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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

Residents rally against 39 storeys on Sheppard

June 05, 2013

Canadian Film Centre keeps on growing

On May 15, work began on the new Northern Dancer Pavilion at the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) at 2489 Bayview Ave. The new addition will host a 4,000-square-foot, single-storey actors conservatory.
June 05, 2013

City eyes North York’s worst intersections

Sheppard Avenue is among the roads City of Toronto: Transportation Services planners are targeting in their search for a timely fix to clogged intersections on the city’s most gridlocked roads.
June 05, 2013

Construction around the corner

It’s official: the impassable stretch of Yonge Street between Sheppard Avenue and Highway 401 is the city’s second worst traffic nightmare. What could possibly have beaten it? The intersection of Bayview and Sheppard.
June 05, 2013

Winning advice from a cycling champ

Canadian cycling champion Tara Whitten proves that it’s never too late to follow your dreams — all the way to the Olympics. The Toronto-born athlete started cycling in 2007, and in just five years, she was representing Canada at the London Games.
June 05, 2013

Density will require transit plan

June 05, 2013

Lessons from a Dragon: a profile of Arlene Dickinson

May 28, 2013