“The House on White Birc...

Aug 31, 2012

Imagine a time when a Birch Cliff  home cost $5,200, was heated by coal, and the phone number was Oxford 1-9830. Those are just some...

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$200k damage in Variety Villag...

Aug 30, 2012

Six weeks after hundreds of homes flooded in Birch Cliff and other parts of Ward 36, Variety Village has stepped forward to say it...

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Photo of the Day Aug. 29, 2012

Aug 29, 2012

Here’s a fabulous photo depicting the transition from radial cars to buses in Scarborough. It’s 1936 and workers are...

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Blantyre construction chaos

Aug 28, 2012

There’s construction chaos on Blantyre Avenue as city crews race to get the road in shape in time for the first day of...

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Photo of the Day, Aug. 28, 201...

Aug 28, 2012

There was an interesting article in the Globe and Mail on the weekend about a new spirit of collaboration between guerilla gardeners...

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Summer camp’s over

Aug 27, 2012

Howls of laughter break out in the courtyard of Variety Village, which is crowded with children participating in a mock trial of their...

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Photo of the Day, Aug. 27, 201...

Aug 27, 2012

Has anyone else  wondered what it must be like to live in a house with a backyard that overlooks the Bluffs? I’ve often thought...

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Body found at Bluffs

Aug 24, 2012

A dead body was pulled from Lake Ontario this afternoon by police officers from the marine unit. According to the Toronto Star, the...

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Who knew? The other Gary Craw...

Aug 24, 2012

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Photo of the Day Aug. 23, 2012

Aug 23, 2012

Meet 48-year old Brian Pearson who supplements his disability insurance by collecting refundable beer and liquor bottles from the blue...

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Updated flooding statistics

Aug 23, 2012

Here are some updated numbers from the City of Toronto on the extent of basement flooding in Ward 36 over the last five weeks.  The...

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Photo of the Day Aug. 22, 2012

Aug 22, 2012

Turning back the clock 84 years, our photo of the day is a great shot of Kingston Road looking west from Birchmount in 1928....

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Giant birch tree mural

Aug 21, 2012

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Photo of the Day Aug. 21, 2012

Aug 21, 2012

The Photo of the Day for August 21, 2012 is a shot of the first mural by the Birch Cliff Community Mural Project. It’s located...

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Photo of the Day Aug. 20, 2012

Aug 20, 2012

Our Photo of the Day for August 20, 2012 is a beautiful shot of monarch butterflies at Rosetta McClain Gardens. It was submitted by...

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Gary Crawford flooding update

Aug 17, 2012

Ward 36 councillor Gary Crawford is promising to ask some tough questions at a meeting scheduled for August 30th with senior staff...

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Basement Flooding Map

Aug 17, 2012

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Photo of the Day Aug. 17 2012

Aug 17, 2012

The Photo of the Day for August 17, 2012 was taken on Kingston Road east of Warden in 1954. It seemed appropriate given...

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D.O.T. Furniture to close

Aug 16, 2012

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Photo of the Day Aug. 16 2012

Aug 16, 2012

The Photo of the Day for August 16, 2012 is a simple asphalt patch at the south end of Haig Avenue. What’s important is...

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