Highlights/Toronto

International, Society

Woman sought in potentially deadly incident: UPDATE

It was an incident that literally shocked people across the country. A young woman was shown in a video tossing small chairs from a highrise Toronto building, allegedly from the 45th floor onto the street far below. While no-one was» 

Economy, Society

Canada housing prices – up, down, or way up?

The issue of housing prices in Canada has been a hot topic for years, and almost always because the prices are rising astronomically. This is especially so in Canada’s major cities, and even more so in the three biggest, Vancouver,» 

Society

Toronto airport runway setup risks crashes

The unusual configuration of some of the runways at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport poses a risk of collision, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). The board says there were 27 occasions between June 2012 and November 2017» 

Society

Serial killer pleads guilty to eight murders in gay village

Self-employed landscaper Bruce McArthur pleaded guilty today to eight counts of first-degree murder committed between 2010 and 2017 in Toronto. The prosecuting lawyer told the court that McArthur planned each killing and dismembered his victims. Remains of seven of the» 

Society

Toronto police warn taxi riders against fraud

Police in the Greater Toronto Area say fraud and identity theft scams have bilked hundreds of taxi users millions of dollars. While six people have been arrested police warn the taxi fare scam is ongoing and that people should not» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Concerns about civil rights over new drunk driving law

New drunk driving laws have come into effect in Canada, and have caused quite a stir in the legal community not the least of which involves civil rights issues Micheal Engel (BA, LLB) has a legal practice in Toronto specialising» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology

Amazon announces 600 new tech jobs in Toronto

Internet retail giant Amazon announced Tuesday that it plans to expand its Toronto Tech Hub and create 600 new tech jobs in software development, machine learning, cloud computing, digital advertising, and artificial intelligence. Amazon has opened a new 113,000 square» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Smart cities threaten privacy, freedom, warns expert

The former privacy commissioner of Ontario recently resigned from a project to create a smart city in Toronto because there are no guarantees the collection of personal data would be kept private. Privacy is fundamental to freedom, says Ann Cavoukian,» 

Society

Trial date set for Toronto van attack suspect

The trial of a man accused of a deadly van attack that killed 10 people on a busy Toronto street in April has been set for Feb. 3, 2020, his lawyer said after a brief court hearing on Tuesday. Alek» 

Society

Food insecurity increases in Toronto: report

Despite growing prosperity in Canada’s largest city, total visits to food banks have increased by 14 per cent over the last decade, according to a new report. The annual Who’s Hungry report was released by the Daily Bread Food Bank»