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, […]

JUL/13/2016 - TORONTO, ON - Police tend to the scene of a knife attack in the Queen Street East and Coxwell Avenue area. Two victims were transported to hospital, one with serious injuries. John Hanley/FREELANCE

Stabbing on Queen Street East near Coxwell

Queen Street East was shut down just east of Coxwell Avenue on the evening of July 13 after police were called to the scene for a fight. Upon arrival, officers discovered two stabbing victims. Both were sent to a hospital for treatment, one with serious injuries. One man was arrested a short time later. Anyone […]