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Canada’s fashion phenom: the good, the bad & the coyote ugly

February 02, 2017

City proposal to dramatically increase patio fees has local businesses worried about future

Business owners on Eglinton, which have been suffering due to the continued construction for the Crosstown LRT, are now facing another obstacle. The City of Toronto is proposing a dramatic fee increase for patio and market displays, which would directly impact patio permit–holding businesses. A public consultation meeting was scheduled for Jan. 30.
February 01, 2017

Pedestrian safety a concern in North York

On Dec. 6, an 87-year-old woman was struck and killed by an SUV while attempting to cross the road near Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue West. There are two seniors’ buildings in the immediate vicinity. The victim was transported to the hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
January 26, 2017

Downtown T.O. density coming to Thornhill

A new development proposal looks to transform the corner of Bathurst Street and Centre Street on the periphery of Promenade mall with a plan that includes much more density than is currently allowed in the City of Vaughan official plan. Some residents question the vision.
January 26, 2017

Republic of Rathnelly to celebrate 50 years

The Republic of Rathnelly (ROR), a Midtown neighbourhood and pseudo-independent state, has a colourful history dating back to 1967. Now, just in time for its 50th anniversary, residents have undertaken a laneway naming initiative to pay homage to local lore.
January 20, 2017

Construction noise concerns locals, call for City to take action

Construction noise is an ongoing problem in the city. In 2015, City of Toronto Municipal Licensing & Standards division conducted a survey with almost 1,000 responses and found 82.5 per cent considered noise a problem. Fifty-four per cent made formal complaints, and construction was listed as the most disruptive of all city noises.
January 17, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: Battle for the bus lands should be about maximizing green

Proposals to develop the bus lands will begin to surface after construction of the Crosstown LRT is completed
January 16, 2017

City calls for better tree protection, only half of complaints are investigated

According to a City of Toronto report, only 50 per cent of tree bylaw complaints are being investigated
January 16, 2017

North York Central Library closed down, $17 mil makeover now underway

The North York Central Library (NYCL) closed its doors to the public on Dec. 4 to undergo extensive renovations that are part of a $17 million project to redesign the building.
January 13, 2017

Sunnybrook Plaza condo deal comes with $2.7 million in community benefits

A long-awaited settlement over the Sunnybrook Plaza site has finally been reached between the developer and local community.
January 13, 2017

North Toronto Memorial Community Centre closure concerns locals

Many residents who rely on the programs at North Toronto Memorial Community Centre (NTMCC) are voicing their concerns about the potential 18-month closure for repairs, scheduled to begin in June 2017.
January 12, 2017

Four-alarm fire causes $5-mil in damage to Bridle Path mansion

Toronto firefighters were called to the scene of a four-alarm fire on Tuesday, when massive flames erupted inside a multi-million dollar home on Park Lane Circle.
January 12, 2017

News Feature: City to end tax relief for owners of vacant main street stores

From a popular watering hole for locals in the lower Village to a bustling toy store that parents and children flocked to on Eglinton Avenue, these once buzzing establishments have sat empty for years, occupying dead zones in Midtown Toronto that locals say affect the vibrancy of main streets.
January 11, 2017

Road tolls are not a new idea for Toronto

Mayor John Tory’s proposal to introduce tolls on the Gardiner and Don Valley Parkway expressways has been a controversial one to say the least, but in the 1800s road tolls were a part of everyday life in the city of Toronto.
January 09, 2017

Former home of hippie Yorkville's Purple Onion coffeehouse to be destroyed?

Toronto developer Empire Communities had once proposed to retain the facade of the designated heritage property on the northeast corner of Avenue Road and Yorkville Avenue and incorporate it into a 33-storey development proposal. However, following a failed four-year consultation process with local residents, the developer has now elected to demolish the heritage building entirely.
January 06, 2017

Davisville residents help design two new parks

After acquiring two properties for public green space in an otherwise park-deficient area in Davisville Village, Ward 22 Councillor Josh Matlow is reaching out to local residents for input on their design.
January 05, 2017

Toronto's most inspiring people of 2016: Jane Taber on Chrystia Freeland, Canada's deal-closing trade minister

No surprise she was named the minister of international trade. She is one of Prime Minister Trudeau’s stars — a Rhodes Scholar and an expert on globalization, income equality and global affairs.
December 29, 2016

New aerospace campus at Downsview will see 1,000 students come 2018

The old Downsview air force base is soon to be the home of Centennial College’s new aerospace campus, which will include the historic de Havilland Aircraft company building (built in 1929).
December 28, 2016

Peter Mansbridge on the year of #enough2016

CBC’s news icon Peter Mansbridge has been reporting events near and far for decades — and maybe one more year. With that in mind, we go to our evening news guru for a look back at a very iffy year, to try and make sense of it all.
December 19, 2016

Thornhill residents outraged over new freight train proposal

December 14, 2016