Scalded by hot tar: Toronto worker in ‘critical condition’ after traffic accident

Police and emergency services were quickly on the scene after a vat of hot tar encased a 46-year-old worker at Logan and Danforth Avenue, early Monday morning. Emergency personal worked vigorously to extract the man, who became trapped in the back of a large paving truck.

Toronto cyclist relies on hand signals as key safety measure

Meredith Johnson is cycling with a friend down Midland Avenue. They both stop to make a right turn, and in unison they lift their left arms out and up to signal before they make the turn.

“I first learned about signalling from a childhood friend’s parents who used to bring me along on their family bike rides,” she said.

Johnson, 26, is a Torontonian who cycles everywhere. She commutes via bike year round, so she’s quite used to signalling.

When cultural connection garners votes

Sweet aromas fill the air above the patio of The Greek Boy restaurant along Toronto’s Danforth Avenue. The owner Dimitri Liasardakis is hard at work behind the counter. “I was born in Greece and it feels like home (here) in Greektown,” he said. Liasardakis also feels at home with his current councillor. “It’s very important to […]