DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at six restaurants on Jan. 16

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at six restaurants on Jan. 16

Toronto Public Health issued six conditional passes to restaurants, cafés, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Jan. 16. Fresh and Wild at 69 Spadina Avenue received a conditional pass with two major infractions: Fail to ensure storage shelves designed to protect against contamination Fail to protect against harbouring of pests Jian Bing Club at 5418 … Read more

Director of The Citizen Lab at University of Toronto named to the Order of Canada

Director of The Citizen Lab at University of Toronto named to the Order of Canada

OTTAWA—Ronald Deibert, director of the cybersecurity and human-rights organization The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, is among this year’s appointments to the Order of Canada. “It is really humbling and surreal. To get this honour is just truly something else. I’m over the moon about it and feel so appreciated by this recognition,” … Read more

One of 8 girls charged in stabbing of homeless man in Toronto granted bail

One of 8 girls charged in stabbing of homeless man in Toronto granted bail

One of the eight young girls accused of second-degree murder of a 59-year-old man has been granted bail. The accused, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, must follow a number of conditions including not contacting the others charged and one other person. She also cannot possess any weapons or … Read more

Toronto to see rain, mild temperatures on New Year’s Eve

Toronto to see rain, mild temperatures on New Year’s Eve

Planning on watching fireworks this New Year’s Eve? Expect to get wet in milder weather. Environment Canada is predicting Toronto will see temperatures of 8 C overnight on Friday rise as high as 10 C on Saturday, then dip to 2 C overnight. Meteorologist Gerald Cheng says rain will start on Friday evening and last … Read more

Here’s what’s open and closed in Toronto on New Year’s

Here’s what’s open and closed in Toronto on New Year’s

New Year’s Day is a public holiday in Ontario, meaning many services and stores may be closed on Sunday. Government offices, community centres, libraries and banks will be closed. Mail delivery will pause for the holiday. Beer Store and LCBO locations will also be closed on Sunday. Here’s what else is open and closed on … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Dec. 28)

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Dec. 28)

Expect delays along the following routes: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled one closure in Toronto on Dec. 28 for roadwork on Highway 427. Highway 427 southbound off-ramp at Finch Avenue: one right lane closed from Dec. 28 at 10 p.m. until Dec. 29 at 5 a.m. Have further to travel? Highway closures for planned … Read more

Seventeen break and enters reported in Old Toronto last week (Dec. 27)

Seventeen break and enters reported in Old Toronto last week (Dec. 27)

Seventeen residential break and enters were reported in the city’s Old Toronto district from Dec. 20 to Dec. 26, according to Toronto Police Service. That’s up from 14 reported during the previous week. A total of 32 residential break and enters were reported in the City of Toronto. You can find the latest incident reports … Read more

Via Rail set to resume train service, but air travel remains a problem

Via Rail set to resume train service, but air travel remains a problem

Via Rail is set to resume train service between Toronto and Ottawa or Montreal on Tuesday — but troubles continue for those travelling by air. Elsewhere, a state of emergency remained in Niagara Region, and while road closures were lifted in Prince Edward County — drivers faced Highway Traffic Act offences for being out overnight … Read more

Volunteers at Kensington Market pitch in to serve Christmas meals

Volunteers at Kensington Market pitch in to serve Christmas meals

The chef at The Corner Drop-in pauses to take a breath. Mike C, who declines to give his full name, has been part of small crew of staff and volunteers who haven’t stopped moving for the last six hours on Christmas morning. They’ve been busy cooking, plating, ladling and serving more than 70 home-cooked meals … Read more