GO Trains canceled due to ‘staff illnesses’

GO Trains canceled due to ‘staff illnesses’

GO Transit is canceling trains this week and possibly next because of “staff illnesses.” As many as 10-15 train trips per day may be affected, according to Metrolinx, the transit agency that oversees GO bus and rail lines, as well as the Pearson airport UP Express. “Cancellations are spread out across hundreds of daily UP … Read more

This $2.25 million luxury home used to be a garage.

This .25 million luxury home used to be a garage.

This lot in East York used to be a dilapidated garage. Now, it’s being turned into a luxury home that can house a family. Sitting at 951b Greenwood Ave., the derelict, single-door garage caused a stir when it hit the market for $600,000 in 2019 and eventually sold for $700,000 in 2021. Now, the lot … Read more

GTA home prices fall for fifth month; Oakville prices rise

GTA home prices fall for fifth month;  Oakville prices rise

The summer might be hot but Toronto’s real estate market is not. In most regions and neighborhoods average sale prices were down month-over-month as some plummeted by more than 31 per cent due to low sales activity. In July, the GTA’s housing market continued to soften as home prices dropped for a fifth consecutive month. … Read more

‘New bottle, same Sprite’: Why Sprite is ditching its familiar green plastic bottle

‘New bottle, same Sprite’: Why Sprite is ditching its familiar green plastic bottle

For decades, Sprite has come in its iconic green bottle. That’s all about changing. The Coca-Cola Company is officially getting rid of their green Sprite bottles and replacing them with clear plastic as part of “major steps to support a circular economy” for packaging, the company said in a press release posted on their website. … Read more

A&W Whistle Dogs are back and the internet is going wild

A&W Whistle Dogs are back and the internet is going wild

A&W Canada is bringing back its hot dogs after years of pleading and petitioning from dogged hot dog fans across the nation. In a news release Monday, the fast food chain announced that its well-remembered Whistle Dog, discontinued in 2017, would return to all Canadian locations starting that day, while supplies last. Over the past … Read more

Canada’s housing market faces ‘historic correction’ that could see sales drop 42%, RBC says

Canada’s housing market faces ‘historic correction’ that could see sales drop 42%, RBC says

Canada’s housing market could be facing its biggest downturn in recent history, according to a new report from RBC. After the price of residential properties soared during the pandemic — with some of the most expensive regions experiencing increases of 50 per cent or more — Canada’s largest bank is predicting that national home prices … Read more

Overwhelmed Ontario ERs and health system a ‘sinking Titanic’

Overwhelmed Ontario ERs and health system a ‘sinking Titanic’

The wait times have never been longer at some emergency rooms. Patients are showing up sicker, needing more tests, treatments and beds. There’s an “unprecedented” shortage of nurses, which has forced some hospitals to operate short-staffed or to temporarily close or scale back ERs. Meanwhile, surgeons race to clear backlogs in hospitals that never fully … Read more

Marché Adonis’s beloved pita machine working again

Marché Adonis’s beloved pita machine working again

Hani Tawil knows first-hand the passion this small morsel of bread evokes in his customers. “The pita brings so much emotion and memory for people. When it’s not available, I get calls about it daily,” said Tawil, the store manager at Marché Adonis. Since opening seven years ago on the Golden Mile strip in Scarborough, … Read more

Large explosion at Hoover Dam caused by transformer fire

Large explosion at Hoover Dam caused by transformer fire

There was an explosion at the Hoover Dam in Boulder City, Nevada, on Tuesday when officials say a transformer caught fire. At 10 am local time, a transformer caught fire, causing the giant plumes of black smoke caught on camera by people nearby. Officials say the A5 transformer was extinguished by the Reclamation/Hoover fire brigade … Read more

What the future of COVID-19 vaccines might look like

What the future of COVID-19 vaccines might look like

Forget rolling up your sleeve. If Matthew Miller and his team have their way, you could one day go to get a COVID-19 vaccine and spend about a minute of your day inhaling a tasteless, odorless mist. It would swoosh down the airway and into your lungs — sparking an immune response that would, in … Read more