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  • Waterfront Toronto shortlists Quayside developer choices
    By Sophia de Guzman – Waterfront Toronto has released its shortlist of potential partners to build the Quayside neighbourhood. This marks the tri-governmental agency’s second attempt to develop the 12-acre…
  • City Council approves amended Inclusionary Zoning Plan
    By Elspeth Chalmers – In early November, City Council approved an amended Inclusionary Zoning Official Plan, zoning By-law and Implementation guidelines to mandate affordable housing in new developments. Beginning next…
  • Pedestrians and cyclists welcome roadway changes to Esplanade and Mill Street
    By Megan Camlasaran  – New bike lanes from Lower Sherbourne Street to Bayview Avenue, part of road safety upgrades, are helping local people feel safer and more inclined to walk…
  • Ontario Place redevelopment criticized at public meeting
    By Kayla Higgins – The province’s revitalization plan for Ontario Place was publicly elaborated at a community-hosted panel discussion on October 19. Waterfront for All, a coalition of 15 groups…
  • Developer appeals hamstring city’s King-Parliament plan
    By Andre Bermon, Publisher – Here we go again. Another attempt to enact some direction in downtown planning and it gets charley-horsed right out of the gate. The King-Parliament Secondary…
  • Shea’s Victoria
    By Bruce Bell, History Columnist – A few years back, my good friend and neighbour the late great actress Billie Mae Richard and I were strolling around and found ourselves…
  • Small businesses inching to pre-pandemic levels
    By Sophia de Guzman – As the provincial government lifts restrictions on indoor capacities and other public health guidelines, an earnest recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic may now be possible…
  • Staying Alive
    By Ben Bull, Columnist – I think somebody is trying to kill me. Every time I take to the streets, I am getting side-swiped, curbed, car-doored and clattered. It’s rough…
  • ‘The Dumbells’ & Ambrose Small
    By Bruce Bell, Senior Columnist – In 1919, war veteran Captain Merton Plunkett stood outside the stately Grand Opera House on Adelaide Street just west of Yonge Street. He took…