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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

Potential solution to Allenby overcrowding

A positive outcome is in sight for a group of parents at Allenby Junior Public School who have been fighting to halt a boundary change that would force some students to change schools.
July 26, 2013

Sharon Fichman and her quest for court glory

For as long as she can remember, Sharon Fichman has always been serious about two things: tennis and winning. Shortly after Fichman picked up an old racket at the age of five and began practicing in Viewmount Park near her home in Forest Hill, Fichman’s parent’s realized their daughter was talented beyond her years.
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

Eglinton West, meet Dennis

Toronto has some of the worst traffic congestion in North America. In 2006, the Toronto Board of Trade estimated that $6 billion in economic activity is lost annually because of gridlock in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Now, after decades of neglect, rapid transit is finally coming to midtown Toronto.
June 29, 2013

Mom leaves lofty legacy

In 2005, the life of Elana Waldman, then a lawyer in her mid-30s, took a dramatic and unexpected turn. When a diagnosis of stage three ovarian cancer forced Waldman to leave the firm where she practised family law, she took to pursuing every avenue she could to raise awareness and funds in hopes of increasing the survival rate of ovarian cancer patients.
June 29, 2013

Two more tall towers coming to Yonge and Eg?

On June 18, Toronto and East York Community Council voted to recommend that Toronto City Council approve a 58- and 36-storey development in the Yonge and Eglinton area.
June 29, 2013

Bringing urban nature home

I am happy to report that at our meeting on May 7, city council officially named an 18-kilometre route the Robert Bateman Urban Nature Trail. This trail connects some of our best green spaces and ravines, from the Kay Gardner Beltline trail, north of Eglinton Avenue, to the Don Valley then through Rosedale, Spadina Road and the Cedarvale Ravine. The trail’s name honours Robert Bateman, a renowned Canadian artist and environmentalist who grew up on Chaplin Crescent behind the Kay Gardner Beltline trail.
June 29, 2013

Lower Village mulls Green P expansion plans

The Toronto Parking Authority (TPA)’s Green P lot on the corner of Spadina Road and Thelma Avenue has become the site of a development debate for the second time in just over 10 years.
June 29, 2013