‘They’re nervous as hell’: Gun deaths highlight simmering traumas inside Toronto schools

‘They’re nervous as hell’: Gun deaths highlight simmering traumas inside Toronto schools

In the halls at Woburn Collegiate Institute, students knew a fight was brewing before class let out at 3:15 p.m. on Halloween. Outside, the anticipation was palpable as at least one teen pulled out her cellphone and started filming, her voice rising as at least four boys appeared to get into it — one backing … Read more

Toronto rapper denies role in daylight execution, says cash and prop guns ‘part of my image’

Toronto rapper denies role in daylight execution, says cash and prop guns ‘part of my image’

The sound of rap music filled a downtown courtroom on Wednesday as a Toronto jury got a crash course in the city’s drill scene as a local rapper denied any involvement in the brazen daylight murder of Antonio Fiorda. Testifying in his own defence, Saaid Mohiadin, 33, who performs as Flippa, said he had no … Read more

Toronto woman arrested after $10K grandparent scam investigation

Toronto woman arrested after K grandparent scam investigation

A Toronto woman has been arrested after an investigation into a grandparent scam in October, Toronto Police Service said in a news release Monday. On Oct. 27, 2022, a man received a phone call from someone he believed was his grandson. Toronto police said the victim was told he had to pay $9,800 in order … Read more

Review: Toronto writer Sam Shelstad’s book ‘Citizens of Light’

Review: Toronto writer Sam Shelstad’s book ‘Citizens of Light’

Unlikely detective figures have been known to lend a sheen of originality to crime plots dealing with murder, missing persons and inheritance schemes. Doc Sportello, the paranoiac protagonist from Thomas Pynchon’s “Inherent Vice,” could not stop himself from unwittingly solving cases through a hash haze and, in the process, revitalized the stagnant figure of the … Read more

Toronto police make historic bust of 671 kilograms of illicit drugs

Toronto police make historic bust of 671 kilograms of illicit drugs

Toronto police have seized hundreds of kilograms of illicit drugs in what they say is the largest single-day drug seizure in the force’s history. Deputy Chief Pauline Gray says the force last month sized 671 kilograms of illicit drugs, including 520 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 151 kilograms of cocaine. Police say they identified two … Read more

Two people stabbed in Toronto Sunday

Two people stabbed in Toronto Sunday

Two people are in hospital after separate early morning stabbings in Toronto on Sunday. In the first incident, Toronto police officers were called to Mount Olive Drive and Kipling Avenue shortly after 3:30 a.m. A police spokesperson told the Star that altercations between a group of people left one woman stabbed in a park’s parking … Read more

Gunfight video proves dad opened fire at son’s Toronto birthday party, Crown says

Gunfight video proves dad opened fire at son’s Toronto birthday party, Crown says

A prosecutor is urging a Toronto judge to find that Kevin George was one of four men who engaged in a gunfight at a birthday party for his one-year-old son, saying the accused advertised his involvement by wearing a custom-made “Daddy Shark” T-shirt. George opened fire amid “a sea of innocent people,” prosecutor Paul Zambonini … Read more

17-year-old arrested in fatal shooting at Toronto high school

17-year-old arrested in fatal shooting at Toronto high school

Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in a fatal shooting outside a Scarborough high school that left an 18-year-old dead, a 15-year-old boy injured and sent a crowd of students screaming and running. The shooting, in an Ellesmere Road parking lot of Woburn Collegiate Institute immediately after class on Halloween, led to the death of … Read more

Man allegedly impersonated traffic cop, Toronto police say

Man allegedly impersonated traffic cop, Toronto police say

A Toronto man allegedly pretended to be a traffic cop to extort ticket money from a man who was sitting in his car parked downtown on Tuesday night, police say. Police say officers were called to the Yonge Street and Elm Street area on Tuesday at 10 p.m. for the suspicious incident. In a news … Read more

Toronto Police release images of man wanted for sex assault

Toronto Police release images of man wanted for sex assault

Toronto Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault investigation. In a news release, police said a man abused a woman sexually on a TTC subway car travelling along the Bloor-Danforth line between Jane and Woodbine stations last Saturday morning. Images of the suspect have been … Read more