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  • 09 Nov 2019 12:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HELP SHAPE THE CITY’S CLIMATE ACTION STRATEGY - Annex Residents' TransformTO Consultation

    The TransformTo Consultation meeting at the Bata Shoe Museum on November 4 was attended by 28 people who came from around the Annex. A wide variety of categories that affect the climate action strategy for the city was discussed.

    You can find the summary by category of the feedback here. 

  • 07 Nov 2019 4:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Annex Residents’ Association wants to help you reduce the environmental footprint of living in this neighbourhood.

    Plateshare.ca is a new initiative in the Annex neighbourhood!

    Throwing a party?

    You might not have enough dining ware, but we do!

    Rather than buying plastic plates, cups, and forks, borrow them from us instead!

    Borrow a set of 20 forks, plates, cups, and bowls, ideal for kids parties and do your bit to keep excess plastic out of our landfill and oceans. Did you know that the vast majority of plastic isn’t recycled and ends up as waste?

    How it works:

    Select the dish set you’d like to borrow.

    1. Select a pick up date & time (The dishes will be booked for 48 hours)
    2. You will get a confirmation email confirming the pick up time and address
    3. (please check your spam if you don’t see the message)
    4. Have a fantastic waste-free party
    5. Wash and dry dish set (dishwasher preferred)
    6. Return it.

    Go to Plateshare.ca, plan your party and reduce your environmental footprint!

  • 11 Oct 2019 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Filming in the Annex - ARA thanks DUTIFUL PRODUCTIONS INC. for donation

    The ARA would like to thank Dutiful Productions Inc. for their donation of $200. They filmed the Netflix show Grand Army in the Annex this summer. We ask film and production companies to make donations to the ARA in recognition of the disruption that filming can cause in our neighbourhoods

  • 11 Oct 2019 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 14, ARA Board Meeting, 7 p.m. at  the Alliance Française, Room 303, 24 Spadina Road. All welcome!

  • 01 Oct 2019 2:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ARA would like to thank Workin’ Moms Productions IV Inc. for their generous donation of $500. They filmed in the Annex this summer. We ask film and production companies to make donations to the ARA in recognition of the disruption that filming can cause in our neighbourhoods.

  • 15 Sep 2019 8:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The ARA Invites You to Our Annual CornFest  

    Sunday, September 15

                   ANNEX CORNFEST


    Sunday, September 15 
    4 - 6 p.m. Rain or Shine! Sibelius Park

    Delicious fresh, free corn - picked this morning!

    The Minor Infraction String Band will be entertaining us while we enjoy all the activities!

    Unveiling of the Sibelius Park Mural. Ribbon cutting will take place at 4:15 p.m.

    • Seed Exchange

    • Bike Safety - tips from 14 Division

    • Waste Management - info from the City

    • Going Green Annex - our friends will also be there!

    And don't forget to Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC) 

    Come meet your neighbours
    New members always welcome!
  • 05 Aug 2019 9:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Coalition of Residents' Associations Opposes U of T Proposal for Planetarium Site

    The Annex Residents' Association, as part of a coalition of residents' associations, is opposed to a University of Toronto proposal for the Planetarium site south of the ROM on Queen's Park. Their concerns and objections were raised at a first public meeting on June 12, 2019, and in a letter to City Planning and Councillor Layton. As a result a working group will be formed under the leadership of Councillor Layton and will include members of the coalition, City planners, the architect and U of T planning staff. It is expected to meet for the first time in early Fall.

  • 03 Jul 2019 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Mulberries are Coming! Third Annual Mulberry Festival - July 6, 3 - 5 p.m.
    Tired of the mess that mulberries make on our sidewalks from mid-June through early August ? Why not eat them instead? You'll have a chance to pick mulberries from trees in the neighbourhood on Saturday, July 6, 3 - 5 p.m.,at Sibelius Park. The Third Annual Mulberry Festival is hosted by the Annex Residents' Association. Read more details here.

  • 18 Mar 2019 12:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Annual General Meeting at the Friends House, 
    60 Lowther Avenue, 7:30 p.m. 


    1. Welcome Members and Guests

    2. Approval of Agenda

    3. Minutes from 2018 AGM

    4. Special Guests – John Lorinc and Sheryll Case: House Divided – How the Missing Middle will solve Toronto’s Affordability Crisis.

    5. Chair's report — David Harrison

    6. Financials — Rita Bilerman, Treasurer

    7. Report from the Nominating Committee and Election of the 2019 - 2020 Board of Directors, Jim Jacobs

    8. Community Volunteer Award presentation

    9. Councillor Mike Layton: Ward 20 update

    10. AOB

    11. Adjournment

  • 28 Dec 2018 11:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last Minute Cancellation

    Saturday’s Open House at the 348 Davenport Women’s Shelter Open House has been cancelled

    YWCA Toronto and the City of Toronto say the buildings are not ready, so they are postponing the Open House. It will be rescheduled for a later date when neighbours will be able to picture the shelter in action. 

    Please pass word of the cancellation along to any of your friends. YWCA Toronto and the City of Toronto apologize for any inconvenience caused by this last-minute change.

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