In Toronto, jumbled logic sees one building staying up, while another comes down

In Toronto, jumbled logic sees one building staying up, while another comes down

The cancellation of Taste of the Danforth has received a lot of attention over the last week, but it wasn’t the only strange thing that happened on and around the street this month. On June 24, the Toronto Preservation Board adopted a city planning report that recommended batch listing 225 properties along the Danforth on … Read more

Interim city councillor resigns hours after appointment because of homophobic posts

Interim city councillor resigns hours after appointment because of homophobic posts

The new city councillor for Ward 1 Etobicoke North resigned Friday night, hours after Toronto city councillors appointed her. Rosemarie Bryan quit as successor to former councillor Michael Ford — who apparently endorsed her as his replacement — in a statement after concerns were raised about anti-LGBTQ posts she had shared on social media between … Read more

More than 155 daycares in Toronto have applied for the national child care program

More than 155 daycares in Toronto have applied for the national child care program

More than 155 daycares in Toronto applied for the national child care program in the first day-and-a-half after the city opened its application process, a positive sign for parents paying the country’s highest fees. But some daycares say they’re still waiting on critical details before deciding whether to participate. “The city is thrilled with the … Read more

Indigenous renaming of Toronto street hits roadblock

Indigenous renaming of Toronto street hits roadblock

Naming Lower Coxwell Avenue to make way for a parking lot was easy. Renaming it to honour its history as an Indigenous trail is proving trickier. Located between Queen Street East and Lake Shore Boulevard East, near Ashbridge’s Bay, the street was hastily rechristened in 2019 to provide an address for a new Green P … Read more

Toronto court clerk pleads guilty in scheme to fix tickets for cash payoffs

Toronto court clerk pleads guilty in scheme to fix tickets for cash payoffs

A former “trusted” City of Toronto court clerk pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000 on Wednesday for his role in a ticket-fixing scheme after admitting to receiving payoffs from paralegals for altering more than 100 provincial offence notices. Frank Rizzello, 46, worked at the 2700 Eglinton Ave. W. provincial offences courthouse where he “would ensure … Read more

Dad of kids killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested day before death

Dad of kids killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested day before death

The Ontario father of the three young children killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested and Tasered when officers were called to his home the day before his death by suicide, Peel police confirm. Peel police were called to Edward Lake’s Brampton address on June 19 — Father’s Day — to “investigate an altercation … Read more

Taste of the Danforth cancelled

Taste of the Danforth cancelled

Taste of the Danforth, one of the city’s largest street festivals, has been cancelled this year, according to a Wednesday media release from Greektown on the Danforth BIA, which runs the annual festival. In it, the BIA writes it “has determined the best way to ensure the long-term success of the festival is to postpone … Read more

Here are 10 inflation-proof meals that cost under $10 in Toronto

Here are 10 inflation-proof meals that cost under  in Toronto

d pInflation is out of control. On Wednesday, Statistics Canada reported that Canada’s annual inflation rate jumped to 7.7 per cent in May, the fastest pace of rising consumer prices in nearly four decades. Food costs at restaurants grew 6.8 per cent in May, while grocery prices also increased to 9.7 per cent. It’s hard … Read more

Five proposed changes to Toronto’s animal bylaw

Five proposed changes to Toronto’s animal bylaw

The call of the wild has grown louder during the pandemic — and the City of Toronto is listening. As part of a comprehensive review to re-evaluate and “modernize” the city’s Animal Bylaw, Toronto Animal Services is recommending changes to some of its rules around how humans and wildlife interact. The early days of the … Read more

They’ve known for ‘quite literally decades.’ Why a landmark police apology fell flat for so many Black Torontonians.

They’ve known for ‘quite literally decades.’ Why a landmark police apology fell flat for so many Black Torontonians.

They’ve known for ‘quite literally decades.’ Why a landmark police apology fell flat for so many Black Torontonians. | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”cOfficers far more likely to use force on Black Torontonians”,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”Welcomed by some as a critical acknowledgment of systemic discrimination — Ramer has committed, too, to a 38-step action plan for change — many Black … Read more