The well-known strip of small Birch Cliff businesses that could soon be home to a new mixed-use development.

Birch Cliff development looms

For years, Birch Cliff has been blossoming into a unique and character-filled neighbourhood tucked away on the outskirts of the Beach community. Quaint cafes, small mom and pop shops, and the picturesque beauty of Lake Ontario and the Scarborough Bluffs have seen it embody the “small town in a large city” vibe the East End […]

Queen and Coxwell plans expand

Toronto and East York Community Council is hosting a final public meeting next Tuesday to consider an application for a six-storey mixed-use building at Queen and Coxwell. The proposal for the development has been in the city’s pipeline since early 2015, first surfacing as a six-storey building with around 60 units and several live/work spaces […]

Plans for development at Dundas and Coxwell were unveiled at a community meeting Feb. 2, 2016.

Coxwell-Dundas development plans unveiled

A community consultation at the Branch 22 Royal Canadian Legion last week gave residents near Coxwell and Dundas a peek at an application for a townhouse development planned for that corner. A dozen or so attendees viewed the plans, which revealed designs for a 22-unit, four-story development with underground parking at 96-104 Coxwell Ave., and […]

Are sand castles doomed to become relics of the past?

I LOVE watching documentaries. Aside from enjoying 50-minute segments with no advertising, I marvel at stunning landscapes or underwater scenes, amazing animal footage, human stories of survival and creativity, and how things are made. When I was growing up, our family religiously watched underwater explorations by Jacques Cousteau and his team and any mesmerizing animal […]

News Briefs for Nov. 3, 2015

Despite a residents’ petition and a local councillor who opposed plans to install a sidewalk in front of 13 houses at the south end of Midland Avenue, a majority of councillors on Toronto’s public works and infrastructure committee approved the plan on Oct. 6 and the work is now underway. The committee also voted to […]

Celebrating Glen Stewart Ravine

Gene Domagala will cover the historical aspect of an organized walk through the Glen Stewart Ravine on Sunday, Oct. 25 as part of the launch of a new Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine group. See page 4 for details.   Twelve thousand or so years ago an ice age retreated, leaving a lake called Lake […]

New Kingston Road condos proposed

A developer is asking the city to rezone for a seven-storey condo on Kingston Road that would back onto the Glen Stewart ravine near Beech Avenue. Gabriele Homes Ltd. plans to have 29 suites in the building, with retail on the ground floor. It would have two levels of underground parking, accessed from Beech Avenue. […]

Condo neighbours worry about privacy

Jason Wilson can watch Canada Day fireworks from his backyard. Standing on his back deck, the Battenburg Avenue resident can see a good slice of sky above Ashbridges Bay Park, not to mention the roof of one of the only barns still standing in Toronto, and a Queen Street KFC. But when Wilson met his […]

Parking concerns at Kingston Road condos meeting

“No parking after 5 p.m.” isn’t a rule for people who live just south of Kingston Road near Main Street. It’s just a pesky fact of life. Speaking at a May 25 meeting about two new condos proposed for Kingston Road, neighbouring residents said street parking in the area is already bad, and the condos […]

Medical office challenged at OMB

Neighbours are challenging plans to build a five-storey medical office beside a row of houses on Queen Street East. If it goes ahead, the office will replace a two-storey house at 1895 Queen Street – the last in a row of seven older houses across from the Kew Beach fire hall. Most of the houses […]