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Neighbour honoured

Five friends have rallied the North York community to raise $41,000 to successfully rebuild and reopen Franklin Park near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue.
July 26, 2013

Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod ain’t messing around

Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod are Canadian icons whose faces are familiar to anyone who has had a TV set over the past 25 years. Their Body Break interstitials have played across the country, offering Canadians their unique tips for a healthy lifestyle that include exercise, good nutrition and staying active.
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

Sheppard Centre could see 39-storey tower

Early plans proposing the redevelopment of the Sheppard Centre could breathe new life into the building’s existing retail spaces as well as add a new 39-storey residential tower.
June 29, 2013

Upgrading Lawrence West station

Like so many other residents who frequently use the Lawrence West subway station, I find it extremely frustrating to have an elevator out of service for so long. After this unacceptably long wait, the elevator is being fully rebuilt as part of a broader renewal of Lawrence West station. On the heels of the improvements being made to the Lawrence Avenue and Allen Road intersection, the station will soon be fully accessible, which is good news for transit users.
June 29, 2013

Staying local for summer fun

There’s no need to go downtown this summer! In Ward 10, we are providing entertainment for all ages. Starting in July, Earl Bales Park’s amphitheatre will once again host regular Tuesday evening music performances. Every other Thursday night, recreation staff will organize family fun nights, and on July 24 and Aug. 15, you can enjoy a free family movie on the outdoor big screen.
June 29, 2013

Jaye Robinson ousted from executive

Councillor says controversies have tarnished city’s image
June 29, 2013

TDSB could sell schools to fund improvements

According to unconfirmed media reports, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) met last month in private to vote on approval of a confidential plan that could lead to the sale of 11 school board properties, three of which are in North York, including Sir Sandford Fleming Academy.
June 29, 2013

Going the distance

Even after he passed away with Alzheimer’s in 2011, Soojeong and Soohyung Choe’s grandfather continues to inspire them to great lengths — almost 5,000 kilometres, in fact.
June 29, 2013

More new stores coming to Yorkdale

With Sears leaving, a Quebec retailer is eyeing the spot
June 29, 2013

No stopping him now

June 24, 2013

A bit offbeat

June 24, 2013

North York subway receives endorsement

A westward extension of the Sheppard subway line to Downsview station is one step closer after receiving an endorsement from Toronto City Council.
June 05, 2013

Local convicted in $57.3 million scheme against Holocaust fund

A resident of a small Russian community in North York, near Steeles Avenue and Yonge Street, has been found guilty for her part in a scheme that defrauded an organization that supports survivors of the Holocaust of $57.3 million.
June 05, 2013

City eyes North York’s worst intersections

Sheppard Avenue is among the roads City of Toronto: Transportation Services planners are targeting in their search for a timely fix to clogged intersections on the city’s most gridlocked roads.
June 05, 2013

Construction around the corner

It’s official: the impassable stretch of Yonge Street between Sheppard Avenue and Highway 401 is the city’s second worst traffic nightmare. What could possibly have beaten it? The intersection of Bayview and Sheppard.
June 05, 2013

‘Market’ in your calendar

Maybe you are getting off the subway at Yonge and Eglinton after work, stretching your legs at lunch or just out and about, enjoying the day. Whatever you are doing, eating better is now a little bit easier for North Toronto residents. Now open until mid-October, Appletree Uptown farmers’ market is trying out a new home and new hours.
June 05, 2013

The Music Issue: Maestro Fresh Wes

Almost a quarter century ago, a youthful Wesley Williams (better known as Maestro Fresh Wes) got the nation moving to the dance floor–friendly beat of “Let Your Backbone Slide.” The single went gold and paved the way for the Toronto-born Williams to become one of Canada’s most successful rappers. His debut album, Symphony in Effect, remains the country’s best-selling hip hop album ever.
May 31, 2013