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Marijuana dispensary violence hits Midtown

March 10, 2017

City questions Victoria College’s tax break on ritzy Bloor properties

Victoria University, a college of the University of Toronto, has recently come under fire for an old agreement with the City of Toronto that waives the property tax for several university-owned buildings on Bloor Street’s Mink Mile, currently leased by some of the ritziest retailers in Toronto.
March 09, 2017

OMB ruling nixes stacked townhouse proposal in midtown Toronto

Local residents heaved a sigh of relief this week after the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) dismissed a developer's appeal to build 70 townhouses near Keewatin Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road.
March 07, 2017

Caped crusader raises funds for Holland Bloorview

Sandra Hawken is one of Toronto’s newest caped crusaders. From March 6 to 12, fundraisers for the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital will join Hawken by donning a red cloak to support Capes for Kids, a new fundraising initiative.
March 06, 2017

Firefighter rescues dog during the massive fire on Valentine’s Day

Firefighter Mark Stoehr rescues Osborne the dog during the massive fire on Valentine’s Day.
March 06, 2017

MPP Jagmeet Singh talks federal NDP leadership, grappling with Trudeau and turbans that pop

Member of provincial parliament Jagmeet Singh is ahead in the New Democratic Party federal leadership race and he hasn’t even declared his candidacy. Could the GQ-appearing, mixed martial arts–loving and progressive politician mount a serious challenge to Trudeau?
March 03, 2017

School board votes to save Drake’s alma mater

On Feb. 8, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) voted against selling Vaughan Road Academy, to the relief of local residents. The school will close later this year, and although the building’s future remains unclear, locals argue it should be used as a community centre.
March 02, 2017

Richmond Hill house prices skyrocket again

A real estate market increase hit Richmond Hill particularly hard in 2016: the aggregate price of a home rose to $1,138,826, up 30.1 per cent in the area, and is projected to continue to increase in the coming year.
February 28, 2017

Greenbelt has little to do with housing shortage

Although commentators continue to talk of the condo boom in Toronto, for example, things have changed even more around here and in less time, whether you’re looking at the new highrises along Yonge Street in Richmond Hill or the announcement of 50-storey condos in Vaughan.
February 27, 2017

Toronto human rights lawyer Paolo Gomez empowers survivors

Paola Gomez’s career has been a convergence of human rights law, social justice, creative writing and artistic expression. It has culminated in her recently receiving the Constance E. Hamilton Award, given to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to improving the social, economic and political status of women in Toronto.
February 24, 2017

Locals envision new park over Rosehill Reservoir near Yonge and St. Clair

For locals living in the Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue area, the Rosehill Reservoir is first and foremost their park. So when the Summerhill Residents Association (SRA) heard the beloved green space would be torn apart for rehabilitation work, they wanted to ensure the community would have a say in its redesign.
February 24, 2017

38 snakes seized from North York home

Nearly 40 venomous snakes were found in the home of a North York resident, which were promptly removed by City of Toronto staff last month.
February 21, 2017

North York overlooked for senior safety zones?

The City of Toronto has promised immediate changes following a deadly year of road violence — with seniors making up the majority of 43 pedestrian fatalities. But some areas may have been overlooked as the new safety measures start to roll out this month.
February 16, 2017

Photos: Toronto firefighters battle fire that destroyed historic building at Yonge and St. Clair

On Tuesday, 120 firefighters were called to control a huge fire at the Badminton and Racquet Club in midtown Toronto.
February 16, 2017

Sherry Cooper on whether a tax on foreign buyers would help with Toronto’s affordability problem

Since British Columbia introduced a 15 per cent land transfer tax on foreign non-residents, there has been speculation that Ontario would do the same. So far, the effect in B.C. has been an apparent slowdown in home sales and price gains at the high end of the single-family home market.
February 16, 2017

One purr-fect party: Downsview park to host its own kitty cat conference this spring

KittyCatCon, Canada’s first ever cat conference, is a two-day event that will hit Toronto this spring.
February 15, 2017

Leaside news: Laird development guidelines too little, too late?

Leaside development guidelines too late? Developers already determining what will happen ahead of study.
February 15, 2017

Developments gone wild: Toronto buildings pushing the planning boundaries

February 08, 2017

Demolition of historic building shocks locals

Locals in the Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue neighbourhood expressed their outrage last month when the 110-year-old Bank of Montreal building located at 2444 Yonge St. was demolished despite being under review by Heritage Preservation Services (HPS).
February 06, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: 401 Richmond is an important anchor for creativity in Toronto

What makes it remarkable is what it contains: almost 150 tenants involved in creative work of all kinds: film, painting, dance, music, production, festivals, video, magazines, photography, social enterprise and more, including a non-profit day care. This structure, 401 Richmond St. W., is a model for creative life, an anchor for creativity in all parts of this city.
February 03, 2017