Torontonians’ holiday vacation plans affected by low loonie

If you’re having second thoughts about your Christmas vacation plans to the States, you’re not alone. Today the Canadian loonie was trading at 72 cents U.S., the lowest since 2004. According to Flight Centre area leader Sarah Bowden, many Toronto families are shortening their trips to the States due to the low conversion.

Centennial alumni explore mental health frontiers in new novel

Novelist Kade Davies has found a place never explored before. And it’s not in this world. “An outcrop of rock juts over the horizon, creeping ever upwards into the muddy skies. Just past that, the rest of the planet drops into a steep decline,” the novel’s hero says.

Mendicino returns Eglinton-Lawrence to Liberal fold

It was a vote for change, not just for the nation, but also for the communities of Eglinton-Lawrence riding. After the polls closed on Monday night, over 80 supporters of Liberal Party candidate Marco Mendicino gathered at Seoul House restaurant in North York to celebrate his win for the riding as well as the victory for the Liberal Party.

New East York speed-limit signage still months away

New signs for reduced speed limits will not be posted on residential streets in East York until early next year, according to Toronto and East York Transportation Services. The vote to reduce speed limits was approved unanimously by the Toronto and East York community council in early September. The speed limit on some residential roads in East York officially went from 40 kilometres […]

Assaults on TTC drivers down, but still a problem, union chief says

Five years ago, the president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113, received a call from a 12-year-old girl. It turned out to be a daughter of one of the 10,000 Toronto Transit Commission employees that Bob Kinnear represents. After ensuring confidentiality from him, she told Kinnear that her mother was assaulted on the job, and begged him to protect her.