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Second entrance and elevator at Woodbine Station finally opens

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017

Toronto Transit Commission’s fully accessible Woodbine subway station is finally in full operation.

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East York Moments 035: A new way to get around East York!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017

East York is a veritable pet playground, filled with four-legged friends.  Animal aficionados will love a new arts and crafts studio and clothing boutique that has recently opened on Danforth Avenue. Proprietor Priya Rajan’s concept for The Right Side, just east of Woodbine Avenue, is to take the cruelty-free commitment to a whole new level.  Priya sources Canadian clothing designers and other creators that can carry a vegan-friendly stamp of approval. “Everything is sweat-shop free, I don’t carry any fast fashion,” she says. “We carry small batches of artisanal clothing and the people who sew them are paid a fair wage.” Priya is herself a hands-on maker, and her array of statement handbags will have you making unsubtle hints for holiday gift-giving. “Shopping has become such a lifestyle thing, but my store is more about how people feel, not...

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Cosburn-Cedarvale to get its traffic light after overwhelming Council OK

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017

The speed and quietude of Toronto City Council’s rubberstamp approval today of installation of a stoplight at the corner of Cosburn Ave. and Cedarvale Ave. was a marked contrast to the proposal’s previous deferral in July.

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Petition for Woodbine bike lanes removal hits 2,000 signatures

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017

n online petition started Sept. 18 urging removal of the just-installed bike lanes on Woodbine Avenue has surpassed 2,000 “signatures” acquired after just over 40 hours…

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Councillors and former mayors say Sept. 19 public support for street sign logos is urgent

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

Former East York mayors Alan Redway and Michael Prue, along with representatives of local historical and preservation groups and city councillors all say the public needs to let politicians know they want to see the EY logo continue to appear on local street signs at a meeting Tues. Sept. 19.

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Woodbine bike lanes ease travel for two-wheelers but impact on auto traffic angers some car drivers and nearby residents

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017

Bike lanes along the length of Woodbine Avenue from Queen Street East all the way up to O’Connor Drive are now fully installed…

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