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Greg Spearn steps down from Toronto Community Housing, agency confirms

Greg Spearn has left his post as interim CEO of Toronto Community Housing “for personal reasons,” according to the TCH board chair. At the TCH board meeting Tuesday, chair Bud…

Is Toronto inhabited by ‘a bunch of pigs?’ Readers think so: The Fixer

If Toronto has a litter problem, it seems as though the other guy is to blame for it. On Thursday we reported on roadside littering across the GTA and identified…

Richmond Hill takes crown as Canada’s hottest housing market

Housing prices in the GTA have ballooned by 20 per cent over the last year, with Oshawa and Richmond Hill showing the largest gains, according to a housing survey released…

Once Upon A City: The ‘evil’ life of Peter Demeter

Rarely has any murderer in Canada been so thoroughly castigated by a judge as was money-loving Toronto real estate developer Peter Demeter. “Your evil knows no bounds,” Mr. Justice John…

Fencing around tree has become an eyesore and dump site: The Fixer

Trees need to be sheltered from the rough-and-tumble of construction, but the protection can be taken too far. To protect Toronto’s inventory of trees, which will soon be coming to…

Kathleen Wynne, wary of possible Buy American bill, seeks allies among U.S. governors

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is reaching out to U.S. governors in the hopes of winning free trade allies, fearing a proposed Buy American bill in New York state could trigger…

Pedestrian crossing signal plays hide-and-seek at Queen and Bay: The Fixer

What you don’t know can’t hurt you, but the same cannot be said about things you can’t see. It’s a lesson that applies to a pedestrian crossing signal at Queen…

Once Upon A City: So many fools on April 1

Al Polfoir was nobody’s fool. True, the kid from the Maritimes was a fish out of water on Toronto soil but he understood the importance of keeping his incredible fastball…

Upcoming Ontario budget to address red-hot GTHA market, finance minister confirms

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirmed Monday the plans to include housing affordability measures in his upcoming budget. Premier Kathleen Wynne has said her government is working on a “comprehensive set…

Abandoned trailer adds trashy touch to Riverdale Park: The Fixer

Be careful when complaining about the detritus of construction, no matter how legitimate your beef. Or you may be told to, uh, twist yourself into a pretzel. That summarizes the…

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