Category: News

  • FBI says explosion on Rainbow Bridge likely ‘terror-related’

    An explosion involving a vehicle crossing from Canada into the U.S. has prompted the closure of the Rainbow Bridge border crossing between Ontario and New York. The FBI and local officials are investigating the incident, with the situation described as “very fluid.” While the government is currently assuming the incident to be terror-related, details remain…

  • 7 free outdoor rinks to visit when skating season starts this week

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year – skating season, that is! With the weird and rainy weather, you may be worried about whether Toronto’s public outdoor skating rinks will be up and running. But the city of Toronto has officially announced the opening date for the city’s outdoor skating rinks, and we’re getting…

  • Blind lawyer says new bike lanes on Eglinton Avenue have got to go

    Constructing protected bike infrastructure in the city of Toronto is always controversial, but the new bike lanes on Eglinton Avenue have raised red flags for an entirely new reason. In a revealing YouTube video posted by disability activist and AODA Alliance Chair, David Lepofsky, serious concerns have been raised about a new bike lane constructed…

  • A runaway alpaca just stopped traffic on a Toronto area highway

    A wayward alpaca found its way back to its owner after being observed on Hwy. 400 on Sunday. While #SeeSnowGoSlow might not have the same resonance as #SeeAlpacasGoSlow, the Ontario Provincial Police emphasized the importance of slowing down when encountering such animals on the highway in a tweet on Nov. 19. Alpacas, known for their…

  • The top 10 organizations in Toronto helping people experiencing homelessness

    The winter weather will soon hit Toronto, and with it those already living with homelessness in the city will be at risk. Some have deemed the city of Toronto’s winter plan to help the city’s homeless population inadequate, and there will be great reliance on homelessness organizations to fill in the gaps. And helping with…

  • Bomb threat forces evacuation at Toronto Jewish school

    Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT) faced a bomb threat today, leading to a swift evacuation of all students and staff. Toronto Police Service (TPS) is on scene, actively sweeping the building to ensure safety, and will provide an update on its investigation this afternoon. This incident is the latest in a string of…

  • Here are the top 10 Toronto news stories everyone is talking about this week

    You’ve heard the phrase, Around the world in 80 days? We’ve got it all around Toronto for you in 10 clicks. Behold, the week that was, the perfect companion for all your small-talk needs this weekend. Iconic Toronto heritage building facing imminent threat of development The Stewart Building, one of the city’s iconic heritage buildings…

  • The Republic of Percy is just one of hundreds of private streets in Toronto

    In the bustling metropolis of Toronto, where every corner seems to have a story to tell, there’s a hidden world that even many locals might not be aware of – private streets. These elusive lanes are like the VIP sections of Toronto’s urban landscape for a select few. While the city’s main streets are busy…

  • City motions for traffic safety reforms admist string of pedestrian deaths

    A recent spike in pedestrian fatalities in Toronto has ignited talks about public safety amongst members of city council. One of the latest incidents occurred on Tuesday near Wellington Street East and Scott Street at around 6:38 a.m. when an SUV driver struck and killed a 57-year-old pedestrian, then fled the scene. According to Toronto…

  • 81 billionaires have more wealth than half the world and some are in Toronto

    David Suzuki is a world-renowned scientist, broadcaster, activist, co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation and author of more than 30 books on ecology (written with files from senior editor Ian Hanington). When one person has more money than entire nations and 81 billionaires have more wealth than 50 per cent of the human population, there’s something…