Leafs’ Auston Matthews wins Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award

Leafs’ Auston Matthews wins Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award

Winning the Hart Memorial Trophy felt great. So did winning the Ted Lindsay Award. Goal Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews wishes for more. “I’d be lying if I said that there wasn’t a little bit of angst, wishing you’re still playing right now,” Matthews said after accepting the two biggest awards at the NHL’s awards … Read more

Federal government accused of interfering in RCMP operations after NS massacre

Federal government accused of interfering in RCMP operations after NS massacre

Allegations that the Liberal government interfered with RCMP operations to push a gun-control agenda swept through Canadian politics Tuesday, following the release of documents to an inquiry investigating the 2020 massacre in Nova Scotia. The charges — denied by RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and former public safety minister Bill Blair — came in the wake … Read more

Neighbor says she tried to save burning woman with garden hose

Neighbor says she tried to save burning woman with garden hose

Warning: The following story contains graphic details. After hearing a scream, Fayruus Ismail emerged from her Scarborough townhouse to a shocking sight—her neighbor standing outside, horrifically burned. The neighbour, 37-year-old Henrietta Viski, silently sat down on the ground outside her own townhouse, her red hair still burning, Ismail recalled Sunday of the Friday afternoon scene. … Read more

Man arrested after woman set on fire on TTC bus

Man arrested after woman set on fire on TTC bus

A Toronto man faces charges after a woman was allegedly lit on fire on a TTC bus on Friday, in what police now describe as an alleged “hate-motivated” murder attempt. Tenzin Norbu, 33, is charged with attempted murder, assault with a weapon, common nuisance and mischief. He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 … Read more

Donald D. Summerville outdoor pool to stay shut until 2023

Donald D. Summerville outdoor pool to stay shut until 2023

Torontonians hoping to cool off at an outdoor public pool this summer might find it tougher than usual, with maintenance problems and staffing shortages putting the squeeze on civic swimming spots. With just days to go before the start of municipal swimming season, news came this week that the popular Olympic-sized pool at Donald D. … Read more

Woman has life-threatening burns after assault near TTC station

Woman has life-threatening burns after assault near TTC station

A woman in her 20s suffered what police described as “life-altering” injuries Friday after she was set on fire by a man who doused her with an unknown liquid before igniting it. The attack occurred at Kipling Station in the city’s west end around 12:30 pm The man, whom police did not identify, was arrested … Read more

Toronto named a Canadian host city for FIFA World Cup 2026

Toronto named a Canadian host city for FIFA World Cup 2026

Nothing like a Friday morning to-do list to suddenly make things feel real. The cities of Toronto and Vancouver got the parties started on Thursday evening and were dead right to. Being confirmed as host venues for the world’s biggest sporting event is more than enough reason to pop a few corks. But now the … Read more

Seniors, renters and low-income workers to get financial boost

Seniors, renters and low-income workers to get financial boost

Millions of Canadians will get more money this year from the federal government as part of its plan to fight inflation, including a $500 payment for almost one million renters, and up to $766 more for more than three million seniors. Deputy prime minister and minister of finance Chrystia Freeland announced Thursday an $8.9 billion … Read more

Regular ActiveTO road closures should end, city report says

Regular ActiveTO road closures should end, city report says

The popular ActiveTO road closures on Lake Shore Boulevard West have caused significant traffic delays and risk interfering with special events as the city reopens, and should only be allowed to continue on a limited basis. That’s the conclusion of a hotly anticipated city staff report on the pandemic-era street closure program released shortly before … Read more

Airport chaos could get worse as Ottawa removes vaccine mandates

Airport chaos could get worse as Ottawa removes vaccine mandates

OTTAWA—“Science” — not politics or airport delays — is the reason the Liberal government gave for why it has finally halted — or “suspended” — federal vaccine mandates starting next Monday. Yet if politics is the art of the possible, politics were definitely in play. Some Liberal MPs say caucus pressure played a role. Cabinet … Read more