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Consultations to begin for proposed Sheppard Centre tower

Local councillor says congested Yonge and Sheppard area could not handle a 39-storey tower
November 29, 2013

Toronto Without Borders

Working overseas to help the needy — or in the aftermath of a disaster — takes someone special. Doing it away from home over the holidays is an even greater sacrifice. Find out how these eight T.O. heroes are showing the world how much we care this season.
November 28, 2013

Cover story: a profile of Demetrius Joyette

Demetrius Joyette thought he’d found his ticket out of the classroom. The North York actor began acting professionally in elementary school, and soon saw it as a way out of the daily classroom grind. Ironically, that’s exactly where his career ended up taking him.
October 31, 2013

Local artist takes work to Capitol Hill

North York artist and activist Franke James returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., this past October where she unveiled her unique protest art. Six posters were hung at different city bus stops as part of her “Oh No Canada” anti–tar sands campaign. The posters feature slogans such as “Do not talk about climate change” and take aim at Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government.
October 31, 2013

Still no consensus on Bathurst Manor Plaza

Residents of the Bathurst Manor area have been working with the City of Toronto and a developer since 2006 to come to a consensus on a proposed six-storey, mixed-use development on Wilmington Avenue. After the most recent community meeting last month, residents are still feeling dissatisfied.
October 31, 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

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

Finding solutions to traffic mess

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

Rock club king

He’s a rebel. Back at Sir Sandford Fleming Academy, Fine was known as the guy with the motorcycle, and today he is the owner and operator of two popular Queen West hangouts — the Bovine Sex Club, and Rock Lobster Food Co.
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

Yonge & York Mills park agreement examined

A park replacing a portion of a Green P parking lot is nearing completion near the historic Miller Tavern near Yonge and York Mills. Now the size of that park has been questioned by a local resident.
September 26, 2013

‘Landmark’ furniture retailer passes away

The man behind a Toronto retail store remembered for its fine furniture, John de Boer, has died unexpectedly near the family’s Port Carling cottage at the age of 74.
September 26, 2013

Station declared one of the most beautiful in the world

According to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), in 2012 an average of 9,330 people per day boarded or exited subways at Bayview station on the Sheppard line on weekdays. But riders may be surprised to know of all they’re missing. Travel magazine BootsnAll declared Bayview one of the 15 most beautiful subway stops in the world in 2011.
September 26, 2013

Congregation asked to leave property after over 30 years

The Shomer Israel congregation had to vacate the Rockford Public School property not long before this year’s High Holidays.
September 26, 2013