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

‘He’s hitting everybody!’ Witnesses capture chaotic video of Brampton impaired-driving arrest

‘He’s hitting everybody!’  Witnesses capture chaotic video of Brampton impaired-driving arrest

Peel police have arrested a driver for impaired-related offenses over a Brampton incident captured in a pair of chaotic social media videos Thursday afternoon. The first video, captured by a witness near the intersection of Chinguacousy Drive and Drinkwater Road, shows the driver of a white Jeep attempting to evade two officers in broad daylight. … 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

Why Port Colborne’s two mayor candidates share the same name

Why Port Colborne’s two mayor candidates share the same name

When voters in Port Colborne head to the polls next month, they’ll have two choices for mayor: Bill Steele, the incumbent — or Charles Steele, who says he hasn’t spoken to his kid brother in about three decades. “I’m running because I believe in democracy,” the elder Steele, 67, said. “I’m against silver spoon rich … Read more

New build sales slump in GTA

New build sales slump in GTA

The interest rate induced slump in Toronto region real estate hit the new construction home market in August with condo and single-family housing sales plunging more than 80 per cent below last year’s levels and falling well beneath the 10-year averages. Prices, however, continued to rise, according to a report from the Building Industry and … 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

Buying groceries more difficult for many Torontonians

Buying groceries more difficult for many Torontonians

Cynthia Macgillvray was sitting on a bench in front of the No Frills in Riverdale on Tuesday afternoon, two grocery bags in tow, while another customer offered her contacts for food-share organizations. “I hate coming here,” she said. “You come for something and think, ‘Oh, it’s only a couple of dollars.’ But you get in … 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

Homes at or under $1 million in Toronto August/September 2022

Homes at or under  million in Toronto August/September 2022

If I had a million dollars, I would buy you a… tiny one bedroom condo? Fixer-upper that needed extensive repairs to be habitable? Suburban home an hour and a half from work? The old Barenaked Ladies song talks about purchasing a house with that sum, but in Toronto, it hasn’t come close to cutting it … 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