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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has defended his actions in one of the videos released of him.

Officials at Toronto’s Pearson Airport say they have seized over 40 kilograms of suspected cocaine concealed in eight suitcases

One man arrested for York University shooting

Durham police find shoe said to belong to missing Whitby teacher

Carbon monoxide poisoning kills three, hospitalizes two in Brampton home
Man convicted of Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse pleads guilty to 100 new charges

The man convicted in a decades-old child sex abuse case has pleaded guilty to 100 new charges in a Toronto courtroom. Gordon Stuckless faces charges that include indecent assault, sexual assault and gross indecency, and involves 18 victims. The lawyer for Stuckless says authorities will ensure that he does not re-offend, but many assault survivors Read More

Preliminary hearing held for Yatim shooting suspect

A preliminary hearing was held today for the police officer accused of killing 18 year old Sammy Yatim inside an empty streetcar last summer. Constable James Forcillo could be on trial for second-degree murder if the two-week hearing finds enough evidence against him. The evidence cannot be revealed to the public due to a publication Read More

Ombudsman unveils scathing report on TCHC hiring practices

Toronto’s ombudsman Fiona Crean has released a report that is damning to the management at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. The report comes from Crean’s investigation into the two-year reign of the housing agency’s CEO Gene Jones. The report alleged that TCHC senior executives, including Jones had abused hiring and promotion policies on a consistent Read More

City of Toronto should run Downsview Park, says Councillor Maria Augimeri

Toronto city councillor Maria Augimeri has addressed concerns about the federal government’s control of Downsview Park. The Ward 9 councillor accuses Ottawa of hatching a secret plot to sell the parkland to private interests. Augimeri claims to have received a leaked memo suggesting that land would be sold off to build residential properties. The plans Read More

Ex-boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter dies at 76, remembered as leader for justice

World class boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the man who was wrongfully convicted and was a symbol of racial injustice, died in his Toronto home yesterday after a battle with prostate cancer; he was 76. The boxer became an international symbol of racial injustice and an advocate for the rights of the unjustly incarcerated. Carter and Read More

Bloor West fire hall closed, engines decommissioned due to budget cuts

A vote on budget cuts by Toronto city council has led to the downsizing of local fire services. Station 424 in Bloor West Village has closed its doors for good this morning, and one fire truck at the station has been decommissioned. 84 firefighters will now be forced to move elsewhere in the city. Local Read More

What’s open and closed this Easter weekend

The Easter weekend is upon us, and that means a number of closures across the GTA. First, here’s what’s open all weekend: the Ontario Science Centre, the ROM, the Toronto Zoo, and the AGO. The Eaton Centre and Pacific Mall will also be open. Schools, banks, government offices and some grocery stores are closed all Read More

Ombudsman’s upcoming report may cost TCHC head his job

The city’s ombudsman will be releasing a report next week that could be damaging to Toronto Community Housing CEO Gene Jones. The report by Fiona Crean contains the outcome of an investigation into practices of hiring and firing under Jones’ leadership of the public housing agency. Further allegations include improper behaviour by two executives and Read More

Mayor Rob Ford to start official re-election campaign

Mayor Rob Ford is officially launching his campaign for re-election this evening. Supporters are expected to be at the Toronto Congress Centre for a 20-minute speech from the mayor. His brother, Councillor Doug Ford, will also be there as the campaign manager. Ford sent out a robocall on Monday, saying some guests will get a Read More

State funeral held for Jim Flaherty in Toronto

People of all political stripes packed the St. James Cathedral in Toronto this afternoon for the state funeral of former finance minister Jim Flaherty. Mourners entered the church wearing green as a reference to his Irish heritage. Friends, family and others close to Flaherty took to the podium to share their own personal memories of Read More

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