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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is entirely unexpected that a proposal for a downtown casino would become such a watershed issue for Toronto. When first proposed last year, it was seen as a divisive issue, and best thinking was that the vote on city council would be close, perhaps dividing the downtown councillors from those representing the suburbs. The No Casino Toronto group was seen as insular and ineffective.
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.
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.
Maureen Sirois walks down Eglinton Avenue on a sunny Saturday afternoon, past the clothing shops, butcher and bakery to her own store next to the Eglinton Grand theatre, pointing out the changes she hopes to see in the neighbourhood. That the city’s Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) is eyeing the Green P lot in behind that stretch for redevelopment is a sign of what’s to come.
For our Comedy Issue, we interviewed seven of the city’s top comedians. Today, we present the loveable loudmouth Kenny Hotz. Between grossing us out on Kenny vs. Spenny and making us laugh so hard we totally blew past that red light with Sirus XM’s Kenny Hotz Live, he’s always gravitating towards the largest microphone he can find. Here, Hotz tells us how he ended up offending the masses on-air.