Analysis: Why can’t we all have equal access to Toronto city services?:Service levels in Toronto vary because of history and politics

The Question: Why aren't city services equally distributed across Toronto? The Conclusion: The disparity has been entrenched for decades, based on who had what before amalgamation [Read entire story]

TIMELINE: Transformation of Kipling Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke:The school has been evolving since amalgamation with Scarlett Heights Academy

This is a timeline detailing the changes that have been occurring at Kipling Collegiate Institute. We will update the timeline whenever new and relevant information becomes available. February 2019 — [Read entire story]

Traffic lights approved for two Duplex Avenue intersections:Decision comes after former councillor shared residents’ concerns

North York Community Council has approved the installation of traffic lights at two intersections in the Yonge and Eglinton area. [Read entire story]

Baycrest hospital in North York gets $3M in infrastructure funding:Money will be used to modernize equipment and improve accessibility

Overall, the province is investing $175 million in repairs and upgrades this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. [Read entire story]

Artist Robert Hinves’ paintings depict beauty of Ontario countryside:Art Guild of Scarborough members are regularly featured on

Art Guild of Scarborough members are regularly featured on [Read entire story]

Pets up for adoption in Toronto

ADOPT-A-PET TORONTO is a partnership between and the Toronto Humane Society. [Read entire story]

Free skating on Family Day at east Toronto’s Ted Reeve Community Arena

Looking for a fun activity to do with the whole family during the upcoming Family Day holiday? Ted Reeve Community Arena in the east-end Toronto is holding a free skating event. [Read entire story] staff receive 8 industry awards nominations:Reporter also given honourable mention for breaking news story

The announcement comes after the Ontario Community Newspapers Association, which Metroland Media Toronto is a part of, revealed the finalists for its Better Newspaper Competition Awards Feb. 14. [Read entire story]

Provincial minister honours heroic officers of the Danforth shooting:’An untold number of lives’ potentially saved, says Sylvia Jones

The Ontario government is honouring the Toronto Police Service officers for their courageous acts in protecting the public during the mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown last year. [Read entire story]

Etobicoke athletes help kick off countdown to world youth games:First ever global competition for high school special Olympians slated for Toronto

Six Central Etobicoke High School student athletes were named last week as qualifying for the inaugural 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games, as part of the Draft an Athlete campaign launch. [Read entire story]

One of Toronto’s favourite new restaurants in turmoil after chefs quit

Contemporary Mexican restaurant Quetzal has closed temporarily after a falling out with two of its partners. Just four months after opening, the swanky Grant van Gamaren-backed project announced on its [Read entire story]

You can snowshoe through a moonlit forest near Toronto this winter

Snowshoeing through a powder-coated landscape is one of the most scenic ways to enjoy the winter, and while it's physically challenging, you don't need to be an endurance athlete to try it out. Nighttime snowshoeing [Read entire story]

Toronto company is doing high-end furniture by local designers

Fresh grads and budding furniture designers are getting a chance to showcase their creativty through a company that helps them build and sell their work. COFO—short for Cofounders—is a local studio [Read entire story]

Here’s what the Toronto Light Festival in the Distillery District looks like

The Toronto Light Festival in the Distillery District for 2019 is filled with installations by artists from around the world but also new daytime weekend programming including music, tastings, and even outdoor [Read entire story]

Massive protest planned in Toronto against Ontario government

Students and the people who support them are livid with the provincial government right now after sweeping changes were announced to tuition and loan structures at post-secondary institutions in Ontario.First, the PCs [Read entire story]

10 restaurants in Toronto for a special occasion date night

Restaurants in Toronto for a special occasion date night provide an atmosphere that measures up to whatever you happen to be celebrating. These are some good places to recognize a major milestone... and maybe even pop a [Read entire story]

Provincial government announces new vision for Ontario Place

Downtown Toronto's newly-renovated "public backyard" could soon be headed the way of actual backyards for most of the city's residents: Nonexistent.After months of unclear and foreboding comments about the future of [Read entire story]

The Best New Cheap Eats in Toronto

The best new cheap eats in Toronto let you dine on a budget without skimping out on the flavour. These recent arrivals have hit the city with a mix of affordable bites for $15 and under: you don’t need much to pig [Read entire story]

The TTC is hiring tons of new transit inspectors to combat fare evasion

It takes money to make money—or rather, in the case of Toronto's public transit system, it takes money to stop people from stealing free rides all the time.The TTC just unveiled its proposed 2019 Operating budget [Read entire story]

The AGO is discontinuing its First Thursdays parties

After six long years, one of the city's premiere art party series is wrapping it up to make way for new and exciting programming.The long running AGO First Thursdays series is coming to an end next month with one [Read entire story]

Popular Toronto bakery responds to scathing online reviews

One of Toronto’s favourite independent bakeries is the latest business in the city to fire back at a negative review.In an Instagram and blog post, Roselle addressed negative comments made online they felt were [Read entire story]

Unbearably cold winds are about to take Toronto hostage

The people of Toronto are in for one painful weekend, should they choose to go outside, as a so-called "triple winter threat" moves into the region bringing with it not only snow, but strong winds and bone-chilling [Read entire story]

Toronto Food Events: Big Game Buffet, Free Bubble Tea, Chefs for Change, Grape Juice

Food events in Toronto this week are full of beer, wine, cheese and cake. Chinese bubble tea chain Song Tea is opening its first Toronto location and there's a mini cask festival. A French-style [Read entire story]

TTC fares could soon go up by 10 cents

For the eighth time in just 10 years, TTC fares are about to go up—but only because the transit agency really needs the money.The Toronto Transit Commission is expected to recommend a 10-cent fare hike today [Read entire story]

Sold! Toronto home goes for $131K above asking

This house isn’t a stunner but it’s got lots of potential. This old semi-detached Victorian home is a perfect starter home, especially priced at $779,000.The main floor has the living room, dining room and [Read entire story]

TTC Line 1 late subway opening planned for Jan. 20:Shuttle buses to provide service until noon

There are no multi-day subway closures on the docket this weekend, but some Line 1 users won’t have service until later than usual on Sunday, Jan. 20. On that day, track work will require a noon opening both ways [Read entire story]

Etobicoke councillors vote to settle appeal for Queensway development:Application for 880-890 The Queensway proposes eight-storey building

Application for 880-890 The Queensway proposes eight-storey building [Read entire story]

Etobicoke councillors oppose 13-storey Queensway development at LPAT:Project proposed at 1197 The Queensway and 8 Zorra St.

Etobicoke York community council (EYCC) voted unanimously to oppose a proposed 13-storey condo building on The Queensway at an upcoming Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing. The application proposes to [Read entire story]

#TBT: High Park sledders circa the 1910s

These are some seriously straight-faced sledders. [Read entire story]

Volunteers the key to GlobalMedic’s ongoing relief efforts worldwide:Take our poll below: Would you consider volunteering for GlobalMedic?

THE ISSUE: Coping with humanitarian crises LOCAL IMPACT: Etobicoke's GlobalMedic provides emergency aid to people in need around the world [Read entire story]

PHOTO SHOOTS: Getting a cut and a shave at Grease Monkey Barber sits back for a classic clipping sits back for a classic clipping [Read entire story]

‘Active management’ required for Humber River: environmental advocates:Take our poll below: Should Toronto introduce a stormwater fee?

THE ISSUE: Pollution, waste in the Humber River LOCAL IMPACT: Community advocates call for stronger measures to protect the heritage waterway [Read entire story]

Toronto Beach residents launch project to encourage community cleanup:Take our poll below: Do you think easy access to trash bags will keep the beach cleaner?

THE ISSUE: Litter on the Beach LOCAL IMPACT: Community project provides easy access to plastic bags to encourage cleanup. [Read entire story]

North York clothing bank seeks more winter donations for expected need:New Circles is also calling for more volunteers

THE ISSUE: Winter clothing for the needy LOCAL IMPACT: GLOW Clothing Bank seeks more donations and volunteers to meet the anticipated need [Read entire story]