Michael Thompson

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Toronto festival honours international students

Sanjay Surendran realized the popularity of cricket in Canada was the same as ice hockey in India. That’s why he started the first cricket team at Durham College. Today, the college recognizes cricket as an official intramural sport. “The thing about Canada is people appreciate your talent,” Surendran said.

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War of 1812 exhibit sheds light on forgotten soldiers and their stories

Two centuries ago, war touched the shores of present-day Toronto. Many of those who fought died anonymously. Now, 200 years later, a new exhibit aims to pull the names and stories of those soldiers who fought in the Battle of York from the shadows of history. Saturday marked the opening of Finding the Fallen: The Battle of York Remembered at St. Lawrence Market.

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New CNE president aims to take fair to greater heights

Brian Ashton fondly remembers going to the CNE every year as a child. “It was almost a sin not to go,” the former Scarborough city councillor said. Now it’s his job to. Ashton is the new president of the Canadian National Exhibition Association.

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Ombudsman meeting fails to draw Scarborough residents

As the ombudsman of Toronto, Fiona Crean was looking forward to having a meeting in Scarborough where residents could voice their concerns. Instead only two residents, along with Councillors Michael Thompson, Paul Ainslie, Chin Lee and Glenn De Baeremaeker showed up at Scarborough Civic Centre for the Sept. 29 meeting.

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Scarborough voices won over subsidized childcare cuts

After months of emotional debate, City Hall’s executive committee heard from over 200 deputations during a 20-hour marathon meeting that wrapped up early Tuesday morning.

Mayor Rob Ford and his 13-member committee heard from many Torontonians about proposed service cuts.