Midtown Toronto News Updates For March 8 – 21

John Manneh March 26, 2014

Happy spring! We know it is cold today, but the good news is that today is expected to be one of the last cold days, with temperatures tomorrow expected to hit +4.

Here are the Midtown Toronto news updates from March 8 – 21. Check back regularly as we post the Midtown Toronto community news updates often.


Plan Canada highlights Malala Yousafzai’s courage with a children’s book

3vBE_RosemaryMcCarney0312_ContentWe are sure that many of you have heard the story of Malala Yousafzai, the young girl who survived a Taliban attack for standing up for her right to an education in Pakistan. Midtown Toronto-based organization Plan Canada is looking to highlight her courage through the release of a new children’s book. Every Day is Malala Day, written by Plan Canada president and CEO Rosemary McCarney, showcases Malala’s struggles as she continues to fight for the right of girls to go to school.

Click here to read more.



Toronto to get its first craft cider house

201439-cider-houseWhile many Toronto bars provide ciders, there are no cider companies based here in the city. But that’s about to change. The Brickworks Ciderhouse is looking to be Toronto’s first craft cider and, as you might have guessed, they’re looking to make their home at the Evergreen Brick Works in North Toronto.

Read the full article here.

Yorkdale mall upgrades surveillance system

imageAlmost a year after a man was shot and killed in its parking lot, Yorkdale shopping mall has upgraded its security system. Yorkdale says its new 29-megapixel surveillance cameras provide an ultra-detailed, 360-degree view of the parking lot and, by June, will provide the same view of the mall’s interior. The system will snap a shot of every vehicle’s licence plate as it comes and goes, and have a clear enough view inside to identify individuals.

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Might rental units replace condos as builders’ preferred projects?

image-1A recent development proposal for Midtown Toronto’s Dunfield Avenue is calling for two towers near Yonge and Eglinton, one 28 storeys and the other 26, and adjacent to a few other highrises with potential to cast massive shadows — or just walls — over neighbouring homes. But here’s where it differs: the proposal isn’t for condos. It’s for rental apartments. Click here to read more


Hear from North Toronto Residents: When it comes to mail, do you want to keep door-to-door delivery, or are you open to proposed changes from Canada Post?

North Toronto Residents were asked if they mind the changes that Canada Post is proposing, or if they want to keep the door-to-door delivery system in place. Read what some Midtown residents had to say here.

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