Man arrested after woman set on fire on TTC bus

Man arrested after woman set on fire on TTC bus

A Toronto man faces charges after a woman was allegedly lit on fire on a TTC bus on Friday, in what police now describe as an alleged “hate-motivated” murder attempt. Tenzin Norbu, 33, is charged with attempted murder, assault with a weapon, common nuisance and mischief. He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 … Read more

Woman has life-threatening burns after assault near TTC station

Woman has life-threatening burns after assault near TTC station

A woman in her 20s suffered what police described as “life-altering” injuries Friday after she was set on fire by a man who doused her with an unknown liquid before igniting it. The attack occurred at Kipling Station in the city’s west end around 12:30 pm The man, whom police did not identify, was arrested … Read more

Blue Jays CEO outrages fans of ActiveTO by urging city councilors vote against the car-free road program

Blue Jays CEO outrages fans of ActiveTO by urging city councilors vote against the car-free road program

Toronto Blue Jays CEO Mark Shapiro has ignited a case of road rage among ActiveTO fans by urging city councilors vote against the car-free road program on Lake Shore Blvd. West. In a June 6 letter to city councilors, Shapiro acknowledges that closing roads to cars so residents could get outside and exercise was important … Read more

Sportsnet reporter Shawn McKenzie faces two charges in Nashville

Sportsnet reporter Shawn McKenzie faces two charges in Nashville

Sportsnet reporter Shawn McKenzie was arrested Saturday morning in Nashville, Tenn., according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Nashville police told the Star that McKenzie was arrested and charged with public intoxication and criminal trespassing. On Saturday, June 4, officers were called to the Jason Aldean’s Kitchen Bar on Broadway in Nashville for a disturbance, … Read more

Brampton-based singer Sidhu Moose Wala shot dead in India: reports

Brampton-based singer Sidhu Moose Wala shot dead in India: reports

Sidhu Moose Wala, the singer/rapper who rocketed to fame in Brampton after moving from India as an international student, was shot dead on Sunday in the Mansa district of Punjab, according to reports. According to the Hindustan Times and other Indian media sources, Wala was killed by “unidentified assailants” in Jawaharke village, just one day … Read more

Has Yorkville’s luxury shopping strip gone out of fashion? How empty storefronts are a sign of things to come

Has Yorkville’s luxury shopping strip gone out of fashion?  How empty storefronts are a sign of things to come

Not long ago, Gucci-toting shoppers meandered along Toronto’s premier retail district, a stretch of Bloor Street in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood known for its high-end names. But now the area is checked with empty storefronts. Large “for lease” signs advertising “prime retail” space are plastered on storefront windows. Construction paper is haphazardly taped to the entrances … Read more

Five men injured after drive-by shooting in Scarborough

Five men injured after drive-by shooting in Scarborough

The Toronto police hate crime unit is looking into a recent drive-by shooting ‘as a precaution,’ but a local Muslim association says it does not believe hate was a motive. Five Muslim men, who had just finished Ramadan prayers at a nearby mosque, suffered serious injuries after a shooting at a Scarborough strip mall parking … Read more

Five men seriously injured after drive-by shooting in Scarborough

Five men seriously injured after drive-by shooting in Scarborough

Multiple victims suffered serious injuries after a drive-by shooting in Scarborough early Saturday morning. Toronto police were called to investigate a drive-by shooting in a parking lot in the area of ​​Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue East just after 1 am The victims had just finished their evening Ramadan prayers and were “deciding where to … Read more

Here’s what’s open and closed in Toronto on Easter weekend

Here’s what’s open and closed in Toronto on Easter weekend

This Easter long weekend, some businesses and services will be closed and others will remain open. Here’s what you can expect this weekend: Government offices and libraries will be closed and mail delivery will stop service for Easter Monday. Most major grocery-store chains are closed on Easter Sunday, including Loblaw, Farm Boy, Sobeys, Longo’s, and … Read more

Police charge three with murder

Police charge three with murder

Police charged three with second-degree murder on Friday after investigating the death of Daniel Hoffman. Toronto police said they were called to the 31-year-old man’s home near the Harbourfront just after 5 pm on Wednesday, where officers found Hoffman dead. Police said with the help of Niagara police, they arrested 18-year-old Toronto woman Niki Kirimi, … Read more