City calls 30-storey tower ‘inappropriate’, while Main and Danforth developer touts proximity to transit

A report from Toronto planning staff has called a proposal for a 30-storey condo tower near Main and Danforth “inappropriate” for the neighbourhood and recommended planners conduct a full study of the area before deciding whether to approve the application. But Tribute Communities, the developer that is pitching a high-rise for the 286-292 Main Street […]

East Ender: When apathy is the biggest hump of all

The timing was perfect: A big black pickup – complete with a rumbly mating-call-of-the-inadequate-man exhaust system – sped past, interrupting my discussion with neighbour Larry Kidd before it really started. Kidd was out collecting signatures in support of speed humps on Hanson Street, south of Danforth at Coxwell, and I was eager for a progress […]

Plucky pilot project planned for Beach backyards

Local councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon said a recently approved city pilot project that will allow Ward 32 residents to raise chickens in their backyards is a “good fit” for the community. “I’m a big supporter of urban agriculture,” said McMahon. The presence of “a lot of environmentally conscious people” in the ward, as well as its […]

Need a ride? Climb aboard the new community bus

You may have noticed a short red bus motoring around the Beach recently. That’s the TTC’s 404 East York Community Bus, one of two such routes being tested for service improvement via a pilot project. “This project aims to increase ridership by providing customers with a more convenient and accessible travel option for getting around […]