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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

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

The crib guru

If The Dude from The Big Lebowski needed an interior designer to fix up his living space, he’d call Damon Snider.
September 03, 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 Forest Hill and Yorkville 2013

Our annual guide featuring over 100 of the best, biggest & finest things Forest Hill and Yorkville have to offer
August 30, 2013

Landmark retailers eyed for LRT stations

The provincial transit agency Metrolinx has been eyeing different lots along Eglinton Avenue as potential sites for stations for the incoming Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line.
August 29, 2013

One local mom’s saga

Two years ago, when Leaside’s Angie Morris first walked 32 kilometres in the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, she was participating as a tribute to someone else.
August 29, 2013

Residents challenge cemetery status

According to Rick Cowan, vice-president of marketing for Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries [MPGC], the company has always been an independent non-profit group since its incorporation in 1871. Now a group of residents, Friends of Toronto Public Cemeteries, is hoping that the provincial government will agree with their interpretation that the company is a public trust.
August 29, 2013

Keeping up with developments

The end of summer is near and a lot has been happening in our ward. I would like to take this opportunity to update you on the status of a few developments that are currently underway or coming to our ward.
August 29, 2013

Toronto needs reasonable parking laws

Every public, taxpayer-funded service should have a clear public benefit. To most residents, this statement seems obvious in relation to our parks and transit system, but less so when it comes to parking enforcement.
August 29, 2013

Keep school zones safe in summer

While we are in the middle of summer vacation, the students of our neighborhood are still top of mind. Faced with a persistent and growing problem of traffic snarls and parking problems surrounding many of our schools, a number of school zone safety reviews are underway. Schools reviewed include John Ross Robertson and Allenby public elementary schools, as well as Yeshiva Yesodei Hotaroh School.
July 26, 2013

Kids’ singers honoured

Generations of Canadians have grown up with Sharon, Lois and Bram as a staple of their childhoods. Now the “Skinnamarink” singers, who recorded their first album in 1978, may be honoured by having a local playground named after them.
July 26, 2013

It’s a party in the village

On Aug. 16 and 17, join me for the third annual Five Senses Festival in the downtown core — what I consider to be simply the best summertime grassroots community celebration of arts and culture in the historic village of Richmond Hill.
July 26, 2013

Yonge and Eg park shortage continues

Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue has been identified by the City of Toronto as an area in need of increased open space. Now, vital steps have been taken in determining how to improve the area’s public space.
July 26, 2013

Casa Loma sees million dollar turnaround

The recently released financial statements of the Casa Loma Corporation indicate that the landmark has been on an upward trajectory since the City of Toronto resumed management of it last year.
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

Local BIAs host thrilling festivals

Across Toronto, business improve-ment areas (BIA) are working hard to attract customers to local business hubs. They do this by sponsoring cultural events, beautifying street-scapes and encouraging residents to shop locally. St. Paul’s is no exception: our nine BIAs are working hard to support their neighbourhood communities and local businesses.
July 26, 2013