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 […]

Visions of Main Square

IT’S NOT an obvious source of artistic inspiration. Main Square, a concrete slab-style apartment complex on the southeast corner of Main and Danforth, isn’t something people would generally find all that beautiful, says local artist Stefan Berg. That’s kind of the point. For the past nine years, the four towers of Main Square have been […]

30-storey tower proposed for Main and Danforth

It’s no secret that a number of city planners, community groups, and developers have had their eyes on the intersection of Main and Danforth for some time now. But while many have been discussing the potential for Main Square, it’s a site across the street from that property that could be transformed. Tribute Communities and […]

You can get there from here, but…

“Crowded! Hot! Loud! Nobody can hear each other!” Those words top my notes from last June’s public meeting for City Planning’s Danforth Avenues Study, endured in non-air-conditioned discomfort at Hope United Church. Yet, eight months later, I think back more to a moment I almost missed. Needing a break from the heat and din, I […]

Duking it out on campaign trail

Sporting a bright green T-shirt marked ‘mmm good!,’ councillor Mary Margaret-McMahon calls out as her bicycle bumps over cracked and potholed pavement by Main Street Library. “You see how bad the road is? I bumped up the road resurfacing on Main,” she says. “We’d heard complaints, but it was also because we bike there.” Before […]

Two proposed developments polar opposites in Ward 32

A pair of developments needing zoning amendments at opposite ends of Ward 32 were the subjects of separate public meetings last month. About 70 residents gathered at Danforth Mennonite Church to air concerns about a 10-storey, 32.2-metre-tall building proposed for 2359 Danforth Ave., the site of the former Morris Auction House. Rubyk Enterprises Incorporated is […]