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Pipeline hearing disrupted by protest

A National Energy Board of Canada (NEB) public hearing is underway in Toronto concerning the controversial application for Enbridge to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of an existing 639-kilometre-long section of its Line 9 from Ontario to Quebec, enabling Enbridge to pump bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to the east.
October 31, 2013

Willowdale councillor’s rent examined

The rent of an apartment leased to Ward 24 Coun. David Shiner is being scrutinized, as it has been alleged he paid far below market value for the apartment that is owned by a company that does business with the City of Toronto.
October 31, 2013

Yonge and Eg could see two more new towers

A proposed 28-storey tower on the first block of the recently approved Postal Station K project has gone before the Ontario Municipal Board.
October 30, 2013

Top Doc: Of manly matters

Dr. Stuart Edmonds, VP of research at Prostate Cancer Canada, on the most common cancer affecting Canadian men
October 30, 2013

School shortage looms as midtown development rises

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) recently posted a notice on the fence surrounding the construction for a new condo development on Roehampton Avenue, just to the north of Eglinton, warning future residents it can’t guarantee space will be immediately available at a school in the neighbourhood. Instead, parents moving into the area might find that their children have to be bussed to less crowded schools elsewhere in the city.
October 30, 2013

Prime land up for grabs on Mt. Pleasant

There is prime real estate for sale at 415 Mount Pleasant Rd., which could see some unprecedented development go up in the area.
October 30, 2013

Proposed Leaside condo draws concerns

There is a proposed development that could see the rise of Laird Drive’s first condo, a seven-storey, 78-unit building, and people are worried it’s going to be a slippery slope for the neighbourhood.
October 30, 2013

How sweet it is

With Halloween only a couple of weeks away, we got to thinking about artificial sweeteners and whether they’re better or worse for us than the real stuff (sucrose or granulated sugar). So we consulted Toronto-based naturopathic doctor and best-selling author of The Carb Sensitivity Program, Dr. Natasha Turner, about the matter. Here’s what she had to say.
October 21, 2013

Film centre celebrates 25 years

With the red carpet rolled up and Toronto reflecting proudly on another successful Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the business of film continues in our city and right here in Ward 25.
October 21, 2013

Finding solutions to traffic mess

October 16, 2013

Faceoff: should kids be allowed to use cellphones in the classroom?

Classroom techiquette: how should schools be approaching cellphone use during lessons?
October 07, 2013

Four foods to up the fear factor

Halloween season is supposed to be scary, and few thrills are more rewarding than venturing outside of one’s culinary comfort zone. Luckily, Toronto is a great place to experiment with strange and exotic food. Herewith, four extreme dishes that also happen to be delicious
October 04, 2013

Fever pitch

Half a world away 21-year-old Daniel Haber hits the lush green Cyprus fields for a game of soccer (or football, depending on one’s preference). The former Ivy Leaguer runs, gazes and plans the perfect moment to slalom through a slew of defenders, before lining up a shot on goal.
October 04, 2013

Yonge & York Mills park agreement examined

A park replacing a portion of a Green P parking lot is nearing completion near the historic Miller Tavern near Yonge and York Mills. Now the size of that park has been questioned by a local resident.
September 26, 2013

Bayview residents feel let down by townhouse approval

Residents of Baytree Crescent, a small street near Bayview Avenue and York Mills Road consisting of only five houses, said they feel let down after City of Toronto staff recommended the approval of a townhouse development at 6 Baytree Cres.
September 26, 2013

Station declared one of the most beautiful in the world

According to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), in 2012 an average of 9,330 people per day boarded or exited subways at Bayview station on the Sheppard line on weekdays. But riders may be surprised to know of all they’re missing. Travel magazine BootsnAll declared Bayview one of the 15 most beautiful subway stops in the world in 2011.
September 26, 2013

Aggressive parking officers pressuring main street

Through the window of her accessories store on Eglinton Avenue West, retailer Maureen Sirois has become used to watching as unwelcome visitors descend on her street and chase her customers away. Some days they come almost every daylight hour, and even a glimpse of their red, white and blue vehicles swooshing past is enough to make shoppers drop their purchases and flee.
September 26, 2013

Stepping up for a cause

Climbing the stairs of the CN Tower is no small feat, but a few steps for some can result in a giant leap toward a better tomorrow.
September 26, 2013

Made In Toronto

We enlisted the help of Toronto’s foremost fashion maven, Jeanne Beker, to give us her thoughts on local fashion innovators from around city. These daring designers are defying the odds by making clothing right here in Toronto. Herewith, a few words on what they do best (because you probably want to get to know a few of them, right?).
September 25, 2013

Too Close to Call: Type Books vs. Ben McNally Books

With Literacy Month here, we paid a visit to iconic bookstores Type Books (Spadina/St. Clair) and Ben McNally Books (Bay/Richmond). Who’s poised to take the title of best indie bookstore in Toronto.? You make the call. 
September 03, 2013