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Report from top Toronto doctor recommends mandatory masks indoors

Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Toronto Mayor John Tory recommended that Toronto’s city council make masks and face coverings mandatory in indoor public spaces to limit the spread of COVID-19, in a press conference today. »


Toronto International Film Festival to go on as physical and digital event

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which is dedicated to showcasing the best of international and Canadian cinema, is going to have digital events, such as screenings, talks, and press conferences in addition to physical and drive in screenings, according »


Ontario’s Toronto, Peel regions enter second stage of reopening

The Ontario government is letting businesses resume services in the Toronto and Peel regions starting this Wednesday as they enter the second stage of reopening, according to an announcement from Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford this afternoon. The second stage includes »

Economy, Society

Toronto launches program to increase outdoor spaces for restaurants

The city of Toronto will make it easier for restaurants and bars to expand their outdoor patios to allow for social distancing, according to an announcement by the city’s mayor John Tory on Thursday. As part of the program called »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canadians take to the streets for anti-racism rallies

Sparked by the death of George Floyd last week in Minnesota, Canadians took to the streets this weekend to participate in anti-racism demonstrations across Canada — a country that Amnesty International said last year is fraught with racism. The demonstration »


Toronto Police keep watch at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Police keep watch at Trinity Bellwoods Park as the province prepares for more phased re-openings from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 24, 2020.
REUTERS/Carlos Osorio. Read the article »

Health, Politics, Society

Toronto mayor apologizes after crowds flood downtown park

Toronto Mayor John Tory has issued an apology for failing to properly wear a mask after thousands of people gathered in a popular downtown park, violating the city’s physical distancing bylaw on Saturday. Tory condemned the crowds Saturday night, but »

Health, Society

Toronto installs ‘quiet streets’ to encourage outdoor activities

In an effort to promote physical activity and increase space for walkers and cyclists, Toronto’s Mayor John Tory announced yesterday that the city is installing 57 kilometres of what they call “quiet streets,” as part of their ActiveTO plan.  Signs »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

COVID-19 takes down one of the last major summer events

Even as provinces begin to ease up on emergency health lockdowns, the virus has claimed yet another of Canada’s major events. Often considered as marking the last hoorah of summer, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto has just been »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

‘Smart City’ project for Toronto is abandoned

Smart city or surveillance city? It was to be a ‘city of the future’,- or at least a community of the future within the city of Toronto, but the question was always, ‘what kind of future’? While some saw it »