Gentrification. Most people agree it’s a loaded word. Depending on where you sit on the property ladder, it could mean enjoying the boon of higher property values, or the fear of being displaced by them. The latest neighbourhood in Toronto’s east end to see this kind of change is the strip of the Danforth from Greenwood Avenue to Main Street, sometimes referred to as Danforth East.
Articles by Paula Last
Lock it or lose it. That’s what the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) wants the public to remember when parking their cars during the holiday season.
Joanne Clayton woke up to quite a scene outside her window the morning of Nov. 30. The owner and operator of Relish Bar & Grill on Danforth Avenue East, was jarred from sleep by the sound of a loud crash from below.
From raw to roasted, the path of the humble coffee bean is a marriage of both art and science. The Observer visited Pilot Coffee Roasters in Toronto’s east end to discover how to create the perfect roast profile every time.
Looking for a way to help Syrian refugees? Here are a few suggestions for steps you can take now. 1. Go to a performance The East End Friends Syrian Refugee Resettlement Project is hosting Rock for Syria on Nov. 27, but alas, it’s…
The loons and the cranes are the chief clans. The deer clan people are loving and nurturing. The marten clan is the warrior, and the bird clan carry spiritual knowledge. Medicine is represented by the bear clan. The turtle and fish are the intellectuals, the planners and educators who share information among clans.
The mood was somber at NDP candidate Matthew Kellway’s post-election reception last night as the 2011 federal election’s orange wave was replaced by a red one this time around.
Campaign volunteer Joanne Clark expressed her disappointment shortly after the CBC made the call that Liberal Justin Trudeau would be the next Prime Minister.
How Canadians actually choose their federal government got a full airing at Tuesday night’s all-candidates meeting in the Toronto-Danforth riding. Candidates contesting the riding offered their views about replacing the traditional “first-past-the-post” election with proportional representation. The latter would see percentage divisions in the electorate represented in the House of Commons.
“What we’ve had with Stephen Harper is a government that has been unwilling to work with our premiers and our cities,” Toronto-Danforth Liberal candidate Julie Dabrusin told the Observer in an interview. “We need to get people back at the table again.”
Rob MacFarlane has been a crane operator for 20 years and a famous photographer for about three months. MacFarlane hadn’t actually thought much about photography before starting his job at the L-Tower. But when he saw Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s brilliant photographs from the International Space Station, it gave him an idea.