If you look up the city’s Municipal Licensing & Standings division, there are many buildings around the city being audited because of tenant complaints about building conditions. In 2011 the city audited the apartment building at 165 Cosburn Ave. in East York after residents complained about property standards pertaining to the parking garage. Six years later, the building still has problems.
Effective July 1, 2017, landlords in Toronto are expected to register with the city for the units they rent out, and pay a $10.60 annual fee for each unit. Landlords are also subject to do cleaning, maintenance and implementing security protocols, and must regularly conduct pest inspections. The bylaws will affect over 3,500 buildings across the city.
Toronto police are looking for a man described as “violent” after the assault of a woman, 26, in her North Toronto home earlier this week.
With severe weather conditions this week, one might think the fun of March break is over before it’s really begun, but it isn’t.
The head of an agency promoting youth literacy says books in the hands of children can change the future.
On Feb. 10, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in partnership with First Book Canada, hosted a reading event at the First Nations School of Toronto. The event acknowledged Tata’s donation of 1,000 new books to the First Nations School of Toronto, just south of the Danforth. Wayne Cochrane, the director of operations for First Book Canada, explained the value of the gift.
“I think the biggest barrier to literacy is lack of access to books,” he said.
A resident from the Cosburn and Cedarvale area calls the intersection a “time bomb” when it comes to pedestrian safety.
On Thursday afternoon police say a 69-year-old woman crossing at that intersection in East York was struck and killed by a moving truck.