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Heroes, heartache and the beauty of hockey

Toronto writer Dave Bidini’s latest work explores his childhood idol Dave Keon.
December 17, 2013

Turner on Real Estate: making sense of the market’s numbers and headlines

Not long ago, in a sad office in North York, the GTA’s construction industry scrawled the latest media release. Year-to-date sales of condos and new homes are at the lowest point in a decade, running more than 30 per cent below average. Two years ago, by this time of year, 34,286 units had sold. So far in 2013? A scary 19,327.
December 16, 2013

Toronto Public Health’s chief medical officer talks about crack, calories and conditional passes

Last winter, the Fords pushed Toronto’s head public medical officer, Dr. David McKeown, into the limelight. Robbie was furious because a) the top doc wanted to lower Toronto’s speed limits and b) McKeown’s $300K salary enraged the fiscal conservative. We caught up with our metropolis’ top doc to gab about the projects he’s launched and planning to launch.
December 06, 2013

Retail Therapy: Crimson and Clover

Clued-up Forest Hill gals have set their sights on a new Upper Village fashion destination: Crimson and Clover.
December 05, 2013

Jason Collett’s beloved Basement Revue Series returns this month

There are a number of holiday traditions in Toronto — from the National Ballet of Canada’s Nutcracker to Andy Kim’s festive concert. One of the best-kept secrets is Jason Collett’s Basement Revue Series. But after Feist backed up a reading by Michael Ondaatje at one of last year’s shows, the secret is out.
December 04, 2013

Teens boost skin smarts

November 29, 2013

Protecting Bennington Heights

November 29, 2013

Collaborating for public space

November 29, 2013

Bold new plans for Casa Loma revealed

140-seat fine dining restaurant plus much more
November 29, 2013

Allenby teacher still in hospital after accident

November 29, 2013

TTC Yonge line from St. Clair to Eglinton won’t close yet

November 29, 2013

Plans for LRT station designs move ahead

Preliminary drawings for Avenue to Bayview area released
November 29, 2013

Spreading the word

Everyone knows the dangers of impaired driving, but this North Toronto resident knows first-hand the damage such recklessness can cause and is spreading the word about a campaign aimed to prevent it during the holiday season.
November 29, 2013

Toronto Without Borders

Working overseas to help the needy — or in the aftermath of a disaster — takes someone special. Doing it away from home over the holidays is an even greater sacrifice. Find out how these eight T.O. heroes are showing the world how much we care this season.
November 28, 2013

Searching for the city’s top sustainable soup at the Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

Last night the trendy Fermenting Cellar of the Distillery District played host to a gathering of the chowder-loving masses. Their purpose: to raise funds for Ocean Wise, a national sustainable seafood initiative started by the Vancouver Aquarium.
November 20, 2013

Cover story: a profile of Kurt Browning

Looking back at his illustrious career, Kurt Browning is still amazed at the incredible opportunities that figure skating has afforded him over the years.
October 31, 2013

Proactive TTC closure plan a must

Most residents understand that the city needs to maintain and construct new infrastructure to keep the lights on and water running and to get residents to work and back. However, Torontonians rightfully expect this work to be done properly, quickly, on budget and with as minimal disruption to their lives as possible.
October 30, 2013

Revitalized parks enrich area

My vision for parks in Ward 21 is very much in sync with the city’s vision, and I have heard from community members that they support a strong park system. Over the years, in collaboration with residents and the parks department, we have revitalized many of our parks. These enhancements have been made possible through allocated city funding, money set aside through the development process and, on occasion, fundraising by residents.
October 30, 2013

Yonge and Eg could see two more new towers

A proposed 28-storey tower on the first block of the recently approved Postal Station K project has gone before the Ontario Municipal Board.
October 30, 2013

Send in the clown

It’s the early ’60s, and the Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade is making its way through town. A young Carol Penhale is mesmerized and mystified by the clowns walking by on their hands. She’s warm and cozy in the red and white snowsuit that her mother made from scratch, and she waits on her father’s shoulders for Santa Claus to make his way to town.
October 30, 2013