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First look at Danforth condo proposal

Danforth East residents got an early look this month at an eight-storey condo proposed for Danforth Avenue and Morton Road. Covered mostly in glass, the 166-unit building would include ground-floor retail and commercial units, plus two levels of underground parking accessed by a rear lane off Patricia Drive. Replacing two buildings – a vacant Canada […]

Slam dunk ending for Brookside b-ball net

Call it a full-court press. When the Bourret brothers heard their front-yard basketball net might get pulled because of a city bylaw, they rallied their Upper Beach street to defend it. Jackson, 16, and Mitchel, 11, only had a few days to get a petition to City Hall. They beat the clock, thanks to 59 […]

Residents mum on ward review

Crickets. Rolling tumbleweeds. The sound a single email makes when it lands in your inbox. These are strange sounds in the office of local city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon. But they sum up the so far mute reaction to news that Ward 32 residents may be voting in a dramatically reshaped ward in 2018. “It’s really […]

Danforth bike lanes gain ground

Dozens of Danforth Avenue business owners have put a small blue sticker on their windows that says “Danforth Loves Bikes.” It’s a short message, but supporters of the Cycle Toronto campaign hope it goes a long way to getting bike lanes on the Danforth. “Our goal is to have everyone on board,” said Val Dodge, […]

A guide to spotting the elusive species Beacher familia

Evening sightings of the ‘Pillow-toting popcorn-munching Beacher familia’ are expected to increase in the coming weeks in neighbourhood parks across Ward 32. These annual glimpses coincide with the arrival of Movie Nights, the popular summer film festivals hosted by the Beach Village BIA, Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, and friends of parks groups. The familia […]

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 […]

Kingston Road Village residents raise traffic concerns

Kingston Road residents want to get a move on side street speeding and getting kids safely to school. Speaking at a Feb. 26 traffic meeting for fellow residents of Kingston Road Village, Aaron McIntosh said too many drivers speed along Kingswood Road and Swanwick Avenue – side streets with family homes and several schools nearby. […]

News Briefs

Newly re-elected Ward 32 councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon and Ward 36 councillor Gary Crawford will both serve on Mayor John Tory’s executive committee for the 2014-2018 council term. Crawford joins the executive as chair of the city’s budget committee, while McMahon will serve as a member at large. ● Sheila Cary-Meagher, school trustee for the local […]