Doug Ford accuses Toronto of mismanaging its finances

Doug Ford accuses Toronto of mismanaging its finances

Mayor John Tory and Premier Doug Ford appear headed for a showdown over the financial impacts of Ontario’s new housing bill. A day after Tory demanded the provincial Progressive Conservative government make an ironclad promise to fully compensate Toronto for any development charge revenue the city loses as a result of the legislation, Ford asserted … Read more

What to do in Toronto this weekend: Dec. 2 to 4

What to do in Toronto this weekend: Dec. 2 to 4

Toronto has a lot of fun on offer for the first weekend of December. Here’s a sampling of what’s on. Holiday Fair in the Square Twinkly lights, handcrafted goods and carnival fun will be making a return to Nathan Phillips Square as part of the month-long Holiday Fair in the Square. Starting at 4 p.m. … 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

Toronto Humane Society seeking help after robbery

Toronto Humane Society seeking help after robbery

Animal shelter Toronto Humane Society is urging the community for help after their van and other essential rescue items were stolen Monday night. On Tuesday, the organization said in a statement that two individuals broke into their building and stole the items, including the van that was used to transport animals with medical complications. “Please … Read more

The hunt for affordable housing in Toronto

The hunt for affordable housing in Toronto

As rents have soared in Toronto — with the average two-bedroom on rentals.ca hitting $3,353 in October — city-dwellers may be left wondering what it takes to find an affordable home. The answer for tenants today involves wading through a tangle of waiting lists, random lotteries, independent application systems and, in some cases, banking on … Read more

CP Holiday Train returning to Toronto on Tuesday

CP Holiday Train returning to Toronto on Tuesday

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is hitting Toronto on Tuesday. Returning for the first time since pandemic restrictions suspended in-person events, the 24th edition of the railway’s colourful program is raising donations for local food banks and will feature 168 performances across Canada and the United States. On Tuesday at 8:15 p.m., the train … Read more

Explosion burns under a bridge in downtown Toronto

Explosion burns under a bridge in downtown Toronto

A fiery explosion erupted underneath a downtown bridge late Saturday night. A spokesperson for Toronto Fire Services said at about 11 p.m., a small fire started at a vacant encampment under the Bathurst Street Bridge at Fort York Boulevard. The fire spread through the encampment, the spokesperson said, causing propane in several propane tanks to … Read more

‘They’re nervous as hell’: Gun deaths highlight simmering traumas inside Toronto schools

‘They’re nervous as hell’: Gun deaths highlight simmering traumas inside Toronto schools

In the halls at Woburn Collegiate Institute, students knew a fight was brewing before class let out at 3:15 p.m. on Halloween. Outside, the anticipation was palpable as at least one teen pulled out her cellphone and started filming, her voice rising as at least four boys appeared to get into it — one backing … Read more

Toronto rapper denies role in daylight execution, says cash and prop guns ‘part of my image’

Toronto rapper denies role in daylight execution, says cash and prop guns ‘part of my image’

The sound of rap music filled a downtown courtroom on Wednesday as a Toronto jury got a crash course in the city’s drill scene as a local rapper denied any involvement in the brazen daylight murder of Antonio Fiorda. Testifying in his own defence, Saaid Mohiadin, 33, who performs as Flippa, said he had no … 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