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EDGES OF TORONTO: Like poverty, our car insurance rates divide Toronto

EDGES OF TORONTO: Like poverty, our car insurance rates divide Toronto

Scarborough- MirrorNov 03, 2017  Mike Adler 

Mike Adler writes about how people see life in Toronto differently, depending on where they live. – Metroland

The Kanetix.ca map showing car insurance rates by neighbourhood is something every Torontonian should see.

It looks strikingly like maps showing Toronto’s highest concentrations of poverty.

1 in 4 Toronto ‘holistic centres’ offer erotic massages, auditor general says

Toronto permits 25 body rub parlours but has no cap for holistic centres

CBC News October 27, 2017 Nick Boisvert

Holistic centres are licensed to provide services such as natural medicine, homeopathy, reiki and shiatsu.

A new report from Toronto’s auditor general has found that more than a quarter of the city’s licensed holistic centres appear to be offering unauthorized services that may be sexual in nature.

How to Combat a Government-Controlled Cannabis Monopolu

How to Combat a Government-Controlled Cannabis Monopoly

Marijuana.com October 20, 2017 Jon Hiltz

In early September, Ontario was the first of the Canadian provinces to announce its plans for a marijuana retail framework. To the chagrin of the unlicensed cannabis community, the government decided that a provincially-controlled system would be the best option.

October 11, 2017 – 加東-士嘉堡大工程:愛靜閣商場計劃改建商住兩用綜合社區

加東士嘉堡大工程:愛靜閣商場計劃改建商住兩用綜合社區

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倫多市政府正聽取計劃建議,針對設施陳舊老化的士嘉堡愛靜閣商場希望發展成5000個單位的商住兩用大型綜合社區。
隨著越來越多新移民,在交通快捷生活便利的士嘉堡定居,區內地價近幾年來也變得寸土寸金。關於將位於Sheppard 夾Kennedy附近的Agincourt Mall改建成融合柏文及社區中心的計劃,也進一步提上多倫多市議會的日程。這項改建工程將在Agincourt Mall建設十多棟商住兩用柏文,共計5000個單位。而位於Finch夾Warden的Bridlewood Mall未來也會有類似的改建規劃。

October 10, 2017 – 消防局嚴打非法分租屋 華裔業主被控多項罪名

消防局嚴打非法分租屋 華裔業主被控多項罪名
保障租客安全 兩年檢控38業主

【明報專訊】多倫多消防局現正針對市內各地多個非法分租屋集中的地區開展嚴打活動,從而向非法分租屋的業主傳遞明確的信息,那就是多倫多消防局正採取行動,從而確保租客的生命不會被置於危險的境地。有士嘉堡市議員指出,嚴打非法分租屋的行動正在進行之中,已有一名華裔非法分租屋業主面臨多項檢控。

What will SmartTrack look like? City launches public consultations on rail line

First of 3 meetings held Tuesday night at the Scarborough Civic Centre

CBC News Oct 10, 2017 Julia Whalen, Amara McLaughlin

Work on Mayor John Tory’s signature transit project — the SmartTrack rail line — reached a landmark in its implementation Tuesday evening as the public got to have its say in the first of three consultations this week.

“We want to hear from Torontonians,” Tory told reporters in Scarborough Tuesday morning.

士嘉堡變天 改建愛靜閣商場 建5000居住單位商場寫字樓

士嘉堡變天 改建愛靜閣商場 建5000居住單位商場寫字樓
高密度大型社區 住宿購物休憇集一

【明報專訊】研究策劃了20年的士嘉堡愛靜閣商場(Agincourt Mall)重建工程﹐終於完成初步規劃。這是一個超級大型發展計劃﹐將興建5000個居住單位﹐2.37萬平方米零售面積﹐8500平方米辦公樓。 此外還附帶數條新的馬路﹐和一個8400多平方米的新公園。