The Story Behind Toronto's Latest Park Boom

Four beautiful new parks have opened in the city of Toronto over the past few months, just in time for residents to enjoy the summer weather outdoors. From iconic fountains to art installations by famous sculptors, each of these public green spaces has something for everyone in the surrounding community to enjoy. While city planners, nature enthusiasts, and citizens alike admire Toronto's seeming [...]

19 July 2017

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A 26-year-old Toronto man is facing multiple child porn charges. Toronto police said Ko-Lun “Kevin” Liu was arrested on Thursday as part of an investigation into child sexual abuse images. Video and images were seized as part of an undercover operation, police say. It’s alleged that since March, Liu exchanged child sex abuse images online. Liu has been charged with accessi [...]

12 May 2017

2 arrested, Gun and Drugs Seized in North York: Police

Police arrested two Toronto men and seized a gun and drugs in North York on Wednesday. Officers said they found 36 grams of cocaine, 150 grams of marijuana and 134 Alprazolam pills during a raid near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue West. They then found two men who were in a car with a fully-loaded semi-automatic .45-calibre handgun. Police arrested Christopher Reyes, 22, and c [...]

08 May 2017

Woman, 61, Killed in QEW Crash

Speed may have been a factor in a crash that left a 61-year-old woman dead late Wednesday night, Ontario provincial police say. The two-vehicle collision happened in the westbound lanes of the QEW at Guelph Line around 9:30 p.m. The woman, who is from Hamilton, was driving one of the cars. She collided with another vehicle, and her car rolled several times. She died in hospital [...]

05 May 2017

1 dead in Hwy. 401 crash in Pickering

One person is dead after a crash on Highway 401 near Brock Road in Pickering. A car struck a tanker truck at the intersection at the bottom of the off-ramp around 1:44 a.m. on Thursday, Ontario provincial police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said. The driver of the car, a 25-year-old Pickering-area man, was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was in the car. There was a small spill [...]

05 May 2017

LCBO Workers Deliver Strike Vote to Back Contract Demands

Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) staff have voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike as their union continues to bargain for a new collective agreement. Voting by members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) was held Monday and Tuesday. Denise Davis, the head of the OPSEU bargaining team, said they will now return to negotiations with a strong mandate from the workers [...]

27 April 2017

Shots Fired Near Townhouse Complex in east-end Toronto

Toronto police are investigating after shots were fired near a townhouse complex in the city’s east end. Police were called to Chester Le Boulevard near Victoria Park and Finch avenues around 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday. Officers found several shell casings at the scene. No injuries were reported. The incident happened on the same street where Samatar Farah, 24, was shot and killed on A [...]

26 April 2017

Toronto failing to bring sexual assault suspects to court: former Crown

A CityNews exclusive investigation into sexual assault cases in Toronto over the last few years show that only about a third of police complaints make their way to the court system. Between 2012 and 2015, Toronto Police received on average 1764 reports of sexual assault a year. Yet less than 38 per cent were seen by a Crown. Former Crown Attorney David Butt says that’s not good enough. [...]

26 April 2017

Toronto Police Investigating two Overnight Shootings

Toronto police are searching for suspects after two overnight shootings. No one was injured in either shooting. The first shooting happened near Lawrence Avenue and Scarlett Road around 11:35 p.m. on Wednesday. A vehicle that was used in the shooting was found on Tedder Street, near Jane Street and Trethewey Drive, Toronto police said. There was a second shooting near Jane Street [...]

21 April 2017

Veteran Niagara Police Officer Charged with Mischief

A 21-year member of the Niagara Regional Police force is facing a charge of mischief. Police say they were contacted by a member of the public on Friday, April 14 about an incident in St. Catharines. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Sgt. David Bridel, who is out on bail and will appear in court next month. While no details were provided by police, they did say [...]

17 April 2017

Toronto's 5 Golf Courses tee Off for the Season on Thursday

With spring in the air and summer on the horizon, golfers are gearing up for the greens. If you are itching to pull out those clubs, the City of Toronto has good news for you: the city’s five golf courses open for the season on Thursday. The following course will be available for golfers to tee off: Dentonia Park, 781 Victoria Park Ave.Don Valley, 4200 Yonge St.Humber Valley, [...]

14 April 2017

Gas Prices Soar by 6 Cents at GTA Pumps

No, it’s not your imagination. Prices at the gas pumps in the GTA are up on Wednesday, way up. As predicted by En-Pro, gas prices jumped by six cents at midnight, to an average price of 121.9 cents a litre. Gas prices have not been this high in more than two years. The price of crude oil has been on the rise in recent weeks with the cost of a barrel nearing US$54, amid tensions [...]

13 April 2017

Canadian Accused in Yahoo Hack Denied Bail

A Canadian accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails was denied bail on Tuesday after the judge rejected his parents as supervisors. After all, Ontario Superior Court Justice Alan Whitten said in his decision, they had come to live lavish lifestyles while apparently ignoring how their son, Karim Baratov, was making so much money. Whitten was having none of the assertions from Baratov’s f [...]

12 April 2017

Arrest Made after Man Sexually Assaulted at Bloor-Yonge Station

Police have arrested a man who allegedly sexually assaulted another man inside the men’s washroom at Yonge-Bloor station. The 32-year-old victim alleges he was assaulted while in the men’s washroom on Saturday. After confronting the suspect, the victim reported the incident to the TTC who alerted police. Sharaf Gutale, 44, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with one count of s [...]

04 April 2017

Report Calls for Early Intervention for Children with Autism

They want science to guide policy. Two months before the province is set to unveil the Ontario Autism Program, the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) is releasing a 135-page report detailing the latest proven methods that best help children with autism. The group hopes Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government will heed its advice. The report concludes early intervention with Appli [...]

01 April 2017

4 Men Arrested Following Home Invasion in Vaughan

Four men face a number of charges related to a home invasion in Vaughan. York regional police were called to an address on Lavender Place in the Highway 7 and Weston Road area around 8 p.m. on Tuesday. They discovered two victims who suffered minor physical injuries. Police believe that the homeowners were targeted. Using helicopter surveillance, police managed to track four men [...]

30 March 2017

Driver Caught Going 147 km/h Charged with Stunt Driving

A 25 year old Toronto man has been charged with stunt driving after being caught going 97 km/h over the posted speed limit on a city street. Police say he was clocked driving 147 km/h in a 50 km/h zone in a BMW in the Bloor West and Brule Terrace area around 9 p.m. on March 22, 2017. In addition to being charged with stunt driving and speeding, the man has had his lice [...]

27 March 2017

Four 14-year-olds Among Seven Arrested in Brampton Robbery

A total of seven people have been arrested following a robbery involving a replica handgun. Peel Regional Police say two victims were approached by a group of males at the Bramalea City Centre just before 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon. One of the suspects flashed the butt of a gun while demanding cash. The suspects then fled and no one was injured. Using surveillance footage, poli [...]

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