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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

Stepping up for a cause

Climbing the stairs of the CN Tower is no small feat, but a few steps for some can result in a giant leap toward a better tomorrow.
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

Stomping the boards

After graduating from Cardinal Carter School for the Arts, Sarah Magni headed to New York City and used her sizable artistic talents to take a stab at show business including a stint with the acclaimed Upright Citizen’s Brigade and an Off-Broadway sketch comedy show.
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 Bayview and North York 2013

Our annual guide featuring over 100 of the best, biggest & finest things Bayview & North York have to offer
August 30, 2013

Botanical Gardens hit by plant thieves

Flowers have gone missing across the city, say gardeners
August 29, 2013

Plaza proposal fight to reignite this fall

A meeting to update residents on a new Bathurst Manor Plaza development plan will be scheduled for this fall.
August 29, 2013

Yorkdale mall reaches $1 billion in retail sales

Recent expansions provide catalyst for shopping centre growth
August 29, 2013

North York mall could see six towers

An application to amend the City of Toronto’s official plan to permit the construction of six towers at a plaza at 865 York Mills Road that was submitted in late 2011 may finally come to fruition this coming fall.
August 29, 2013

North York mall reaches $1 billion in sales

Yorkdale Shopping Centre has surpassed $1 billion in annual sales, roughly $2.7 million per day, putting it on track to become North America’s top-selling retail centre.
August 29, 2013

Steps taken against intolerance

Recently, I attended the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Christie Pits riot. This sad period of the city of Toronto’s history occurred when Nazi sympathizers waving swastikas attacked members of the Jewish community. The four days of riots are a reminder that intolerance and discrimination can raise their offensive head at a moment’s notice.
August 29, 2013

Park was worth the wait

The first person who came up to me at the Maplehurst Park (near Yonge and Sheppard) opening this summer was a grandfather. “Now, when my grandchildren come to visit, I’ll have a park to bring them to,” he said. The second comment came from a mother: “When we got back from a holiday, the first thing my children wanted to do was play in the new park.”
August 29, 2013

Area mom raises $250K

Stepping it up for a cure
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

New schools in store for crowded Willowdale?

Relief for Willowdale’s chronically over-crowded schools could be on the way now that a funding freeze on the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has been recently lifted, thanks to the board agreeing to sell off a raft of lands that is said to include local properties.
July 26, 2013

Contractor jailed for ‘destroying’ senior’s home

A Yorkville contractor has received a jail sentence for deliberately taking advantage of an elderly North York woman, defrauding her of most of her life savings and leaving her home in an almost uninhabitable condition.
July 26, 2013

Unique deal lands Hogg’s Hollow new park

The Green P parking lot just North of the Miller Tavern at Yonge Street and York Mills Road is currently being halved in size to make way for parkland.
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

Weighing in on gold-buying shops

Gold- and jewellery-buying businesses have been opening in Ward 15 at a rapid rate. Although I encourage small business development, some of these have been the cause of safety concerns.
July 26, 2013