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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

Spring is going to mean traffic woes for Midtown with five new construction sites

Traffic in the Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue area has taken another hit: at least five construction staging proposals for the area were approved by the City of Toronto last month. Work on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT station is underway, while the construction plan for a 35-storey condo at 18-30 Erskine Ave. is under fire from parents of the adjacent John Fisher Public School.
March 13, 2017

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