DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at eight restaurants on Oct. 5

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at eight restaurants on Oct. 5

Toronto Public Health issued eight conditional passes to restaurants, cafés, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Oct. 5. Aanch Modernistic Indian Cuisine at 259 Wellington Street West received a conditional pass with one major infraction: Fail to provide handwashing stations with adequate supplies (hot and cold water) Barans Turkish Cuisine And Bar at 2043 Eglinton … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Oct. 7)

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Oct. 7)

Expect delays, especially during heavy traffic periods: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled 49 closures in Toronto on Oct. 7 for roadwork on Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 404, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Highway 400 northbound off-ramp at Jane Street: all lanes closed until Oct. 7 at 5 a.m. Highway 400 northbound on-ramp … Read more

Ex-Toronto couple enter guilty pleas in ‘prolific and disturbing’ child sex abuse case

Ex-Toronto couple enter guilty pleas in ‘prolific and disturbing’ child sex abuse case

A Toronto man and woman pleaded guilty to a combined 18 criminal charges Thursday linked to the sexual and physical abuse of several victims, including children. Martin Wettlaufer, 39, and Kathleen Wardlaw, 43 — a one-time couple — meanwhile entered not-guilty pleas to dozens of other related charges, including other alleged victims. After their initial … Read more

What to do in Toronto this weekend: Oct. 7-10

What to do in Toronto this weekend: Oct. 7-10

Toronto has a lot of fun on offer this weekend. Here’s a sampling of what’s on. Indigenous Enterprise’s Indigenous Liberation Indigenous Enterprise — a Phoenix, Ariz.-based dance troupe — makes its Canadian debut with “Indigenous Liberation” Friday and Saturday evening at Toronto Metropolitan University Theatre. The group combines traditional dances from their elders with filmmaking, … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Oct. 6)

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Oct. 6)

Expect delays or adjust your route: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled 50 closures in Toronto on Oct. 6 for roadwork on Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 404, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Highway 400 northbound off-ramp at Jane Street: all lanes closed from Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. until Oct. 7 at 5 … Read more

Toronto house listings hit 20-year low in September

Toronto house listings hit 20-year low in September

A 20-year low in new home listings last month is buoying Toronto area home prices, which in September, rose slightly month-over-month to $1.09 million. It was the second consecutive monthly price increase, but on a year-over-year basis the average house and condo price dipped 4.3 per cent. The 11,237 homes that hit the market last … Read more

Lack of planners is driving up Toronto house prices: critics

Lack of planners is driving up Toronto house prices: critics

When it comes to speeding housing development applications through city hall, smaller municipalities have got Toronto beat. Milton, Whitby, Barrie and Brampton all do the job faster. Developers say that the slow pace of permit approvals is further squeezing the already short supply of housing and driving up home prices with costly construction delays. It … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Oct. 4)

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Oct. 4)

Plan your commute before you’re in your car: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled 50 closures in Toronto on Oct. 4 for roadwork on Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 404, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Highway 400 northbound off-ramp at Finch Avenue: one left lane closed until Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. Highway 400 … Read more

Why do so many Toronto litter bins look like garbage?

Why do so many Toronto litter bins look like garbage?

Toronto, can’t we do better than … public litter bins covered in graffiti, their broken doors hanging open and garbage spilling from their overstuffed flaps? There are almost 9,500 on-street garbage receptacles in the city, and a lot of them are in rough shape. Earlier this year Mayor John Tory confessed they’re often so gross … Read more

Toronto bike rally lights up the night for cyclist’s rights

Toronto bike rally lights up the night for cyclist’s rights

More than 100 people gathered in downtown Toronto on Sunday night to “light up” Yonge Street with phones, fairy lights, and bike lights to demand better road safety ahead of the municipal election Oct. 24. The Light Up Toronto for Safe Streets rally — organized by 15 community groups — began at Ramsden Park at … Read more