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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

Willowdale gets worldly at Cultura

I can’t decide which of the Cultura Festival’s musical acts I’m most excited about presenting this year. The festival launches its fourth season July 5 and continues Friday evenings for the rest of July at Mel Lastman Square. This year’s lineup is the best yet.
June 29, 2013

Beware of door-to-door fraud

Recently in the area, residents contacted my office with fraud concerns as they had received a notice in the mail stating, “City of Toronto Bylaw Mandatory Downspout Disconnection — Final Notice.”
June 29, 2013

Jaye Robinson ousted from executive

Councillor says controversies have tarnished city’s image
June 29, 2013

TDSB could sell schools to fund improvements

According to unconfirmed media reports, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) met last month in private to vote on approval of a confidential plan that could lead to the sale of 11 school board properties, three of which are in North York, including Sir Sandford Fleming Academy.
June 29, 2013

Going the distance

Even after he passed away with Alzheimer’s in 2011, Soojeong and Soohyung Choe’s grandfather continues to inspire them to great lengths — almost 5,000 kilometres, in fact.
June 29, 2013

More new stores coming to Yorkdale

With Sears leaving, a Quebec retailer is eyeing the spot
June 29, 2013

No stopping him now

June 24, 2013