Business owners make case for Scarborough subway

Gary and Lena Do say they’re worried renewed talk of a new subway line downtown will derail any proposal for a Scarborough subway extension. The couple, who own James White and Sons Flowers, say they and other Scarborough residents and business owners have been waiting a long time for a Scarborough subway, and they want to see it boost their business.

Use your gold jewelry to weather the economic downturn

The economic news is not improving, but the glittering value of gold may be a saving grace for some cash-strapped Toronto consumers. With bankruptcies up 20 per cent, and unemployment still high at 7.2 per cent, some experts say gold is one smart answer. The Cashman, Toronto’s own Russell Oliver of Oliver Jewellery has been […]

Politicians, tradespeople learning ways of new College of Trades

Tom Spanton runs his business according to the rules. As owner of Leaside Plumbers, he needs to continually increase his plumbing staff. Sometimes the rules make it difficult. “We can only have one or two (apprentices) at a time,” he said. “They generally ride along (with other plumbers). It takes a couple of years on […]

Scarborough’s Chinese Cultural Centre financed for expansion

The Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto (CCC) is getting a new dance studio and recreation rooms. On Saturday, Pickering-Scarborough East MP Corneliu Chisu announced $53,550 grant from the federal Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) to expand the Scarborough landmark.

Bloorcourt businesses search for ways to improve local economy

A retailer in the Bloorcourt area of west Toronto says if the city issued fewer liquor licences his community would be safer and business would improve. In recent weeks, some business owners in the Bloorcourt neighbourhood have expressed a need for improvements in order to stimulate the economy. Complaints range from slow business to crime […]