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Vandalism at Baycrest part of larger trend

A recent act of vandalism at Baycrest Health Sciences centre is the latest in a number of hate crimes across the city. A male suspect is still at large and the Toronto Police Service (TPS) is requesting the public’s help identifying him.
July 20, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Enough! Or Too Much

Some people think there is not enough development around the Yonge-Eglinton intersection. City planners have given approval to a 24-storey tower at 90 Eglinton Ave. W., replacing a solid-looking six-storey structure. North York Community Council brushed aside strong local opposition, including from local councillors Josh Matlow, Jaye Robinson and Christin Carmichael Greb, and recommended the development to Toronto City Council at the next meeting.
July 20, 2017

Cemetery operator donates 23 acres in North York

The Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries (MPGC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 25 to announce their donation of 23 acres at York Cemetery near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue to the City of Toronto. However, the question of whether or not MPGC owns the land and has the legal authority to convey it still stands before the courts.
July 18, 2017

OMB mediation allows 34 storeys at Yonge-St. Clair

A 34-storey tower will be built at the Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue intersection now that the developer has reached an agreement with the community through an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) mediation.
July 17, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: Long live the republic of Rathnelly

In 1967, while the rest of Canada was celebrating 100 years, an upstart neighbourhood near Casa Loma declared its independence.
July 14, 2017

Plan for midtown Toronto site surrounding Five Thieves unveiled

A development plan for Scrivener Square, which surrounds a strip of retailers in Summerhill affectionately dubbed the Five Thieves by locals, has some residents opposing the proposal’s height and density.
July 13, 2017

RioCan pulls Sobeys plaza condos in favour of low-rise commercial development

Thornhill residents are relieved that the Springfarm Marketplace at Hilda Avenue and Clark Avenue will not be the site of a highrise development after years of opposition. Instead, RioCan, the developer of the site, is now proposing a 10,000-square-foot low-rise commercial building instead of a highrise apartment building.
July 13, 2017

Student sings in Yorkville for tuition

On a busy street corner in Yorkville, Ian Sabourin can often be found singing classical music a cappella to the passing crowds with a bucket and sign that reads “tuition fund.”
July 13, 2017

Air bee-n-bee generating some buzz for Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill

Thousands of bees are saying “Honey, I’m home!” to their new digs at Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill, though visitors in the parking lot may never even realize it.
July 10, 2017

Survey finds 90% of area respondents oppose condo proposal in Thornhill

Thornhill residents overwhelmingly opposed a development proposal from Torgan Group to build seven 27-storey condo towers on the site of the Promenade shopping centre, and local residents groups now have the hard data to prove it. Over 1,200 residents (comprising 90 per cent of respondents) said they didn’t want to see the building height increase from the official plan–approved 14 storeys to the proposed 27 storeys.
July 06, 2017

North Toronto’s community centre to close for $9 million in renovations

The North Toronto Memorial Community Centre is in a state of disrepair, with renovations slated to begin this fall.
July 06, 2017

Richmond Hill councillor pulls motion on shark fin ban

A Richmond Hill Town Council motion to support a Senate bill to ban the importation of shark fins in Canada was withdrawn. Ward 5 councillor Karen Cilevitz felt she would not get enough support for the motion to pass.
July 05, 2017

A long-term Carrville Road makeover

Town of Richmond Hill planning staff has developed a draft secondary plan and is seeking comments from the public on the town’s plan that will shape the 39-hectare parcel of land around Yonge Street and Carrville Road and increase the population from around 200 to up to 14,600 people and add up to 8,500 jobs by 2031.
June 30, 2017

Leasiders propose Jersey barriers for Bayview

After a two-year investigation into curbing non-residential traffic on the community’s streets, the North Leaside Traffic Committee (NLTC) has recommended a year-long trial measure of placing concrete barriers at the Bayview Avenue entrances of Glenvale Boulevard, Broadway Avenue and Craig Crescent.
June 30, 2017

Richmond Hill man saves three from house fire

June 22, 2017

Couple withdraws from Wychwood Park levy

Two Wychwood Park residents have successfully withdrawn from a century-old agreement that required them to pay an annual levy for the upkeep of the community’s private common areas.
June 22, 2017

New Wychwood Library for 2019

Built in 1916 as a gift from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, Wychwood Library, designed by Eden Smith & Sons, is one of Toronto’s first libraries.
June 20, 2017

Rosedaler named Police Officer of the Year for 2016

Last month, Mayor John Tory offered his personal thanks to Rosedale native Staff Sgt. Joe Matthews, who was named 2016 Police Officer of the Year.
June 19, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: Old stomping grounds

One example of a true heritage house is the Snider House at 744 Duplex Ave. The house, built in 1820, was originally owned by Martin Snider and is one of the oldest in the city.
June 19, 2017

Temple vs. townhouses

June 16, 2017