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Extra, Extra: Explore Bay Lower Station, Parkdale Tenants Neglected, and a Big Pickering Real Estate Sale

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  • Have you ever wanted to explore the mysterious Bay Lower station, but never wake up early enough when it’s Doors Open? Well, now you have your chance with the magic 360/VR video. Local filmmaker Liam Kearney provides a walkthrough of the shuttered station, which was briefly used in the 1960s to eliminate a transfer point for riders.
  • The Ontario Superior Court ruled that the City of Toronto was negligent towards tenants, as it failed to inform Parkdale residents of rent reductions they should have received. After a classification change that reduced property taxes, 200 to 500 Parkdale rooming house tenants should have seen some of the savings passed on to them by their landlord. They were not informed of this change, though, and overpaid their rent between 2004 and 2008. The City’s liability in the matter is $500,000, pending an appeal.
  • The Ontario government plans to sell the Seaton Lands, a 1,000 acre swath of land in Pickering. The development will eventually support 35,000 jobs, and the real estate sale should be among the most lucrative in Canadian history. The land was set aside in the 1970s for an airport in Pickering that never materialized. There is also a by-election in nearby Whitby-Oshawa, a race where the Liberals hope to pick up a seat from the Conservatives.

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