Beautiful Trends

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman for Weenen General Contracting — Construction has its own glamour! In fashion, hemlines and popular colours change and the building trades are the same! In keeping with traditional end of year assessments, Owen Robinson of Weenen General Contracting points out that for homes, a few trends have been important to note. […]

Just Around the Corner Every Corner

Back in March, the City of Toronto passed a motion that changed the rules and of shelter housing. Those original rules were pretty simple. Must be on major arterial and minor arterial roads. The shelter’s lot is at 250 meters from any other lot with a municipal shelter or emergency shelter, hostel or crisis care […]

Years of heritage efforts under threat of appeal

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Contributed by Andre Bermon – The long-awaited conclusion to the appeal of the St. Lawrence Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan is set to unfold November 12, 2019, at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). This event marks a possible turning point for the future of heritage protection in Toronto’s oldest district.   The HCD Plan […]

Five Great Home-Related Ways to Welcome a New Season!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman for Weenen General Contracting Limited.   Number one: Walk the neighbourhood! This is the perfect time to explore Cabbagetown architecture. See historic homes, stunning new builds and plenty of inviting residences. “Cabbagetowners take great pride in their homes,” notes Joe Rozman of Weenen General Contracting Limited. “The architecture is amazing and […]

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

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Contributed by Sarah Cook, Publisher. Well, spring is here- my favorite time of year   It’s time to put away your heavy jacket, the snow boots, and gloves, and sort through our spring clothes. When the weather changes from cold, and grey to warm and sunny, something changes within everyone around us. No more hibernating, […]

Cracks in the Sidewalk

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Contributed by Andre Bermon. At the foot of Parliament Street, a tech giant seeks a futuristic, data driven “smart city,” the likes of which Toronto has never seen. In October 2017, Sidewalk Labs, the urban design division of Google, announced a plan with city agency Waterfront Toronto to transform a 12-acre property, known as Quayside, […]