News Briefs for Nov. 3, 2015

Despite a residents’ petition and a local councillor who opposed plans to install a sidewalk in front of 13 houses at the south end of Midland Avenue, a majority of councillors on Toronto’s public works and infrastructure committee approved the plan on Oct. 6 and the work is now underway. The committee also voted to […]

New Kingston Road condos proposed

A developer is asking the city to rezone for a seven-storey condo on Kingston Road that would back onto the Glen Stewart ravine near Beech Avenue. Gabriele Homes Ltd. plans to have 29 suites in the building, with retail on the ground floor. It would have two levels of underground parking, accessed from Beech Avenue. […]

End of the line for daycare

Right to the end, Shelly Zorzit felt sure that Beaches Child Care Centre would stay open next fall. But looking back, the board president says the Upper Beach daycare might have run out of time even before she joined the effort to save it, a year and a half ago. A non-profit, licensed daycare for […]

Condo neighbours worry about privacy

Jason Wilson can watch Canada Day fireworks from his backyard. Standing on his back deck, the Battenburg Avenue resident can see a good slice of sky above Ashbridges Bay Park, not to mention the roof of one of the only barns still standing in Toronto, and a Queen Street KFC. But when Wilson met his […]

Parking concerns at Kingston Road condos meeting

“No parking after 5 p.m.” isn’t a rule for people who live just south of Kingston Road near Main Street. It’s just a pesky fact of life. Speaking at a May 25 meeting about two new condos proposed for Kingston Road, neighbouring residents said street parking in the area is already bad, and the condos […]

Six-storey condo proposed at Coxwell and Queen

A developer is proposing to build a six-storey condo on what is currently a KFC restaurant on Queen Street east of Coxwell Avenue. Located at 1630 Queen Street East, the condo would have 62 apartment units and four two-storey townhouses, with a total floor area of 50,500 square feet. Writing in a planning rationale submitted […]

Letters to the Editor for April 21, 2015

RE: The constantly changing face of Kingston Rd, March 24: There was a lot of detail about projects and developers but she skimmed over the biggest issue: street parking. As a resident of a street parallel to Kingston Road I have trouble finding a spot to park later in the day and often have to […]

The constantly changing face of Kingston Road

One of the oldest roads in Toronto is undergoing a veritable deluge of development.  Over the next two to three years, seven, possibly nine, condominium buildings will be constructed on Kingston Road from Woodbine to Victoria Park, adding at least 500 new homes to the area. While a spate of new developments on Queen Street […]

Deja Views

I photographed this panorama on Kippendavie in the spring of 2007. The six houses were replaced with this 57 unit building which was completed this year. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-691-4774.