Toronto man rents out Yonge-Dundas Square billboards for heart-melting proposal

Toronto man rents out Yonge-Dundas Square billboards for heart-melting proposal

Today in sweet and tender tales of romantic love, a local boyfriend-turned-fiancee recently took advantage of the bright lights in Toronto’s version of Times Square to ask his partner for her hand in marriage — and the swoon-worthy proposal was all captured on camera. Mani Farhoomand, 41, and Ainur Pazyl, 30, had already been talking … Read more

Massive complex to fully transform what was once Toronto’s worst intersection

Massive complex to fully transform what was once Toronto’s worst intersection

Remember the mess that was the Six Points intersection? What was perhaps Toronto’s most confusing intersection is looking much less like a chaotic pile of spaghetti after a substantial city-led reconfiguration, and now, the Bloor/Kipling/Dundas intersection is gearing up for yet another massive change. A new development application seeks to bring a massive rental complex … Read more

This is why a neighbourhood in Toronto was just crowned one of the coolest in the world

This is why a neighbourhood in Toronto was just crowned one of the coolest in the world

There are quite a few things Toronto may be known for on the world stage, some of them positive (being a tech hub, the producing Drake and all around being one of the best places to live,) and some of them, less so (having the worst airport, expensive housing and the legacy of our former mayor). But one thing … Read more

Dundas neighbours put wrench in Toronto couple’s house plans

Dundas neighbours put wrench in Toronto couple’s house plans

The rendering of the new house in old Dundas offers a modern, bright design that fits with the vintage neighbourhood. Or it is flashy and out of context with the Victorian surroundings. Debate over the vision for 208 Melville St. in the town core seems moot at this point, because a petition opposing demolition of … Read more

Dundas Street renaming chatter renewed after Toronto sees how Scotland handled it

Dundas Street renaming chatter renewed after Toronto sees how Scotland handled it

It’s been more than two years since the City of Toronto started looking into renaming Dundas Street due to its namesake’s ties to slavery, and though there have been no updates since the ultimate decision to grant the road a new moniker last summer, people are still talking about how the city has handled — and still … Read more

Toronto bar famous for its Caesars shut down by landlord

Toronto bar famous for its Caesars shut down by landlord

A neighbourhood mainstay where people have been meeting over coffee and beer has unfortunately closed down permanently. Dundas and Carlaw has been serving their community from day to night for years, but now the landlord has forced them to pack up their belongings immediately. The space named for the intersection where it was located was known for … Read more

The hidden history of this downtown Toronto building goes back 100 years

The hidden history of this downtown Toronto building goes back 100 years

At first glance, the building that houses the Rexall Drugstore at the corner of Dundas St. and Spadina Ave. in Toronto’s Chinatown neighbourhood looks relatively ordinary, blending in with the other brown buildings that surround it.  In reality, though, the structure at 285 Spadina Ave. has a rich history, and it dates back an entire century.  According … Read more

This $2.5 million Toronto building comes with two homes and a trendy pizza joint

This .5 million Toronto building comes with two homes and a trendy pizza joint

If you love interior design and delicious pizza, this house located in Leslieville might just be your dream home. The mixed-use corner lot beholds two residential units and is just steps away from Greenwood Park. While the exterior of the home is a mix of white and black, it is beautifully situated next to the … Read more

These small Ontario townships will literally pay you to come live in them

These small Ontario townships will literally pay you to come live in them

We’ve seen some truly creative marketing campaigns in recent years from smaller Ontario towns and cities looking to boost their population (and skilled workforce) numbers while city dwellers were leaving Toronto en masse for larger, cheaper spaces from which to work from home. In early 2021, the economic development corporation of London, Ontario, started promoting … Read more

This former Toronto mayor once owned slaves

This former Toronto mayor once owned slaves

Thank God the City of Toronto has never named anything after him! This week, a staff report will reach the city’s executive committee with details on how Toronto might rename Dundas Street. The idea gained momentum last year after Henry Dundas, the British politician from two centuries ago whose name adorns places across the province, … Read more