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Highlights/Toronto

Economy

Canada housing starts surge on condo demand: CMHC

Canadian housing starts blew past expectations to their highest level in almost 10 years, fueled by the construction of multifamily dwellings in Toronto, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reported Friday. In November, the seasonally adjusted annualized rate of housing» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Indigenous, Society

Racist allegations involving iconic Canadian folk song

Music teacher sues school principal and VP. A school in Toronto is embroiled in a controversy over a song performed during a school concert in May of 2016. The music teacher who organised the concert is now suing the principal» 

Society

Investigation launched into racial profiling by Toronto police

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)  is launching a public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by Toronto police. Members of the black community in Canada’s largest city have long complained about being stopped by police for no» 

History, Sports

Get ready get set, for Grey Cup Sunday

It is one of the premier sports events in Canada. It’s rough, and ready as the 105th edition of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Grey Cup football (rugby) match is taking place this weekend to determine the Canadian champions. The» 

Education, Health, Lifestyle, Society

Police to leave Toronto schools

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has voted to end the decade old School Resource Officer (SRO) programme which saw armed officers posted inside high schools. Police were asked to be posted in the schools in 2008 after 15-year-old Jordan» 

Society

Fiery highway crash claims at least three victims

Police continue to search for bodies in the twisted, burned-out remnants of a 14-vehicle pile-up about one hour north of downtown Toronto. Three people are confirmed dead so far. Traffic had backed up on Highway 400 after a smaller accident» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Neutrinos: Towards discovering the secrets of the cosmos

“Whenever anything cool happens in the universe, neutrinos are usually involved” Lindley Winslow, MIT They’re so tiny, and virtually without mass, that trillions of them zip completely through us every day. In fact they pass through everything and only rarely have» 

Environment, Society

Move more cargo by bike in Toronto, group recommends

© Pembina Institute Traffic congestion is a big problem in Canada’s largest city and could be relieved by moving cargo by bicycle, concludes a report by the energy think tank, Pembina Institute. It could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other» 

Health, International, Lifestyle, Military, Society

Invictus Games Toronto: super!

The Invictus games in Toronto, Ontario have ended. By all accounts it was an enormous success. Steve Wallace is the Chief Marketing Officer and I reached him in Toronto. Steve Wallace, Chief Marketing Officer celebrates at the closing Ceremonies of» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Lifestyle

Steven Heinemann: Art in 5 dimensions (3D and 2D)

Canadian artist Steven Heinemann knew from a young age he wanted to be an artist. After decades as a successful and renowned creator, the Gardiner Museum will be holding a retrospective in October this year featuring the Ontario artist’s work»