No Casinos In Portlands, Meeting Told

Toronto-Danforth residents don’t want a casino anywhere near the Portlands, local MPP Peter Tabuns told a special community council meeting on Oct. 10. The NDP representative came out strongly against the idea of a casino in the Portlands, saying it would increase crime, cause congestion and undermine local businesses. Toronto and East York … [Read more...]

Weston Bakery Looks To Cash In

If you live in Leslieville near Eastern and Logan avenues, the smell of fresh bread wafting from the long-established Weston Bakery is likely a familiar scent. That could change soon if the city approves an application to redevelop the bakery and a parking lot across the street for mixed use. Owners of the Weston Bakery, which according to … [Read more...]

Province Derails OneCity

The ambitious OneCity transit proposal has hit a major bump in the road after the province rejected the plan. On June 29, Ontario Minister of Transportation Bob Chiarelli told reporters the ministry would not halt work on the four previously approved LRT lines in order to give the green light to the $30-billion proposal. The plan, which that … [Read more...]

Compassion Lost?

St. John the Compassionate Mission hasn’t been receiving much compassion lately. First, the charitable organization learned a new garbage collection fee for non-profit organizations would threaten their 25-year-old free meal program because they will have to pay thousands of dollars to haul away its waste. “I have to pay to dispose of garbage … [Read more...]

Real Jerk Open For Now

Fans of The Real Jerk restaurant can look forward to the establishment continuing to serve up jerk chicken and rotis in South Riverdale — at least temporarily. The Queen Street and Broadview Avenue restaurant, known for the bright, smiling sun mural on its southeast corner, received an eviction notice on Dec. 30, which informed the 23-year-old … [Read more...]