Highlights / Toronto

Environment, Society

Public appeal to save Toronto’s oldest tree

In one of Canada’s fastest growing and ever changing cities, one thing has been constant for about 300 years. It’s a red oak tree. In fact it’s been recognised as a heritage tree by Forest Ontario’s Heritage Tree Programme. The» 

Health, Society

Window air conditioners banned: Toronto housing

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has announced it will ban window-mounted air conditioning units effective immediately. The agency controls thousands of units of low-income and subsidised housing in the city. The move comes after one such unit fell out» 

Health, Society

The bizarre excrement extremist; suspect arrested

It’s a truly weird and utterly disgusting story that’s been dominating the news in Canada. In Toronto, a young man has been randomly dumping buckets of what appears to be a liquid mix of excrement on innocent bystanders. Between last» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Richest rugby contract ever: Star player comes to Canada

While the sport of rugby enjoys massive international media attention elsewhere around the world, that’s not really the case in North America That may change somewhat in Canada as the Toronto Wolfpack team has just signed star player Sonny Bill» 

International, Society

Toronto Wolfpack recruits ‘LeBron James of rugby’

Toronto Wolfpack, the only professional rugby league team in Canada, confirmed on Thursday that All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams will join the team for the next two years, without revealing the terms of the contract. According to an anonymous» 

Ambulance transports victims of stabbing attack on Halloween night in Toronto

Society

Triple stabbing, multiple shootings mar Halloween in GTA

A triple stabbing and multiple shootings marred Halloween celebrations across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on Thursday, keeping emergency services busy amid widespread power outages caused by strong winds that brought down power lines. At around 11:40 p.m. Thursday, police» 

Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Toronto: Garbage to fuel garbage trucks

Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, creates vast amounts of waste. Vast tonnes of that is food and organic waste. While this traditionally has gone into the ever increasing mountains of landfill waste, a new plan is to use some of that» 

Arts and Entertainment

Picasso painting set to sell at record price in Canada

A famous painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is currently on tour in Canada for the very first time before being auctioned for what could be the largest amount ever paid for an international work of art in Canada. Currently» 

International, Politics

Professional basketball mixed up in Hong Kong politics

The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong has spread to North American professional basketball. The recent pro democracy tweet from an NBA manager a seeming counter tweet from a star player, and a word from the National Basketball League itself distancing» 

Arts and Entertainment

Toronto Book Award goes to Dionne Brand

Multiple award-winning author Dionne Brand has won the Toronto Book Award for her novel Theory, published by Knopf Canada. This is the 45th year of the Toronto Book Awards which honour books that are evocative of Toronto. Brand is among»