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How do you make it real?

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Westbank's initial concept for Bloor and Bathurst streets includes a cluster of buildings at varying heights. Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Westbank’s initial concept for Bloor and Bathurst streets includes a cluster of buildings at varying heights. Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Cautious optimism greets Westbank proposal

By Annemarie Brissenden

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Agreement reached for CTS field

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Community guaranteed free access to track during off-school hours

By Annemarie Brissenden

The field at Central Technical School may be fallow no more.

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UTS goes pink, students unite

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Photo: Catherine Kaiser, UTS Schools

Photo: Catherine Kaiser, UTS Schools

For the second year in a row, University of Toronto Schools (UTS) will once again celebrate International Day of Pink on Apr. 8, at 1:30 p.m., in Matt Cohen Park at the corner of Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue.

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Police shooting on Spadina Road

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Toronto Police responded to a call about a man with a knife near 140 Spadina Rd., just south of Dupont Avenue, at approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 18. The armed man was shot when an exchange resulted between him and the officers shortly after they arrived at the scene.

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Thefts on the rise?

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

New system for counting crimes skews data

By Claire Kilpatrick and Brian Burchell

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The “D” word-downtown

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Amenities matter in city intensification

By Joe Cressy

I’m proud to live in downtown Toronto. I was born downtown, raised on Walmer Road, and my wife and I live in the Annex, near Bathurst and Bloor streets. Downtown Toronto is a great place to live, but we have much to do to make sure we protect and build the character of our downtown communities.

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They walk the talk

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

The recent unveiling of plans to redevelop the Honest Ed’s site and adjoining Mirvish Village left a largely local audience in awe. At the opening curtain on the proposed plan, yet to be submitted to the City for approval, Westbank Corp. of Vancouver displayed an innovative plan of multiple residential towers, “small-grain” retail, open public space, preserved architecture (Mirvish Village), and a street (Markham Street) dedicated to pedestrians. They did almost exactly what they said they would do—they listened.

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Smart growth for our community

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Provincial proposal aims to give residents greater say

By Han Dong

Recently, I attended an event at the Fort York Foundation Visitors’ Centre with the Hon. Ted McMeekin, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, where he announced that the Government of Ontario is proposing reforms to the Planning Act and the Development Charges Act.  These proposed reforms would give residents a greater say in how their communities grow and would provide more opportunities to fund community services such as transit and recycling.

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Delivering history in Harbord Village

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Photo: Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

Photo: Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

HVRA lane-naming project leads to The Postman

By Annemarie Brissenden

There are nearly 500 miles between Miliford, Del. and St. Catharines, Ont. These days, it would take approximately 10 hours to drive a highway that meanders through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and then New York, before finally reaching Ontario. One hundred and seventy-five years ago, it would have been a different matter altogether.

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A blaze adjacent to “unsafe house”

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Photo by Cole Burchell, Gleaner News

Photo by Cole Burchell, Gleaner News

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