Opinion

Our Guardian Angels: A blessing or a curse?

Received with high fives from pedestrians, bells ringing on passing streetcars, waves from drivers and scattered applause, the controversial (only-in-Toronto) Guardian Angels began their patrols of Downtown July 13. A dozen or so sauntered from Billboard Central at Dundas and ...

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Viewpoint: Queen E. BIA is a sucker’s bet

By Joice Guspie – Business improvement areas or BIAs have existed in Toronto since the ‘70s. Back then, BIAs were chiefly concerned with beautifying their business streetscapes to attract shoppers. Merchants determined which projects they wanted to undertake, they approved ...

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Ontario still cripples Toronto

By Stig Harvor – New construction in Toronto today is no longer defined by clear rules. The only rule is: Let’s make a deal. Deals involve two parties: The developer and the city. As in all deals, the two parties ...

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St. Lawrence worthy of emulating

By Stig Harvor – Big plans in the works for waterfront, portlands During the indolence of summer, our awareness is deflected from many issues that occupy us other times of the year. Vacations and enjoyable outdoor activities fill our time. ...

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Developers run roughshod over city

By Stig Harvor – Is the preservation of a single historic building worth the destruction of the wider and also historic district around it? This is a question raised by the proposal of a high-rise condo development known as Five ...

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