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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» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Tiff between giants at TIFF

Begun in 1976, the Toronto International Film Festival-TIFF– has since become one of the single most important film events in the world Movie fans in Canada’s biggest city are once again thrilled to see so many big stars being spotted» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Toronto puts the brakes on e-scooters

They’re called “micro-mobility devices”, but are more commonly known as e-scooters and have become very popular in cities around the world. But, they are not without their problems, mainly the issue of them being left blocking sidewalks. In other cities,» 

Economy, Society

Toronto housing prices- no bursting bubble in sight

As housing prices continue to rise quickly across Canada, Toronto remains the hottest market with no end in sight. Literally for years experts have been saying the “bubble” will burst soon and prices will drop.  There’s been no sign of» 

Arts and Entertainment

Director of Canadian Opera Company appointed head of Opéra de Paris

Alexander Neef, the current director of the Canadian Opera Company (COC) in Toronto, has taken over the management of one of the world’s most prestigious institutions, the Opéra de Paris. Neef, who is of German origin, will replace Stéphane Lissner»