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Best Of Bayview and North York 2013

Our annual guide featuring over 100 of the best, biggest & finest things Bayview & North York have to offer
August 30, 2013

Botanical Gardens hit by plant thieves

Flowers have gone missing across the city, say gardeners
August 29, 2013

North York mall could see six towers

An application to amend the City of Toronto’s official plan to permit the construction of six towers at a plaza at 865 York Mills Road that was submitted in late 2011 may finally come to fruition this coming fall.
August 29, 2013

American chain to hit Bayview in 2015

A 50,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market store is poised for arrival in approximately two years on Bayview Avenue at Broadway Avenue. This has left local residents and retailers wondering what kind of impact the store will have on main street food shops and grocers.
August 29, 2013

North York mall reaches $1 billion in sales

Yorkdale Shopping Centre has surpassed $1 billion in annual sales, roughly $2.7 million per day, putting it on track to become North America’s top-selling retail centre.
August 29, 2013

New Sheppard and Leslie public space

The Concord Park development on Sheppard Avenue East between Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street will bring new publicly owned assets and serve both the immediate and broader Willowdale area.
August 29, 2013

Park was worth the wait

The first person who came up to me at the Maplehurst Park (near Yonge and Sheppard) opening this summer was a grandfather. “Now, when my grandchildren come to visit, I’ll have a park to bring them to,” he said. The second comment came from a mother: “When we got back from a holiday, the first thing my children wanted to do was play in the new park.”
August 29, 2013

Area mom raises $250K

Stepping it up for a cure
August 29, 2013

New schools in store for crowded Willowdale?

Relief for Willowdale’s chronically over-crowded schools could be on the way now that a funding freeze on the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has been recently lifted, thanks to the board agreeing to sell off a raft of lands that is said to include local properties.
July 26, 2013

Sustaining our gem of a garden

Summer is here and the Toronto Botanical Garden is in full bloom — what better time to come and visit the city’s only botanical garden.
July 26, 2013

Sheppard and Leslie proposal sees height scaled down

A controversial proposal to build five residential towers at 1200, 1210 and 1220 Sheppard Ave. E. has ended in a peaceful settlement at an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) mediation. Amexon Development Corporation will soon begin construction on the five towers, the highest of which will be 31 storeys.
July 26, 2013

Unique deal lands Hogg’s Hollow new park

The Green P parking lot just North of the Miller Tavern at Yonge Street and York Mills Road is currently being halved in size to make way for parkland.
July 26, 2013

Avenue Road Canada Post station sells

Approximately a year after Canada Post put its facility at Avenue Road and Melrose Avenue on the market, it has found a potential buyer.
July 26, 2013

OMB ‘easy route’ for developers

Amexon submitted a proposal to develop 1200, 1210 and 1220 Sheppard Ave. E. just west of Leslie Street. Their plan was to construct 2,098 new condominiums in six towers ranging in height from 27 to 43 storeys and a two-storey retail building.
July 26, 2013

Neighbour honoured

Five friends have rallied the North York community to raise $41,000 to successfully rebuild and reopen Franklin Park near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue.
July 26, 2013

Inside the ascent of Bayview’s Lainey Gossip

While the world attempted to make sense out of the senseless death of Canadian heartthrob Cory Monteith, a troubled kid from Vancouver who sought and found fortune and fame on the set of Glee, Elaine “Lainey” Lui, a.k.a. Lainey Gossip, separated fiction from fact.
July 24, 2013

Season of the germ

Summer’s dog days are here, and with that precious heat (the kind that never lasts long enough in this country) comes the inevitable need to get outside and soak up some sun. Sounds perfect, right? Not so fast: There’s a few important things to be mindful of, namely spreadable infections, diseases and germs, all of which can be easily contracted if you’re not careful. Here, Dr. MacDonald fills us in on how to stay infection-free during the season of the germ.
July 24, 2013

Concern grows over crematorium fumes

With its rolling hills, gently winding pathways and immaculate flower beds, Mount Pleasant Cemetery is one of the most serene parts of Toronto. The Doric pillars and statues on the imposing mausoleums dotted about the gardens testify that, for much of its 137-year history, this has been the place where many of the city’s great and good have chosen to rest in peace.
July 22, 2013

Sewell: there are two paths for Rob Ford; which one will he take?

Considering the scandals that continue to plague city hall with Rob Ford as mayor, his refusal to respond to his critics in a way that would put concerned local residents at ease, and the need to return to the business at hand to make Toronto better, I’ve drafted two correspondences, two paths for Mr. Ford.
July 03, 2013

Sheppard Centre could see 39-storey tower

Early plans proposing the redevelopment of the Sheppard Centre could breathe new life into the building’s existing retail spaces as well as add a new 39-storey residential tower.
June 29, 2013