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Searching for the city’s top sustainable soup at the Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

Last night the trendy Fermenting Cellar of the Distillery District played host to a gathering of the chowder-loving masses. Their purpose: to raise funds for Ocean Wise, a national sustainable seafood initiative started by the Vancouver Aquarium.
November 20, 2013

Cover story: a profile of Kurt Browning

Looking back at his illustrious career, Kurt Browning is still amazed at the incredible opportunities that figure skating has afforded him over the years.
October 31, 2013

Proactive TTC closure plan a must

Most residents understand that the city needs to maintain and construct new infrastructure to keep the lights on and water running and to get residents to work and back. However, Torontonians rightfully expect this work to be done properly, quickly, on budget and with as minimal disruption to their lives as possible.
October 30, 2013

Revitalized parks enrich area

My vision for parks in Ward 21 is very much in sync with the city’s vision, and I have heard from community members that they support a strong park system. Over the years, in collaboration with residents and the parks department, we have revitalized many of our parks. These enhancements have been made possible through allocated city funding, money set aside through the development process and, on occasion, fundraising by residents.
October 30, 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

Send in the clown

It’s the early ’60s, and the Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade is making its way through town. A young Carol Penhale is mesmerized and mystified by the clowns walking by on their hands. She’s warm and cozy in the red and white snowsuit that her mother made from scratch, and she waits on her father’s shoulders for Santa Claus to make his way to town.
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

Media maverick

It’s 1969 and the socialites of Forest Hill Collegiate Institute are fuming. The prom has been cancelled and the blame all laid on Ira Basen and an article he wrote for the new school paper, From the Hart.
October 16, 2013

Watch for zebras on Avenue Road

Although no one enjoyed the recent traffic delays on Avenue Road as the resurfacing project was underway, a smooth new roadway is undeniably nice. Free from bumps and potholes, a new surface can encourage faster driving. “A Formula One raceway,” one constituent lamented.
October 15, 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

Tracks to close from Eglinton to St. Clair

In 2014, subway riders in the midtown area will see their route temporarily split up. The replacement of a track bed between Eglinton station and St. Clair stations will force riders to board a shuttle bus for the 2.2 kilometres between stations. The construction does not have an estimated completion time.
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

Friends united by cause

Christine Dunn of Lawrence Park and Heather Gotlieb of Forest Hill are friends united by a cause they are both extremely passionate about.
September 26, 2013

Staff finds Bathurst development inappropriate

Residents in the Bathurst Street and St. Clair Avenue West area have spoken out in opposition to an 18-storey residential and commercial, mixed-use building at 1486 Bathurst St. With the City of Toronto, City Planning division’s declaration that the proposal does not represent good planning, the case is now slated for the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).
September 26, 2013

Locals give Alaska the cold shoulder

A riveting, white steel 10-storey condominium designed by architect Will Alsop (of OCAD’s cube fame) for a site at the corner of Yonge Street and Strathgowan Avenue has resulted in local residents banding together to form a new association in opposition to the plan.
September 26, 2013