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Midtown businesses don’t want heritage status

Toronto City Council has granted 258 properties heritage status in Midtown, but some business owners are calling the batch listing a poor move by the city.
November 16, 2017

How safe is our neighbourhood? Part Two

This is the second installment in our two-part series on crime in midtown Toronto neighbourhoods. Today, we take a look at robberies, assault and theft over $5,000.
November 16, 2017

How safe is our neighbourhood? Part One

Our crime report shows robbery up 45%, break-ins up 14% and other surprises based on year-to-date stats from 53 Division (Lawrence Avenue south to Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue to the Don River.)
November 14, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Google’s Sidewalk Labs or more housing?

We need big new ideas about the city, and there are two ways of getting them. One is to take up the offer from the Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs, which has proposed an innovative community on 16 acres of former industrial land at the mouth of the Don River.
November 14, 2017

Forest Hill mansion hits the market for $5.998 mil

The three-storey home at 21 Burton Road was listed for $6.5 million earlier this year. It has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, 5,686 square feet of living space, and was designed by Toronto-based architect Richard Wengle in 2000.
November 09, 2017

Pilot project permits backyard hens in Midtown, but critics are calling fowl

On Oct. 2, Toronto City Council approved a pilot project, 23 votes to 14, that will allow residents in select wards to both own and raise backyard hens.
November 08, 2017

Mayor Tory joins cities across North America and in Europe in adopting Vision Zero

Vision Zero is a strategy that started in Sweden in 1997. The core principle of the strategy is that nothing is more important than the health and safety of users of the transportation network.
November 06, 2017

Ian Hanomansing on the new news and CBC’s relaunching of The National

CBC is relaunching its iconic newscast The National on Nov. 6. We talk to one of four new hosts, Ian Hanomansing, who is back in Toronto to kick-start the show.
November 06, 2017

Midtown stars speak out about Weinstein encounters

November 03, 2017

Petition has been sent to the mayor’s office concerning noise and traffic at Casa Loma

Residents living near Casa Loma are petitioning Mayor John Tory to stop the city from continuing to lease the historic Midtown site to Liberty Entertainment Group.
October 31, 2017

Seal meat at Midtown restaurant sparks debate

Ku-kum, a restaurant serving Indigenous dishes near Mount Pleasant Road and Davisville Avenue, has become the subject of controversy due to the inclusion of seal meat on its menu.
October 30, 2017

City aims to designate Annex bookstore

October 26, 2017

Students assaulted at ‘Rosedale jams’

October 26, 2017

Two towers planned for Yonge-Roselawn

Toronto-based developer Main and Main, responsible for the contentious demolition of the 110-year-old Bank of Montreal building earlier this year, has recently submitted plans to the City of Toronto for the site.
October 23, 2017

Is this the ‘Forgotten Corner of Thornhill’?

A building complex, Glen Park Apartments, at the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Clark Avenue is now deemed the “Forgotten Corner of Thornhill” by some residents. A new Facebook page of the same name was established in late July, calling for city officials and building management to address concerns over lack of sufficient infrastructure.
October 19, 2017

After a year hosting ‘Question Period’ Evan Solomon now also has a radio show

Now that Solomon has been hosting Question Period for a little over a year, he’s branched off to add his own talk radio show to his resumé. The Evan Solomon Show, Bell Media’s first daily syndicated talk show, premiered Sept. 5 across the country on stations in Montreal, Ottawa and in Toronto on Newstalk 1010, as well as other markets.
October 10, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: Mayor Tory needs to bring ambitious ideas to Midtown park planning

The solution to more parkland in the area is to apply the same creativity to Midtown as the Rail Deck proposal applies to downtown. The former bus terminal at Yonge and Eglinton provides a creative solution to more parkland for Midtown.
October 10, 2017

Thornhillers oppose new train schedule

Horns keep residents up from dawn until almost midnight: new group fights back
October 06, 2017

Toronto doctor teams up with Bernie Sanders to support universal healthcare

Dr. Danielle Martin has been a familiar face to residents of North Toronto for years, having worked out of Sunnybrook Health Centre between 2010 and 2017. Lately, she’s become known to many more, gaining international attention when she publicly defended Canada’s health-care system and threw her support behind Senator Bernie Sanders’ long-shot bid to implement a similar system in the United States last month.
October 05, 2017

Midtown merchants react to new minimum wage

October 04, 2017