Local leaders hint at council run

Ahead of the upcoming October 2018 municipal election, a pair of prominent Beachers are expressing interest in representing Ward 32 at city council. “I am still considering it,” said Upper Beach resident Lisa Kinsella. “I consider running for council to be an incredibly important decision and one that must be weighed heavily.” It wouldn’t be […]

Danforth and Coxwell police station site is an opportunity for ‘real city building’

The city’s executive committee has recommended Toronto city council approve the TTC’s Danforth Garage at 1627 Danforth Ave. as the future home of an amalgamated 54 and 55 Division police station. The committee gave the nod to four related motions which were bundled together and included amendments to ensure community uses would be prominent at […]

Danforth seniors housing plan signals a shift in retirement home trends

A recent development proposal for seniors housing on Danforth might be a bellwether for a broader building trend in Toronto that emerges as Canada’s population ages, industry experts say. In December, the city received a development application for the Shoppers site at 2494 Danforth Ave. The official plan amendment and rezoning application proposes a 10-storey, […]

Curious about olive oil? Karen can help

Karen Rapp is an olive-oil sommelier, which apparently is an actual thing. If this surprises you, don’t worry—not too long ago, Rapp had no idea about that either. Four years ago she was on the hunt online for Olio Nuovo extra virgin olive oil, unaware of just how serious people could get over this product […]

Danforth site recommended for new cop shop

The site-selection process for a new, amalgamated 54 and 55 Division police station is moving one step further to completion. On Wednesday, Jan. 24, city council’s executive committee will hear the recommendation that the city choose the TTC garage at 1627 Danforth Ave. for the new station site rather than two other options, the existing […]