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End of OMB puts power in residents’ hands

Long story short, in neighbourhoods like Thornhill and Willowdale, the starter home is a thing of the past.
June 12, 2017

Agnes Macphail featured on Canada's new $10 bill

June 09, 2017

Developers submit proposal for Scrivener Court, two towers in Summerhill

As reported this week by Urban Toronto, the site is between Yonge and Price streets and just south of the Summerhill LCBO in the historic North Toronto Railway station building.
June 08, 2017

The OMB’s reign is over

Stakeholders offer their input on the long-criticized Ontario Municipal Board and its new, less powerful replacement: the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal
June 08, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Toronto is on an economic roll and increased housing prices is a predictable result

I think the biggest cause of the increased cost of housing, rental and ownership, is the extraordinary growth spurt Toronto finds itself in. The economy around here is booming, with unemployment rates lower than they have been for many years. People want to be here in this city.
June 08, 2017

Yonge Street subway extension back on track

Putting the subway back in the news was a Toronto City Council report last month updating the status of the extension, which will bring the train from Finch up to Highway 7, and the Downtown Relief Line, which we’ll come back to in a second. Thereafter, Mayor John Tory announced that if the province or anyone else dared to fund the Yonge extension before the DRL he’d block it.
June 06, 2017

CNIB weighs in on lack of sidewalks in Lawrence Park

Hundreds of age-old trees in Lawrence Park will be spared the axe when the City of Toronto begins its overhaul of the area’s sewer system in the next few years. While some residents have expressed their relief, others argue the plan prioritizes the neighbourhood’s tree canopy over pedestrian safety.
June 02, 2017

Pomona Mills Creek remediation begins

A creek running behind Langstaff Road and Yonge Street will be getting much-needed restoration as part of a plan to develop the area.
May 29, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: The case for turning the bus bays at Yonge and Eglinton into a green space

In North Toronto, the availability of park space is woefully scarce. The ravine systems are beautiful but not maintained, Eglinton Park is busy day and night, and there is no other park that is similar in size and available to the community.
May 25, 2017

A real and present danger to the independent merchants of Main Street

City planning staff asked to advise on a strategy that would promote retail diversity and independent business on commercial main streets
May 23, 2017

Thornhill Woods development back on the table

Jaffari Community Centre resubmits development application
May 23, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Tory loses way on one-stop subway

How is John Tory doing as mayor of Toronto? He certainly seems like a nice man, personable and well-spoken, but I am more interested in his job performance.
May 18, 2017

Redway Road extension in Leaside unlikely

With traffic issues being a major community issue, the Redway Road Extension was brought back to the discussion table three years ago.
May 17, 2017

Heritage advocates push to preserve Davisville P.S.

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is forging ahead with new design plans for Davisville Junior Public School despite ongoing arguments that the building should be preserved as a heritage site.
May 16, 2017

Toronto moving on a strategy to protect the ravines that make up 17 per cent of our city

Protected ravine lands account for 17 per cent of the city’s total land area. The need to attend to a slew of safety and environmental issues and grow this natural resource for future generations has become a top priority at council.
May 15, 2017

Could new Ontario rules kill rentals?

Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has proposed new legislation to control rental prices and ensure fair treatment of tenants. If the Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is passed, it will expand rent control to all private buildings, including the 237,000 rental units built in Ontario after 1991.
May 15, 2017

Jewellery store heist foiled in Forest Hill

Two men were arrested after attempting to rob a jewellery store on Eglinton Avenue West near Avenue Road last month.
May 15, 2017

Lawrence Park Medical Centre razed for tower?

Four residents’ groups in the Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue West area have banded together to oppose a 12-storey condo proposal for 250 Lawrence Ave. W., the site of the Lawrence Park Medical Centre. It is slated to go to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) May 25.
May 12, 2017

New plans for Yonge and St. Clair revealed

Big changes are on the horizon for the Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue intersection now that plans for several tall towers have come to light.
May 08, 2017

The good, bad and bizarre from April in Toronto

Movement on shark fin imports, a look at diversity in arts programs and Kevin O'Leary’s quest to lead the CPC flames out.
May 08, 2017