Unexpected construction in Toronto’s Little Portugal hits businesses – Toronto

December is usually busy season for store owner Robin Levett, but unexpected construction just outside her shop appears to have deterred the usual pedestrian foot traffic in the area. Levett owns Three Fates, a retail store that sells both second-hand and new clothing items, as well as jewelry and other items. The store is located … Read more

Kansas City Royals to move from Kauffman Stadium to new venue

Change is coming to Kansas City. After 50 years of playing at the famed Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals announced their intentions to move to a new stadium. In an open letter, principal owner John Sherman updated the fanbase about the team’s ongoing search for venues across Kansas City. “We are excited to now … Read more

Will new provincial housing rules make homes more affordable? Don’t hold your breath

The Ontario government says its new housing legislation will help bring down the cost of homes by injecting another 1.5 million units into the supply by 2031. And there’s more involved than simple supply and demand economics, says the government. The dozens of actions prescribed in the Build More Housing Faster Act, tabled at Queen’s … Read more

Niagara’s two largest cities tasked with building 19,000 homes

While Niagara’s political leaders are confident they can meet its residential development targets, they’re concerned about some of the aspects included in the province’s proposed housing legislation unveiled this week. The Ontario government’s More Homes Built Faster Act sets a target of building 11,000 homes in St. Catharines and 8,000 in Niagara Falls in the … Read more

Someone just drove their very rare car into unfinished streetcar tracks in Toronto

While Toronto hasn’t had a motorist end up dramatically trapped in a streetcar tunnel lately, one driver is definitely kicking themselves this morning after they ended up very much wedged on a part of College Street that is currently closed for streetcar track replacement, damaging their car pretty badly in the process. Clearly, people navigating … Read more

Interest rate hikes worsening ‘perfect storm,’ says N.B. developer – New Brunswick

While development across the Maritimes has maintained a torrid pace over the past two years, the latest series of interest rate hikes appear to be turning the tide. For Percy Wilbur, a developer in Saint John, construction of ‘The Wentworth’ proved to be a smooth process, with units hitting the market earlier this year. “So, … Read more

Doug Ford target 285,000 new housing units in Toronto in 10 years

Premier Doug Ford has a propensity for density. In sweeping legislation designed to streamline the construction of new housing, Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are setting specific targets for municipalities across Ontario to meet the government’s 10-year goal of 1.5 million homes. That means Toronto will be expected to build 285,000 additional units — including apartments in … Read more

Rental apartment construction slumps in Toronto as building costs rise

Construction workers work on the top floor of the Time and Space condominium project in Toronto’s Front St. East and Sherbourne St. neighborhood on Oct 11.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Rental apartment construction dropped sharply in Toronto in the first half of the year, according to a new government report that suggests it has become … Read more

Manitoba opening new hospital in Neepawa – Winnipeg

Manitoba is opening a new hospital in Neepawa to provide care closer to home, Health Minister Audrey Gordon announced Monday. The hospital will offer Neepawa residents and surrounding communities improved access to a wider variety of specialty services. It will be built on nearly 40 acres of farmland on Neepawa’s east side. “Our government is … Read more

TTC halts service to College and Carlton streets until next year

Starting this week, the TTC will cancel its 506 streetcar service to several stops in order to “speed up trip times and improve customer service” around major construction projects along College and Carlton streets. In a press release, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) said that beginning Oct. 13, the 506 Carlton route will completely bypass … Read more