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Letters to the Editor for May 13

When people live in fear, dogs must be leashed Once again, the Beach has an increasing number of dog owners deciding that they are personally entitled to special exemptions from leash laws. At any given time, half the dogs you see anywhere south of Queen Street are off leash, outside the legal leash-free area. The […]

Queen car dealer celebrates 40 years

One Monday morning 40 years ago 24-year-old Mario Geremia opened the door for the first time to what is now Queen Compact Cars, and said “well, here I am.” Laughing at the memory, he said, “what did I know about running a business?  I’m a mechanic.” From the time he was a youngster in Bianco, […]

Queen Street guidelines approved

After a dozen deputations both for and against, and many months of Beachers fighting passionately both for and against, Toronto and East York Community Council ignored a small but vocal group of objectors, and unanimously voted in favour of a new set of urban design guidelines, created after a months-long visioning study process instigated by […]

Deja Views (Aug. 28, 2012)

This view looks east on Queen Street from Lee. I’m sure many readers remember the Woolworth store on the northeast corner. This image was taken in 1980. A tip of the hat to Pete Coulman for providing the photograph. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.

Queen street visioning study pushes ahead

The first of three parts of the Queen Street East Visioning Study is now complete. The aim of the process is to shape future development along Queen Street East between Coxwell and Neville Park. On July 16 the newly formed Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), comprised of 42 members of the community, met at the Toronto […]

Deja Views

Five years later, there’s been much trouble for any business trying to start up on the southeast corner of Queen and Leuty. After Becker’s Milk vacated in 2006, the owners of Quigley’s  purchased the property and planned to open a sister bar with a large patio spanning the east side of Leuty. Well, things must […]

City planner ruins the party at Queen Street meeting

The Friends of Queen Street had some of the wind taken out of their sails at a meeting they hosted on April 12, thanks to a surprise admission related to the development proposal that inspired the formation of the group in the first place. Gregg Lintern, Director of Planning for the Toronto and East York […]

Variances denied for Queen Street LCBO

An application at the Committee of Adjustment for a raft of variances at 1986 Queen Street East has been denied. A proposal for an LCBO outlet on the site of the current Pier 1 Imports store had included a number of variance requests, including reduced setbacks on all four sides, as well as a height […]

Taming Queen developments

It’s fun to see your own community on TV. However, a March 15 segment on Global News about the glass condo blitz on Queen in the Beach was sad to watch (tinyurl.com/6p54fjw). It covered the problems associated with development, such as increased street parking, traffic congestion and TTC short-turns. Local historian Gene Domagala described how […]

Taking a look at the cold, hard facts of Ward 32 development

We have Many issues that dominate our days in our office but planning is by far the most complicated, time-consuming, and intense. Toronto is a growing city and so too are our neighbourhoods. In order to limit the amount of greenbelt and farmland we sprawl into, our cities must intensify and accommodate development. Indeed the […]

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