Highlights/Toronto

Arts and Entertainment, International

NBA: Drake factor- music banned and Toronto loses game-1

There has been much made about Canadian rap star Drake and his alleged bad luck factor on teams and players he supports. Spotted wearing a particular team logo at a game, or being photographed with a player, whether hockey, soccer» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Photo exhibit features children’s strength and hope

The resiliency and optimism of children is featured in a photo exhibition commissioned by the charity, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC). The images were taken by Toronto’s Juris Kornets in six countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas from» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Honours for Canadian discoverer of world’s oldest water

A University of Toronto researcher has been awarded one of Canada’s top science prizes for her work related to the discovery of the oldest water on Earth. Earth sciences professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar has just been awarde the 2019 Gerhard» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Court case launched over privacy issues in ‘smart city’

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has filed a lawsuit over plans to build a high-tech neighbourhood in downtown Toronto that would be equipped to collect multiple kinds of data on people there.  Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, plans» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Toronto wants to revoke bar licences where violence occurs

Toronto, Canada’s largest and most culturally diverse city, has seen a very significant increase in gang violence and shootings in the past couple of years. Although not always, these incidents and tragedies have often occurred in or near establishments where» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Society

Exclusive themed dinner protested in Toronto

It’s called “Dinner with a view”, but anti-poverty groups called their protest, “dinner with a view-of the rich”. The “pop up” dinner, independently organised and not connected with the City of Toronto featured a number of small clear domes which» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Society

Banning plastic- but what about cigarette butts?

More than just gross, tossed butts are a toxic hazard The issue of plastic waste and pollution is a growing one, with Europe planning a ban on single-use plastics in 2021. This would include plastic straws, cutlery etc, and a» 

Environment, Health, International, Politics, Society

 Heads up! World naked bike ride coming!

It’s still a couple of months away in most locations but that gives you time to prepare. The annual naked bike ride is coming again thus June to cities around the world.  The event in Canada’s biggest city, Toronto, is» 

Society

Suspect in kidnapping of Chinese student turns himself in

One of the four men suspected of kidnapping a Chinese student in the Toronto suburb of Markham last month has turned himself in to police. Abdullahi Adan, 37, surrendered to police overnight after York Regional Police issued a Canada-wide warrant» 

Environment

Cities consider suing oil companies over climate change

The city of Toronto is considering taking oil companies to court over the costs of climate change. Several U.S. cities have launched similar lawsuits against producers of fossil fuels. And the western city of Victoria is going to ask a»