LOOKING BACK: Remembering April fires that destroyed Wexford Arena, historic Highland Creek school-image1

This photo shows the Wexford Arena buring in April of 1951. It had been located at the corner of Pharmacy and Lawrence avenues.

LOOKING BACK: Remembering April fires that destroyed Wexford Arena, historic Highland Creek school

April, 64 years ago, was devastating for historic buildings in Scarborough. Two of the worst occurred one day apart. The first fire...

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UNION STATION ZONES OF IMMERSION ART MURALZones of Immersion

The mural isn’t ready yet, but by the time the 205 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games begin in Toronto, subway riders at Union Station will have something interesting to look at while they wait for their train in the Zones of Immersion art installation by artist Stuart Reid.

5 art projects beautifying the TTC

Art on the TTC has become so commonplace riders may be forgiven if they hardly notice the inspiration on display while scurrying to the...

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Molly Johnson

Recording artist Molly Johnson will perform April 29 at the Music for Memory concert to benefit Alzheimer’s research.

Molly Johnson performs in Music for Memory Project in support of Alzheimer’s

With her two children growing up, downtown Toronto resident Molly Johnson decided this was the year she would finally start saying “yes” to...

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Hav A Nap

The Hav A Nap Motel on Kingston Road in Scarborough has been immortalized in poetry.

4 Poets (the Only Four) on the Toronto Poetry Map in Scarborough

What does the Scarborough of the mind look like? Toronto Public Library and George Elliott Clarke, the city’s poet laureate, released a...

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Collision

A vehicle sits on its side following a collision on Sheppard Avenue and Leslie Street Friday afternoon.

Two crashes close portions of Sheppard Avenue in North York

Two separate crashes, minutes apart, closed portions of Sheppard Avenue in North York during the Friday afternoon rush-hour. The first...

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Provincial budget breakfast

BMO Wealth Management's Andy Guidi, left, asks a question of Scarborough MPPs Mitzie Hunter (Scarborough-Guildwood), Tracy MacCharles (Pickering-Scarborough East) and Bas Balkissoon (Scarborough-Rouge River) during a provincial budget breakfast local Rotary clubs held Friday at the Scarboro Golf and Country Club.

Scarborough Liberal MPPs questioned over transit, local hospital plans at provincial budget breakfast

There aren’t any Opposition MPPs in Scarborough, a place that’s elected only Liberals to the provincial government for a dozen years....

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Trying something different

Mayor John Tory announced April 24 that the city will shift the weekend road closures of major highways to hopefully lessen the impact on drivers.

Mayor John Tory shifts highway closures in attempt to lessen impact on drivers

Weekend closures on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway are shifting so the highways will be open for most of Sunday, but...

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Rougehike

Hikers enjoy a walk in Rouge Park in this file photo. Bill C-40, which makes the Rouge National Urban Park legal, was give royal assent this week in Ottawa.

Royal assent given to Rouge National Urban Park

The MPs of Canada’s Conservative government are celebrating the legal creation of a Rouge National Urban Park, but that park is only...

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