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  • Living in Crazy Town
    By Ben Bull, Columnist – I live in Crazy Town. In Crazy Town, everybody shuffles along the sidewalks, shoulder to shoulder, with no room to breathe. All the intersections are…
  • Elizabeth Arden’s road to success at the St. Lawrence Market
    By Bruce Bell, History Columnist – One of my favourite legends involving St. Lawrence Market is about a very determined five-year-old girl with the unlikely name of Florence Nightingale Graham,…
  • Traffic build up on The Esplanade
    By Krishika Jethani – The city’s Esplanade and Mill Street connection project moved into its second phase in late May, starting with road safety upgrades from Lower Jarvis Street to…
  • St. Lawrence Community Centre celebrates 30 years of transforming lives
    By Elspeth Chalmers – On Saturday September 17, the St. Lawrence Community Centre will celebrate 30 years since its 1992 opening. Visitors will enjoy demonstrations of activities at the centre,…
  • City is buying Bond Place Hotel for housing
    By Andre Bermon – The City of Toronto is purchasing 65 Dundas Street East, known as the Bond Place Hotel, to add affordable housing downtown. The property is currently operated…
  • Toronto construction and accidents
    By Natalia Bialkowska – Toronto has two seasons, according to the joke: winter and construction. So, no surprise that it has been impossible this summer to travel in parts of…
  • The Great Toronto Giveaway
    By David Walsh & Mary Jo Leddy, Guest Contribution – Torontonians would be shocked if they saw the deals that the city and province have agreed to with developers over…
  • 50 years ago, Simcoe Day marked my arrival to Toronto
    By Bruce Bell, History Columnist – The first Monday in August is known in our city as Simoce Day, commemorating Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe’s arrival and the creation of…
  • Building community in the Canary District with the Summer Festival
    By Elspeth Chalmers – The weekend of July 23 and 24 marked the first instance of the Canary District’s Summer on Front Street Festival, with vendors from across the Downtown…