York U’s urban observatory gets an upgrade

York U’s urban observatory gets an upgrade

When two domes were last placed atop of York University’s astrological observatory, the campus was a few scattered buildings in the middle of a huge swath of undeveloped land. It was the summer of 1968 — man had not yet even stepped on the moon — but the fledgling university and the clear skies above … Read more

From 30 per cent drops to 12 per cent jumps — why some GTA real estate markets are hot while others not

From 30 per cent drops to 12 per cent jumps — why some GTA real estate markets are hot while others not

In May, home prices in the GTA showed which areas are hot and which are not. Across the board, although home prices rose 9.4 per cent on an annual basis, May was the third consecutive month-over-month drop, down around three per cent from April, according to the latest report from the Toronto Regional Real Estate … Read more

Few details after 54-year-old man shot dead at Toronto restaurant

Few details after 54-year-old man shot dead at Toronto restaurant

Toronto police remain tight-lipped about the latest shooting homicide that occurred in the early morning hours Sunday at a west-end restaurant. The fatal shooting happened just before 4 am at The River’s Restaurant and Bar near Eglinton and Oakwood. Police say a large gathering had convened inside the restaurant, when an altercation happened. As a … Read more

Where to go for the best imported fruit finds in the GTA

Where to go for the best imported fruit finds in the GTA

As a fruit obsessed person, some of my favorite food memories are from visiting the fruit markets of cities like Sarawak, Bogota and Mexico City. Five years ago I toured the popular Paloquemao Fruit Market in Bogota. Before the sun was up, I stuffed my face with ripe guanabana (soursop) and sucked the inside bags … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: June 1, gta, canada world

Today’s coronavirus news: June 1, gta, canada world

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Wednesday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 1:50 p.m. The public inquiry into the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to provide information currently kept secret under cabinet … Read more

Coronvirus news file for May 30: gta and world updates

Coronvirus news file for May 30: gta and world updates

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 1:55 p.m. The World Health Organization’s top monkeypox expert said she doesn’t expect the hundreds of cases reported to date to turn into another pandemic, but acknowledged there are … Read more

Body found in Rosedale dumpster belonged to young girl who may have died last year, police say

Body found in Rosedale dumpster belonged to young girl who may have died last year, police say

Warning: Contains graphic content A body found in a construction dumpster in Rosedale this week belonged to a young girl who may have died last year, Toronto police say. In a news conference Thursday, investigators revealed that a post-mortem examination has found the remains belonged to a girl between four and seven years old who … Read more

Toronto seeing dramatic spike in anti-Asian hate crimes, new data says

Toronto seeing dramatic spike in anti-Asian hate crimes, new data says

Toronto continues to see a dramatic rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, including hate-fueled attacks where the victim was punched, spat on or blamed for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new police data. Last year was the second in a row that Toronto police have reported a significant rise in overall hate-motivated verbal threats, physical assaults … Read more

Coronavirus news and updates for Sunday, April 24, 2022

Coronavirus news and updates for Sunday, April 24, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 3:34 p.m.: Quebec is reporting 20 more deaths and a 27-patient drop in hospitalizations in the past 24 hours. Health officials say 2,344 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19, … Read more

Coronavirus news and updates for Saturday, April 23, 2022

Coronavirus news and updates for Saturday, April 23, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Saturday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. Saturday 11:42 a.m.: Ontario is reporting 1,684 people in hospital with COVID-19, an increase from 1,591 the previous day. The province is also reporting 212 COVID-19 patients in intensive … Read more