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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tips for pet owners this Pet Safety Week, October 22-28

Dogs and people have been electrocuted by contact voltage: Toronto Hydro and Toronto Humane Society want pet owners to be aware of potential hazards inside and outside of the home during Pet Safety Week, To raise awareness among pet owners of the many hazards that are found in a typical home, some of which they may not have thought of, the Toronto Humane Society and Toronto Hydro have joined together to launch Toronto’s first Pet Safety Week, from today, October 22 through Sunday, October 28. Everyday objects like electrical cords, cleaning products and many types of houseplants—the same kinds of things that pose risk for young children, if you think ... Read More »

City approves bid to buy "Jane Jacobs Park" land

Vacant since 1990, this land at Bay and Wellesley could become a new park, if councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam can do a deal with the owner, the government of Ontario. The city voted in favour of trying to buy the land. Residents in all those high-rise condos around Bay and Wellesley might be getting a nice new park where they can walk their dogs or enjoy a quiet sit on a bench. The vacant lot that has sat forlorn and neglected for years, while dozens of buildings have grown all around it, could finally become a park. A city management committee has voted to give the city councilor whose ward includes ... Read More »

Toronto’s future as a world city depends on getting its transit act together

The London tube connections to Heathrow Airport. This kind of connectivity to the outside world helped put London miles ahead of Toronto in the category of “city gateway” in a PwC survey of 27 world cities. London’s score: 145; Toronto’s score,69. Toronto is the third best city in the world to live and work. Only New York and London are better, according to the 2012 Cities of Opportunity, a survey of twenty-seven world cities by PwC. The cities are ranked on such assets as intellectual capital and innovation; technological readiness; health, safety and security; transportation and infrastructure; and something new they call “city gateway,” which refers to a city’s global ... Read More »

November is Financial Literacy Month

If only. The Financial Literacy Action Group wants Canadians to become more knowledgable and confident about their financial decisions. Activities and educational materials are available throughout the month of November. A group called the Financial Literacy Action Group (FLAG) says that fall is a good time for Canadians “to get your house in order” by getting finances in shape and strengthening financial literacy. Along with the federal government’s own agency for financial literacy, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), FLAG has designated November as Financial Literacy Month and organized a range of events across the country. The key to making responsible financial decisions, such as whether to buy a ... Read More »

Tridel launching redesigned Ten York condos

Ten York from Tridel. The building has been extensively redesigned following consultations with the public and the City. Prices and floor plans will be available October 20. A much-anticipated new development in the Harbourfront area is going forward as Tridel launches sales of the Ten York this weekend. After public consultations with concerned area residents, city officials and others, Tridel has modified the original design, reducing the height from 75 to 65 stories. The building has undergone a number of other modifications in its design since it was first presented earlier this year. One of the most striking aspects of the redesign is that it now fits more integrally on ... Read More »

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