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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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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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Density done right

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Infrastructure is the key to Green

By Terri Chu,

I ran into many neighbours at a recent community consultation for the Honest Ed’s redevelopment project. Westbank unveiled its plans, which consist entirely of rental units with a strong emphasis on the key buzzword of the day, “microretail”.

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Easy meringue

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Use whatever you have in the pantry for crust

By Susan Oppenheim

Who didn’t grow up 50-odd years ago with something that was totally special, totally yummy, and very, very easy to make?

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Tags: Annex · Food · Liberty

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Photo by Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Photo by Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Owner/Developer: University of Toronto

Status: Under construction

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Toronto needs a partner in Ottawa

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments

One-time announcements rob City of ability to plan

By Adam Vaughan

The delay of the federal budget has only really delayed bad news for Toronto. Our city has exceptional needs in housing and transit. Ottawa is nowhere to be found on these files, and it appears from questions asked in the House of Commons that there is next to no chance the federal government will deliver needed funding in the budget if and when it is tabled.

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Committed to working together

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Elected representatives agree on Trinity-Spadina priorities

By Annemarie Brissenden

Trinity-Spadina’s elected representatives are committed to working together to improve transit infrastructure, increase affordable housing, and enhance the liveability of the area. They also share a renewed spirit of optimism after a series of elections last year that have resulted in new faces at all levels of government.

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Half-empty Schools

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Master list of possible school closures includes eight in Ward 10

Central Technical School 725 Bathurst St. • Current enrolment: 1,657 • Utilization rate: 58% • Projected utilization rate in 2034: 54%

Central Technical School 725 Bathurst St.
• Current enrolment: 1,657
• Utilization rate: 58%
• Projected utilization rate in 2034: 54%

Delta Alternative Senior School 301 Montrose Ave. • Current enrolment: 60 • Utilization rate: 47% • Projected utilization rate in 2034: 52%

Delta Alternative Senior School 301 Montrose Ave.
• Current enrolment: 60
• Utilization rate: 47%
• Projected utilization rate in 2034: 52%

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