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Heritage review divides Lawrence Park locals

Toronto City Council voted to initiate a study to determine Lawrence Park West’s eligibility as a Heritage Conservation District on Oct. 5. But some residents argue a heritage designation would saddle homeowners with additional costs when undertaking home renovations.
October 12, 2016

Explosion at marijuana dispensary cause for concern amongst Midtown residents as dispensaries continue to operate

Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers have arrested a 29-year-old man following an explosion at a marijuana dispensary in Forest Hill in late August.
October 07, 2016

Hydro One clear cuts grove of trees in park near Summerhill

In early September Hydro One workers chose to clear-cut 29 mature trees that had grown too close to the power lines over Robertson Davies Park — shocking local residents.
October 06, 2016

Faceoff: Frank Clayton and Brad Lamb debate whether Toronto should impose a tax on foreign buyers of real estate

Should Toronto follow Vancouver’s lead and impose a tax on foreign buyer’s of real estate. Frank Clayton and Brad Lamb debate that question in this month’s faceoff.
October 06, 2016

Stintz on Midtown: Women’s hockey league Skate Sister a hit with the forty-something North Toronto set

In the process of looking for new ways to use the ice, the term “hockey mom” took on a new meaning. No longer content to shuffle kids to practice and cheer them on in the stands, a group of moms launched their own league called Skate Sister Hockey.
September 26, 2016

Time to ditch the no-new-tax mantra

The day of reckoning is the way a mild-mannered friend refers to the coming decisions about how Toronto City Council will, or will not, find the money to meet city expenditures in 2017 and thereafter.
September 21, 2016

Bridle Path townhouse customers left in limbo after Urbancorp bankruptcy

They were promised a luxury townhome in one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods. But instead, Urbancorp customers who invested in the development on Bayview Avenue near The Bridle Path now stand to lose more than half their deposit.
September 15, 2016

Real Estate Roundtable: Our fall panel predicts a tamer but still robust market

How will Vancouver’s housing market fare from B.C.’s foreign investor tax? Our panel of experts weighs in on its potential ramifications and what it could mean for Toronto.
September 14, 2016

New plan calls for 47 storeys at Yonge and St. Clair

Developer Terracap Management Inc. has added five storeys to the development proposal currently in front of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The initial plan, denied by Toronto City Council in November 2015, called for 42 storeys at 1421 Yonge St. on the southeast corner of the intersection.
September 13, 2016

Toronto trains at capacity, but condos keep a-comin’

The Yonge-University subway line north of Bloor Street along Yonge Street is facing a capacity crisis.
September 07, 2016

North York neighbourhood petitions for new off-leash dog park

Dog owners in North York are banding together in a bid to get the City of Toronto to build what they think is a much-needed off-leash park for dogs in their area.
September 07, 2016

Shops of Summerhill sells for $42 million to group of three developers

September 02, 2016

Ontario Real Estate Association set to tackle foreign buyer issue with Hudak hire

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) this month announced that Conservative MPP and former Ontario Tory party leader Tim Hudak will step down from the legislature in the coming weeks to take up a new role as the new chief executive officer of the organization.
September 02, 2016

Pusateri’s sells the site of its flagship store in a leaseback deal

One year after a three-alarm fire severely damaged the gourmet grocery store at Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue West, Pusateri’s president Frank Luchetta confirmed the company will be selling the site.
September 01, 2016

Protected bike lanes could be coming to Yonge

The new study Reimagining Yonge Street, led by the City of Toronto, is looking to bring a pedestrian- and bike-friendly vision to the booming Yonge corridor between Sheppard Avenue and Finch Avenue.
August 31, 2016

Summerhill’s Yellow Creek ravine in very bad shape

A coalition of five local residents’ associations has banded together to urge the city to make the rehabilitation of Yellow Creek ravine a priority.
August 31, 2016

Midtown residents’ associations using crowd-funding to fight condos

Now, residents’ associations in Toronto that are advocating against potentially damaging development proposals have tapped into the Internet phenomenon to finance costly trips to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to argue their cases on a level playing field against massive development companies, including the hiring of lawyers and urban planners that can run upwards of $30,000.
August 30, 2016

80-storey mixed use building approved for the corner of Yonge and Bloor

Local residents association argues developer Sam Mizrahi rushed development process
August 25, 2016

North York’s Bathurst Manor Plaza closing down

After decades of serving the surrounding area, Bathurst Manor Plaza closed for good on July 31, marking the end of an era.
August 19, 2016

The amount of volatile oil shipped through Toronto by rail is soaring. Should we be worried?

The transportation of oil across the country has long been a hot topic in Canada, but with a massive increase in the transportation of oil by train and the disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Que., Toronto residents and local politicians are raising the alarm bells.
August 17, 2016