In Toronto, confusing logic sees one building standing while another collapses

The cancellation of Taste of the Danforth has garnered a lot of attention over the past week, but it’s not the only strange thing that’s happened in and around the high street this month. On June 24, the Toronto Preservation Board adopted a planning report that recommended listing 225 properties along the Danforth in lots … Read more

Allegation that Ottawa interfered in mass shooting investigation prompts definition of ‘operational independence’

OTTAWA — As opposition MPs demand accountability for reports that the Liberal government interfered in a police investigation into Canada’s deadliest shooting, experts say the allegations are the latest sign that legislative change is needed in policing. The warnings come after newly released documents suggest RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki promised Bill Blair – who was … Read more

Father of children killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested the day before he died

The Ontario father of three young children killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested and Tasered when officers were called to his home the day before he died by suicide, Peel police confirm. Peel police were called to the Edward Lake address in Brampton on June 19 – Father’s Day – to “investigate an … Read more

Allegation that Ottawa interfered in mass shooting investigation prompts definition of ‘operational independence’

OTTAWA — As opposition MPs demand accountability for reports that the Liberal government interfered in a police investigation into Canada’s deadliest shooting, experts say the allegations are the latest sign that legislative change is needed in policing. The warnings come after newly released documents suggest RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki promised Bill Blair – who was … Read more

Allegation that Ottawa interfered in mass shooting investigation prompts definition of ‘operational independence’

Ottawa – While opposition deputies require accounts on information that the Liberal government has ingested in a police investigation into the deadliest shooting in Canada, experts claim that these allegations are the last sign that legislative change is needed in policing. The warnings come after newly released documents suggest RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki promised Bill … Read more

Here’s what’s changing with Canada’s COVID travel vaccine rules

Starting Monday, travelers will no longer need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to board a plane or train in Canada. In an announcement last week, the government unveiled plans to suspend vaccination mandates for domestic and international travellers, as well as Crown-regulated transport workers and federal government employees. It has been welcomed by some … Read more

Toronto’s booming real estate market is making divorce even messier — here’s how separating couples can cope

Going through a divorce is quite a complicated and emotional experience as it is, especially when children are involved. But getting divorced in Toronto’s hot housing market during a pandemic as mortgage interest rates rise? The challenges of affording to live apart can seem overwhelming. Although the average home price in Toronto has fallen 3% … Read more

Toronto’s booming real estate market is making divorce even more complicated – here’s how separating couples can cope

Going through a divorce is quite a complicated and emotional experience as it is, especially when children are involved. But are you going through a divorce in Toronto’s hot housing market during a pandemic as mortgage interest rates rise? The challenges of affording to live apart can seem overwhelming. Although the average home price in … Read more

Ditch the app: Border MPs and mayors urge Ottawa to scrap ArriveCAN at land crossings, saying it threatens recovery

OTTAWA — Mayors and MPs along the Canada-U.S. border are urging the federal government to abandon the use of the ArriveCAN app at land crossings, viewing the tool as unnecessary, inaccessible and harmful to economic recovery in communities border. All travelers entering Canada by land, air or sea must use the app, with some exceptions. … Read more

The logic behind the decision to wear a mask or not

On Monday afternoon, I walked around the city with two goals in mind: to buy some socks and to determine the state of masking in Toronto. The first was easy (Winners, obviously). The latter, however, is not a unique scenario. Despite the near-universal lifting of provincial mask mandates this month, masking in Toronto remains a … Read more