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 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

Kitchener man takes home $3.8 Million in Jays Care draw

Kitchener man takes home .8 Million in Jays Care draw

KITCHENER — A Kitchener man has won more than $3.8 million in a 50/50 fundraising draw for the Jays Care Foundation, a charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays. The “Super September Mega Jackpot” draw announced on Monday was the biggest 50/50 prize ever announced by the charity. On Monday afternoon, the Jays Care Twitter … Read more

Security car flipped, pedestrian struck during Head of the Trent afterparties in Peterborough

Security car flipped, pedestrian struck during Head of the Trent afterparties in Peterborough

City police are investigating after several incidents reported Saturday night during Head of the Trent celebrations. “The Peterborough Police Service is conducting several investigations coinciding with Homecoming and Head of the Trent Regatta over the course of the weekend, including the flipping of a security vehicle on London Street and a pedestrian being struck in … 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

Justice rally for Hazara Toronto downtown gathering after suicide bomb attack in Kabul

Justice rally for Hazara Toronto downtown gathering after suicide bomb attack in Kabul

A peaceful demonstration summoned over 400 people from cross-ethnic Afghan backgrounds to a justice rally for the Hazara community in downtown Toronto Sunday afternoon. Demonstrators laid rose petals and pens over white paper to pay tribute to the at least 40 people, mostly female students, killed when a bomber targeted an education centre on Sept. … Read more

Toronto’s Nutshell Animations the biggest animator on TikTok

Toronto’s Nutshell Animations the biggest animator on TikTok

Scrolling through your TikTok “For You” page, one thing inevitably shows up — Nutshell Animations. With a simple black-and-white style reminiscent of flipbook characters prancing, morphing, yelling and gallivanting to match TikTok’s ever-evolving algorithm and its mimetic sounds, there couldn’t be a better way to encapsulate the app’s helter-skelter humour. To the tune of 21 … Read more