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How Vaughan's Metropolitan Centre subway could create a new downtown

The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension actually opened its chiming doors and started rolling down the tracks toward Union Station on Dec. 17.
January 18, 2018

New community centre & gym opens in Thornhill

A new community centre has taken over a now decommissioned St. Luke Catholic Learning Centre. Members of the community around Yonge Street north of Steeles can expect art exhibits, dinners, music shows and summer job fairs for youth, as well as use of the building’s amenities, including the gym and meeting rooms.
January 18, 2018

Richmond Hill turns down legal pot shop

Richmond Hill was identified as a possible host for a legal cannabis retail shop, but the chief administrative officer says they don't want to be the guinea pigs.
January 16, 2018

Home of the Week: Modern build on a skinny lot on offer for $1.95 mil near Wychwood Barns

The modern three-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 57 Hocken Avenue offers a creative use of space on a narrow lot. It’s been newly renovated and is on the market for $1.95 million with Freeman Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage.
January 16, 2018

Sewell on City Hall: 5 biggest issues council faces in 2018

January 15, 2018

Midtown Toronto needs more parkland, not park improvement money

The high costs of several park projects have some residents questioning how the funds from local wards are being spent.
January 12, 2018

According to MPAC, over 45 per cent of assessment appeals succeed

Homeowners who quibble with their property assessment could well be successful in reducing their taxes.
January 12, 2018

Public officials battle over Columbus Centre’s fate

January 11, 2018

In a growing trend, Toronto residents are taking public safety into their own hands

An increasing trend is seeing impatient Toronto residents take public safety into their own hands.
January 11, 2018

Stacked townhouse proposal in North Toronto heads to OMB

An appeal headed to the Ontario Municipal Board will decide if plans to build stacked town homes on Roehampton Avenue can proceed.
January 10, 2018

Patrick Brown set to battle Wynne in election and courtroom

Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown released the party’s new platform in preparation for the provincial election scheduled for June 7, 2018. In a speech at the party’s policy convention on Nov. 25, Brown outlined the platform, called the People’s Guarantee.
January 09, 2018

Armour Heights resident accused of clearing 50 trees

Local battle ensues over tree clearing; application to build a separate house on property appealed to the OMB
January 05, 2018

David Dunlap Observatory back in town hands

Following the transfer of the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO) lands into public hands, a Richmond Hill Town Council vote over control of programming at the cherished heritage building has created a rift in the York Region astronomical community.
December 29, 2017

OMB ruling raises questions on state of historic Richmond Hill core

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has sided with the Town of Richmond Hill and blocked an eight-storey, mixed-use building proposal in the downtown heritage core on Yonge Street, between Centre Street and Dunlop Street.
December 28, 2017

Lifestyle films help move houses

Owners hoping to sell high-end properties are increasingly turning to glossy, professionally produced lifestyle videos to attract buyers and generate interest in listings.
December 27, 2017

Regent Theatre hits the market for $9 mil

The Regent Theatre, at 551 Mount Pleasant Rd., first opened in 1927 and continues to show movies to this day, with an auditorium that can hold up to 500 people. The property was recently listed on the city’s heritage register and is now up for sale by the Sorokolit family. It is listed for $9 million with Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc., Brokerage.
December 22, 2017

5 interviews with Torontonians who made headlines in 2017

This year, we felt a sea change in Toronto’s local political debate. Identity came to the forefront and things generally moved in a more progressive direction.
December 22, 2017

The 3 headline stories that made news in 2017

As Trump was rattling sabers with Kim Jong-un and Harvey Weinstein and his ilk were called out for their sexual predation, there was also plenty to write about locally in Toronto.
December 20, 2017

Big push for off-leash area at Yonge-Eglinton

Residents in the Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue area could be getting a place for their pets to play after years of pushing for a designated off-leash dog park.
December 18, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: Make developers pay

For most people, buying a house is the most significant decision they make because it will be the place they live, send their kids to school, meet neighbours, make friends and build community. Since a house purchase is usually for the long term, the quality of the schools in the area is a key consideration when choosing a neighbourhood.
December 18, 2017