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Prime land up for grabs on Mt. Pleasant

There is prime real estate for sale at 415 Mount Pleasant Rd., which could see some unprecedented development go up in the area.
October 30, 2013

Proposed Leaside condo draws concerns

There is a proposed development that could see the rise of Laird Drive’s first condo, a seven-storey, 78-unit building, and people are worried it’s going to be a slippery slope for the neighbourhood.
October 30, 2013

How sweet it is

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.
October 21, 2013

Faceoff: should kids be allowed to use cellphones in the classroom?

Classroom techiquette: how should schools be approaching cellphone use during lessons?
October 07, 2013

Four foods to up the fear factor

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
October 04, 2013

Aggressive parking officers pressuring main street

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.
September 26, 2013

Made In Toronto

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?).
September 25, 2013

Too Close to Call: Type Books vs. Ben McNally Books

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. 
September 03, 2013

Too much competition in the lower Village?

Forest Hill Village has seen an influx of chains replacings its unique restaurants and small businesses in the past several years. As rents begin to rise, some worry about the changing nature of the historic area. The local councillor suggests it is a sign of prosperity.
August 29, 2013

How CBC reporter Sasa Petricic tweeted his way to freedom

Typically, journalists are interested in covering the news, not becoming the news. But when veteran CBC reporter Sasa Petricic was detained in Turkey this June along with his colleague Derek Stoffel, their arrest became their network’s lead story.
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

Grocer loses fight over valet parking

After months of debate, Yorkville grocer Pusateri’s has learned that the sidewalk indent in front of their store on Bay Street will be destroyed. Pusateri’s has used the indent as a valet space since 2003.
June 05, 2013

Site of 1894 general store up for protection

At a Toronto and East York Community Council meeting on May 14, Coun. Josh Matlow presented a request to designate 1909 Yonge St., the original J. J. Davis General Store and Post Office, a heritage site.
June 05, 2013

56 storeys next to Minto Midtown towers?

Tower Hill Development has submitted an application for a 56-storey, mixed-use development at 2221 Yonge St., the northern neighbour of the 37- and 54-storey Minto Midtown condominiums.
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

Laird and Leslie LRT stops spared

Metrolinx’s plans for the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line have changed once again.
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

Lessons from a Dragon: a profile of Arlene Dickinson

May 28, 2013