Kippendavie in limbo

After listening to more than a dozen residents, going through over 200 letters of objection, and debating for over four hours, the Kippendavie development proposal has been sent to City Council by the Toronto/East York Community Council (TEYCC) with no recommendation. On March 22, one after the other, local residents each spoke to the TEYCC […]

Proposed Edgewood development gets rocky reception

It was almost a Network moment. You really expected someone to shout, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.” The venue for all this anger was the Fairmount Park Community Centre for a Community Consultation Meeting about a planning application for the site of the former Corpus Christi Separate School […]

CCQLD updates ongoing battle

Outside freezing rain was pelting down. It was the kind of night that most people would opt to spend in front of a blazing fire watching this year’s kick off of American Idol. However when you have an important cause that you support wholeheartedly, you make an extra effort. Almost 100 people demonstrated the level […]

Malvern memorial reaches fundraising goal

Restoration of the First World War cenotaph begins this spring The Malvern Collegiate community got a late Christmas present recently. Last week Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Archivist Greg McKinnon received a phone call directly from Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State, to inform the board that the federal government had […]

Media gets chance to learn about firefighting

Toronto Fire Services recently invited members of the media to learn and participate in advanced firefighting self rescue and team rescue. On Jan. 3, a six-alarm blaze ripped through a historic building on Yonge Street. During that fire, two firefighters fell through the roof after its collapse, prompting a mayday call. The Rapid Intervention Team […]

Bellefair Church gets facelift

Ever since the big sign went up on the side of the former Bellefair United Church, area residents have been taking a good look a how the redevelopment of this venerable structure will change Queen Street. If all goes according to schedule, by October, 2012, the owners of 23 condos and six townhouses will be […]