East Ender: When apathy is the biggest hump of all

The timing was perfect: A big black pickup – complete with a rumbly mating-call-of-the-inadequate-man exhaust system – sped past, interrupting my discussion with neighbour Larry Kidd before it really started. Kidd was out collecting signatures in support of speed humps on Hanson Street, south of Danforth at Coxwell, and I was eager for a progress […]

Plucky pilot project planned for Beach backyards

Local councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon said a recently approved city pilot project that will allow Ward 32 residents to raise chickens in their backyards is a “good fit” for the community. “I’m a big supporter of urban agriculture,” said McMahon. The presence of “a lot of environmentally conscious people” in the ward, as well as its […]

Danforth planning work continues as new community group forms

City staff continue to seek community feedback on the future of Danforth East. An online feedback form is now live on the Danforth Avenue Planning Study website, along with materials and summaries from past presentations. Stakeholder and community meetings have been taking place over the past year as the city aims to review and update […]

Need a ride? Climb aboard the new community bus

You may have noticed a short red bus motoring around the Beach recently. That’s the TTC’s 404 East York Community Bus, one of two such routes being tested for service improvement via a pilot project. “This project aims to increase ridership by providing customers with a more convenient and accessible travel option for getting around […]

Community considers options for future police station

With Toronto Police Services planning to amalgamate 54 and 55 Divisions, the city on Tuesday evening sought feedback on three possible sites it is considering to house an amalgamated division. “We’re here to understand your vision for a modern police station and how the three sites might fit with it,” Yulia Pak, an associate at […]