Toronto home prices drop for fifth straight month in July: TRREB

Toronto home prices drop for fifth straight month in July: TRREB

For the first time since prices began plummeting earlier this year, the average price of a single detached home in Toronto was lower than it was a year ago, according to the latest report from the city’s real estate board. The average price of a detached home in the Greater Toronto Area fell by 3.1 … Read more

SickKids and Toronto General issue alerts over staffing issues

SickKids and Toronto General issue alerts over staffing issues

Two major downtown Toronto hospitals are the latest to show signs of strain under a staffing shortage that’s causing summer disruptions across Ontario. At Toronto General Hospital, a critical-care bed alert has been issued for three intensive-care units — cardio-vascular, cardiac and medical-surgical — which are at their bed capacity and/or have limited human resources … Read more

Doug Ford says province is trying to end the hospital crisis

Doug Ford says province is trying to end the hospital crisis

Premier Doug Ford says the province will speed the accreditation of foreign-trained nurses to help address Ontario’s growing health-care staffing crisis , which has taken a deeper hold at two key Toronto hospitals this week. “We’re in need of more nurses, as many as we can get,” Ford said Wednesday in his first public comments … Read more

Kyle Lowry pushing through difficulties that derailed season

Kyle Lowry pushing through difficulties that derailed season

Kyle Lowry was relaxed and smiling and joking around and entirely in his element in a short media session at the Nick Nurse Foundation golf tournament. He was Peak Lowry — “make it a good question,” he joshed at one point. “I’m in a jacket, I want the heat,” he added later in a cool … Read more

Clayton Ruby, criminal lawyer, has died at age 80

Clayton Ruby, criminal lawyer, has died at age 80

Clayton Ruby, one of Canada’s best known criminal lawyers, activists and civil rights champions, has died at the age of 80, his Toronto law firm confirmed Wednesday. The Toronto native died peacefully Tuesday afternoon surrounded by his family, read a post on the Twitter account belonging to his law firm Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe. The … Read more

Tech layoffs and the workers they impacted

Tech layoffs and the workers they impacted

The technology sector has been a savor for thousands of Toronto workers during the pandemic: as service workers were laid off during lockdowns, the tech companies sucked them up, giving many a chance at new, more lucrative careers. But now it’s the tech sector that’s under duress: Over the past few months, major companies like … Read more

Young girl hit by GO train remembered by family

Young girl hit by GO train remembered by family

Warning: This story contains details that may be disturbing to some readers. Emmanuel Nwabuoku says his daughter went out for ice cream with her siblings last Tuesday afternoon and wound up chasing a butterfly. That innocent outing took a tragic turn when she got onto the GO tracks and was hit by a train. Her … Read more

Sylvia Jones: ER, ICU closures won’t end soon

Sylvia Jones: ER, ICU closures won’t end soon

There are no quick fixes for the temporary closures of hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units hitting Ontario because of staff shortages, Health Minister Sylvia Jones says. “It is a national and international shortage,” Jones told the Star in an interview Tuesday following criticisms from opposition parties that she and Premier Doug Ford have … Read more

Developers to delay building 10,000 condos in GTA as sales plunge

Developers to delay building 10,000 condos in GTA as sales plunge

Developers are expected to delay building 10,000 new condominium units as preconstruction sales plunge amid interest rate hikes. At the beginning of the year around 35,000 new condo units were anticipated to launch in the GTA. Close to 16,000 units were put on the market at the start of the year, but with fewer than … Read more

Police identify man accused of setting off fireworks at Dua Lipa show

Police identify man accused of setting off fireworks at Dua Lipa show

Toronto police are asking the public for help finding a suspect they said set off fireworks at a Dua Lipa concert on Wednesday. Authorities are looking for a man about five-foot-six-inches tall with collar length dark hair. They said he may have ben driving a white Honda CRV, with the license plate CTYV 147. On … Read more