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North York neighbourhood losing Branson urgent care centre

North York General Hospital (NYGH) is slated to begin closing its Branson Ambulatory Care Centre in June, ahead of the lease expiry in March 2019. After 19 years at the Finch Avenue and Bathurst Street location, the hospital is transitioning out of the facilities owned by Advent Health Care Corporation and back into the North York General Hospital.
April 13, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: The benefits of twinning extend to the GTA’s First Nations communities

The new idea comes from the City of Markham, and it is about aboriginals, a group of people who often have been caught up in homelessness, the lack of affordable housing and poverty in large urban centres like Toronto.
April 13, 2017

Richmond Hill firefighter pulls pooch from pond

When Richmond Hill fire captain Dan St. John received a call about a dog stuck in a water retention pond, he knew that he and his team had to step into action fast.
April 12, 2017

Jewish high school in Vaughan set to close

A petition started by a student has garnered hundreds of signatures in an effort to save a private Jewish high school in Vaughan. But the TanenbaumCHAT Kimel Family Education Centre (TCK), located at 9600 Bathurst St., is still set to close on June 23 due to low enrolment.
April 10, 2017

Private golf courses across the GTA are being gobbled up for development

Increasingly, these prime (and often privately owned) green spaces are becoming new developments, often to the frustration of neighbours who thought they’d always have a beautiful view and municipalities who assumed a stable, long-term land use.
April 10, 2017

Crime: Seven bomb threats at Glendon College

April 07, 2017

10th Annual Real Estate Roundtable: What $500K gets in Toronto

With all the talk about rising house prices and how a family can’t get a detached home in the city for less than a million dollars, we did some digging to see how far $500,000 truly goes.
April 06, 2017

More than 200 students from Vaughan Road Academy forced to split up

For the 220 students and 30 staff members of Vaughan Road Academy (VRA), slated to close later this year, feelings range from resentment to bittersweet acceptance as they ramp up for a spring season of farewell events and prepare for what comes next.
April 06, 2017

New vision for area near Promenade mall in Thornhill

In anticipation of a new proposal for seven 27-storey towers around the Promenade shopping centre, representatives from three ratepayers’ associations in Thornhill have banded together and formed a committee, titled the Centre Bathurst Association (CBA).
April 06, 2017

Toronto restaurateurs fight new patio proposal

Since a dramatic patio fee increase for businesses across Toronto was proposed by City of Toronto Municipal Licensing & Standards (ML&S) department in late January, restaurant owners have been nervously anticipating the city’s revised report due this spring.
April 06, 2017

Parents refuse to give up fight for John Fisher

Officials from the City of Toronto and Toronto District School Board (TDSB), including Mayor John Tory and trustee Gerri Gershon, joined more than 200 parents and kids to protest the construction of a 35-storey tower next door to John Fisher P.S. last month.
April 05, 2017

10th Annual Real Estate Roundtable: The top five sales in Toronto

To get a real sense of just how high real estate prices are in Toronto, we rounded up the five most expensive houses to sell in the last year.
April 04, 2017

Don, the tunnel-boring machine, has finished its work on the Crosstown LRT

On March 13, the 400-tonne machine used to create the north tunnel was lifted from the ground at Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue.
April 04, 2017

10th Annual Real Estate Roundtable: Our expert panel makes sense of the GTA real estate market

A decade ago our experts saw no end to rising home prices. Find out what our housing heavyweights think now!
April 04, 2017

Yellow ribbons highlight local fight in Lawrence Park

On streets like Mildenhall Road and Dawlish Avenue, yellow ribbons tied around the trunks of old trees serve as a stark reminder to residents that the park-like feel of Lawrence Park is currently at risk. In 2013, the City of Toronto began planning an overhaul of the area’s sewer system to mitigate storm water and basement flooding, forcing city staff to come up with a design to reconstruct 26 local streets.
March 28, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Of Crosstown & little glass boxes

Then half a dozen years ago the province came forward with a pile of money, and now the thing is building as anyone inching along Eglinton Avenue knows. It won’t be operational for another four or five years.
March 27, 2017

Thornhill School review on hold

Parents at Stornoway Crescent Public School (SCPS) welcomed the York Regional District School Board’s (YRDSB) decision to put the review of possible closure of their children’s school on hold.
March 23, 2017

Renewing Leaside’s industrial heritage

Industrial properties are being given new life in Leaside. Local residents will see this sort of renewal in action when Organic Garage opens its fourth location in an old warehouse on the corner of Laird Drive and Millwood Road this year.
March 20, 2017

Scruffy Murphy’s, Midtown’s Irish watering hole relocates after 20 years

Scruffy Murphy’s may have just opened its new location at Eglinton Avenue West and Redpath Avenue, but the traditional Irish pub has been a popular watering hole for locals for more than 20 years.
March 16, 2017

Thieves target Little Free Libraries on residential streets in North York

Local resident Michelle Flax set up her Little Free Library (LFL), a rustic wooden box housing used books for free perusal, three years ago on her front lawn around York Mills Road and Leslie Street. Since then, she’s enjoyed being able to share great works of literature with her neighbours.
March 14, 2017