The rent of an apartment leased to Ward 24 Coun. David Shiner is being scrutinized, as it has been alleged he paid far below market value for the apartment that is owned by a company that does business with the City of Toronto.
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) recently posted a notice on the fence surrounding the construction for a new condo development on Roehampton Avenue, just to the north of Eglinton, warning future residents it can’t guarantee space will be immediately available at a school in the neighbourhood. Instead, parents moving into the area might find that their children have to be bussed to less crowded schools elsewhere in the city.
With Halloween only a couple of weeks away, we got to thinking about artificial sweeteners and whether they’re better or worse for us than the real stuff (sucrose or granulated sugar). So we consulted Toronto-based naturopathic doctor and best-selling author of The Carb Sensitivity Program, Dr. Natasha Turner, about the matter. Here’s what she had to say.
Halloween season is supposed to be scary, and few thrills are more rewarding than venturing outside of one’s culinary comfort zone. Luckily, Toronto is a great place to experiment with strange and exotic food. Herewith, four extreme dishes that also happen to be delicious
Half a world away 21-year-old Daniel Haber hits the lush green Cyprus fields for a game of soccer (or football, depending on one’s preference). The former Ivy Leaguer runs, gazes and plans the perfect moment to slalom through a slew of defenders, before lining up a shot on goal.
Residents of Baytree Crescent, a small street near Bayview Avenue and York Mills Road consisting of only five houses, said they feel let down after City of Toronto staff recommended the approval of a townhouse development at 6 Baytree Cres.
According to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), in 2012 an average of 9,330 people per day boarded or exited subways at Bayview station on the Sheppard line on weekdays. But riders may be surprised to know of all they’re missing. Travel magazine BootsnAll declared Bayview one of the 15 most beautiful subway stops in the world in 2011.
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.
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?).
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.