Toronto restaurants doing special New Year’s Eve dinners for takeout and delivery

We’re heading into what may be the quietest New Year’s Eve ever. But your last meal of the year need not suffer the fate of rowdy parties and drunken cab rides. Bid 2020 a much-anticipated good riddance with one of these fine meals to go, many of which are portioned to feed your immediate bubble and come with festive boozy add-ons. Lake Inez Five seafood-forward courses with a Ma [...]

04 January 2021

Toronto Star’s Santa Claus Fund passes new fundraising goal on Christmas Eve

The Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund surpassed its new goal of 1.6 million on Christmas Eve. As of Thursday, the total figure raised stood at $1,600,744. This huge sum stands testament to the incredible generosity of Star readers, who identify with the mission with which publisher Jospeh Atkinson estabilished the fund in 1906. As mentioned in our series of articles about the fund, thi [...]

04 January 2021

Bottomless pyjama advertisements baffle consumers

Less is more? Fresh air door? Who knows why advertisements for bottomless pyjamas seem to be all the rage on the web these days. For some reason advertisements for “plain functional buttoned adult pyjamas” promoted by multiple outlets have been showing up since last week. Many users have been left wondering why they were being targeted for the odd products. People first became awa [...]

04 January 2021

'Cooped-up' Toronto couple now embracing country life in eastern Ontario

While Canadians have been leaving the country to move to cities for decades, the COVID-19 pandemic may be reversing that trend.  Approximately 60 per cent of Ontarians in the market for a house say moving to rural areas has become more appealing during the pandemic, according to a recent survey from the Ontario Real Estate Association. Romina Kolodziejska and Matt Falvo are o [...]

04 January 2021

Man who killed his downtown Toronto roommate had history of violence against women

TORONTO -- A 44-year-old man who killed his 28-year-old roommate in their downtown Toronto apartment had a proven history of violence against women and presents “grave danger” to potential victims, a judge said while handing down a life sentence with no chance of parole for 18 years. On Oct. 30, a jury found Richard Isaac guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Victoria S [...]

04 January 2021

Top Realtors Predict What 2021 Has in Store for the Toronto Real Estate Market

At this time last year, nobody could have guessed what 2020 would have in store for the world of Toronto real estate. From flying high (hello, average year-to-date prices) to flatlining (here’s lookin’ at you, downtown condo market), the current local resale and rental scenes could only be described as a Tale of Two Cities — a situation that wasn’t even a topic of interest in late 201 [...]

04 January 2021

Toronto bar license suspended for allegedly violating Reopening Ontario Act

A Toronto bar has had its liquor license suspended after two business owners were cited for breaching provincial COVID-19 regulations. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued a notice on Friday to revoke the license of Bar Karma on Queen Street West for violations of the Liquor Licence Act. Last weekend, police were called to the establishment around 12:40 a. [...]

04 January 2021

Should downhill skiing be permitted to open during the lockdown?

TOWN OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS—Oliver Slow and his friends are cramming in as many runs as they can before Blue Mountain suspends all ski operations Boxing Day to comply with the province-wide shutdown due to COVID-19. But they’re not happy about the closure, just days after Blue and many other Ontario ski resorts opened, and agree with the Canadian Ski Council and Ontario Ski [...]

04 January 2021

S&P/TSX composite essentially flat as sentiment muted by rising COVID infections

TORONTO - Canada’s main stock index was essentially flat Thursday as investors took their foot off the pedal on concerns about rising COVID-19 infections and pocketed some profits following a good few weeks of trading. “I think we’re just digesting a little bit of the gains that we’ve seen from this solid month-to-date surge that the TSX has had,” said Mike Archibald, vice- [...]

22 November 2020

Canadians assembled 631,800 Ikea desks and counting during the pandemic

Working from home might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s been a boon for Ikea. The retail giant has seen a huge boost in Canadian sales of home office supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company revealed ahead of Thursday’s official release of its annual report. “We saw significant increases in both sales and demand for our home office category, seeing lifts from [...]

22 November 2020

Trump tax writeoffs are ensnared in two New York fraud investigations

Two separate New York state fraud investigations into President Donald Trump and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, have expanded to include tax writeoffs on millions of dollars in consulting fees, some of which appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The inquiries — a criminal investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus [...]

22 November 2020

Ascot Discovers More High-Grade Gold in the Day Zone

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ascot Resources Ltd (TSX: AOT; OTCQX: AOTVF) (“Ascot” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce additional high-grade gold intercepts at the Day Zone of the Company’s Premier Gold Project (“PGP”). These results are highly significant as the Day Zone is in a strategic location approximately 300 metres west of re [...]

22 November 2020

U of T community members isolating, precautions taken after four test positive for COVID-19

Toronto Public Health has linked four cases of COVID-19 to an informal, close-contact athletic activity on the University of Toronto’s St. George campus.  All the individuals involved in the activity, which was not sponsored or organized by U of T, were on the university’s Back Campus field near Tower Road an [...]

21 November 2020

U of T alumnus Derrick Rossi 'proud' to play role in promising COVID-19 vaccine: Toronto Star

The development of a promising COVID-19 vaccine candidate by Cambridge Mass.-based Moderna might not have been possible without novel research carried out by University of Toronto alumnus and stem cell biologist Derrick Rossi, according to the Toronto Star. Rossi, one of the co-founders of Moderna, helped pioneer the use of modified messenger RNA (or mRNA) to produce selected prote [...]

21 November 2020

LegUp Computing, a U of T Engineering startup, acquired by U.S.-based Microchip Technology

LegUp Computing Inc., a startup with origins in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has been acquired by U.S.-based Microchip Technology Inc. Leveraging technology originally developed at the labs of Professors Jason Anderson and Stephen Brown in the the Edward S. Rogers Sr. department of electrical and computer e [...]

21 November 2020

By creating a volunteer group, U of T grad Adam Zivo brought food to low-income seniors during COVID-19

When the pandemic forced communities into lockdown in March, Adam Zivo offered to deliver groceries to his mother as a way to help in a time of need. Soon after, he set out to help the broader community by creating LifeCrates, an initiative that helped to address food insecurity among low-income seniors. “Low-income seniors are a particularly vulnerable demographic during the COVID-1 [...]

21 November 2020

GM says demand for trucks revived Oshawa plant

OSHAWA, Ont. — General Motors Canada President Scott Bell says the growing demand for trucks helped convince executives to turn around plans for the plant in Oshawa, Ont. Bell says that even after the wind-down of the assembly line in Oshawa last year, the Canadian branch of GM continued to push for Oshawa internally during discussions to expand the truck business. [...]

21 November 2020

Singh calls for end to feds' for-profit care

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and union officials are calling on the federal government to put a stop to its role in for-profit long-term care homes, where deadly COVID-19 outbreaks are worsening as the second wave of the pandemic takes hold. Singh and two unions say the government must transform Revera from a for-profit corporation into a publicly managed entity. [...]

21 November 2020

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