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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

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