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Inside Toronto’s new 100,000-square-foot marketplace made of shipping containers

Posted on 08 April 2019

From the outside, a new marketplace at Bathurst and Front Sts. looks just like a bunch of shipping containers stacked together. Once inside, however, you quickly realize the space that has for long sat vacant has been redesigned and transformed into a city block of its own. There are sitting spaces. Small gardens. Astroturf around paths and in-between containers, which are filled with ...

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Toronto business hoping rental maternity wear will save moms money, help the environment

Posted on 08 April 2019

As many pregnant women know, shopping for maternity wear can be a difficult and expensive task. Now, one Toronto woman is trying to change that by letting moms and moms-to-be rent their clothing. Joyce Lim told CBC Toronto the idea came to her when she was pregnant almost two years ago, and struggling to find maternity clothes that suited her job as a corporate lawyer. ...

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Toronto's Tourism Sector Marks Global Meetings Industry Day and Economic Power of Business Events

Posted on 08 April 2019

TORONTO, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Tourism Toronto, its meetings, conferences and events unit Business Events Toronto, and tourism partners are celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 4, 2019. The celebration comes on the heels of a record-breaking 2018 for business events that included 26 citywide conventions, 500,200 delegates and an economic impact of $565 million gen ...

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What I Learned at the Opening of Toronto’s First Legal Weed Store

Posted on 08 April 2019

Perhaps it was fitting that Ontario’s weed stores finally opened their doors on April Fool’s day—because the province’s retail rollout has arguably been a joke. In the end, only ten of the 25 private cannabis retail operators selected via lottery were able to open Monday. There was one store open in Toronto, a city of 2.6 million, where more than 100 illicit dispensaries wer ...

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This bud's for you: First Toronto weed store officially open for business

Posted on 08 April 2019

After months of anticipation and planning, Toronto’s first legal weed store opened for business at 9 a.m. on a frigid Monday morning. Shortly after opening its doors, The Hunny Pot at 202 Queen Street West made its first official sale. And with that another chapter in the legalization saga was penned. Until Monday morning, Ontarians could only purchase legal marijuana through the Ontario ...

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Toronto man says he has been waiting four months for refund from Fly Jamaica

Posted on 28 March 2019

A Toronto man said he is still waiting for a refund promised to him by Fly Jamaica after a number of their flights were cancelled last year due to a plane crash in Guyana. Saj Satnoo had purchased a $743 Fly Jamaica plane ticket for his mother in September 2018. Two days before she was set to leave, he received a message from the airline. “I received an email from the airline s ...

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Transparency International: Toronto Real Estate Money-Laundering May Be Worsening Affordability

Posted on 28 March 2019

TORONTO — Criminals may be taking advantage of lax disclosure rules in the Greater Toronto Area to park billions of dollars in ill-gotten gains in the regional housing market according to a new report. The report out Thursday by Transparency International Canada, along with Canadians for Tax Fairness and Publish What You Pay Canada, found that some $28.4 billion worth of residential ...

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Porter Airlines to offer weekend flights between Muskoka and Toronto

Posted on 28 March 2019

Porter Airlines will be flying to Muskoka Airport with the introduction of 2019 summer service. Popular with outdoor enthusiasts, Muskoka has established itself among the world’s iconic summer retreats. Flights will have an air time of approximately 20 minutes, operating twice weekly on Thursdays and Mondays between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Muskoka Airport, from June 27 to S ...

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Canada Revenue Agency apologizes as online services go down

Posted on 28 March 2019

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says its online systems have gone down and it isn’t saying when they will be back. The agency is apologizing in a tweet for the cut in services this morning, saying officials are looking into the “technical issues.” “The Canada Revenue Agency is experiencing a computer hardware issue,” Dany Morin, a spokesperson with the agency, said in an emailed ...

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Coca-Cola Canada Kicks off Exciting Year of Innovation with New Mini Bottle

Posted on 28 March 2019

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 25, 2019--Canadians’ favourite Coca-Cola beverage just got a lot smaller, in a big way - Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke and Sprite are now available in a more compact and resealable 250 mL mini bottle. The new ‘mini’ package size kicks off a massive year of innovation for Coca-Cola in Canada, that will introduce more than 20 new beverages ...