On Tuesday, the six finalists for the Toronto Book Awards, which acknowledge authors who write books about the city, took to the stage at S. Walter Stewart Library in East York to read excerpts from their work. They’ll find out which one of them wins the coveted $10,000 first-place prize on Oct. 12 at the Toronto Reference Library. Finalists will receive $1,000.
Students were present during the unveiling at EYASS. They spoke about how they would use the new Internet. Students mentioned faster streaming of videos, specifically Ted Talks. They also mentioned they hoped this new Internet access would fix annoying issues that students have had to deal with using ADSL.
A six-alarm fire devoured The Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto at Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue on Tuesday, closing one of the city’s busiest intersections, and forcing the evacuation of many residents from adjacent buildings.
Interim Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg declared the blaze a five-alarm fire around 10:30 a.m., but then upgraded it to a six-alarm fire at 11:30 a.m.
One person is dead after a sedan with three passengers struck a pole on the south-east corner of Bloor Street East and Parliament Street on Monday night. It was raining and foggy at the scene of the accident. The vehicle’s front was mangled and shards of glass littered the road.
Amidst cheers and yelps at the crowded Erie County Republican Committee viewing party, Rep. Chris Collins learned he had been re-elected on Tuesday night for a third term in the House of Representatives for the 27th district in New York State. Collins was the first representative to endorse Donald Trump for president.