Amik II nearing completion

Noah built the ark on time, but then again he didn’t need a Toronto building permit. So said Marco Guzman last week, smiling as workers installed windows and plumbing into a new four-storey apartment on Danforth Avenue just east of Victoria Park Avenue. When it opens in January, the 3087 Danforth Ave. building will include […]

Deja Views

This image shows the busy intersection of Danforth and Victoria Park Avenues. The view is the Scarborough Farmers’ Market located on the southwest corner, now the home of the Shoppers World plaza. This photograph was taken in 1955. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Call me at 647-531-6116.  

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 […]

Police Beat

• Several computer store employees escaped a robbery attempt on the morning of May 9. Shortly after 11 a.m., three males wearing disguises entered the Queen Street East and Balsam Road store. The owner and employees managed to escape and phone police, while the suspects fled the scene empty-handed in a four-door orange sedan. The […]

Police Beat

An 18 year-old man was mugged near Gerrard Street East and Greenwood Avenue on Feb. 16. At about 6:30 p.m., the victim was approached by two males wearing disguises, one armed with a knife. The suspects took two cell phones, cash and glasses from the victim and fled the scene. The victim sought his own […]

Quarry lands group to hold annual general meeting

The Concerned Citizens of Quarry Lands Development (CCQLD) will be holding its annual general meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 22. The group originally formed to oppose high rise developments on the quarry lands, situated on the north side of Gerrard Street East, east of Victoria Park Avenue. The potential apartment towers would be across the street […]