Can Gil Penalosa beat John Tory to be Toronto’s next mayor?

Can Gil Penalosa beat John Tory to be Toronto’s next mayor?

Gil Penalosa is eager to share his ideas about how to fix Toronto with anyone who’s ready to listen. And even with those who aren’t. As the 65-year-old first-time mayoral candidate canvassed the shops on Roncesvalles Avenue on a rainy morning recently, he popped into a bakery to pitch his vision for a “Toronto for … Read more

Hurricane Fiona is heading toward Atlantic Canada. Here’s what to expect

Hurricane Fiona is heading toward Atlantic Canada.  Here’s what to expect

HALIFAX—Cape Bretoners will emerge from their homes Saturday to face the aftermath of Fiona—the latest hurricane to etch its name into the Atlantic Canadian consciousness. Like Dorian in 2019, and Juan in 2003, Fiona is projected to be a storm of “historic” proportions, one of the biggest to hit Eastern Canada. As of Friday evening, … Read more

David Chang’s Momofuku closing its Toronto restaurants

David Chang’s Momofuku closing its Toronto restaurants

A decade after Torontonians first lined up hours for bowls of ramen, platters of bossam and pork belly baos, New York-based chef David Chang’s restaurant company Momofuku announced that it is ceasing operations in the city on Dec. 23. BlogTO first broke the news Thursday about company’s exit from the city, quoting an anonymous former … Read more

Toronto pulls COVID-19 vaccine ads critics found ‘creepy’

Toronto pulls COVID-19 vaccine ads critics found ‘creepy’

The City of Toronto has pulled a series public service announcements about COVID-19 vaccines for children after an online backlash, saying the videos “missed the mark” and should never have been published. Tea series of five videos was rolled out online Tuesday, and was intended to “highlight the impact (the pandemic) has had on children” … Read more

Satwinder Singh, 28, dies of injuries sustained in Milton shooting rampage

Satwinder Singh, 28, dies of injuries sustained in Milton shooting rampage

Satwinder Singh, one of the victims in Monday’s shooting rampage, has died in hospital, according to Halton Regional Police. Monday’s shooting resulted in the deaths of Toronto Police Const. Andrew Hong, 48, and Shakeel Ashraf, 38, a mechanic who owned MK Auto Repairs. Three others, including Singh, were injured. The gunman was later shot dead … Read more

Toronto police board names new chief: Deputy Chief Myron Demkiw will replace James Ramer

Toronto police board names new chief: Deputy Chief Myron Demkiw will replace James Ramer

After an unprecedented two-year search for the city’s top cop, Toronto’s police board has chosen one of its own, a veteran officer known for his investigative experience who has signed on for a three-year term. Acting deputy police chief Myron Demkiw was named the incoming chief Thursday, continuing a long tradition in Canada’s largest municipal … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II updates on Saturday

Queen Elizabeth II updates on Saturday

The latest news, updates and reaction on Queen Elizabeth’s death. For more on the Royals, visit here. 12:10 pm: Palace officials say the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Sept. 19 at Westminster Abbey in London after the public gets an opportunity to pay their last respects to the monarch. Elizabeth, … Read more

Toronto house listed for $900K sat on market for 3 months

Toronto house listed for 0K sat on market for 3 months

#GTAHomeHunt is a weekly series from the Star that gets into the details of real estate listings in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Have a tip? Email us at social@torstar.ca Listing price: $899,900 Neighborhood: Oakwood Village X factor: Located in York is this two-bedroom, two-bathroom detached house at 564 Northcliffe Boulevard. The 1,500-square-foot home … Read more

Trudeau tells cabinet he’s sticking around for next election

Trudeau tells cabinet he’s sticking around for next election

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told his federal Liberal cabinet Wednesday that he is staying on to fight in the next election, the Star has learned. Trudeau addressed speculation about his political future behind closed doors at a cabinet retreat in Vancouver, according to several sources with knowledge of the discussion. Just ahead of … Read more

Canada’s wage crunch: Jobs available but workers want better pay

Canada’s wage crunch: Jobs available but workers want better pay

Forget the worker shortage — there’s a wage shortage, according to a prominent Canadian economist’s analysis of new Statistics Canada data. According to the analysis, two-thirds of job postings are offering wages too low to attract applicants. David MacDonald, senior economist for the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, analyzed data from a new temporary labor … Read more