A city councillor says Toronto has lost its battle to stop a barrier-free access project at Osgoode Hall, one of the city’s heritage landmarks. On Tuesday, Kyle Rae said the Ontario Realty Corporation (ORC), the body that manages Osgoode Hall and all other provincially-owned property, was entitled to go ahead with the project, despite the […]
Lavish suit-and-tie corporate types looked out of place early this afternoon, as many of Toronto’s elite gathered in the dingy underground world of Museum Station. The TTC, along with other city contributors and organizations, finally unveiled the subway station’s newly renovated platform. The Toronto Community Foundation was the major player in Museum Station’s face-lift. It […]
Evelyn Ragolia had been concerned about energy conservation for years ‑ so much so that she recently installed a sky light in her home to take advantage of sun-filled mornings and evenings. Last week mayor David Miller announced that the city of Toronto may be aiding homeowners with energy conservation repairs. This new $36-million incentive […]
International media have come to Toronto to get a look at Canada’s fashion talent. Toronto played host to L’Oreal Fashion Week in Nathan Phillips Square from Mar. 17 to Mar. 22. This year, both local and international designers were given a venue to showcase their collections throughout 34 shows over the week. The Fashion Design […]
A Toronto physician has made a connection between poor city air quality and the incidence of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Murray Finkelstein, a family physician, at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital was instrumental in conducting a breakthrough study on the affects of air pollution in Toronto and Hamilton. The study showed a distinct connection between a toxin […]
Downtown parking in Toronto has been an ongoing problem for many years, but have people actually looked at the issue? Members of the Toronto Debating Society took a run at it in their annual debate held in late March at the Swansea Town Hall, located at 95 Levina Ave. The theme of the evening was […]
Picture a room full of men, most in their teens and early 20s, but some into their 30s and 40s, hunched over, two to a table. The tables are battlefields, and the players are moving and firing hand-painted soldiers, creatures, and vehicles of war.
During Earth Hour, Toronto turned into a checkerboard of lights. As houses and buildings turned off the power, street lights and cars lit the paths between. One hundred and sixty communities across Canada participated in the World Wildlife Fund event, to bring awareness to climate change.
Guerilla theatre got involved with April Fools’ Days as Dundas Square was overrun by scratching performers for half an hour on Tuesday. They call themselves Improv in Toronto. They are a branch of Improv everywhere who perform organized ‘missions’ throughout North America, which have included food court musicals, dancing on the subway and a mass […]
On Dec. 29, 2006, the BBC broke the story on a 66-year-old women successfully giving birth to twin boys in Barcelona, Spain making her the oldest known birth mother in the world. Identified later as Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara of Spain, the mother and her story drew even more attention when de Lara […]