Earlier this year, in a session at a laneway near Danforth and Woodbine, community members envisioned what the laneway could look like in 20 years.

Experience the hidden potential of Toronto’s laneways

What could Toronto’s laneways look like in 2035? That was the question posed to Danforth East residents by three recent OCADU graduates keen on exploring under-utilized urban space and the hidden potential of laneways. East End residents – and other curious minds – will see the answer this weekend when the Toronto Laneway Crawl, a […]

News Briefs for August 23, 2016

It’s all about pollinators at the Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market August 24. An observation beehive will be on site, and, for those interested in more than observing, a workshop on bee home building will run for the duration of the market. Later in the evening, the market will be screening ‘Bee Movie’. The Fairmount Park […]

The Greenwood Raceway site, shown in this Google image taken during renovations in May 2014, could be home to a new concert venue.

Queen East could be home to new concert space

The Greenwood Raceway site on Queen East might soon contain a new 2,700 capacity concert venue. Entertainment giant Live Nation is behind the application, currently before the city and with a hearing scheduled for July 27, according to proposal documents. Planning consultants Bousfelds Inc. submitted the application for interior renovations to the city on behalf of […]

Carpenter Scott Mifflin of Toronto Green Builders along with Mike Rousseau replace and reinforce the Beach Community Fireplace June 29. Vandals destroyed the structure, which is a piece of art designed by renowned architect Douglas Cardinal.

Vandalized ‘Fire Place’ repaired through Rotary grant

A local contractor has restored and reinforced the Woodbine Beach community fireplace – a piece of public art designed by renowned architect Douglas Cardinal which has been repeatedly vandalized over the last several months. Unveiled during this year’s Winter Stations, “The Fire Place” is a curved cedar structure that acts as a shield from the […]

Mapping out a plan for the Danforth

City staff and neighbourhood groups are encouraged by the strong community turnout at a recent meeting focused on the future of the Danforth neighbourhood. Nearly 160 people turned out to Hope United Church June 27 for the first official Danforth Avenue planning study public meeting, the latest step in a years-long process that will establish […]

Top scholars Sailesh Nankani, left, and Kenneth Wong at East York Collegiate July 14, 2016.

East York home to smartest students in TDSB

Two East End students have the distinction of being the Toronto District School Board’s top scholars – both graduating from East York Collegiate with near perfect averages, substantial scholarships, and big dreams. In a sit-down interview in front of an audience that included media, their families and a group of proud teachers and school board […]

Toronto Search and Rescue commanding officer Petr Jano, left, and crewman Isaac Cumbo, right, navigate the waters of Lake Ontario June 22, 2016.

Toronto Search and Rescue floats out for year two

During a routine training session on a pink-hued Wednesday evening earlier this summer, the Toronto Search and Rescue (T-SAR) team spots a figure in the middle of Lake Ontario. The captain throttles the boat forward so the group can take a look. Is it a person? A capsized raft? Not quite. As the boat approaches, […]