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Has Tinder met its match?

Hinge launched in Toronto on Thursday after a successful London Launch

Posted: Feb 27 2015 | 3:49 pm
Dating app Hinge, promoted as a “classier Tinder,” debuted in Toronto Thursday, the American product’s second international launch following London, England earlier this month. Hinge aims to make online dating a more accountable and personal experience, distancing itself from more casual hook up apps like Tinder. “I find the biggest struggle with my online hookup experience […]


Police seek two after pair of sexual assaults

Posted: Feb 26 2015 | 1:11 pm
A 15-year-old girl was stopped from getting off at her bus stop by a man holding a knife near the Morningside Drive and Cumber Avenue area on Tuesday.


Stonemill Bakehouse withdraws packaging for gender-based breads

Posted: Feb 25 2015 | 5:48 pm
Stonemill Bakehouse has withdrawn its controversial pink and green labelled gender-based breads, after the products came under fire from some consumers in January. A note from the company’s president has been posted on the website saying that Stonemill will still sell the breads, but with different labels because of concerns their marketing offended customers. In […]


Multimedia

Sports

Big fourth leads Moncton Miracles past Mississauga Power

Posted: 18 hours ago
MISSISSAUGA – Trayvon Lathan had 24 points and nine rebounds, while Shawn Vanzant scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Moncton Miracles slipped by the Mississauga Power 112-103 at the Hershey Centre in National Basketball League of Canada action Friday night. Daquan Brooks also provided 20 points and eight assists […]


Quad City Mallards devour Brampton

Posted: Feb 22 2015 | 7:46 pm
BRAMPTON — Todd Fiddler had a goal and two assists as the Quad City Mallards defeated the Brampton Beast 6-3 in East Coast Hockey League action, Sunday afternoon at the Powerade Centre. The Mallards learned from their previous effort that shots don’t win games, goals do. After their 6-2 loss on Friday night where they […]


Arts & Life

Has Tinder met its match?

Hinge launched in Toronto on Thursday after a successful London Launch

Posted: Feb 27 2015 | 3:49 pm
Dating app Hinge, promoted as a “classier Tinder,” debuted in Toronto Thursday, the American product’s second international launch following London, England earlier this month. Hinge aims to make online dating a more accountable and personal experience, distancing itself from more casual hook up apps like Tinder. “I find the biggest struggle with my online hookup experience […]


Features

Why TTC buses don’t have snow tires

TTC bus

Posted: Feb 25 2015 | 9:59 pm
According to Ralph Warner of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, municipal transit buses do not need winter snow tires. They are not going at rates of high speed, and operate under a completely different scenario then passenger cars. “They are not needed,” said Warner in a telephone interview. “They have a different configuration.”


Special Reports

Toronto’s new council: white, again

Toronto’s new council: white, again

Posted: Nov 24 2014 | 8:58 pm
First-time candidate Randy Bucao never thought the colour of his olive skin was going to be a problem in his campaign during the recent 2014 Toronto municipal election. A mechanical engineer who moved to Canada in 1994, he’s been heavily involved with the city’s Catholic school board, and his Filipino-Canadian organizations in Toronto. Bucao knew he would face a challenge campaigning for a council seat in a heavily ethnic area, Ward 10, York-Centre, but not blatant racism from some residents.


Women’s pro hockey moves to a bigger media pond

Posted: Nov 8 2014 | 6:59 pm
The Canadian Women's Hockey League has signed a four-year deal with Sportsnet to broadcast the Clarkson Cup every March. The partnership will provide young female Canadians with a more visible goal to aspire to.


Opinion

Connectivity versus crime

Posted: Jan 26 2015 | 2:27 pm
Beyond this, attacking the root causes of crime is going to have to involve helping people at a young age — by creating community programs to help them better understand how to keep their homes a safe place, along with how to avoid violence and illegal substances.


Those dimes add up

Posted: Jan 26 2015 | 2:24 pm
Immigrants come to Canada to make a better life for themselves and their families, and the steady increase of TTC fares over the past five years make it difficult to achieve financial stability. Although many adults will save on child transit fares, it will not matter in the long run because most of the elementary schools are walking distance and do not require a bus trip.


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