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New tenant bylaws may improve living in East York buildings

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.

Six-alarm fire in midtown Toronto

A six-alarm fire devoured The Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto at Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue on Tuesday, closing one of the city’s busiest intersections, and forcing the evacuation of many residents from adjacent buildings.

Interim Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg declared the blaze a five-alarm fire around 10:30 a.m., but then upgraded it to a six-alarm fire at 11:30 a.m.

Transit forum debates merits of LRT and subways

Toronto city councillors Karen Stintz and Josh Matlow co-hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night as part of a campaign swirling around the future of light rail transit in the city. Residents, representing both sides of the subway vs. LRT debate, packed a meeting hall at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre.

Assistant to Ward 22 incumbent places second

With a strong track record in public service and the support of the incumbent councillor, candidate Chris Sellors went into yesterday’s election expecting a victory in Ward 22. As it turned out, the race to fill Coun. Michael Walker’s seat was won by Josh Matlow. When the vote counting ended last night, Matlow had polled […]