Highlights / Toronto

Economy, Society

Gas station down, condo up

A gasoline station in downtown Toronto has been sold. As you drive in your daily life, you may subconsciously notice that a long standing and once familiar gas station has been closed, and what remains is an empty lot. Undoubtedly »

Environment & Animal Life

Watch migrating hawks from Toronto, says biologist

A wildlife biologist is finding easy-to-access spots within Toronto where people can go look for migrating hawks, falcons, vultures, eagles and other raptors. Robert Spaul is encouraging people to get a pair of binoculars abd sunglasses and to search out »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, Society

Canada’s largest city cancels all city-led events to the end of the year

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, virtually all major events across the country were cancelled this year. This includes parades, festivals, large ethnic and religious celebrations, fairs, exhibitions and sporting events. The loss of these events has »

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 »