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North York

Granite Club’s growth continues unabated

Club looks to demolish two bungalows for future development
May 06, 2013

Possible school shuffle for North York kids

Trustee absent from talks due to conflict of interest declaration
May 06, 2013

Toronto’s enviro report card

There are many ways in which the GTA is making great strides toward becoming a world-class sustainable city. In the past year alone, we’ve seen many initiatives to create more green space, ban environmentally hazardous products and practices and generally make our city a healthier place to live.
April 29, 2013

The Comedy Issue: Fraser Young

Like many other professional comics, Fraser Young completely tanked his first stand-up show — an unofficial comedy rite of passage in and of itself.
April 15, 2013

Turner on Real Estate: a slow and steady march to the bottom is well underway

Each spring, they migrate back to the well-treed ’hoods of North Toronto, flitting from property to property in a fecund frenzy. You can stand there, quietly watching, certain there’s but one obsession on their minds: Nesting. These are the house hornies, the drivers of GTA real estate.
April 13, 2013

Release your inner style sleuth

I have a new addiction. My new addiction is checking out houses. Not necessarily to buy, but for decorating ideas.
April 12, 2013

$50M North York project planned

Many of us have seen the transformations taking place along Dufferin Avenue, with an increase in development, residential and business interests. The first signs of change to the Dufferin landscape are most visible where it intersects with Lawrence Avenue West where a new, multi-phase, mixed-use condominium complex will provide a city park and daycare for the area.
April 02, 2013

6,000 hours volunteering

When Rosaline Sonshine first noticed in the late ‘90s that many houses in her neighbourhood near Bayview Avenue and York Mills Road had been reporting break-ins, she helped establish a community neighbourhood watch program.
April 02, 2013

Proposed area pipeline reversal fuels protests

Recent North York protests have raised concerns about Enbridge Inc.’s controversial proposal to reverse a crude oil transmission line buried along the Finch Avenue hydro corridor.
April 02, 2013

Public input on transit is vital

Public opinion is sharply divided between those favouring subways and those who want light rail transit [LRT]. That’s what I thought until last month when I hosted a two-hour transit information session when residents chose subways and LRT.
April 02, 2013

Planning our area’s perfect park

If it seems that spring is just barely in the air, getting ready for a park opening in 2014 is really difficult to think about.
April 02, 2013

Illegal rooming houses a concern

It took three years to get rid of an illegal rooming house on a street near Sheppard and Willowdale. Relatively speaking, that’s a success story because, in most cases, the city can’t gain entry to get evidence that would hold up in court.
April 02, 2013

Singer sparks donations

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and SickKids Foundation have 17-year-old Carley Allison to thank for a recent boost in donations, spurred by a video of her singing a cover of One Direction’s “More Than This.” The Bayview Glen Private School student was recently diagnosed with a rare throat cancer that necessitated a tracheotomy. The YouTube piano cover has garnered more than 23,000 views as of March 21.
April 02, 2013

Avenue Road condo’s new density still runs too high

April 01, 2013

Publication of year-old plan rankles community

You may know it as “Young and Eligible” or you may shorten it to “Yonge and Eg,” but no matter what you call it, the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue has become a battleground for clashing ideals.
March 05, 2013

Sewell: sure, a casino in Toronto could create jobs, but at what cost?

That a disaster is good for a local economy sounds counterintuitive, but an example shows how it works. When a section of Finch Avenue West was washed away by a flash flood in 2005, the city had to immediately rush in to bring the situation under control.
March 04, 2013

Rise and shine: Dina Pugliese on celeb gossip, Justin Bieber and being a morning person

When it comes to interviewing morning television hosts, there’s an unwritten rule in journalism. It goes like this: the writer asks the star how they manage to be so lively at 6 a.m., the star claims not to be a morning person, and jokes about caffeine addiction ensue.
February 17, 2013

Sewell: ranting is fine for the radio, it’s but no way to govern a city

Those public hearings the city held about casinos? I didn’t attend. The chance of learning anything new about casinos was limited. The chance of the meeting being hijacked by one faction or another was high. The chance of influencing any politician was nil. Why spend a few hours getting frustrated?
February 09, 2013

Local landmark denied crucial funding

Staff at the Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) are having to flex their creative muscles to find solutions to avoid closure now that the City of Toronto has denied them an annual subsidy of $160,000 following their annual budget meeting.
February 06, 2013

Year-long closure of Allen Road reviewed

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line is hitting road blocks as the provincial transportation agency Metrolinx attempts to push the project forward. Currently, the agency is in the process of consulting the public on the possibility of extending the tunnel by 2 km at its east end.
February 05, 2013