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Around the Ward and Slightly Beyond

23 Glen Watford Dr.: There have been no further developments regarding the proposed 31 and 34 storey condominium towers planned for 23 Glen Watford Dr. since I last updated the community about this project in my winter 2013-2014 newsletter. 1,019 more words

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Toronto home sales up this month as market stays tight

New figures that show listings were down and sales were up in the GTA so far in April continue to drive the conversation around the need to balance supply and demand in this hot market. 266 more words

Marvellous Markets

Toronto launches repair program to increase safety in city's rooming houses

One year after a fatal fire in Kensington Market, the city has announced a $5-million program to upgrade safety conditions in rooming houses.

The investment, which is being made with provincial and federal affordable housing funds, will be used to make health, safety and accessibility improvements to rooming houses and bring them up to fire code. 323 more words

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For Puck Sakes: Recreational sports teams should re-think vulgar names

By Ainsley Smith

The city of Calgary announced that all recreational or amateur sports teams with offensive or vulgar names that play on municipal property will be under review and could be banned from playing. 525 more words

Humber Journalism

Clean Toronto Together 20-Minute Makeover event

The City of Toronto will celebrate the Clean Toronto Together 20-Minute Makeover with an event at Nathan Phillips Square on Friday. This year’s event will feature Michael “Pinball” Clemons and will be attended by City officials and staff, sponsors and members of the local business community. 99 more words

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Photos: Urban art hides urban ugly in downtown Toronto

The City of Toronto is looking to transform some of the traffic signal boxes that line our intersections into works of urban art.

The city has started accepting proposals for the second phase of its Outside the Box program, which sees local artists paint murals on the dull grey boxes. 140 more words

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Toronto garbage collector GFL ups safety grade to 'satisfactory'

The company that collects Toronto household waste west of Yonge St. has improved its safety record, regaining a “satisfactory” rating from the provincial government.

In March 2014, Torstar News Service reported that Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation had downgraded GFL Environmental Inc.’s rating to conditional. 370 more words

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