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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

Lessons from a Dragon: a profile of Arlene Dickinson

May 28, 2013

Ecks and the City: putting a new spin on an old exercise

One simply cannot do a private hooping session outside without drawing attention, even on a quiet afternoon. As I am hooping in my front yard, with my personal hooping trainer, people honk horns as they drive by, an elderly woman with her caregiver smiles and stops to take in the scene, and a mother pushing a stroller asks what we’re doing.
May 26, 2013

How They Met: award-winning playwright Ins Choi and his wife, Mari

As an actor and playwright, Ins Choi has performed in front of hundreds of people. He certainly isn’t camera shy or afraid of putting himself out there. But stage fright wouldn’t elude him the first time he met his then future wife, Mari. It took two chance meetings before he worked up the courage to talk to her.
May 23, 2013

Sewell: as a public figure, Rob Ford has an obligation to respond to the crack video scandal

One way to get a lot of publicity for Toronto is to have the mayor in a video that seems to show he is smoking crack cocaine.
May 22, 2013

Like mother, like son

Ask any mother who’s made a man out of a son and she’ll tell you: teaching is never a one-way street. In fact, the moms and sons you’ll see here can attest to that very ethos. But enough from us, we’ll let them do the talking.
May 12, 2013

Turner on Real Estate: does it make more sense to rent or buy in Toronto?

Some weeks ago, a most ugly house in North Toronto was swarmed. It’s a semi, built like its neighbours about 90 years ago, has a mutual drive, is on a residential street, one block north of an arterial. The current owners added an addition to the original 1,100-square-foot, two-storey cube. Rooflines don’t match, the exterior’s stucco-over-OSB and the lack of design work makes the squirrels woozy.
May 09, 2013