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 […]

Candidates and residents focus on growth in Ward 22

With municipal election day just weeks away, the one thing about which candidates and residents in Ward 22 can agree, is that the key issue is development. A skyline dominated by high-rise apartment buildings has helped fuel the tensions surrounding development in the area. According to the City of Toronto website 57 per cent of […]