Thousands still without power after strong winds

Thousands were left without power overnight in Ontario after wind gusts gusted up to 90 kilometers per hour on Saturday. The Toronto Hydro storm center reported that nearly 5,000 downtown customers lost power from south of Shuter Street to Harbourfront by Saturday afternoon. About 500 customers along Royal York Road between Bloor Street and Lake … Read more

York Memorial students stage mass strike over security concerns

Hundreds of teenagers from York Memorial Collegiate Institute staged a massive strike on Friday to protest what they say is an unsafe learning environment, overpolicing and a lack of teachers, meaning some classes are not conducted with children sent to the library or cafeteria. Najmo Mohammed, a grade 11 student who feels “very unsafe”, longs … Read more

Peel warns of a $2 billion shortfall under the new housing bill

The Peel region says it could lose $2 billion over the next 10 years due to changes in development costs enshrined in the controversial More Homes Built Faster Act, a sweeping provincial law that aims to build 1.5 million homes by 2031. to build houses. The estimated shortfall would make it difficult to fund the … Read more

Toronto highway closures ahead of planned roadworks (December 2)

Plan your route before you hit the road: The Department of Transportation has scheduled 43 closures in Toronto on Dec. 2 for road works on Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 404, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Northbound Highway 400 between Finch Avenue and 407: Three alternate lanes closed until December 4 at 9 a.m. … Read more

City of Toronto, contractor cleans up North York oil spill

City of Toronto employees and a contractor hired by an automaker work to clean up an oil spill in the Humber River. On Monday, Toronto received 311 reports of an oil spill in a holding basin near Weston Road and Finch Avenue West. Lawson Oates, director of environment and administration for Toronto Water, said in … Read more

Toronto Humane Society raises $100,000 after van stolen in burglary

The Toronto Humane Society has raised enough money to cover repairs and replace property stolen after a burglary on Monday. On Tuesday, the humane society said two individuals broke into the building and stole rescue items and the van the organization uses to transport animals during medical events. The organization launched a fundraiser on its … Read more

Prime Minister Doug Ford, still a bull in a china shop

Toronto is urged to scrap plans for Ontario Place private spa complex, Nov. 28 I initially pictured Prime Minister Doug Ford as a bull in a china shop, floundering around with too much ideology and too little regard for his policies. In view of the public outcry, he then transformed into Humpty Dumpty and summoned … Read more

ACTRA to help artists recover back pay after backlash

After weeks of mounting pressure and backlash that it failed to protect members, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) said Tuesday it will now help recover missing wages for artists represented by a Toronto talent agency that reportedly thousands of dollars in payment for jobs completed months ago. In an email … Read more

Adi Developments settles with construction supervisor

Adi Developments has agreed to pay a $60,000 and $2.6 million fine to buyers of its Nautique condominiums in downtown Burlington as part of a settlement with the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA), which ordered the company to August of “unethical” practices and her recommended building permits be revoked. The allegations came after Adi told … Read more

Windy, rainy weather covers Toronto, weather forecast issued

Commuters may struggle to get to work this morning as high winds and rain hit the GTA. Environment Canada has issued a special weather report for Wednesday, warning of wind gusts of 70 to 80 km/h. The weather bureau warns that high winds can throw loose objects, break tree branches and cause power outages. The … Read more