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Housing market sees decline in York Mills

Toronto’s once-booming real estate market is in a cooling off period, according to a report by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), and although certain pockets in Midtown are still performing well, York Mills is seeing a decline in house sales.
July 28, 2017

A world below Sir Winston Churchill Park

Merely a metre below Sir Winston Churchill Park is a vast containment of drinking water called the St. Clair Reservoir. Built in 1931 on lands that were donated as part of the Eaton estate, the reservoir is currently being repaired for the first time in its 85-year lifetime.
July 28, 2017

Police investigate ‘swatting’ in Rosedale

July 27, 2017

Richmond Hill artist inspires kindness with rocks

A simple painted rock has turned into a communitywide call for kindness. As the kids of Bond Lake Public School say, “Ripples of kindness become waves of change.”
July 25, 2017

Davisville resident honoured for 25 years of service at Wellspring

Christie Cass has been volunteering for the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation at Sunnybrook Hospital since the centre’s inception in 1992.
July 24, 2017

Art Lives Here Lane honours community volunteers

Councillor Joe Mihevc and residents came out to name the lane — located between Kenwood Avenue and Wychwood Avenue — Art Lives Here Lane, for their efforts.
July 24, 2017

Vandalism at Baycrest part of larger trend

A recent act of vandalism at Baycrest Health Sciences centre is the latest in a number of hate crimes across the city. A male suspect is still at large and the Toronto Police Service (TPS) is requesting the public’s help identifying him.
July 20, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Enough! Or Too Much

Some people think there is not enough development around the Yonge-Eglinton intersection. City planners have given approval to a 24-storey tower at 90 Eglinton Ave. W., replacing a solid-looking six-storey structure. North York Community Council brushed aside strong local opposition, including from local councillors Josh Matlow, Jaye Robinson and Christin Carmichael Greb, and recommended the development to Toronto City Council at the next meeting.
July 20, 2017

Cemetery operator donates 23 acres in North York

The Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries (MPGC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 25 to announce their donation of 23 acres at York Cemetery near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue to the City of Toronto. However, the question of whether or not MPGC owns the land and has the legal authority to convey it still stands before the courts.
July 18, 2017

OMB mediation allows 34 storeys at Yonge-St. Clair

A 34-storey tower will be built at the Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue intersection now that the developer has reached an agreement with the community through an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) mediation.
July 17, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: Long live the republic of Rathnelly

In 1967, while the rest of Canada was celebrating 100 years, an upstart neighbourhood near Casa Loma declared its independence.
July 14, 2017

Plan for midtown Toronto site surrounding Five Thieves unveiled

A development plan for Scrivener Square, which surrounds a strip of retailers in Summerhill affectionately dubbed the Five Thieves by locals, has some residents opposing the proposal’s height and density.
July 13, 2017

RioCan pulls Sobeys plaza condos in favour of low-rise commercial development

Thornhill residents are relieved that the Springfarm Marketplace at Hilda Avenue and Clark Avenue will not be the site of a highrise development after years of opposition. Instead, RioCan, the developer of the site, is now proposing a 10,000-square-foot low-rise commercial building instead of a highrise apartment building.
July 13, 2017

Student sings in Yorkville for tuition

On a busy street corner in Yorkville, Ian Sabourin can often be found singing classical music a cappella to the passing crowds with a bucket and sign that reads “tuition fund.”
July 13, 2017

Air bee-n-bee generating some buzz for Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill

Thousands of bees are saying “Honey, I’m home!” to their new digs at Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill, though visitors in the parking lot may never even realize it.
July 10, 2017

Survey finds 90% of area respondents oppose condo proposal in Thornhill

Thornhill residents overwhelmingly opposed a development proposal from Torgan Group to build seven 27-storey condo towers on the site of the Promenade shopping centre, and local residents groups now have the hard data to prove it. Over 1,200 residents (comprising 90 per cent of respondents) said they didn’t want to see the building height increase from the official plan–approved 14 storeys to the proposed 27 storeys.
July 06, 2017

North Toronto’s community centre to close for $9 million in renovations

The North Toronto Memorial Community Centre is in a state of disrepair, with renovations slated to begin this fall.
July 06, 2017

Richmond Hill councillor pulls motion on shark fin ban

A Richmond Hill Town Council motion to support a Senate bill to ban the importation of shark fins in Canada was withdrawn. Ward 5 councillor Karen Cilevitz felt she would not get enough support for the motion to pass.
July 05, 2017

A long-term Carrville Road makeover

Town of Richmond Hill planning staff has developed a draft secondary plan and is seeking comments from the public on the town’s plan that will shape the 39-hectare parcel of land around Yonge Street and Carrville Road and increase the population from around 200 to up to 14,600 people and add up to 8,500 jobs by 2031.
June 30, 2017

Leasiders propose Jersey barriers for Bayview

After a two-year investigation into curbing non-residential traffic on the community’s streets, the North Leaside Traffic Committee (NLTC) has recommended a year-long trial measure of placing concrete barriers at the Bayview Avenue entrances of Glenvale Boulevard, Broadway Avenue and Craig Crescent.
June 30, 2017