Highlights / Toronto

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health

The COVID grinch that may have stolen a big Christmas event in Toronto

it may be that another major annual event in Canada’s biggest city has become a victim of COVID-19. The Toronto Christmas market is modelled loosely on European Christmas markets such as Germany’s Chriskindlesmarkts. This was to be the 11th year »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Canada history: Sept 13.1965: Toronto takes a bold architectural risk

Architecture should be functional but also aesthetically pleasing in a style that survives time and taste. That is clearly the case for the ‘new’ city hall in Toronto, Canada’s largest city and capital of the province of Ontario. On yesterday’s »

Politics, Society

Canadian government provides $13 million for self-isolation centre in Toronto

The Canadian government is funding the establishment of a new volunteer self-isolation centre in Toronto, according to an announcement on Friday from Canada’s Minister of Health Patty Hajdu and Toronto Mayor John Tory. The federal government is providing $13.9 million »

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International

US and Canadian festivals team up for a month of virtual world music shows

When festivals wish to bring in international artists, their task is facilitated and the tour costs are reduced if they can book the same artists, especially if the dates and locations of the shows are close enough. This collaborative practise, »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Sports

NHL mascot trip to cheer on his team, heads to wrong Toronto

Canadians often say that Americans know little about their Canadian neighbours, their biggest trading partner and historical ally. One could say that was shown again this weekend as the National Hockey League is now in the midst of the playoffs. »

Health, International

Temperature checks mandatory in Canada’s four biggest airports

Starting on Thursday, all passengers going through security at Canada’s four biggest airports have to take part in a temperature check, according to a tweet from Transport Canada. Transport Canada is mandating the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to »

Society

NHL announced no positive COVID-19 tests during last week of Phase 3

Ahead of the National Hockey League’s restart, the league announced on Monday that they had no positive test results for COVID-19 during the final week of Phase 3 of its return to play plan on Saturday.  Phase 3 of the »

Economy

NHL gives closer look at hub cities before play resumes

The National Hockey League detailed what the hub cities, Toronto and Edmonton, will look like under their return to play plan in a video presentation on Thursday. The NHL’s bubble in Edmonton will consist of four hotels and amenities for »

Health, Politics

Toronto, Peel, Windsor Essex excluded from Stage 3 of Ontario’s recovery plan

The Toronto, Peel, and Windsor Essex public health units are not a part of the seven regions entering Stage 3 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan this week, according to an announcement from Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford Monday afternoon.  The regions »

Economy

Operator of Canada’s biggest airport announces job reductions due to COVID-19

The operator of the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport, announced on Tuesday that it is reducing 27 per cent of its workforce due to a significant decrease in global air traffic because of COVID-19, according to a press »