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Stintz on Midtown: The case for turning the bus bays at Yonge and Eglinton into a green space

In North Toronto, the availability of park space is woefully scarce. The ravine systems are beautiful but not maintained, Eglinton Park is busy day and night, and there is no other park that is similar in size and available to the community.
May 25, 2017

A real and present danger to the independent merchants of Main Street

City planning staff asked to advise on a strategy that would promote retail diversity and independent business on commercial main streets
May 23, 2017

Thornhill Woods development back on the table

Jaffari Community Centre resubmits development application
May 23, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Tory loses way on one-stop subway

How is John Tory doing as mayor of Toronto? He certainly seems like a nice man, personable and well-spoken, but I am more interested in his job performance.
May 18, 2017

Redway Road extension in Leaside unlikely

With traffic issues being a major community issue, the Redway Road Extension was brought back to the discussion table three years ago.
May 17, 2017

Heritage advocates push to preserve Davisville P.S.

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is forging ahead with new design plans for Davisville Junior Public School despite ongoing arguments that the building should be preserved as a heritage site.
May 16, 2017

Toronto moving on a strategy to protect the ravines that make up 17 per cent of our city

Protected ravine lands account for 17 per cent of the city’s total land area. The need to attend to a slew of safety and environmental issues and grow this natural resource for future generations has become a top priority at council.
May 15, 2017

Could new Ontario rules kill rentals?

Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has proposed new legislation to control rental prices and ensure fair treatment of tenants. If the Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is passed, it will expand rent control to all private buildings, including the 237,000 rental units built in Ontario after 1991.
May 15, 2017

Jewellery store heist foiled in Forest Hill

Two men were arrested after attempting to rob a jewellery store on Eglinton Avenue West near Avenue Road last month.
May 15, 2017

Lawrence Park Medical Centre razed for tower?

Four residents’ groups in the Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue West area have banded together to oppose a 12-storey condo proposal for 250 Lawrence Ave. W., the site of the Lawrence Park Medical Centre. It is slated to go to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) May 25.
May 12, 2017

New plans for Yonge and St. Clair revealed

Big changes are on the horizon for the Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue intersection now that plans for several tall towers have come to light.
May 08, 2017

The good, bad and bizarre from April in Toronto

Movement on shark fin imports, a look at diversity in arts programs and Kevin O'Leary’s quest to lead the CPC flames out.
May 08, 2017

Meet Fuifui Moimoi, the Tonga native who is an integral part of Toronto’s rugby Wolfpack

The Toronto Wolfpack, led by the Tonga native Fuifui Moimoi and captain Craig Hall, is the world’s first transatlantic professional rugby team. The team plays its first home game of the season at the Den (a.k.a. Lamport Stadium) on May 6 after starting the season off on a winning note in the U.K.
May 05, 2017

CNIB opens Yonge and St. Clair outpost

CNIB (formerly called the Canadian National Institute for the Blind) will open a more accessible community hub for the visually impaired at Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue in June, just in time for its centennial.
May 02, 2017

Relocating a 103-year-old house in Vaughan

A proposal has been submitted to Vaughan City Council to relocate a 103-year-old heritage house located at 9000 Bathurst St. to a location 80 metres from the current location. According to trustees of the Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto, a community and cultural centre with four centres across Thornhill, Brampton, London and Hamilton, relocating the Vaughan Glen House is part of a plan to redevelop the 28-acre parcel of land for community use.
May 01, 2017

Midtown marijuana dispensary hires security after community consultation

April 26, 2017

Local volunteer spruces up Leaside’s main street

Bayview Avenue is a cleaner, greener street today thanks to the efforts of the Bayview Pixies, led by local resident Debora Kuchmé.
April 24, 2017

City orders heritage renovation reversed

A homeowner in North York said he will take down new alterations to his house that were added without permission from City of Toronto Heritage Preservation Services (HPS).
April 20, 2017

Neighbourhoods cashing in on condos with Section 37 funds

The condo craze in Midtown brings noise, congestion, gleaming towers and a new skyline. The boom also brings in more revenue for the city through an increased tax base, development charges, park levies and Section 37 money.
April 19, 2017

North York neighbourhood losing Branson urgent care centre

North York General Hospital (NYGH) is slated to begin closing its Branson Ambulatory Care Centre in June, ahead of the lease expiry in March 2019. After 19 years at the Finch Avenue and Bathurst Street location, the hospital is transitioning out of the facilities owned by Advent Health Care Corporation and back into the North York General Hospital.
April 13, 2017