The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Nov. 23, 2022

The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Nov. 23, 2022

Our bestseller lists this week is a good tip sheet for the books that will be making their way to prime positions under the tree and into Canadian stockings in December. The No. 1 book sold across Canada this week is Michelle Obama’s just out “The Light We Carry,” a sequel to her massively popular … Read more

Toronto conservation authority preparing for court after provincially significant wetland cleared for farming

Toronto conservation authority preparing for court after provincially significant wetland cleared for farming

A conservation authority is preparing for court after a provincially significant wetland near Toronto was altered. The wetland was previously set to be the site of a highly-protested Amazon distribution centre. As first reported by the Narwhal, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) found earlier this month someone had cleared and tilled nearly 90 … Read more

No bailout for Toronto in Doug Ford’s economic statement

No bailout for Toronto in Doug Ford’s economic statement

Mayor John Tory is still waiting for a lifeline. The Ontario PC government released its fall economic statement on Monday, and it didn’t include the additional funding Tory says is urgently needed to shore up Toronto’s pandemic-battered finances. The province’s omission, which came as Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy projected a $12.9-billion deficit for Ontario this … Read more

Canadian Sport Film Festival shines spotlight on social change

Canadian Sport Film Festival shines spotlight on social change

There’s a scene in the documentary “Raise the Bar” where the coach of a girls basketball team in Iceland urges them to trash talk each other. Russell Field, founding director of the Canadian Sport Film Festival, loves the quizzical looks on the young players’ faces. “They hate it, they can’t do it. It’s not how … Read more

SickKids CEO pleads with Ontarians to ‘do the right thing’ and mask up

SickKids CEO pleads with Ontarians to ‘do the right thing’ and mask up

The president and CEO of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children is making a plea to Ontarians to “do the right thing” by wearing masks in indoor spaces. The emotional call from Dr. Ronald Cohn comes two days after SickKids announced it was cancelling surgeries to preserve space in its ICUs overflowing with kids ill with … Read more

Dog owners react to rash of dead raccoons in the city

Dog owners react to rash of dead raccoons in the city

Archie smelled the body first, which was a surprise all in all, because for a body, it didn’t really stink that bad. “We were kind of on top of it,” said Liz Scanlon, who was with Archie that day. “I didn’t see it.” But Archie saw it — after he smelled it — and he … Read more

Toronto’s best Asian street food stops

Toronto’s best Asian street food stops

When opening a restaurant, there are so many cuisines to choose from. Renowned mixologist Evelyn Chick figured, “Why stick to just one?” After launching event space Ahma last year, Chick has expanded her Parkdale empire with Simpl Things, a snack and cocktail bar that serves Italian pasta by day, Taiwanese street food by night. She … Read more

These aren’t the same familiar budget crisis blues — Toronto’s financial picture is dire and urgent

These aren’t the same familiar budget crisis blues — Toronto’s financial picture is dire and urgent

When Mayor John Tory was pleading, on Thursday, for an infusion of provincial and federal cash, you might have thought, “I know this song.” The “Urban Insolvency Blues” is among the most classic numbers in the Great Toronto Songbook: Baby, we haven’t got any money … It’s a standard all Toronto mayors perform, each giving … Read more

Review: Booker-winning Anna Moschovokis’ book ‘Participation’

Review: Booker-winning Anna Moschovokis’ book ‘Participation’

In “Participation,” a woman known only as E drifts between two reading groups, called Love and Anti-Love, in an attempt to find her purpose amidst environmental catastrophes and societal decline. Two of her three jobs leave her feeling empty; her mentor at the third has stopped answering her calls. Increasingly isolated, she succumbs to fantasies … Read more

Ukrainian dancers to take Toronto stage for ‘Nutcracker’

Ukrainian dancers to take Toronto stage for ‘Nutcracker’

TORONTO — A pair of Ukrainian dancers who toured the world raising money to help their home country are set to perform a Christmas classic. The Toronto International Ballet Theatre says principal dancers Vladyslav Romashchenko and Olga Posternak will take the stage in Toronto next month for a one-night performance of “The Nutcracker” The dance … Read more