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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 […]

Six-storey condo proposed at Coxwell and Queen

A developer is proposing to build a six-storey condo on what is currently a KFC restaurant on Queen Street east of Coxwell Avenue. Located at 1630 Queen Street East, the condo would have 62 apartment units and four two-storey townhouses, with a total floor area of 50,500 square feet. Writing in a planning rationale submitted […]

Letters to the Editor for April 21, 2015

RE: The constantly changing face of Kingston Rd, March 24: There was a lot of detail about projects and developers but she skimmed over the biggest issue: street parking. As a resident of a street parallel to Kingston Road I have trouble finding a spot to park later in the day and often have to […]

The constantly changing face of Kingston Road

One of the oldest roads in Toronto is undergoing a veritable deluge of development.  Over the next two to three years, seven, possibly nine, condominium buildings will be constructed on Kingston Road from Woodbine to Victoria Park, adding at least 500 new homes to the area. While a spate of new developments on Queen Street […]

City rejects developer’s plans on Neville Park

City planners are challenging a developer who wants to build four houses on three lots along Neville Park Boulevard. The contested plans call for two new homes and two major renovations of existing houses. The three properties back onto a ravine slope at Neville Park’s north end. Builders are already framing a third-storey addition on […]

Duking it out on campaign trail

Sporting a bright green T-shirt marked ‘mmm good!,’ councillor Mary Margaret-McMahon calls out as her bicycle bumps over cracked and potholed pavement by Main Street Library. “You see how bad the road is? I bumped up the road resurfacing on Main,” she says. “We’d heard complaints, but it was also because we bike there.” Before […]

Toronto election 2014: Ward 36 candidates

Welcome to the third and final issue of Toronto municipal election coverage in Beach Metro Community News. In this issue, we are featuring candidates for city councillor in Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest, which includes our coverage area in Birch Cliff and Cliffside. There are eight candidates signed up to run for councillor in Ward 36. […]

Road laws accident waiting to happen

On July 22, I witnessed a white truck race out of the building site of the Glen Condominiums on Kingston Road right across from my law office. A moment later I heard the horrific scream of a dog being hit, and watched as the shaken owner and neighbours rushed to an emergency veterinarian office. He […]

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