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An artistic chimney in Toronto that sounds like cormorants

The Living City Art Exhibition, at Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works runs until Dec. 31.
December 13, 2017

Racist posters appear in Midtown

Posters believed to be linked to a white nationalist group surfaced in two Midtown neighbourhoods last month, worrying residents.
December 12, 2017

Of inflatable Santas and other Moore Park miracles

The residents of Inglewood Drive in Moore Park are surely on the nice list this year. The street is known for putting up large inflatable Santas which draw crowds of passersby from all over the GTA.
December 12, 2017

An in-depth look at how the city’s most vulnerable live amongst its most affluent

December 08, 2017

Local girl inspires bald is beautiful campaign

December 08, 2017

Vaughan Road Academy to reopen

Residents living in the Oakwood Avenue and Vaughan Road area will have to wait until the new year to find out if the recently shuttered Vaughan Road Academy can accommodate some much-needed community space.
December 07, 2017

Ladies’ Golf Club sells acreage for $23 mil

After a lengthy deliberation process, golf club sells 2.6-acre parcel for the development of two condo towers
December 07, 2017

Model railroad store a 55-year-old hobby haven

Janet Zuccarini has made plenty of waves around T.O. thanks to her knack for stellar restaurants. Since opening Yorkville’s Trattoria Nervosa back in ’96, she’s added Gusto 101, Pai, Kiin and, most recently, Chubby’s to her Rolodex of restos.
December 05, 2017

Festive finds aplenty at Bedford Park shop

Tucked away off Yonge Street just north of Lawrence Avenue is a little shop teeming with trees of all shapes and sizes. Inside, with his trademark Christmas sweaters and a grin from ear to ear, the man known only as Mr. Bill has sold these festive finds, including boxwood and magnolia wreaths and planters, since 1979.
December 01, 2017

A two-person race for T.O. mayor?

Councillor Joe Cressy is the kind of person this city needs as mayor. He’s young, progressive, politically skilled in getting things done and has an appealing manner. He works well with political opponents yet remains clear about issues. But he has no intention of running for mayor next fall.
December 01, 2017

How Amazon brought the GTA together

It may be a long shot that Amazon will choose to build its massive second headquarters in Markham or Vaughan, but what if a side effect of the effort to woo Jeff Bezos is finally changing the way Toronto and its suburban neighbours see one another?
November 28, 2017

Raising a flag for Chinese-Canadian pride

Last month, Chinese flags were raised in Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill in honour of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
November 20, 2017

Former city councillor pens memoir

November 17, 2017

Midtown businesses don’t want heritage status

Toronto City Council has granted 258 properties heritage status in Midtown, but some business owners are calling the batch listing a poor move by the city.
November 16, 2017

How safe is our neighbourhood? Part Two

This is the second installment in our two-part series on crime in midtown Toronto neighbourhoods. Today, we take a look at robberies, assault and theft over $5,000.
November 16, 2017

How safe is our neighbourhood? Part One

Our crime report shows robbery up 45%, break-ins up 14% and other surprises based on year-to-date stats from 53 Division (Lawrence Avenue south to Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue to the Don River.)
November 14, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Google’s Sidewalk Labs or more housing?

We need big new ideas about the city, and there are two ways of getting them. One is to take up the offer from the Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs, which has proposed an innovative community on 16 acres of former industrial land at the mouth of the Don River.
November 14, 2017

Forest Hill mansion hits the market for $5.998 mil

The three-storey home at 21 Burton Road was listed for $6.5 million earlier this year. It has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, 5,686 square feet of living space, and was designed by Toronto-based architect Richard Wengle in 2000.
November 09, 2017

Pilot project permits backyard hens in Midtown, but critics are calling fowl

On Oct. 2, Toronto City Council approved a pilot project, 23 votes to 14, that will allow residents in select wards to both own and raise backyard hens.
November 08, 2017

Mayor Tory joins cities across North America and in Europe in adopting Vision Zero

Vision Zero is a strategy that started in Sweden in 1997. The core principle of the strategy is that nothing is more important than the health and safety of users of the transportation network.
November 06, 2017