Midtown Toronto Update For May 31 – June 13

John Manneh June 16, 2014

Here is your Midtown Toronto news update for May 31 – June 13. Visit our site regularly if you would like more Midtown Toronto community updates.  You can also find real estate tips on our website blog at www.calljohnandlaura.com.


City to oppose North Toronto tower proposals

img_4599bNorth York community council has voted to oppose two unrelated tower proposals that would go up next to the iconic Postal Station K at 2384 Yonge St., and city council is expected to follow suit. Click here to read more. 






North York entrepreneur crowdfunds with FuelLocal.com

40a9d46f807b4c81b613d66f2441eab1North York’s Ryan Knight, owner of Detailing Knights car cleaning services, is helping other young people create their own summer business with the help of crowdfunding. Click here to read more.


Hear from North Toronto Residents

imageNorth Toronto locals were asked the question “Is there an issue that is making you determined to get out and vote in this provincial election?” Click here to see what they had to say.


Young artists get personal

image-1Members of Lise Marquis’ Grade 12 visual arts class in North Toronto opened their thought processes along with their paintings and sculptures to the neighbourhood for viewing in a May 18–28 art show, From The Mouths of Babes. Some of the pieces were available for sale. Click here to read more.


 Eglinton Shops Could Receive Tax Relief

88-redpath-shops-nightBusiness owners and local business improvement area (BIA) representatives are hopeful a tax relief proposal presented to Toronto City Council, in part by Ward 15 councillor Josh Colle, gets approval. Click here to read more.






 Midtown bus land back in use

4d071d85acf46c17b5144ae222b95398The Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) bus garage site at 24 Eglinton Ave has been an eyesore recently, although it is now clad with Metrolinx panels, thanks to work by Josh Matlow, to give temporary purpose to the land there. Click here to read more.



Two Yonge-Eglinton towers headed to OMB

ca737e9c46456e62b06e2b970ca8e33dLocal councillor Karen Stintz and residents around the Helendale Avenue and Yonge Street area are still hopeful two proposed tower projects there will be combined into one. Click here to read more.




 Casa Loma wedding might set record

casalomarearKristyn Wong-Tam announced in early May that the City of Toronto would create the Grand Pride Wedding at Casa Loma on June 26m for the WorldPride celebration. Hoping to host 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) couples, if successful, Toronto would set a new world record for the largest mass gay wedding by breaking Rio de Janeiro’s December 2013 mark of 130 couples. Click here to read more.


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