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Like mother, like son

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.
May 12, 2013

Turner on Real Estate: does it make more sense to rent or buy in Toronto?

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.
May 09, 2013

Will recent shooting slow Yorkdale plans?

When Michael Nguyen’s bullet-riddled body hit the asphalt of a Yorkdale Shopping Centre parking lot on Easter weekend, he became the third person to be shot to death at a Toronto mall in under a year.
May 08, 2013

Sewell: casino divides city, fight takes flight

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.
May 06, 2013

Annual gala raises $35K

Mothers inspire organizers
May 06, 2013

Water upgrades flow into area

May 06, 2013

North York relief line top priority

May 06, 2013

Granite Club’s growth continues unabated

Club looks to demolish two bungalows for future development
May 06, 2013

Possible school shuffle for North York kids

Trustee absent from talks due to conflict of interest declaration
May 06, 2013

Toronto’s enviro report card

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.
April 29, 2013

The Comedy Issue: Fraser Young

Like many other professional comics, Fraser Young completely tanked his first stand-up show — an unofficial comedy rite of passage in and of itself.
April 15, 2013

Turner on Real Estate: a slow and steady march to the bottom is well underway

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.
April 13, 2013

Release your inner style sleuth

I have a new addiction. My new addiction is checking out houses. Not necessarily to buy, but for decorating ideas.
April 12, 2013

$50M North York project planned

Many of us have seen the transformations taking place along Dufferin Avenue, with an increase in development, residential and business interests. The first signs of change to the Dufferin landscape are most visible where it intersects with Lawrence Avenue West where a new, multi-phase, mixed-use condominium complex will provide a city park and daycare for the area.
April 02, 2013

6,000 hours volunteering

When Rosaline Sonshine first noticed in the late ‘90s that many houses in her neighbourhood near Bayview Avenue and York Mills Road had been reporting break-ins, she helped establish a community neighbourhood watch program.
April 02, 2013

Proposed area pipeline reversal fuels protests

Recent North York protests have raised concerns about Enbridge Inc.’s controversial proposal to reverse a crude oil transmission line buried along the Finch Avenue hydro corridor.
April 02, 2013

Public input on transit is vital

Public opinion is sharply divided between those favouring subways and those who want light rail transit [LRT]. That’s what I thought until last month when I hosted a two-hour transit information session when residents chose subways and LRT.
April 02, 2013

Planning our area’s perfect park

If it seems that spring is just barely in the air, getting ready for a park opening in 2014 is really difficult to think about.
April 02, 2013

Illegal rooming houses a concern

It took three years to get rid of an illegal rooming house on a street near Sheppard and Willowdale. Relatively speaking, that’s a success story because, in most cases, the city can’t gain entry to get evidence that would hold up in court.
April 02, 2013

Singer sparks donations

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and SickKids Foundation have 17-year-old Carley Allison to thank for a recent boost in donations, spurred by a video of her singing a cover of One Direction’s “More Than This.” The Bayview Glen Private School student was recently diagnosed with a rare throat cancer that necessitated a tracheotomy. The YouTube piano cover has garnered more than 23,000 views as of March 21.
April 02, 2013