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Downsview Park, future Central Park?

The Downsview Park has taken decades from promise to existence and it seems like it will take a few more. It is nonetheless entertaining to read the “visions”.

Giorgio Mammoliti Hypocrisy on Toll Roads

Toll Roads may not be an optimal solution, but with Toronto willing to maintain the lowest property taxes in the are while cementing its reputation as a world class city, alternate sources of financing have to be found.

Shooting at Jane and 401

What would Friday night be without a good ol’ shooting?

Where in the world was Vitaliy?

A recent gruesome murder around the Jane and Finch area saw a stabbing victim seeking help in the closed Humber River Finch hospital. ERS came to the closed hospital but they were too late – he died of his wounds shortly thereafter. Now Police is asking for the public’s help.

Stabbing and Condo next to Downsview Park

Between a fatal stabbing at Jane and Finch and a condo replacing the Shriners building, the news could be better.

The tap water smell and a new tenant law

Residents were left guessing what may have affected the water taste in the past couple of days and the government is looking to change the landlord and tenant act with a view to improve landlord protection.

De-amalgamation - the growing desideratum

It is no secret that Toronto’s amalgamation, perpetrated by the Conservatives, happened against the will of the voters. In Montreal it happened on the same oppositional background under the Liberals. Two decades later, it is clear that the cost savings that were supposed to happen did not, we still do not have a harmonized legislation and corruption has increased, while representation and local democracy weakened.

Robbery at Sheridan Mall

Twenty year old man was robbed after being struck in the head this past Saturday.

Space Centre at Downsview and Hydro Bills

News of interest keep accumulating! This time, a space centre is being built in the Downsview Park and he hear an explanation on hydro bills.

Teen shot dead at Shorenham Ct Complex

We have recently learned about a teen shot dead outside a housing complex at Shoreham Ct. This is North of Driftwood and South of Steeles.
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Here's a photo of the street from Google Maps:

The full text, as published by CP24:
Police say that a 17-year-old boy is dead after he was shot in front of his North York home on Saturday morning.

The shooting took place in front of a Toronto Community Housing complex on Shoreham Court near Jane Street at around 11:50 a.m.

Police say their preliminary invetigation suggests that the shooter or shooters fired on the victim over a fence before fleeing the scene.

The victim was taken to hospital by someone other than paramedics but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police initially said that a young child had been shot, however they later corrected themselves and said that the victim is 17.

According to police, there are a number of witnesses who are currently being interviewed at a nearby station. Police also plan to review surveillance came…

Acid Cloud In the West End

Yesterday an acid cloud threatened residents at Bloor and Lansdowne, which is a bit South of our area.

Condo proposals as art

Two artists have started trolling Old City Hall (and, presumably, other sites) with fake “Development Proposal” signs as a commentary on the condo boom.

Stabbing at Sheppard and Arleta

Sadly, this weekend passed with another stabbing, but fortunately, the victim had non-life-threatening injuries.

Trump, Clinton and the urban-rural divide

Ever since the #amalgamation, #Toronto has its own culture clash, pitting suburbanites vs downtown core hipsters on issues such as social housing and public transportation. It is therefore useful to see how this culture clash plays South of the border.

Another double shooting

Sadly, Jane and Sheppard sees yet another double shooting, with one in stable condition while the other victim was rushed to a trauma centre with serious injuries.

The Upcoming Property Tax Hike

The pressure to increase property taxes seems to be increasing in Toronto. That outcome is strongly resented by most members of our community.

Greenbelt and industrial tour at Downsview

The greenbelt article is very long, but we think it’s important, and so is the Downsview tour. Lastly, a few words on a crime that happened at Jane and Lawrence.

rent payers vs rent seekers

Planning developments in Toronto at City Age (and the brothers who ignored the planning notices), as well as what Vancouver is doing about its unmoving vacancy rate and how and what the minimum wage does in helping the poor.

Boxelder Shooting

In some themed Thanksgiving news, a shooting results in no victims and native bugs invade.

School Bus Driver Shortage

Earlier this year, when the school year started, we learned about a school bus driver shortage. Now we’re learning about suboptimal performance of said companies.

Can the OMB be reformed?

The province is launching a review of OMB. For many communities, it is too late, but could such a review ever achieve its goals?

Urban Planning issues in Toronto

Having represented our neighbourhood at the OMB, we continue to monitor developments on the urban planning front..

crimes and consequences

In this instalment, a victim goes to hospital on his own and two bank robbers are arrested.

Prevention and survival

We have two stories happening this week in the past couple of days. First is about preventing crime by discovering a small arsenal and arresting a suspect, while the second involves the survival of a stabbing victim.

March against violence at Jane and Finch

Could this march make life better here? Little by little, we guess.

Northwood Park charred body

The burned remains of a victim's body were recently discovered in a fire pit in the Northwood Park, at Sentinel and Sheppard and police needs help identifying the body.

Stabbing in Downsview and tow truck driver pandemonium

Police is investigating a stabbing in our area and tow truck drivers are protesting a new law.

Sexual Assault in our area investigated

Toronto Police is seeking the assistance of the public in investigating a sexual assault that took place in the Keele Street and Downsview Park area.

R.I.P. Rob Ford

After an announcement that his cancer was not responding to treatment, Rob Ford died unexpectedly, leaving many of his fans, some in our community, mourning.

Legal clinic for precarious workers at Jane and Finch

Lawyer Phanath Im is giving back to the community she grew up in through her involvement with Osgoode law school's community legal aid clinic being launched in Jane-Finch on Thursday. The clinic will help precarious workers in need of legal help. .

Jane & Finch police officer exonerated by SIU

A shooting back in April 2015 resulted in the officer who did the shooting being investigated.

Homeless shelter in Leslieville approved

A homeless shelter in Leslieville has been the subject of political maneouvering, resident protests and NIMBY-ism, an not only..

TTC launches five new express bus routes

Our big city cannot wait for SmartTrack to come or evolve, so TTC is showing some initiative and launches new routes, smartly.

Stabbing at Keele and Finch after YorkU party

Luckily, nobody died or will have to die this time.

Drunk Drivers Bang Police Cars

It's hard to imagine, but the same intersection saw 2 drunk drivers colliding with police cars within hours.

Shooting and Jane and Driftwood

The new year started with a bit of snow, but snow quickly turns to mud.

Happy New Year!

As we begin the new year, we send you our best wishes, together with some fresh news from Toronto’s press.

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