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

In any bustling city, being informed about the top Toronto news stories is crucial. Each week, we curate the most compelling stories that highlight the city’s dynamism, covering everything from politics and culture to technology and community affairs.

Here are this week’s top Toronto news stories:

Nail found in Halloween candy according to Toronto Police

According to reports, a disturbing discovery was made when an individual found a nail embedded in a pre-wrapped Halloween treat they were in the process of consuming. Fortunately, the adult sustained only minor injuries and did not ingest the hazardous object.

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William Nylander joins list of famous Toronto athletes who ride the TTC

Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander, despite earning a reported $7 million per season, remains grounded in his daily routine, opting for the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) as his preferred mode of transportation to almost every game. Although a rare few opt for public transit, perhaps surprising to some, he’s not the first millionaire professional athlete to embrace the subway in Toronto.

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Cybersecurity expert on Toronto Public Library ransomeware attack

In a statement released on Nov. 9, the Toronto Public Library (TPL) has officially addressed a cybersecurity incident that unfolded earlier in the day, marking it as a ransomware attack. The incident has impacted several key services, including, “your account,” tpl:map passes, and digital collections. Concurrently, public computers, printing services, and certain online services are currently unavailable.

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One Yonge’s supertall towers could get even taller after new recommendation

Toronto’s skyline overlooking Lake Ontario is on the cusp of a significant vertical expansion, according to a recent report. The city’s planning department is recommending that city council approve Pinnacle International’s request to raise the height of the second and third phases at Pinnacle One Yonge, known for their design by Hariri Pontarini Architects. These towers, initially approved for 80 and 90 storeys, are now slated for multi-storey extensions, subject to the recommendation.

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Yes, you can actually bet on the arrival of the first snowfall in Toronto

Although it might be more fun to bet on whether or not anyone from the provincial government will face criminal charges from the RCMP as part of the Greenbelt investigation, there is another popular bet this time of year: The city’s first snowfall. And odds are that we are still a couple of weeks away from the white stuff, at least.

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Police are investigating goat heads and graffiti left at home near Toronto

Investigators from the York Regional Police are urging witnesses to come forward following a disturbing series of targeted acts of vandalism in the city of Vaughan.

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Winter cottages are taking up to 180 days to sell in Ontario

This past summer, parts of Ontario’s cottage country saw real estate prices drop significantly, including in popular places like Muskoka. But with the heady days of summer behind us, many cottage-goers might wonder how the winter cottage market is faring now that the summer cottage season is coming to a close. 

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This $11.8M Rosedale heritage home comes with a two-storey coach house

In South Rosedale’s Heritage Conservation District, there’s a unique property up for sale — and it comes with a big bonus. One of Toronto’s most sought-after locales, Rosedale offers the quietude of suburban living while being right in the heart of the city. And for those dreaming of living here, Horsman Hall, located at 135 Crescent Rd., ticks all the boxes.

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Toronto woman revives man with life-saving drug after losing son to overdose

Mara Cole is a 64-year-old east end resident who had three sons but a few years ago, lost one to a drug overdose. Last week, she found another young man, someone else’s son, in the same condition and did what she could to try to save his life. Now, she wants others to know that Naloxone kits are free, easy to administer and, with an opioid crisis still raging in the city and across the country, absolutely necessary.

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Should Ontario take over the TTC right now?

There is no question that the City of Toronto cannot continue to finance its operations on the property tax base alone, and while there have been many “productive” discussions between the provincial and federal governments, there have been few solutions to the problem especially when it comes to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

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