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City says ‘yes’ to Bob Acton Park

Toronto City Council voted last week to name an Upper Beach park in honour of the late, great Bob Acton. Following the January 30 vote, the park on William Hancox Avenue – steps away from Ted Reeve Arena, where Acton spent years coaching young athletes in hockey and baseball – will soon be known as […]

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Beaches-East York MP disagrees with Liberal decision to abandon electoral reform pledge

Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith does not agree with his government’s decision to abandon its promise to reform Canada’s electoral system. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday, through a mandate letter to democratic institutions minister Katrina Gould, that the government would no longer pursue changing Canada’s electoral system. Trudeau and the Liberals campaigned on a […]

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Community considers Coxwell and Gerrard co-op plans

Residents of the Coxwell and Gerrard neighbourhood gathered to learn more about a proposed co-op development at a city-led community consultation late last month. Around 50 people attended the January 24 consultation, held at the Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Hiawatha Road, to hear from developer Innstead Co-operative Inc., its architect LGA Architectural Partners and city […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Re: Stephen Wickens’ column “Destination: Victoria Park Station?” (January 10, 2017) There is a solution for transit-oriented development on the Victoria Park TTC station parking lot that’s been right under the noses of the TTC and Build Toronto. The TTC head office at Yonge and Davisville has been adjudged obsolete and too small. The […]

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Condo approved

Toronto and East York Community Council gave their stamp of approval January 17 to a proposed six-storey condo development at Coxwell and Queen on the KFC lot. The developer’s application requested several bylaw amendments involving height, density and setback for the properties at 1624 to 1630 Queen St. E. The development as proposed is a […]

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Local traffic safety blitz underway

After the deadliest year in almost a decade, the City of Toronto says it is taking action on road safety. According to the city, there were 77 fatalities in 2016 and between 2013 to 2016, the average number of traffic fatalities has been sitting at 64 people per year, representing a 10 year high. “The […]