Toronto police charge 670 drivers over week-long distracted driving blitz

A total of 670 drivers were charged over the course of a week-long campaign distracted driving campaign by Toronto police. Between Jan. 14 and Jan. 20, officers held a “zero tolerance” policy as they combed through the downtown core for drivers not paying attention while behind the wheel. As part of the effort, officers on foot, bicycles and in unmarked police cars patrolled the [...]

24 January 2019

Toronto is one of the most 'severely unaffordable' cities in the world: report

Another day, another gloomy headline for Toronto’s housing market. Demographia has just released its annual ‘Housing Affordability Survey‘ and has ranked Toronto as the 10th out of 293 cities around the world for unaffordability. This is up way from 21st place the year before. The report measures middle-income housing affordability in 92 major metropolitan housing markets, whic [...]

24 January 2019

Toronto tenant stuck with no heat, water in apartment amid bitter cold temperatures

WATCH ABOVE: The cold snap in Ontario has left some people without heat in their homes, including a Toronto woman who was told to make do with electric space heaters. As Seán O’Shea reports, she called Global News after being told it could take months to find a permanent fix. For six of the last ten days, Amélie Matte says the heat hasn’t been working normally in her Toronto apar [...]

24 January 2019

Hidden camera footage reveals conditions inside Toronto’s 24-hour respite centres

Housing advocates have released hidden camera footage of two of Toronto’s 24-hour respite centres and one warming centre to illustrate what they say is a growing housing and shelter crisis for the city’s homeless population. “You will see in the film footage many people in wheelchairs and walkers. You will see old people. You will see very young people and they are stuck there for e [...]

23 January 2019

Toronto landlord owes man with disabilities, daughter $60K after 'campaign' of harassment

A Toronto man was denied an apartment because of his disabilities, and then he and his pregnant daughter endured "a campaign" of abuse and harassment from the landlord after a relative helped them secure a unit and move into the building, according to a decision by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). Six months later, the father and daughter are still waiting for the $60,000&nb [...]

23 January 2019

Declare Toronto homelessness a state of emergency, advocate group says

Holding R.I.P. signs in honour of Toronto residents who lost their lives to homelessness so far this year, city councillors and other housing advocates called on the city to create an urgent action plan to tackle the issue.  "We are experiencing a housing crisis and homelessness crisis that requires immediate emergency attention," Coun. Kristyn Wong-Tam said at a press conference a [...]

23 January 2019

Top 5 Steps to Take to Take Your Business to Toronto

If you own an established business in the United States and you’re looking to start a sister company in the heart of Toronto, there are numerous steps that need to be taken to complete the transition legally. Have a look at some of the helpful tips below to help you start a new business in Toronto. Research the Area The largest metropolis of Canada isn’t well-known for providing any en [...]

29 August 2017

5 Steps to Take to Start Your Business to Toronto

If you own an established business in the United States and you’re looking to start a sister company in the heart of Toronto, there are numerous steps that need to be taken to complete the transition legally. Have a look at some of the helpful tips below to help you start a new business in Toronto. Research the Area The largest metropolis of Canada isn’t well-known for providing any entrepre [...]

24 August 2017

Toronto is the Capital of Canada for Bed Bugs

(Toronto, August 1, 2017) With the summer travel season in high gear, the country’s largest pest control company is warning about an unwelcome visitor that could affect locals and tourists.  Orkin Canada expects this to be a bumper year for bed bugs.  The warning comes as the company unveils its first ever list of bed bug cities.  The findings by Orkin Canada are based on the n [...]

02 August 2017

New Apartment Searches: What Everyone Forgets

Looking for apartments in Toronto is equally as exciting as it is stressful. The possibilities are endless—extra bedrooms and walk-in closets and indoor parking, oh my! It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the excitement and fall head over heels for an apartment after you’ve toured the place, but did you tour it the way you should? You took a good look at the bedrooms and checked the [...]

02 August 2017

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

Toronto Man fToronto man Faces Child Porn Chargesaces Child Porn Charges

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

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