31-story ‘high-rise timber’ skyscraper proposed for College Street

A Toronto developer is proposing a 31-story wood-frame residential building on College Street, the latest in a growing trend of using this alternative building material. Developer Jackey Chen, 26, owner of Unix Housing Group, submitted a proposal to the city requesting an official plan amendment and rezoning for a 0.4-acre site near 191 to 199 … Read more

In Toronto, confusing logic sees one building standing while another collapses

The cancellation of Taste of the Danforth has garnered a lot of attention over the past week, but it’s not the only strange thing that’s happened in and around the high street this month. On June 24, the Toronto Preservation Board adopted a planning report that recommended listing 225 properties along the Danforth in lots … Read more

Acting city councilor resigns hours after appointment over homophobic posts

The new councilor for Ward 1 Etobicoke North resigned Friday night, hours after Toronto city councilors nominated her. Rosemarie Bryan stepped down as successor to former adviser Michael Ford – who apparently endorsed her as his replacement – in a statement after concerns were raised about anti-LGBTQ messages she had shared on the networks social … Read more

More than 155 child care centers in Toronto have applied for the national child care program

More than 155 Toronto child care centers applied for the national child care program in the first day and a half after the city opened its application process, a positive sign for parents who pay the highest fees in the country. But some daycares say they are still waiting for critical details before deciding whether … Read more

Canada’s spy agency alerts Vancouver-area politicians to foreign interference

VANCOUVER — Canada’s spy agency has warned some British Columbia municipalities to beware of foreign interference in local elections this fall. Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart said the Canadian Security Intelligence Service met with him recently, in what he was told was an unprecedented step, to review the concerns of the agency about the possibility of … Read more

Toronto police issue nearly 3,000 tickets in motorcycle safety campaign

On the same day Toronto police launched a road safety campaign focusing on motorcycle safety, another motorcyclist died on city streets. Police say a 38-year-old man who was riding a red Kawasaki motorcycle near Sentinel Road and Sheppard Avenue West in North York on Monday June 13 when he collided with a 42-year-old driver of … Read more

Aboriginal renaming of a Toronto street hits a roadblock

Naming Lower Coxwell Avenue to make way for parking was easy. Renaming it to honor its history as an aboriginal trail proves trickier. Located between Queen Street East and Lake Shore Boulevard East, near Ashbridge’s Bay, the street was hastily renamed in 2019 to provide an address for a new Green P car park off … Read more

Toronto court clerk pleads guilty in scheme to fix tickets for cash payments

A former City of Toronto ‘trust’ court clerk pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000 on Wednesday for his role in a ticket-fixing scheme after admitting receiving payments from paralegals for altering more of 100 provincial offense notices. Frank Rizzello, 46, worked at the provincial offenses courthouse at 2700 Eglinton Ave. W. where he “would ensure … Read more

Father of children killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested the day before he died

The Ontario father of three young children killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested and Tasered when officers were called to his home the day before he died by suicide, Peel police confirm. Peel police were called to the Edward Lake address in Brampton on June 19 – Father’s Day – to “investigate an … Read more