LEASED: 373 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjwk53s9LIY Open Concept Upper Beaches Semi-Detached Home Has Lovely Traditional Wood Trim And Updated Modern Kitchen With Granite Countertop, Lots Of Storage, Hardwood Floors On Main And Second Levels, Recent Broadloom Carpet In Master Bedroom, Renovated 1.5 Baths. Three Bedrooms Plus Finished Basement Recreation Room. Enclosed Porch, Walk-Out To Rear Deck And Fenced Yard. Mutual… Read More

Affordable rent in Toronto: not a myth yet, but it’s not looking good

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Toronto right now is $1,532. Betty Hodgkins pays $896. Her building has an outdoor gazebo, regular euchre nights, holiday lunches and dance lessons, plus free ESL classes for residents who want to improve their English. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $2,037. David Demchuk pays… Read More

Condo boom eating up office space

When Iain Dobson sees another condo or condo-hotel springing up on prime downtown land just steps from the subway, he becomes more convinced than ever that Toronto is risking its own future by trading off jobs for people. Toronto is reaching a tipping point — a shortage of development-ready land for new office towers at… Read More

Ford’s pitch to province falters as feds offer subway cash

Mayor Rob Ford was incorrect when he told the premier that the city needed $650 million from the province for the Sheppard subway to access $333 million from Ottawa, a federal spokesperson said Thursday. The Harper government already intends to give the city the $333 million, said Vanessa Schneider, spokesperson for Transport, Infrastructure and Communities… Read More

All hail the new Toronto Rocket

There was a feeling of excitement among riders as Toronto Transit Commission introduced the first of its new subway trains Thursday on the Yonge-University-Spadina line. “Love it!” exclaimed Sarah Lavoie, 34, as she travelled through all six cars of the new Rocket, taking pictures of herself. Others turned on their smartphones and videotaped various parts… Read More

TTC customer service booths launch

To enhance customer service to Torontonians and tourists riding the Rocket, the TTC opened today information kiosks at seven downtown subway stations. Providing directions and maps, this pilot project was one of 72 recommendations put forth by an external committee to improve customer service on Toronto’s public transit system. Manning the booths during business hours… Read More

TTC considering station sponsorships?

You’re the TTC. Your advertising agency’s contract expires this year. What new marketing ideas should you embrace? One possibility is apparently to rename subway stations after company sponsors. It works for sports stadiums, after all: But renaming stations, say from “Queen” to “Coke,” probably isn’t in the cards, said TTC spokesman Brad Ross. “What this… Read More

Sheppard subway, Eglinton LRT wins provincial approval

Transit City is dead. However, a new TTC public transit plan has been approved by the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto. A light rapid transit (LRT) line on Eglinton will be constructed from Black Creek Drive to Kennedy station. Unlike Transit City’s Eglinton proposal, this LRT will be fully underground. The TTC… Read More