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Woman in alleged racist assault video to be assessed at Toronto mental health hospital

Posted on 16 August 2019

A woman captured on video making racist comments and spitting on a man at Nathan Phillips Square will be assessed at a Toronto mental health facility. The accused appeared in court on Tuesday. The woman shown in the video shared online was observed by Global News to be the same person in court. Evidence details related to the alleged assault were presented before a judge, but those det ...

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Toronto woman must pay damages to luxury retailers in counterfeit sales case

Posted on 16 August 2019

A federal court has ruled a woman who sold counterfeit luxury goods in the Toronto area won’t receive a trial in the case, and must pay damages to well-known brands including Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton. Justice John Norris writes in a ruling dated August 8 that Natalie Mary Tobey, who operates an unregistered business named TBF Accessories, sold cou ...

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How butter chicken roti became a Toronto classic

Posted on 16 August 2019

The butter chicken roti is a package of perfection. The large flat bread is heated on a griddle till it is crisp and slightly charred but still pliable. Then it is filled with a generous serving of velvety, slightly sweet but tart and fiery butter chicken, tightly folded into a wrap the size of a small iPad that is as heavy as a brick. It could serve two, but usually everyone gets thei ...

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1st case of West Nile virus reported in Toronto this year

Posted on 16 August 2019

Toronto Public Health is reporting the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in the city this year. The agency says the infected person is an adult and that the case was confirmed through laboratory testing. West Nile virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Dr. Lisa Berger, an associate medical officer of health, said in an in ...

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Toronto's 16th Annual Blackout Party Will Have A Secret 2nd Location

Posted on 16 August 2019

On August 14, 2003, Toronto went dark. The famous - or infamous, depending on how you look at it - blackout plunged the city of Toronto, southern and central Ontario, and much of the northeastern United States into darkness. The 16th annual Toronto Blackout Party goes tonight in Nathan Phillips Square. The blackout started at 4:10 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2003. By Aug. 16. power had been restor ...

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People Are Snatching Up Houses In Toronto's East End And Prices Are Exploding

Posted on 16 August 2019

A new study has just revealed tons of information about house prices in Toronto, and surprise — it looks like they are still going up. Detached home sales have gone up in 88 percent of markets in the Toronto Real Estate Board. Meanwhile, 51 percent of markets saw price increases in detached homes from January to June 2019 since last year, according to the report by RE/MAX. The nei ...

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A Week In Toronto, ON, On A $105,000 Salary

Posted on 16 August 2019

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Attention, Canadians! We're featuring Money Diaries from across Canada on a regular basis, and we w ...

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Two of Toronto’s fading 70s-era bank towers are set to get a whole new, modern look

Posted on 16 August 2019

A Canadian pension fund is planning a makeover of an iconic Toronto bank complex as competition for tenants heats up amid a spate of modern new towers. QuadReal Property Group Ltd., a unit of British Columbia Investment Management Corp., wants to replace two 1970s-era buildings at Commerce Court on the corner of Bay and Wellington Streets with a new development that will allow for lar ...

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Canadian PM Trudeau calls for action as gun violence spikes in Toronto

Posted on 16 August 2019

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that a recent spate of gun violence in the country’s biggest city Toronto requires a “common sense firearms policy” and called for action. With the numbers of shooting incidents rising rapidly in Toronto this summer, Trudeau met with the city’s mayor John Tory as provincial, municipal and federal gover ...

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Matt Gurney: Toronto doesn't have a gun-control problem

Posted on 16 August 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Toronto on Tuesday. He met with Mayor John Tory and said his government would have more to say about gun control as part of its election campaign. This is after a recent spate of shootings in the city. Up until a few weeks ago, shootings in Toronto had actually been trending down, after a very bloody 2018. The recent series of incidents has erased t ...