New mid-rise development in Birch Cliff looks to revitalize the area

A newly proposed 10-storeyresidential and commercial building is coming to the northwest corner of Kingston Road and Manderley Drive, located at the heart of Birch Cliff Common. The mixed use building will be developed by Core Development Group and it will replace the unoccupied one level commercial building that stands there today. The architects created the design of the proposed building to replenish and rejuvenate the current properties and surrounding stores […]

The future of Danforth Village?

What if the Main Square Community Centre was moved to the corner of Main and Danforth instead of tucked behind high-rise apartments like it is now? Or how about creating an amphitheatre at Shoppers World? Maybe Main Station could be integrated into a shiny new mixed-use building.  The real estate professionals gathered at an open house inside Hope United Church last month had lots of ideas […]

Get ready for roadwork on Main Street

City council has paved the way for roadwork to take place along Main Street this summer. Last month, council approved resurfacing Main Street between Kingston Road and Gerrard Street East as well as a number of proposed changes to that stretch. “The city is taking this opportunity to make alterations at the same time to […]

Water treatment plant upgrading again

Crews have fenced off most of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment grounds for a three-year reconstruction project. By the fall of 2018, contractors are expected to replace the waterproof membrane that shields the underground settling basins on the plant’s north side. Crews will also upgrade the basins themselves, along with the green access hatches and […]

Gardiner debate brings back unpleasant memories

The debate rages on! Tear it down! Fix it! Build a hybrid!?! Make an eight-lane boulevard … with six … no, four stoplights for pedestrians. What to do with the east end portion of the old Gardiner Expressway? We Beachers can remember back to the 1990s when the debate was raging about tearing down the […]

Letters to the Editor for January 27, 2015

Eastern construction will extend East End traffic chaos The city is planning to close Eastern Avenue basically between Leslie and Coxwell for an entire year for sewer upgrades.  No westbound traffic and only one lane eastbound. Why this wasn’t being done while the work along Leslie disrupted traffic is totally beyond comprehension. Why it would […]

Coxwell station upgrade underway

Subway travellers who step out of Coxwell station for the first time might ask a simple question – where am I? Coxwell station opens onto a quiet street, Strathmore Boulevard, which runs a block north of Danforth Avenue. For anyone who doesn’t know the area, it’s not immediately clear that the narrow, dimly lit walkway […]

Local shopping helps local business during construction

As the old adage goes, there are two seasons in Canada – winter and construction! Now that old man winter has finally gone into hibernation, brace yourself as we enter a busy construction season. Construction is unavoidable but we can lessen the pain if we all know what to expect and how to avoid affected […]

Toronto East General launches expansion

When Toronto East General opens a new tower in 2020, patients will find more private beds, better clinics and diagnostic facilities, a less congested entrance off Sammon Avenue, and two levels of underground parking. Rising eight stories on what is now a parking lot at Sammon and Coxwell, the tower is the core of a […]