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News Feature: City to end tax relief for owners of vacant main street stores

From a popular watering hole for locals in the lower Village to a bustling toy store that parents and children flocked to on Eglinton Avenue, these once buzzing establishments have sat empty for years, occupying dead zones in Midtown Toronto that locals say affect the vibrancy of main streets.
January 11, 2017

Road tolls are not a new idea for Toronto

Mayor John Tory’s proposal to introduce tolls on the Gardiner and Don Valley Parkway expressways has been a controversial one to say the least, but in the 1800s road tolls were a part of everyday life in the city of Toronto.
January 09, 2017

Former home of hippie Yorkville's Purple Onion coffeehouse to be destroyed?

Toronto developer Empire Communities had once proposed to retain the facade of the designated heritage property on the northeast corner of Avenue Road and Yorkville Avenue and incorporate it into a 33-storey development proposal. However, following a failed four-year consultation process with local residents, the developer has now elected to demolish the heritage building entirely.
January 06, 2017

Davisville residents help design two new parks

After acquiring two properties for public green space in an otherwise park-deficient area in Davisville Village, Ward 22 Councillor Josh Matlow is reaching out to local residents for input on their design.
January 05, 2017

Toronto's most inspiring people of 2016: Jane Taber on Chrystia Freeland, Canada's deal-closing trade minister

No surprise she was named the minister of international trade. She is one of Prime Minister Trudeau’s stars — a Rhodes Scholar and an expert on globalization, income equality and global affairs.
December 29, 2016

New aerospace campus at Downsview will see 1,000 students come 2018

The old Downsview air force base is soon to be the home of Centennial College’s new aerospace campus, which will include the historic de Havilland Aircraft company building (built in 1929).
December 28, 2016

Peter Mansbridge on the year of #enough2016

CBC’s news icon Peter Mansbridge has been reporting events near and far for decades — and maybe one more year. With that in mind, we go to our evening news guru for a look back at a very iffy year, to try and make sense of it all.
December 19, 2016

Thornhill residents outraged over new freight train proposal

December 14, 2016

Homeowner convicted of bylaw infraction for listing Willowdale house on Airbnb

For more than a year, residents living near the house have been complaining about noise violations and disruptive behaviour by renters staying at the property.
December 12, 2016

Grade changes coming to York Mills public schools

December 09, 2016

T.O.’s Naughty List for 2016

Shining a light on the city shenanigans that made news in 2016 and landed these public figures on Santa’s coal-for-Christmas list.
December 08, 2016

North Yorkers await Line 9 court decision

After the National Energy Board’s (NEB) approval of the reversal of Enbridge’s Line 9B in 2014, North York residents have been standing in support of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations (COTTFN) as they faced the Supreme Court of Canada to contest the decision Nov. 30.
December 08, 2016

OMB approves eight storeys for old Durant Motors site on Laird as heritage building’s facade preserved

December 07, 2016

Stintz on Midtown: City studying laneway homes

December 07, 2016

Vaughan Road Academy faces certain closure

Residents living in the Oakwood-Vaughan community want Vaughan Road Academy (VRA) to remain a public asset if the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) decides to close it at the end of this school year.
December 05, 2016

Eglinton Theatre receives national historical status

North Toronto landmark the Eglinton Grand Theatre has been recognized as a national historic site by Parks Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, 80 years after it first opened in 1936.
December 05, 2016

Wilson subway station parking lot closed today

Commuters who drive to the Wilson subway station and use the west parking lot will have to find a new place to park as of today.
December 01, 2016

Developer withdraws construction staging proposal after locals protest

A Toronto developer has withdrawn its plan to lease a portion of the John Fisher Public School property to accommodate a construction staging area for a highrise apartment building, following significant opposition.
December 01, 2016

Stintz on Midtown: Transit trumps condos

However, the City of Toronto and Metrolinx have been trying to figure out how to make development over the LRT stations work for years.
November 29, 2016

Massive York Mills project heads to OMB

The proposal for 260 townhouses at 740–750 York Mills Rd. was rejected by Toronto City Council in June, and the developer, Minto Group Inc., appealed to the OMB shortly after. Despite being refused by Toronto City Council, the proposal earned a favourable report from city staff.
November 21, 2016