Coun. Michael Thompson sex assault charges linked to Muskoka: OPP

Coun. Michael Thompson sex assault charges linked to Muskoka: OPP

The sexual assault charges Toronto city councillor Michael Thompson is facing relate to alleged incidents that took place at a private residence in Muskoka, according to police. In a statement released Friday, the Ontario Provincial Police confirmed Thompson has been charged with two counts of sexual assault stemming from the alleged incidents. Through his lawyer, … Read more

David Chang’s Momofuku closing its Toronto restaurants

David Chang’s Momofuku closing its Toronto restaurants

A decade after Torontonians first lined up hours for bowls of ramen, platters of bossam and pork belly baos, New York-based chef David Chang’s restaurant company Momofuku announced that it is ceasing operations in the city on Dec. 23. BlogTO first broke the news Thursday about company’s exit from the city, citing an anonymous former … Read more

Woman struck by truck driver in Toronto

Woman struck by truck driver in Toronto

A woman is in a trauma centre after being struck by a truck driver in Toronto Thursday morning. Toronto police said they were called to a collision near Tretheway Drive and Paulson Road just before 9 a.m. There, officers said a pedestrian had been hit by the driver of a truck. The driver stayed at … Read more

A handful of Michelin-star restaurants can’t define Toronto

A handful of Michelin-star restaurants can’t define Toronto

Can a GTA food guide be representative of the city if there’s no mention of doubles, rotis and beef patties? What about dim sum parlours that run the gamut from little Chinatown spots to the glamorous banquet halls of Richmond Hill? The red sauce joints in Woodbridge? Or all the South Asian spots in Brampton … Read more

Toronto chefs hold their breath for Michelin Guide reveal

Toronto chefs hold their breath for Michelin Guide reveal

On Tuesday evening, Toronto restaurateurs will find out whether their establishments have received one or more of the coveted Michelin stars. This is the first time the Michelin Guide has come to Canada, the result of a deal between Michelin and several tourism organizations — a growing trend toward strategic marketing partnerships where tourism organizations … Read more

Veteran Toronto cop dead in Tim Horton’s ‘ambush’

Veteran Toronto cop dead in Tim Horton’s ‘ambush’

A Toronto police traffic officer on a lunch break in a Mississauga Tim Horton’s was shot dead in what police are calling an unprovoked “ambush”— the beginning of a chaotic shooting rampage spread out over three cities that left a trail of five victims before the “armed and dangerous” suspect was himself gunned down by … Read more

Veteran Toronto police officer dead in lunchtime ‘ambush.’ Suspect killed after separate triple shooting

Veteran Toronto police officer dead in lunchtime ‘ambush.’ Suspect killed after separate triple shooting

A Toronto police officer has been shot and killed at lunch in Mississauga in what police are describing as an unprovoked “ambush” that led soon after to a second triple shooting in Milton and the death of the “armed and dangerous” suspect. The officer — identified as Toronto police Const. Andrew Hong — was one … Read more

Jemima Khan, Kit Harrington, Laura Dern and Hugh Jackman make the scene at TIFF events in Toronto

Jemima Khan, Kit Harrington, Laura Dern and Hugh Jackman make the scene at TIFF events in Toronto

It is not often I get actually star-struck — after all the years of being in the celebrity trenches — but it happened Saturday. Ladies and gentleman, Jemima Khan. I mean, there are stars — and then there are witnesses to history, not to mention, the truest sort of ambassadress from the beau monde. “You … Read more

Future trades a 60 minute wait for 30 minutes of bliss at Rolling Loud Toronto

Future trades a 60 minute wait for 30 minutes of bliss at Rolling Loud Toronto

Only a handful of artists can make you forget they were even late. Future is one of them. At one point it was a question whether or not Future would even show up. Scheduled to come out at 9:50 p.m., the massive crowd at the Uber Stage at Rolling Loud Toronto at Ontario Place was … Read more

Toronto police say driver arrested after striking two pedestrians, cyclist and fleeing scenes

Toronto police say driver arrested after striking two pedestrians, cyclist and fleeing scenes

Toronto police received a report of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue West on Saturday morning. According to police, the driver of an eastbound Jeep Patriot struck a pedestrian, a 26-year-old man who was not injured. The driver then struck another pedestrian, a 65-year-old man who was … Read more