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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

Sewell on City Hall: The benefits of twinning extend to the GTA’s First Nations communities

The new idea comes from the City of Markham, and it is about aboriginals, a group of people who often have been caught up in homelessness, the lack of affordable housing and poverty in large urban centres like Toronto.
April 13, 2017

Richmond Hill firefighter pulls pooch from pond

When Richmond Hill fire captain Dan St. John received a call about a dog stuck in a water retention pond, he knew that he and his team had to step into action fast.
April 12, 2017

Jewish high school in Vaughan set to close

A petition started by a student has garnered hundreds of signatures in an effort to save a private Jewish high school in Vaughan. But the TanenbaumCHAT Kimel Family Education Centre (TCK), located at 9600 Bathurst St., is still set to close on June 23 due to low enrolment.
April 10, 2017

Private golf courses across the GTA are being gobbled up for development

Increasingly, these prime (and often privately owned) green spaces are becoming new developments, often to the frustration of neighbours who thought they’d always have a beautiful view and municipalities who assumed a stable, long-term land use.
April 10, 2017

Crime: Seven bomb threats at Glendon College

April 07, 2017

10th Annual Real Estate Roundtable: What $500K gets in Toronto

With all the talk about rising house prices and how a family can’t get a detached home in the city for less than a million dollars, we did some digging to see how far $500,000 truly goes.
April 06, 2017

More than 200 students from Vaughan Road Academy forced to split up

For the 220 students and 30 staff members of Vaughan Road Academy (VRA), slated to close later this year, feelings range from resentment to bittersweet acceptance as they ramp up for a spring season of farewell events and prepare for what comes next.
April 06, 2017

New vision for area near Promenade mall in Thornhill

In anticipation of a new proposal for seven 27-storey towers around the Promenade shopping centre, representatives from three ratepayers’ associations in Thornhill have banded together and formed a committee, titled the Centre Bathurst Association (CBA).
April 06, 2017

Toronto restaurateurs fight new patio proposal

Since a dramatic patio fee increase for businesses across Toronto was proposed by City of Toronto Municipal Licensing & Standards (ML&S) department in late January, restaurant owners have been nervously anticipating the city’s revised report due this spring.
April 06, 2017

Parents refuse to give up fight for John Fisher

Officials from the City of Toronto and Toronto District School Board (TDSB), including Mayor John Tory and trustee Gerri Gershon, joined more than 200 parents and kids to protest the construction of a 35-storey tower next door to John Fisher P.S. last month.
April 05, 2017

10th Annual Real Estate Roundtable: The top five sales in Toronto

To get a real sense of just how high real estate prices are in Toronto, we rounded up the five most expensive houses to sell in the last year.
April 04, 2017