King township has experienced close to a 50 per cent price drop in a three-month period

King township has experienced close to a 50 per cent price drop in a three-month period

Those selling their homes in the township of King, Ontario will not be getting what their neighbours received just earlier this year. Not even close. And realtors are asking sellers to be flexible in pricing their homes, and to stop comparing themselves to neighbours who sold at much higher prices, otherwise, their homes won’t sell. … Read more

One ceiling collapsed. And a whole community was torn apart

One ceiling collapsed. And a whole community was torn apart

Penny Fisher wasn’t finished packing yet, but the movers were already ferrying bins and boxes through her garden to the U-Hauls parked out front, their hard hats a reminder of the danger lurking inside her townhouse. This had been her home for more than a decade: the place where she and her family had hung … Read more

Motorcyclist dead after crash in Brampton, Ont.

Motorcyclist dead after crash in Brampton, Ont.

A male motorcyclist is dead following a collision in Brampton overnight. Peel police responded to reports of a crash in the area of Chinguacousy Road near Flowertown Avenue, shortly before 4 a.m. Police say a motorcycle and a Toyota were both travelling northbound on Chinguacousy Road. The motorcycle then appears to have crashed into the … Read more

Months of construction on Adelaide Street set to begin

Months of construction on Adelaide Street set to begin

A months-long street renewal project is set to get underway on a major downtown artery this month in order to make way for the expected start of construction on the Ontario Line. Work on the new subway line is expected to start in 2023 and will require the long-term closure of a stretch of Queen … Read more

Man dies after being pulled from house fire in Toronto

Man dies after being pulled from house fire in Toronto

A man has died in hospital after being pulled from a fire that ripped through a home in North York early Saturday morning. Shortly before 7:30 a.m., Toronto fire responded to a blaze at a house at 14 Calais Avenue, near Lexfield Avenue and Richard Clark Drive. The fire appears to have started in the … Read more

Where to get the best butter tarts in Toronto

Where to get the best butter tarts in Toronto

“Try it frozen first,” urges baker Eric De Garie as he offers a plate of his maple butter tarts served three ways: from the freezer, room temperature and right out of the oven. When cold, the filling is almost like a pate de fruit: soft but not gummy, and as De Garie notes, not as … Read more

Clayton Ruby, criminal lawyer, has died at age 80

Clayton Ruby, criminal lawyer, has died at age 80

Clayton Ruby, one of Canada’s best known criminal lawyers, activists and civil rights champions, has died at the age of 80, his Toronto law firm confirmed Wednesday. The Toronto native died peacefully Tuesday afternoon surrounded by his family, read a post on the Twitter account belonging to his law firm Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe. The … Read more

Young girl hit by GO train remembered by family

Young girl hit by GO train remembered by family

Warning: This story contains details that may be disturbing to some readers. Emmanuel Nwabuoku says his daughter went out for ice cream with her siblings last Tuesday afternoon and wound up chasing a butterfly. That innocent outing took a tragic turn when she got onto the GO tracks and was hit by a train. Her … Read more

Man dead after falling into Lake Ontario

Man dead after falling into Lake Ontario

A man is dead after he fell into Lake Ontario near Ontario Place and Lake Shore Boulevard and was pulled from the water by emergency responders. According to tweets from Toronto police Sunday, officers responded to reports of a man who fell off a tour boat around 2:40 p.m. The police marine unit and fire … Read more

Toronto Caribbean Carnival postpones Carnival Flavours

Toronto Caribbean Carnival postpones Carnival Flavours

Carnival Flavours, the closing event of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, has been moved to late August. A tweet by the festival’s Twitter account on Sunday said refunds will be issued to anyone who bought tickets, promising more details to come. Carnival Flavours was scheduled to take place Sunday afternoon at Stanley Barracks at Hotel X. … Read more