Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Dec. 4)

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Dec. 4)

Expect delays along the following routes: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled 35 closures in Toronto on Dec. 4 for roadwork on Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Highway 400 northbound between Finch Avenue and 407: three alternating lanes closed until Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. Highway 400 southbound express between … Read more

‘Canada’s Lou Reed’ the star of new book from Waterloo Region-based writer

‘Canada’s Lou Reed’ the star of new book from Waterloo Region-based writer

“The Longest Suicide: The Authorized Biography of Art Bergmann” is the latest book by Waterloo Region-based music journalist Jason Schneider. Art Bergmann is often referred to as “Canada’s Lou Reed.” Bergmann is Canada’s punk poet laureate, from his days helping to lay the foundation of the Vancouver punk scene with the K-Tels, to his acclaimed … Read more

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning picks and odds: Bet on Toronto to keep rolling

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning picks and odds: Bet on Toronto to keep rolling

Two of the Atlantic Division’s top teams meet on Saturday night, as the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Toronto Maple Leafs. The pregame narrative: The last time these teams met, Nick Paul was breaking the hearts of Leafs fans everywhere with a heroic performance in Game 7 of their first-round playoff matchup. Toronto closed out … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Dec. 3)

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Dec. 3)

Avoid gridlock before it happens: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled 37 closures in Toronto on Dec. 3 for roadwork on Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 404, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Highway 400 northbound between Finch Avenue and 407: three alternating lanes closed until Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. Highway 401 eastbound between … Read more

Newly Iran sanctions include Toronto gym denizen who led police during Kazemi case

Newly Iran sanctions include Toronto gym denizen who led police during Kazemi case

OTTAWA – Canada is sanctioning more Iranian officials, including a senior military official spotted earlier this year at a Toronto-area gym. Morteza Talaei, a former general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, is among four Iranians and five entities banned from doing business with Canada or accessing assets located in Canada. Talaei was Tehran’s police … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at three restaurants on Nov. 30, plus the weekly roundup

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at three restaurants on Nov. 30, plus the weekly roundup

Toronto Public Health issued 21 conditional passes to restaurants, cafés, bakeries, bars and grocery stores from Nov. 24 to Nov. 30. Nov. 30 Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot at 416 Spadina Avenue received a conditional pass with three major infractions: Fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary Fail to protect against harbouring of pests Fail … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at five restaurants on Nov. 29

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at five restaurants on Nov. 29

Toronto Public Health issued five conditional passes to restaurants, cafés, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Nov. 29. Four Four South Village at 474 Yonge Street received a conditional pass with two major infractions: Fail to protect against harbouring of pests Fail to equip sanitary facility with soap or detergent Mom Kitchen at 2328 Kingston … Read more

Province to cover part of Toronto’s $700M shortfall

Province to cover part of Toronto’s 0M shortfall

Toronto got a lifeline Wednesday as it struggles to shore up its budget against ongoing damage from COVID-19 and the unexpected fallout from the province’s new housing bill. Premier Doug Ford’s government announced Wednesday it would fund one-third of the provincial capital’s 2022 pandemic-related operating budget shortfall, which the city’s latest estimates peg at more … Read more

Real estate industry braces for foreign buyer ban

Real estate industry braces for foreign buyer ban

Ottawa’s two-year foreign buyer ban applies to corporations and individuals who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada and includes direct and indirect purchases of homes in the country.Graeme Roy/The Canadian Press With financial markets roiling and house prices tumbling, investors in countries around the globe appear to have a diminished zeal for buying … Read more