Picasso Project paints over graffiti

Alleyways full of graffiti behind Gerard Street in Toronto’s East Chinatown are responsible for bringing cops and kids together through Project Picasso. The project is working with various community resources to paint over graffiti in the neighbourhood. “This is a great initiative through the Chamber of Commerce East Chinatown, 55 Division and Riverdale Collegiate, so […]

Four more years of Fletcher

Cheering erupted at Paula Fletcher’s campaign party in Greektown as televisions announced the incumbent councillor’s victory in Ward 30. This will be her fourth term representing the Toronto-Danforth area. Having only surpassed her right-leaning opponent Liz West by 300 votes last election, and with West running against her again, there was the possibility of another close race […]

Layton Way the new road to safer communities

Former federal NDP leader and Toronto city councillor Jack Layton was officially honoured with a street renaming Sunday. The late politician has been immortalized with the renaming of “Don Jail Roadway” to “Jack Layton Way” at the corner of Gerard Street East and Broadview Avenue. A crowd of about 300 braved the unsettled weather, including Layton’s […]

City looking into whether TTC overcharged Festival of South Asia

With the help of city council, street closure charges put forth by the TTC for re-routing buses in place of streetcars during the popular Festival of South Asia have been slashed. Now it’s up for investigation whether the TTC has been overcharging for those street closures in years past.