Toronto police detain man and dog after series of attacks

Toronto police detain man and dog after series of attacks

Toronto police say they have detained a man and dog after two violent robberies and an attempted boat theft Saturday morning that sent two people to hospital with serious injuries. Police were called about a carjacking near Third Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West just before 3 a.m. According to police, a man allegedly attacked … Read more

31-storey ‘tall timber’ highrise proposed for College Street

31-storey ‘tall timber’ highrise proposed for College Street

A Toronto developer is proposing a 31-storey wood frame or “tall timber” residential building on College Street, the latest in a growing trend toward the use of this alternate construction material. Developer Jackey Chen, 26, owner of Unix Housing Group, has put forward a proposal to the city calling for an official plan amendment and … Read more

Toronto’s public beaches are safe for swimming (June 25)

Toronto’s public beaches are safe for swimming (June 25)

Heading to the beach? You’re in luck — Toronto’s public beaches are safe for swimming as of June 25 at 2 p.m. Here’s the latest beach water quality report from Toronto Public Health: Bluffer’s Beach (1 Brimley Road South) tested safe for swimming on June 24 Centre Island Beach (Toronto Islands) tested safe for swimming … Read more

In Toronto, jumbled logic sees one building staying up, while another comes down

In Toronto, jumbled logic sees one building staying up, while another comes down

The cancellation of Taste of the Danforth has received a lot of attention over the last week, but it wasn’t the only strange thing that happened on and around the street this month. On June 24, the Toronto Preservation Board adopted a city planning report that recommended batch listing 225 properties along the Danforth on … Read more

York Region’s public beaches are safe for swimming (June 25)

York Region’s public beaches are safe for swimming (June 25)

Heading to the beach? You’re in luck — York Region’s public beaches are safe for swimming as of June 25 at 7 a.m. Here’s the latest beach water quality report from York Region Public Health: Bonnie Park Beach in Jackson’s Point (37 Malone Road) tested safe for swimming on June 22 Cedar Beach in Whitchurch-Stouffville … Read more

There are seven new faces — including a former CFLer — in Doug Ford’s cabinet

There are seven new faces — including a former CFLer — in Doug Ford’s cabinet

Former city councillors, former mayors and a former CFLer were among the seven MPPs appointed to cabinet by Premier Doug Ford. Six of the seven are newly elected MPPs, with one — Michael Parsa — serving a second term at Queen’s Park. Charmaine Williams, a former Brampton councillor who is now associate minister of women’s … Read more

Interim city councillor resigns hours after appointment because of homophobic posts

Interim city councillor resigns hours after appointment because of homophobic posts

The new city councillor for Ward 1 Etobicoke North resigned Friday night, hours after Toronto city councillors appointed her. Rosemarie Bryan quit as successor to former councillor Michael Ford — who apparently endorsed her as his replacement — in a statement after concerns were raised about anti-LGBTQ posts she had shared on social media between … Read more

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner doubles down after Star reveals push to eject her for criticizing colleagues

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner doubles down after Star reveals push to eject her for criticizing colleagues

OTTAWA — A law that allows MPs to eject fellow members from their caucus encourages abusive behaviour inside political parties and that’s unacceptable, Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner said Friday. Her comments came in the wake of revelations by the Star that some fellow Conservatives have been threatening Rempel Garner with expulsion from the party’s … Read more

More than 155 daycares in Toronto have applied for the national child care program

More than 155 daycares in Toronto have applied for the national child care program

More than 155 daycares in Toronto applied for the national child care program in the first day-and-a-half after the city opened its application process, a positive sign for parents paying the country’s highest fees. But some daycares say they’re still waiting on critical details before deciding whether to participate. “The city is thrilled with the … Read more

Doug Ford appoints rookie MPP nephew Michael Ford to cabinet, rejects charges of nepotism

Doug Ford appoints rookie MPP nephew Michael Ford to cabinet, rejects charges of nepotism

Doug Ford appoints rookie MPP nephew Michael Ford to cabinet, rejects charges of nepotism | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:” “,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”Michael Ford, a former Toronto city councillor and trustee, won in York South-Weston, knocking out the NDP incumbent Faisal Hassan.”,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“type”:”ad”,”heading”:”ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW”,”name”:”ArticleThirdBigBox”,”display”:”medium-down”,”pos”:”3″,”interstitial”:true,”sizes”:[[300,250]]},{“text”:”The son of Kathy Ford, the premier’s sister, he had been a city councillor since 2016.”,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“text”:”Still, … Read more