | Anonymous

    Filming in the Annex 

    The ARA wishes to thank Particular Skills Productions CN Inc. for their generous donation of $500. We ask film and television production companies to make a donation to the ARA In recognition of the inconvenience that filming can cause in our neighbourhoods.

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