Tag: City

How a TTC driver quietly bought up a corner of the city

Neighbours only knew him as “Manny,” a quiet and sometimes cranky landlord who lived in their area. But more details of the life of Manuel Gomes, a single man who never married, had no children and amassed a fortune in real estate in a west-end block of Toronto, are coming to light following his death…

North Scarborough getting shortchanged by city despite high need, report shows

Scarborough has long complained of its second-class status as part of the Toronto megacity. And when it comes to poverty, a new report suggests the city is indeed shortchanging some of Scarborough’s neediest communities. None of Toronto’s 31 so-called Neighbourhood Improvement Areas — communities earmarked for special support to tackle youth violence, poverty and social…