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CHATTER: “One-legged stool” build plan quashed on Prince Arthur (Mar. 2021)

March 26th, 2021 · Comments Off on CHATTER: “One-legged stool” build plan quashed on Prince Arthur (Mar. 2021)

After years of opposition, many Annex residents relished the defeat of a proposed development on 64 Prince Arthur Ave. The proposal was brought to the City of Toronto twice – the first time as a 29-storey condominium building with luxury rentals, the second time as a 19-storey building. In both instances, the design was one of twisting steel and glass that would have stood in stark contrast to the low-rise brick and vine neighbourhood. At the end of January, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) wholly dismissed the developers’ appeal.

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NEWS: Parking versus housing (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Parking versus housing (Oct. 2020)

Kensington Market considers a change

By Mary An

Priorities are shifting in Kensington Market, according to a recent motion adopted by Toronto City Council that declares the parking lot at 25 Bellevue Ave. a surplus location that could be used to build affordable housing. 

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NEWS: Creating a friendlier Dupont (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Creating a friendlier Dupont (May 2019)

Creation of city square and Dupont greening to begin this summer

Designers’ rendering of the future square on Huron and Dupont streets. COURTESY OF PLANT ARCHITECT INC.

By Nabahat Hussain

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NEWS: Huron-Washingon Parkette relocates while UTS expands (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Huron-Washingon Parkette relocates while UTS expands (Spring 2019)

Concerns expressed about future of playspace

A rendering by architects Diamond Schmitt of the new east face of University of Toronto Schools on Huron St. south of Bloor St.
COURTESY SHANE GERALD, CITY OF TORONTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURE

By Ahmed Hagar


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NEWS: Pausing to preserve (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Pausing to preserve (City Election 2018)

Demolition freeze for Kensington Market

By Temi Dada

In mid July, Toronto City Council voted to prevent the demolition of commercial and mixed-use buildings for one year in Kensington Market. This gives the city time to complete work on designating the market a Heritage Conservation District (HCD), and makes sure that developers don’t tear down any buildings in a bid to launch a redevelopment project before the HCD gets finalized.

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FORUM: Take back Toronto on the 22nd (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Take back Toronto on the 22nd (City Election 2018)

Vote progressive on election day

By Jessica Bell

Doug Ford has hurt Toronto. Ford slashed Toronto’s wards from 47 to 25 in the middle of an election, and threatened to suspend our Charter rights and freedoms by invoking the notwithstanding clause for the first time in Ontario’s history.

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NEWS: Funding for Indigenous housing (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Funding for Indigenous housing (October 2018)

Affordable units made possible by development charges

Spadina Road’s Wigwamen Terrace will receive $700,000 from the city to add 24 affordable housing units for Indigenous seniors. AHMED HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

By Ahmed Hagar

Wigwamen Terrace (14 Spadina Rd.) has received $700,000 to fund a three-storey expansion that will add 24 new affordable housing units for Indigenous seniors. Toronto City Council approved the funding late last month.

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NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

Council cuts a concern

By Ellie Hayden

Local residents’ associations, business improvement areas, and community organizations are concerned that reducing Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 seats will wreak havoc with the business of the city in their neighbourhoods.

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FORUM: Changing times and travel modes (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Changing times and travel modes (October 2018)

Councillors should ask new questions

By Albert Koehl

Is City Hall’s preoccupation with facilitating the movement of cars now just a bad habit that can no longer be rationalized in light of actual travel modes by residents?

According to the numbers, among other reasons: yes.

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NEWS: Hundreds protest cuts to council (Aug./Sept. 2018)

September 11th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Hundreds protest cuts to council (Aug./Sept. 2018)

Defending downtown democracy

Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) speaks at an emergency public meeting at Scadding Court Community Centre on August 13. ELLIE HAYDEN/GLEANER NEWS

By Ellie Hayden

“Shame!”

Hundreds of people huddled shoulder to shoulder shouted the rallying cry at an emergency public meeting on August 13 at the Scadding Court Community Centre.

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