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Society

CN tower reopens after ice storm hit Toronto

A nasty storm recently battered the city of Toronto with rain, freezing rain and strong winds forcing the closure of the landmark CN Tower On April 16th, 2018. Chunks of ice were falling on downtown streets and buildings from its» 

Society

Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur charged with 7th murder

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is now facing a seventh premeditated murder charge while the investigative team is combing through cold cases from mid-1970s to late 1990s in search other potential cases connected to the 66-year-old Toronto landscaper, Toronto police» 

Society

Police not wanted in Toronto gay pride parade

Toronto police have been asked by several community groups to withdraw their request to join the city’s annual gay pride parade slated for June 22-24. Canada’s biggest and most diverse city, Toronto, Ontario, is home to the country’s largest annual» 

Society

Passenger burned in cellphone fire on Air Canada flight in Toronto

A passenger on board an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Vancouver suffered burns when her cellphone caught fire Thursday morning, just as the aircraft was preparing to leave Pearson International Airport. At about 7 a.m., Air Canada flight 101» 

Society

‘Serial killer:’ words now used in massive police investigation

Toronto Police have laid three more charges of first-degree murder against a landscaper and are asking people who had work done by him to contact investigators. It seems police have found human remains in some large planters and are looking» 

International, Society

University decreases tuition for international PhDs

The University of Toronto has announced that starting this September most international doctoral students will pay tuition fees equivalent to those of Canadian students. Annual tuition for international PhD students used to be about $23,000. The domestic rate is about» 

Economy, International

Toronto becomes only non-U.S. city to make Amazon HQ2 shortlist

Toronto is the only Canadian city still in the running to host Amazon’s multibillion-dollar second headquarters, the e-commerce giant announced Thursday. Toronto is also the only non-U.S. city to make the 20-names-long shortlist where it stands alongside major American metropolises» 

Society

Police in school programme: study shows many benefits

The programme is called the School Resource Officer (SRO). Shortly after a student was shot and killed at a Toronto school in 2008 the idea to place armed officers in schools was created in Toronto One of the biggest school» 

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, 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»