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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

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