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  • Transparency wanted on First Parliament site
    Emma Johnston-Wheeler The provincial transit agency Metrolinx intends to begin excavation on First Parliament site to start construction of Ontario Line tunnels and the Corktown Station, according to a 255-page…
  • Condo plan threatens historic River Street buildings
    Julia Simioni, Senior Reporter Several blocks on the east side of River Street have been slated for demolition without the developers having done a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), a study…
  • Suspect charged in serial break-ins at downtown stores
    Kayla Higgins Business owners around the Moss Park neighbourhood say they’ve had front windows smashed and money stolen in a string of commercial break & enters (CBEs) during May. In…
  • CIBC Square project depicts future park space in the hands of developers
    Andre Bermon, Publisher The latest addition to the financial district, a sleek glass-panelled tower at 81 Bay Street across from Union Station, will feature a “mini” rail deck park, analogous…
  • Disappearing gas stations pave way for Toronto’s greener future
    Megan Camlasaran Gas stations are gradually leaving downtown as their land value continues to rise, and as Toronto shifts towards more sustainable transportation. Proposed condominium developments are replacing some of…
  • History of the TD Centre
    Bruce Bell, Senior Columnist When the Toronto-Dominion Centre opened 54 years ago, our city was a much different place than it is now. Though it’s considered the last word in…
  • Nowhere to run, the condos are here
    Ben Bull, Columnist They’re coming. The hungry condos have gobbled up almost every inch of our city – and still they are craving more. The hungry condos’ cranes are clunking,…
  • Condo proposed on Corktown arson site
    Emma Johnston-Wheeler On March 24, Toronto Police Service’s 51 division published an appeal for witnesses to a Corktown fire now suspected as arson. This site of the fire was an…
  • Market food tent feeding older Torontonians
    Kayla Higgins Three Toronto organizations have come together to help feed the elderly population, as food insecurity increased in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Every Saturday from 4 to…