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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.
September 21, 2017

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.
September 18, 2017

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.
September 18, 2017

Thornhill mom-and-pop shop fights back

September 15, 2017

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.
September 12, 2017

Bloor businesses disagree on bike lanes

The outcome of the bike lanes pilot project on Bloor Street is just around the bend, as city officials prepare to vote on their permanent installation this fall. However, the year-long pilot has been a bumpy ride, with residents and businesses on both sides of the debate.
September 11, 2017

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.
September 11, 2017

258 properties in Midtown up for heritage listing

Local residents and city staff have felt blindsided time and time again as century-old buildings are bulldozed to the ground without ample notice. Now, City of Toronto, Heritage Preservation Services (HPS) has put a whopping 258 properties up for listing on the city’s heritage register — the most ambitious undertaking to date — and they’re not done.
September 11, 2017

Real Estate Roundtable Update: Where will the market head after this summer’s slump?

Our panel of experts share their predictions for the fall market and weigh in on why some pockets of Midtown remain white-hot while other areas, such as York Mills, have seen a noticeable decline in sales
September 05, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: Explosion of tennis players has demand peaking at semi-private Toronto clubs

This year Rogers Cup was particularly exciting when Richmond Hill native Denis Shapovalov upset the tennis world by beating Rafael Nadal to advance to the quarter finals. Cue a youth movement at local clubs. The trouble is that there is no room.
September 05, 2017

Owner of Leaside day camp arrested

A 32-year-old man who owns and operates Afterfour day camp near Bayview Avenue and Moore Avenue is facing charges relating to an online child pornography investigation.
September 01, 2017

Post Interview: Talking minimum wage, marijuana and more with Premier Wynne

New initiatives show Premier Kathleen Wynne is ready to buck the conservatism trend with policies that appeal or pander to the province’s social activist base — especially in big cities like T.O. — with policies not unlike those of the NDP.
September 01, 2017

Glen Road stop sign divides Rosedale

August 31, 2017

Development causes iconic jeanery to change ‘zip’ code

August 30, 2017

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.
August 28, 2017

Old rivalries emerge in Thornhill council

A Thornhill councillor and upstart community firebrand face off on social media and in council.
August 23, 2017

Erica Godfrey’s brainchild raises millions for Baycrest

Godfrey sits on the board at Baycrest Health Sciences and came up with the idea for the Brain Project fundraiser after she was inspired by New York’s Fabergé Big Egg Hunt in 2014 — similar to Mel Lastman’s Moose in the City. It was launched for the second year at Nathan Phillips Square in July and consists of 100 large-scale sculptures of the human brain, designed by a multitude of artists, scattered across the city.
August 22, 2017

McKenzie House a rare historical gem in rapidly developing North York

McKenzie House was built in 1913, by John and Eva McKenzie. The property was once a 144-acre farm owned by Phillip McKenzie that stretched from Yonge Street to Bayview Avenue, and from Norton Avenue to Parkview Avenue.
August 21, 2017

Reviving a dead Midtown intersection

Toronto-based developer First Capital Realty, which also owns Yorkville Village and the Pusateri’s property at Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue West, has already begun extensive renovations to the existing six-storey building at 3080 Yonge St. overtop of the Yonge and Lawrence subway station.
August 21, 2017

Long-term effects of foreign buyer tax yet to be seen

The housing market in Richmond Hill has seen dramatic movements in 2017. According to TREB’s data, home sales doubled between January and March. However, July has seen a 53 per cent decline in sales since.
August 14, 2017