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

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

Check out the Puzzle Nerds, Toronto’s only jigsaw store

Check out the Puzzle Nerds, Toronto’s only jigsaw store

Like many folks, partners Deborah Corner and Jo-Anne Bergeron were laid off during the pandemic. They had always dreamed of opening their own business but weren’t sure what to do. It turns out the answer to their entrepreneurial conundrum lay right in their lap — on a wooden puzzle board. “Doing puzzles brings me a … Read more

Can Toronto condos make a ‘natural’ retirement community work?

Can Toronto condos make a ‘natural’ retirement community work?

How do you want to spend the final years of your life? This is the focus of The Third Act, an ongoing series the Star is producing in collaboration with Toronto Metropolitan University and the National Institute on Ageing. It will challenge governments, institutions and individuals to reframe our later years as a time when … Read more

Blackpink merchandise pop-up shop opens in Toronto this weekend

Blackpink merchandise pop-up shop opens in Toronto this weekend

On Friday and Saturday, a pop-up shop in Liberty Village will sell exclusive Blackpink merchandise. The shop will open at 80 Atlantic Ave. The official lineup to be let into the store begins at 6 a.m. on Friday, ahead of the K-Pop group’s performance in Hamilton. Universal Music Canada, a partner of the pop-up shop, … Read more

EQAO test results: How did Toronto students do?

EQAO test results: How did Toronto students do?

When it comes to reading, writing and math, Toronto’s public school students performed slightly better on Ontario-wide tests than the provincial average. According to the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), which on Thursday released standardized test results for schools and boards across the province, students across the GTA have an easier time when it … Read more

Community advocates blame ‘greed’ for developers’ resistance to new affordable-housing definition

Community advocates blame ‘greed’ for developers’ resistance to new affordable-housing definition

Community advocates are calling on developers to stop fighting the City of Toronto’s new criteria for affordable housing, saying that doing so exposes their “greed” and willingness to exploit people’s suffering. At issue is a new definition of “affordable” approved by city council last November after debate and consultations with tenants, housing policy experts, landlords, … Read more

What the fog is going on in Toronto?

What the fog is going on in Toronto?

The thick fog blanketing the GTA might hang around until the weekend, according to a meteorologist. Environment Canada issued a fog advisory Thursday morning warning of near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions across most of Southern Ontario. Environment Climate Change Canada meteorologist Peter Kimbell said the fog might remain until Saturday. For the past … Read more

A voter’s guide to Toronto’s 2022 municipal election

A voter’s guide to Toronto’s 2022 municipal election

It’s municipal election day in Toronto. Here’s a guide that answers the basics, like what you should bring to the polling station, how long they’re open, and where to find one near you. No, we won’t tell you who deserves your vote. But if you’ve haven’t been paying attention, we’ve included a brief overview of … Read more