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Stintz on Midtown: Mayor Tory needs to bring ambitious ideas to Midtown park planning

The solution to more parkland in the area is to apply the same creativity to Midtown as the Rail Deck proposal applies to downtown. The former bus terminal at Yonge and Eglinton provides a creative solution to more parkland for Midtown.
October 10, 2017

Thornhillers oppose new train schedule

Horns keep residents up from dawn until almost midnight: new group fights back
October 06, 2017

Toronto doctor teams up with Bernie Sanders to support universal healthcare

Dr. Danielle Martin has been a familiar face to residents of North Toronto for years, having worked out of Sunnybrook Health Centre between 2010 and 2017. Lately, she’s become known to many more, gaining international attention when she publicly defended Canada’s health-care system and threw her support behind Senator Bernie Sanders’ long-shot bid to implement a similar system in the United States last month.
October 05, 2017

Midtown merchants react to new minimum wage

October 04, 2017

The tallest building in Richmond Hill approved by OMB

The building, at 9218 Yonge St., in the Yonge and 16th Avenue Key Development Area, will be 29 storeys high, much higher than the town official planning policy 20-storey limit parameters. However, this approval did not pass without a fight from councillors and staff planners with the Town of Richmond Hill.
October 03, 2017

Toronto Maple Leafs memorabilia bought by the Canadian Museum of History

Mike Wilson, also known as “the Ultimate Leafs Fan,” and his partner Debra Thuet, have been searching for the past four years for a new, permanent residence for their massive collection. After numerous discussions with realtors, auctioneers, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Toronto Maple Leafs and a number of corporations, Wilson said he’s thrilled his collection’s new home will be a stone’s throw from Parliament Hill at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que.
October 02, 2017

Iconic Videoflicks rental shop on Avenue Road rolls credits

Before the days of Netflix, residents near Avenue Road relied on their local video rental store to satisfy their need to binge watch the latest TV series or have a movie marathon. Videoflicks has met those needs for more than 35 years, with owners Joe Carlino and Steve Cohen at the helm since 2004.
September 29, 2017

Police look to reunite stolen Midtown goods with rightful owners

Two male suspects have been arrested in connection to two breaking-and-enterings in the Midtown area. The Toronto Police Service (TPS) seeks to reunite recovered stolen property with owners.
September 29, 2017

Thornhill anti-bullying advocate pays it forward

A Thornhill family has taken the painful experience of a childhood spent being bullied and turned it into a children’s book and a series of workshops and readings to educate kids on the dangers of bullying and to provide support for those who are suffering.
September 26, 2017

From towers to townhouses: A Richmond Hill highrise development gets a major scale back

After four years of development limbo, an original proposal for two residential towers at 370 Red Maple Rd. has been resubmitted as a reduced plan for a townhouse development, slashing the number of units by 74 per cent and the height from 16 and 18 storeys high to three-storey townhouses.
September 21, 2017

The high end of cannabis culture

As Canada prepares to usher in a new age of legal adult-use cannabis, brands are setting the stage for a new kind of cannabis experience. One that focuses on thoughtful, design-forward products and healing concoctions to make users feel good inside and out.
September 18, 2017

Policy tools could help GTA neighbourhoods adapt to changing market and demographics

It may be hard to imagine Thornhill Woods or Rouge Woods could similarly one day have empty playgrounds, but they too are fast becoming places where prices put them out of reach for many people looking for that first family home in the suburbs.
September 18, 2017

Thornhill mom-and-pop shop fights back

September 15, 2017

Controversy surrounding the redevelopment of De La Salle site dates back to 2014

The site will see 19 four-storey townhouses constructed in an L shape surrounding the sports field.
September 12, 2017

Bloor businesses disagree on bike lanes

The outcome of the bike lanes pilot project on Bloor Street is just around the bend, as city officials prepare to vote on their permanent installation this fall. However, the year-long pilot has been a bumpy ride, with residents and businesses on both sides of the debate.
September 11, 2017

What do two derailments a year apart mean for development along the Dupont rail corridor?

Last year, a CP Rail train derailed and spilled 3,000 litres of fuel in an area pegged by developers as the city’s next big condo corridor.
September 11, 2017

258 properties in Midtown up for heritage listing

Local residents and city staff have felt blindsided time and time again as century-old buildings are bulldozed to the ground without ample notice. Now, City of Toronto, Heritage Preservation Services (HPS) has put a whopping 258 properties up for listing on the city’s heritage register — the most ambitious undertaking to date — and they’re not done.
September 11, 2017

Real Estate Roundtable Update: Where will the market head after this summer’s slump?

Our panel of experts share their predictions for the fall market and weigh in on why some pockets of Midtown remain white-hot while other areas, such as York Mills, have seen a noticeable decline in sales
September 05, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: Explosion of tennis players has demand peaking at semi-private Toronto clubs

This year Rogers Cup was particularly exciting when Richmond Hill native Denis Shapovalov upset the tennis world by beating Rafael Nadal to advance to the quarter finals. Cue a youth movement at local clubs. The trouble is that there is no room.
September 05, 2017

Owner of Leaside day camp arrested

A 32-year-old man who owns and operates Afterfour day camp near Bayview Avenue and Moore Avenue is facing charges relating to an online child pornography investigation.
September 01, 2017