Office vacancy rates are rising in Toronto and Vancouver amid remote work shifts

Office vacancy rates in downtown Toronto and Vancouver are rising rapidly as well-known companies such as Plenty of Fish, Air Miles and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP try to get rid of unnecessary space amid the shift to remote working and economic uncertainty. Toronto’s vacancy rate hit 15 percent at the end of September, according to new data … Read more

DineSafe: Health inspectors in Toronto find major violations in six restaurants on Nov. 24

Toronto Public Health issued six conditional passes to restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and supermarkets on Nov. 24. Aslam Halal Meat And Supermarket at 4352 Kingston Road was given a suspended pass with three major offences: Failing to provide sufficient handwashing stations Store potentially hazardous foods at an internal temperature between 4°C and 60°C Use food … Read more

Top NHL picks November 27: Bench on Ottawa to cash in on his chances

With five NHL games in action on Sunday, we’re focusing on three matchups taking place in the later window. The pregame story: The Ottawa senators have been as unlucky as anyone this month, at least in offense. The Seattle Kraken also come into the night with quite a tear and the San Jose Sharks have … Read more

Taylor Swift dance parties are the benevolent alternative to clubbing you didn’t know you needed

The T-Swift dance parties gathered a huge following in its early year, with thousands of events across the country.Victoria Morton/Handout Imagine hundreds of Canadians, putting aside their typical hesitations, belting out Taylor Swift lyrics and dancing like no one is filming it for Instagram. This is not a concert. This is one party – one … Read more

Pedestrian hit and injured by driver in Willowdale

A pedestrian was hit by a motorist late Friday afternoon at a major intersection in Willowdale, two days after a 20-year-old cyclist was struck at another major intersection to the south. The pedestrian was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car at 5:51 p.m. at Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue, … Read more

S&P/TSX composite posted small gains Thursday as US markets close for Thanksgiving

TORONTO — Canada’s leading stock index posted small but broad gains Thursday on a quiet day for markets south of the border during the Thanksgiving holiday. Volumes were low on TSX Thursday as U.S. markets were closed for the holiday, and with an early Friday closing in New York, it’s likely to be a slow … Read more

You Can Double the Size of This Historic Toronto Building That’s Listed for $13,500,000

A recently listed Toronto heritage building has a price tag of $13,500,000 and the potential to double its size to 14,000 square feet. Originally built as a residential home in 1891, 36 Prince Arthur Avenue housed the Bedford Academy from 1996 until the bar closed during the pandemic. It was also previously owned by the … Read more

Maple Leaf vs. Wild picks and odds: Back Toronto and the under Friday afternoon

The Toronto Maple Leafs will play their second of four consecutive away games against the Minnesota Wild on Friday. The pregame story: Both teams play low-event hockey, which definitely brings the under into play. We also bet on Toronto to win and keep the Wild at a low target total. Check out our Maple Leafs … Read more

What to do in Toronto this weekend: November 25 to 27

Toronto has a lot of fun to offer this weekend. Here’s a preview of what’s on it. Cavalcade of Lights The annual Cavalcade of Lights kicks off the holiday season in Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday, with opening parties from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s festivities, presented by Desjardins Financial Group, are inspired … Read more

The hockey world pays tribute to ‘icon’ Börje Salming

News of Börje Salming’s death shocked the hockey world on Thursday when the Maple Leafs legend succumbed to ALS at age 71. The Hall of Famer was beloved in Toronto, where he spent more than 15 years as a dominant defenseman, and was recently celebrated at Scotiabank Arena with other Leafs icons. Salming’s death sparked … Read more