New Toronto tower LEEDS the pack in commitment to sustainable lifestyle

A new office tower is being built in downtown Toronto. It will stand 43-storeys high, have a green roof and floor-to-ceiling windows on every floor. Besides the lobby, a discrete entrance for bike-riders will lead to a shuttle elevator that will take them to the basement. In this area, ample storage and bike-lockup will be […]

Tales and tunes of Ontario’s old jails captures East York history buffs

From the big house in Kingston to the inside of Ontario’s local county lockups, members of the East York Historical Society were taken on an adventurous visual journey at their April meeting. Ron Brown, author, geographer and chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada, gave an animated talk at the society’s regular meeting, held at […]

Scarborough housing plan has neighbours seeing green

Don York lives in West Hill, in east end Toronto. He is petitioning against a City of Toronto plan to develop a vacant lot into affordable housing. “We physically delivered 848 signed letters objecting to the removal of trees, a lot of them had multiple signatures,” Don York said. “We also know there are a […]

Veterinarians, shop owners on frontline of pet-food recall

Pet owners are taking matters into their own hands after a massive pet food recall. Spiralling events starting in mid-March prompted a recall of various wet and dry pet food products. Initially, Menu Foods recalled its “cuts and gravy” wet pet food product. Shortly after, brand name products like Presidents Choice and Iams, both manufactured […]

Exhibition Place powers up with natural gas

A next-generation gas generator recently installed at Toronto’s Exhibition Place has the potential to take the sprawling complex of showrooms and auditoriums off the Ontario energy grid, say municipal officials. The TriGeneration system was unveiled on March 7 at the Direct Energy Centre building. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund granted […]

Black History Revealed

In commemoration of Black History Month, Mackenzie House, located at 82 Bond St., offered people the opportunity to learn about prominent blacks in Victorian Toronto. The two hour walking tour, In the Footsteps of Black Victorians, which happens twice a year, took place last weekend.  Guests learned about black individuals who made great contributions to […]