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Man who pushed stranger in front of Toronto subway train in 2018 pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Posted on 28 January 2021

TORONTO -- A man who pushed a stranger in front of a moving subway train in downtown Toronto more than two years ago has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. On the morning of June 18, 2018, Yosuke Hayahara was waiting for an eastbound train at Bloor-Yonge Station when he was shoved into the path of an oncoming train. At the time, police called the attack unprovoked. The 73 ...

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Toronto hospital network won't receive more COVID-19 vaccines this weekend as it runs out of shots: Hillier

Posted on 28 January 2021

TORONTO -- Chair of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force says the University Health Network in Toronto will not be receiving more vaccines in the next few days as it's expected to run out of doses on Friday. Hillier spoke to CP24 Friday morning and said the province is in need of more COVID-19 vaccines as vaccination sites ramp up efforts to administer the shots to ...

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TTC facing calls from riders, operators for better safety measures

Posted on 28 January 2021

TORONTO -- As new emergency orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 come into effect across Ontario, TTC riders and operators are expressing concern that more measures may be needed to keep transit safe. Speaking with CP24 Thursday, Shelagh Pizey-Allen of the group TTCRiders said that transit users in the city are concerned about crowding, inadequate mask use among riders and the re ...

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'LOCKDOWN ISN'T WORKING': Ford caucus member breaks rank to speak out

Posted on 28 January 2021

A member of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s caucus is speaking out against his own government’s policies and calling for an end to the province-wide pandemic lockdown. “The lockdown isn’t working,” writes York Centre Progressive Conservative MPP Roman Baber in a letter to Ford.  “It’s causing an avalanche of suicides, overdoses, bankruptcies, divorces and takes an immen ...

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WARMINGTON: More than COVID to fear on Toronto's mean streets

Posted on 28 January 2021

But this prompt police response is good news. This is what police are here for. They are not here to enforce unclear stay-at-home orders with more holes in the rules than a wheel of Swiss cheese. They should not be put in the unfair position of enforcing made up rules that criminalize law-abiding people. Let the police be the police. They know how to do that. Politicians sh ...

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Large number of military vehicles will be spotted in Toronto area

Posted on 08 April 2020

TORONTO -- The military is advising people in the Toronto area to expect a large number of its personnel and vehicles on the roads starting on Monday. The Department of National Defence says members of the Joint Task Force Central will be heading from units across Ontario to Canadian Forces Base Borden. The movement is part of the government's fight against COVID-19. Hundreds of Can ...

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Viral video shows every inch of Toronto McDonald's covered in bags​​​​​​​

Posted on 08 April 2020

Life is excruciatingly slow right now for many Toronto residents as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps us inside, away from our friends and in some cases without work or an income. Fortunately, there are some parts of the city where work and activity are still plentiful (aside from hospitals). McDonald's has been has been absolutely slammed lately despite the closure of all in-person dining rooms acr ...

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Airbnb hosts now banned from offering short-term vacation rentals in Toronto

Posted on 08 April 2020

Hotels may be considered an essential service, but Airbnb rentals are decidedly not — or so says the Government of Ontario. Regulations issued by the province under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act were amended on Friday to shorten the list of businesses considered "essential" during this active state of emergency down to 44 from 74. Available now in fu ...

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Toronto’s Tech Boom Is Transforming the City

Posted on 13 August 2019

Toronto is recognized as the most populous city in Canada and has been seen as a center of commerce in Canada. The city sees a steady increase of immigrants every year and the diversity in the city is turning out to be its greatest strength. A report on the Globe and Mail confirms that the city’s recent tech boom has gone a long way to transform it. The city started taking great strides ...

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A Middle Eastern food festival is coming to Toronto on July 27

Posted on 03 April 2019

With spit-roasted shawarma, grilled halloumi, sticky baklava and more, this upcoming food fest bills itself as a chance to sample “the 1001 flavours Middle Eastern culture has to offer.” Toronto’s Taste of the Middle East Food Festival is set to take over Yonge-Dundas square again for a single day this summer. See also This massive food truck fest is happening near Toronto ...