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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

Midtown pot dispensary raided three times

August 11, 2017

Land Rover set on fire at St. Clair & Avenue

August 11, 2017

Traffic report drawing community criticism in Richmond Hill

A motion to go forward with the Yonge Street and Bernard Key Development Area (Yonge/Bernard KDA) was passed by Richmond Hill Town Council on July 10, by a 6–2 vote. A traffic report by the town’s hired consultant, Urban Planning Inc., also maps seven new street networks to be constructed for the KDA, many of which will go through residential neighbourhoods.
August 10, 2017

Real Estate: The end of the realty double-ender

The provincial government is set to ban dual agency, and the move is being greeted with approval, although some suggest more needs to be done to evolve the industry. The practice currently allows real estate brokers to represent both buyer and seller on some home sales, and critics have called it out of date due to its lack of transparency and the opportunity it presents for unfair practices.
August 10, 2017

Looking back on a popular Bayview tennis shop, just in time for Rogers Cup

Husband and wife duo Rob and Pam Horwood first opened the Merchant of Tennis in 1992. This year, the two local tennis enthusiasts are celebrating 25 years of business. Pam Horwood gave Post City the scoop on all things tennis just in time for Rogers Cup in Toronto.
August 08, 2017

City council to vote on backyard chicken ban

A pilot project that would allow residents of four Toronto wards, including Ward 21, to raise hens in their backyards was proposed at Toronto City Council last month. Councillors have yet to vote on the matter as it has been deferred until the fall.
August 08, 2017

Plumbing the depths of photographic inspiration

Scrolling through Instagram, much of what we come across consists of stylized food shots, impossibly cute animals and aspirational travel photos. Something we don’t expect to see is toilets. But that’s exactly what Dan Schaumann posts pictures of.
August 08, 2017

Paw and Order: Tails of woe from Toronto’s dog parks

Toronto is home to 230,000 dogs, 60 dog parks and zero dedicated canine enforcement officers. Things are getting pretty hairy out there; dog lovers and locals share their tails of woe.
August 03, 2017

Richmond Hill couple helps Caribbean hospitals

August 03, 2017

Rally held to oppose REimagining Yonge streetscape plan

Willowdale People, a new residents’ group, has been causing a stir in North York. The group is against REimagining Yonge, a streetscaping plan introduced by Ward 23 councillor John Filion, that would see new streetscaping, bike lanes and a reduction of traffic lanes along Yonge in North York.
July 31, 2017

Why local malls are trading hands at such a torrid pace

Large pieces of developable land in the Toronto area are in high demand, but the supply is very low. Low-density neighbourhood shopping malls with a sea of parking spaces, such as Bayview Village and Galleria Shopping Centre, are being eyed for major redevelopment projects from downtown up to Richmond Hill.
July 31, 2017

Housing market sees decline in York Mills

Toronto’s once-booming real estate market is in a cooling off period, according to a report by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), and although certain pockets in Midtown are still performing well, York Mills is seeing a decline in house sales.
July 28, 2017

A world below Sir Winston Churchill Park

Merely a metre below Sir Winston Churchill Park is a vast containment of drinking water called the St. Clair Reservoir. Built in 1931 on lands that were donated as part of the Eaton estate, the reservoir is currently being repaired for the first time in its 85-year lifetime.
July 28, 2017

Police investigate ‘swatting’ in Rosedale

July 27, 2017

Richmond Hill artist inspires kindness with rocks

A simple painted rock has turned into a communitywide call for kindness. As the kids of Bond Lake Public School say, “Ripples of kindness become waves of change.”
July 25, 2017