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Founder of Toronto’s Homeless Memorial remembered as great advocate

About two hundred people attended a memorial Tuesday, August 8th for the founder of downtown Toronto’s homeless memorial, Bonnie Briggs.  It was held at the Church of the Holy Trinity, next to Eaton Centre. That church is the site of the Homeless Memorial, which Briggs, 64, founded in 1997.   

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Toronto is Becoming a Market for Luxury Products

Approximately 25 high-end fashion brands have opened stores in Toronto in the past six months. This includes European brands like Reiss and Links of London. Saks is not the only high-end retailer that has opened in Toronto. Nordstorm opened two locations in 2016. A third location will open in Sherway Gardens in September 2017.

Chris Hadfield set to be first official torch bearer for Pan Am Games

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian to operate Canadarm in orbit in 1995, the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station in 2013 and now he will be the first Canadian to bear the torch for the 2015 Pan American Games.

Yorkdale Mall shooting should be a ‘wakeup call’, local city councillor says

After last summer’s Eaton Centre shooting, Toronto’s landmark Yorkdale Mall was the centre of another homicide this past Easter weekend. This is the second gun-related occurrence in a Toronto mall in past year. The incident comes as the Yorkdale mall, Toronto’s largest, recently underwent a $60 million expansion and renovation. And part of the update […]

Santa’s helpers use hi-tech to spread Christmas cheer

As Santa’s helper, Dennis Cheel is like no other. His voice is gentle. When he laughs, it is heartfelt. There is no padding or fake beard. He is the real deal. Cheel is also a graduate of the world’s oldest Santa school, The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Michigan. “It is the Harvard of Santa schools,” Cheel said.

New Yorker says Toronto’s safe streets not result of police presence

Kaitlin Heller thinks Toronto streets are very safe, but not necessarily the result of an increased police presence. “I used to live in Harlem, New York, and there were shootings on my doorstep,” Kaitlin Heller said while sitting on a bench at Yonge-Dundas Square. “Toronto feels much safer.”