Here are 10 inflation-proof meals that cost under $10 in Toronto

Here are 10 inflation-proof meals that cost under  in Toronto

Inflation is out of control. On Wednesday, Statistics Canada reported that Canada’s annual inflation rate jumped to 7.7 per cent in May, the fastest pace of rising consumer prices in nearly four decades. Food costs at restaurants grew 6.8 per cent in May, while grocery prices also increased to 9.7 per cent. It’s hard to … Read more

Crack down on speeding cyclists raises High Park tensions

Crack down on speeding cyclists raises High Park tensions

Richard Marazzi walks in High Park twice a week to decompress after work and take his dog for some fresh air. But over the last few years he says cyclists are speeding more and failing to follow the speed limit and stop signs. “Before the pandemic I was walking with my two nephews on a … Read more

‘It’s torture’: Detained and humiliated at the airport, this Ontario man is fighting back

‘It’s torture’: Detained and humiliated at the airport, this Ontario man is fighting back

It’s been more than three years since Royland Boothe was detained by border agents upon returning from a funeral in Jamaica, and he says he’s haunted by the sound of the metal gate shutting behind him that day. It triggers the humiliation and anger the Newmarket man felt at being accused of smuggling narcotics, held … Read more

NDP had good ideas, but Liberals are in charge, Freeland says

NDP had good ideas, but Liberals are in charge, Freeland says

OTTAWA—The NDP may not like what the federal Liberal government is doing — or not doing — to combat inflation, but Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says their agreement to give stability to the minority Parliament stands and it’s the Liberals who are in charge. “This is not a coalition,” she said. Appearing at the … Read more

Women concerned workplace accommodations won’t last: poll

Women concerned workplace accommodations won’t last: poll

As businesses across the country issue back-to-office notices to employees, nearly half of Canadian working women say they may quit their jobs if working from home at least part of the time is not an option, a report from The Prosperity Project found. The project, founded to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on … Read more

Here’s how to bid in the GTA’s uneven housing market

Crack down on speeding cyclists raises High Park tensions

Sleepless nights, emotional strain and difficult conversations are just some of the ramifications Ahmad Ghulami and May Serageldin have felt after enduring 20 bidding wars over three years in the GTA’s real estate market. And, despite the recent cool-down, the North York couple says things haven’t gotten any easier, as decreasing prices in certain areas … Read more

Ontario has killed the license sticker, but drivers must renew

Ontario has killed the license sticker, but drivers must renew

Ontario drivers may find themselves stuck with a ticket for not renewing their license plates. Even though sticker fees have been scrapped by the province, motorists can still be fined by police if they don’t renew their vehicle plates. Fine range from $60 to $1,000. At the same time, the government has also scrapped mail-out … Read more

Ontario Liberals lick their wounds and wonder what comes next

Ontario Liberals lick their wounds and wonder what comes next

This is going to be harder than they thought. That’s what Ontario Liberals are realizing following their second drubbing in four years, putting the party in uncharted waters — another term without official party status and without a leader following the resignation of Steven Del Duca on election night. Facing another rebuild, stalwarts are examining … 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

Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca steps down after losing riding, failing to gain party status

Ontario has killed the license sticker, but drivers must renew

Steven Del Duca lost in Vaughan-Woodbridge for a second time in a row, and then stepped down as leader of the Ontario Liberals after they again failed to win enough seats for official party status. Polling in the days leading up to the election had predicted a tough fight for Del Duca in his own … Read more