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by Eric Emin Wood on March 22, 2014
Ward 16 councillor and mayoral candidate Karen Stintz has come out in support of food trucks arriving on midtown Toronto streets, adding more local political weight to the notion as the city considers relaxing its food truck bylaws.

“I think we need to make it easier for food trucks...(More)
by Eric McMillan on March 21, 2014
Now that all the expected major candidates have declared themselves in the contest for Toronto mayor, the media is excitedly engaged in calling the horse race: “They’re off! And Stintz stumbles at the gate! Tory takes an early lead, but Chow comes up fast on the left side! Looks like Ford is...(More)
by Shawn Star on March 18, 2014
The race to replace outgoing councillor Karen Stintz in Ward 16 got a little busier on March 18 when criminal lawyer and teacher Dyanoosh Youssefi filed her nomination papers, becoming the sixth candidate.

Youssefi, who lives in the Eglinton-Lawrence riding with her husband and two...(More)
by Shawn Star on March 11, 2014
It may be early, but one city council candidate out to replace Karen Stintz in Ward 16 is hitting the ground running, already having announced a proposal to deal with pedestrian safety.

Citing 40 pedestrian fatalities in Toronto in 2013 — six of which occurred in midtown — Michael...(More)
by Shawn Star on March 7, 2014
There is a new TTC chair in town.

Ward 9 councillor Maria Augimeri edged Ward 15’s Josh Colle 23-21 in a council vote to find a replacement for Karen Stintz, who resigned the position on Feb. 19 to run for mayor in the Oct. 27 election. Augimeri will head the transit commission...(More)
by Shawn Star on March 6, 2014
Two North Toronto schools are on their way to getting upgraded playgrounds, thanks in part to an Avenue Road condominium development proposal recently given the go-ahead by the city.

John Wanless Junior Public School on Fairlawn Avenue and Allenby Junior Public School on St. Clements...(More)
by Shawn Star on March 6, 2014
UPDATE: Businessman Paul Spence, 52, has become a fifth candidate in the race to replace Karen Stintz in Ward 16. Transit, development and rent control will be his main issues, the Yonge and Eglinton area resident says, adding that he’s building on experience.

“Ward...(More)
by Shawn Star on March 6, 2014
Karen Stintz’s mayoral platform is building largely on what she’s gained in her 10 years’ experience as councillor for Ward 16, she says.

Stintz told the Town Crier in a telephone interview that her campaign will be focusing on four areas — alleviating congestion, building and...(More)
by Shawn Star on February 27, 2014
Efforts are now under way at city hall to take legal action against an unnamed developer for allegedly taking down trees without a permit at a Yonge and Lawrence area development site.

“We’ve begun the process of taking action against the fact the trees were removed without a...(More)
by Shawn Star on February 24, 2014
Another candidate has thrown his hat into the ring in the race to succeed Karen Stintz as Ward 16 councillor.

Lawyer Adam Tanel filed his nomination on Feb. 10, making him the second candidate, after Christin Carmichael Greb filed in January.

Stintz announced last year she...(More)
by Shawn Star on February 12, 2014
It’s been three months since Ward 16 councillor Karen Stintz announced her intentions to run for mayor, but she hasn’t filed nomination papers yet.

While that might be fodder for rumours, considering contenders for both her council seat and her position as TTC chair have emerged, she...(More)
by Eric Emin Wood on February 8, 2014
The TTC could soon be adding an accessible branch to reach a series of rehabilitation hospitals north of Eglinton Avenue East and Rumsey Road.

The city’s Disability Issues Committee made the pitch to the TTC on Jan. 24, pointing out that a cluster of medical service centres —...(More)
by Shawn Star on February 4, 2014
Christin Carmichael Greb, who grew up in a “politically minded” family, states family reasons as her motivation for entering the race to succeed Karen Stintz as councillor in Ward 16 Eglinton-Lawrence.

But the fact that her father, Don Valley West MP John Carmichael, is already in...(More)
by Eric Emin Wood on February 4, 2014
The site of a proposed condominium development at 41 Chatsworth Dr. became the scene of an impromptu protest on a snowy Feb. 1, when a group of neighbours and local councillor Karen Stintz converged there to find out why a subcontractor was unexpectedly removing old-growth trees from the edge of...(More)
by Shawn Star on January 29, 2014
In a decision that came as no surprise, city council voted unanimously this month in favour of asking the provincial and federal governments for financial assistance to help cover damages caused by the devastating Dec. 21 ice storm.

Council also rolled costs of the damage caused by a...(More)
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