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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currently allows real estate brokers to represent both buyer and seller on some home sales, and critics have called it out of date due to its lack of transparency and the opportunity it presents for unfair practices.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

Davisville resident honoured for 25 years of service at Wellspring

Christie Cass has been volunteering for the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation at Sunnybrook Hospital since the centre’s inception in 1992.
July 24, 2017

Art Lives Here Lane honours community volunteers

Councillor Joe Mihevc and residents came out to name the lane — located between Kenwood Avenue and Wychwood Avenue — Art Lives Here Lane, for their efforts.
July 24, 2017

Vandalism at Baycrest part of larger trend

A recent act of vandalism at Baycrest Health Sciences centre is the latest in a number of hate crimes across the city. A male suspect is still at large and the Toronto Police Service (TPS) is requesting the public’s help identifying him.
July 20, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Enough! Or Too Much

Some people think there is not enough development around the Yonge-Eglinton intersection. City planners have given approval to a 24-storey tower at 90 Eglinton Ave. W., replacing a solid-looking six-storey structure. North York Community Council brushed aside strong local opposition, including from local councillors Josh Matlow, Jaye Robinson and Christin Carmichael Greb, and recommended the development to Toronto City Council at the next meeting.
July 20, 2017

Cemetery operator donates 23 acres in North York

The Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries (MPGC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 25 to announce their donation of 23 acres at York Cemetery near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue to the City of Toronto. However, the question of whether or not MPGC owns the land and has the legal authority to convey it still stands before the courts.
July 18, 2017

OMB mediation allows 34 storeys at Yonge-St. Clair

A 34-storey tower will be built at the Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue intersection now that the developer has reached an agreement with the community through an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) mediation.
July 17, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: Long live the republic of Rathnelly

In 1967, while the rest of Canada was celebrating 100 years, an upstart neighbourhood near Casa Loma declared its independence.
July 14, 2017