PortsToronto gave up on their expansion dreams for the Billy Bishop airport recently. The plan to have an extended runway and jet service in and out of the Toronto Islands was dashed last month by Transportation Minister Marc Garneau, when he said their would be no new aircraft types allowed at the airport.
Soon there will be a new referee in Canadian politics.
The first act of any new parliament is to elect the Speaker of the House of Commons. There are four candidates running, three Liberals and a lone Conservative.
“Going to the doctor for a 45-minute consultation is a tenth of the cost of a visit to the emergency,” Ahmed Hussein said.
Tears were shed at Olivia Chow’s campaign party on election night as New Democrat faithful gathered at the Garrison club in the west Toronto to watch the results unfold.
The lifeless image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish shore changed how the public views refugees. It brought displaced people into the forefront of discussion, and prompted the global community to action. Evidence of this is can be seen with the Ryerson Lifeline Syria Challenge, an initiative by the school that aims to bring 100 refugees to Canada.
This weekend Torontonians will have a perfect way to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Crisp sweater weather and crisp apple cider will be abundant downtown.
Last week’s unveiling of the 2015 Pan Am Games medals didn’t leave everyone excited. “This is clearly free PR for a company that, though it actually produces gold, badly needs to polish its public image,” says Jamie Kneen, communications coordinator at Mining Watch Canada, an advocacy group for ethical mining practices. The group criticizes the awards […]
An investigation of illegal ivory in Scarborough has led to a pledge to protect East African wildlife, Environment Canada says.
Torontonians are planning to celebrate their city’s big day in style tonight. For the second year in a row, nonprofit civic pride organization Happy Birthday Toronto will be hosting an event to commemorate T-Dot’s anniversary.
Somali militant group al-Shabaab may have threatened western shopping malls with violence in a propaganda video, but a quick glance inside the bustling Toronto Eaton Centre shows that people are far from cowering with fear.
The recent frigid weather has not just been hard on people. A record cold February has caused water pipes to freeze and burst all across Toronto. The situation has become so severe that Mayor Tory has called for a “SWAT team” to deal with the 130 calls to 311 every day.
On the coffee table of Geoff Kettel’s Leaside home sits a catalogue of neighbourhood development plans, an architectural timeline of the area. He’s concerned about the survival of the Durant Motors Company building on Laird Avenue. “I think where we want to go should be reflective of where we’ve come from,” he said. Though the […]