Crescent Town development heading to OMB – again

After almost a decade, a Crescent Town development proposal is headed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) again after the city and the developer were unable to come to an agreement about the size and structure of the residential tower. The developer, Preston Group, argues the 37-storey, 396 rental unit building at Secord and Eastdale […]

Noise tops concerns at Metrolinx expansion meeting

At the Metrolinx public consultation at Hope United Church the night of June 15, there seemed to be one thing on people’s minds: noise. The meeting, attended by around 70 people including Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts and city councillors Mary-Margaret McMahon and Janet Davis, featured a presentation from Metrolinx representatives about the planned Lakeshore […]

Residents say Danforth condo needs closer look

Residents at a recent community consultation meeting regarding a proposed eight-storey mixed-use condo development on the Danforth want another meeting to properly assess the developer’s plans. The March 7 meeting was to be the final community meeting in the proposal process for the condominium on Danforth between Morton Road and Patricia Drive, the site of […]

First look at Danforth condo proposal

Danforth East residents got an early look this month at an eight-storey condo proposed for Danforth Avenue and Morton Road. Covered mostly in glass, the 166-unit building would include ground-floor retail and commercial units, plus two levels of underground parking accessed by a rear lane off Patricia Drive. Replacing two buildings – a vacant Canada […]

Danforth bike lanes gain ground

Dozens of Danforth Avenue business owners have put a small blue sticker on their windows that says “Danforth Loves Bikes.” It’s a short message, but supporters of the Cycle Toronto campaign hope it goes a long way to getting bike lanes on the Danforth. “Our goal is to have everyone on board,” said Val Dodge, […]

Crescent Town Club reopening delayed

Five months after a major electrical fire, most of the Crescent Town Club and Community Centre remains closed. Managers had hoped the centre would reopen by the end of December, but unexpected delays have pushed that date into spring. A day care on the centre’s top floor did reopen in early October. But in the […]

Construction season opens on Danforth

The east end of the Danforth from Woodbine to Victoria Park will be under construction for most of the summer. The City of Toronto will be replacing sections of water main, the road and sidewalks, as well as sprucing up the streetscape with flowers and benches. The hope is to bring more traffic to the […]