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From towers to townhouses: A Richmond Hill highrise development gets a major scale back

After four years of development limbo, an original proposal for two residential towers at 370 Red Maple Rd. has been resubmitted as a reduced plan for a townhouse development, slashing the number of units by 74 per cent and the height from 16 and 18 storeys high to three-storey townhouses.

Nine Toronto venues will host Prince Harry’s Invictus Games

Canada will be represented by 90 Canadian Armed Forces members, two of whom hail from T.O. — retired Cpl. Michael Clarke, in cycling and track and field, and retired Cpl. Ryan Voll in cycling. Events run Sept. 23 to 30 at nine venues across the city from Nathan Phillips Square to York Lions Stadium.
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From towers to townhouses: A Richmond Hill highrise development gets a major scale back

After four years of development limbo, an original proposal for two residential towers at 370 Red Maple Rd. has been resubmitted as a reduced plan for a townhouse development, slashing the number of units by 74 per cent and the height from 16 and 18 storeys high to three-storey townhouses.

Nine Toronto venues will host Prince Harry’s Invictus Games

Canada will be represented by 90 Canadian Armed Forces members, two of whom hail from T.O. — retired Cpl. Michael Clarke, in cycling and track and field, and retired Cpl. Ryan Voll in cycling. Events run Sept. 23 to 30 at nine venues across the city from Nathan Phillips Square to York Lions Stadium.

Unique sidewalk letters hit third T.O. neighbourhood

Toronto artist Victor Fraser sets himself apart from the conventions of street art, inviting the public to watch him in the process of creating instead of simply observing a static image. And his unique works have been spotted in neighbourhoods throughout the city, including new findings in the Beaches.

Lawsuit over sale of Wekerle chapel closed

Property dispute between siblings and buyer comes down to ‘uniqueness’

Local fave Feist falls for Massey Hall

Monika tries slacklining, the city’s hottest new workout

This is slacklining, a moving meditation. It forces you to narrow your focus, and everything falls away as you try to maintain balance and move across the line. Recent studies suggest that it can also improve core balance, help prevent knee injuries and aid in strengthening and rehabbing legs.

Three fashion month finds all from local sources

Taste Test: Victor Barry helps pick the best options for pint-sized, plant-based eaters

We had chef Victor Barry of Piano Piano and the new restaurant Cancan — along with his two daughters, Sofie, age two, (left) and Charlotte, age three — sample the best kid-friendly vegan food from around Toronto.

A guide to the 2017 edition of JFL42

JFL42, which now hits our city every late September, has evolved into a greatest hits version of the full-blown Just for Laughs in Montreal. There may only be 42 acts to see, but increasingly they’ve become the 42 acts audiences most want to see.

Raising vegetarians: Do your kids really need meat?

Upeslacis consulted a nutritionist and did her research. She wanted her daughter to grow up without depending on animal products, so she stood firm in her decision.

The high end of cannabis culture

As Canada prepares to usher in a new age of legal adult-use cannabis, brands are setting the stage for a new kind of cannabis experience. One that focuses on thoughtful, design-forward products and healing concoctions to make users feel good inside and out.

Policy tools could help GTA neighbourhoods adapt to changing market and demographics

It may be hard to imagine Thornhill Woods or Rouge Woods could similarly one day have empty playgrounds, but they too are fast becoming places where prices put them out of reach for many people looking for that first family home in the suburbs.

Thornhill mom-and-pop shop fights back

How to have a happy relationship

Fall in love with new fiction

Eye on York Region: Our area’s own Urban Design Awards

The City of Vaughan is in the midst of just that, accepting nominations for its Urban Design Awards, recognizing the best in sustainable design, heritage projects, high-quality architecture and other enhancements to the public and private realms.

Too Close to Call: The best of fall’s fests

This month, the Ukrainian Festival & Polish Festival go head-to-head. Which west end T.O. fest has the best eastern European party in town?

How to raise an emotionally intelligent child

That they can Google 24/7. But you can’t Google emotional intelligence, sometimes dubbed EQ. You can’t fake it, you can’t cram for it, and it’s pretty hard to learn once you’re grown up. All of which make the stakes pretty high on raising a child with EQ.

Fashion: Jeanne wrangles up 14 selections from the current western wear trend

Whether you want to go full on western or just get your boots wet, we got Jeanne to lasso the city’s coolest pieces to giddy-up in.

The future is STEM

Controversy surrounding the redevelopment of De La Salle site dates back to 2014

The site will see 19 four-storey townhouses constructed in an L shape surrounding the sports field.

The Billiard Room inside Casa Loma is now home to BlueBlood Steakhouse

Enter the splashy new BlueBlood Steakhouse, located in the castle’s Oak, Smoking and Billiard Rooms. It boasts a restored interior, the oldest wine cellar in town and some very handsome cuts of meat.

How to turn the 9 in 10 kids who don't get enough daily activity into outside kids

Being outdoors can reduce stress and symptoms of attention deficit disorders.

Ron Sexsmith pens fairy tale that's out this month

Songwriting I understand, because I’ve been there. It was hard in the beginning, but you learn to troubleshoot, and with songs you have the luxury of melody and repetition. With the book, I had so many questions about dialogue and how to move the story forward.

Fashion meets feminism at company started by four Toronto high school students

Four friends at Havergal College decided they wanted to live in a world where every woman feels empowered, valued and important. So over their summer break the girls — Laura David, Lara Ground, Jordan Murrell and Alara Karahan — started She Clothing Co.

What do two derailments a year apart mean for development along the Dupont rail corridor?

Last year, a CP Rail train derailed and spilled 3,000 litres of fuel in an area pegged by developers as the city’s next big condo corridor.

Sarah Richardson has a new show

TV host Sarah Richardson and her family are building an off-the-power-grid home.

Looking Back: The time when Vinsanity changed it all

Drake-produced documentary traces a line from Vince Carter to rise of basketball in Canada

Outreach programs open the door to Toronto private schools

Program assistance connects bright students to educational opportunity

At the Bar: Revenge in a glass from Figures in Yorkville

Our pick is the villainous Maleficent ($19). Using the Angelina Jolie flick as inspiration, this inky black concoction conjures up revenge in a glass.
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