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TRAFFIC CHALLENGES HIGHLIGHT TORONTO’S WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

It’s going to be a great weekend of activities in and around Toronto this weekend, but it’s not likely to be a great weekend trying to get anywhere. The Honda Indy has closed Lakeshore Boulevard from one end of the … read more

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WATERFRONT CEO DEFENDS HIS ACTIONS IN RESPONSE FOR MAYOR’S CALL FOR HIS RESIGNATION

Mayor Rob Ford is continuing his war against Waterfront Toronto. Ford called on CEO John Campbell to resign yesterday, pointing to a report that it cost $600,000 to build a washroom at the Cherry Beach sports field. Ford is also … read more

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TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL WANTS CULTURE PART OF THE MAYORAL DEBATE

The Toronto Arts Council wants the future of the city’s cultural community to become part of the mayoral debate. The Council is preparing to launch a campaign called “Toronto Loves the Arts.” It has a report showing that the cultural … read more

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BROCKVILLE TRAIN DERAILMENT AFFECTS VIA SERVICE

VIA Rail expects disruptions on the Toronto to Montreal and Toronto to Ottawa routes to continue well into Friday morning. The rail company says morning trains 41, 43, 50, 51, 60 and 61 will be replaced by bus. The disruptions follow a CN  freight train … read more

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MORE HEATED MOMENTS AT CITY COUNCIL

Another day of controversy at Toronto City Hall yesterday. Most of it involved Rob Ford or an occasional ally of the mayor. Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti has been docked three months’ pay by council after the Integrity Commissioner ruled he had … read more

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JOHN TORY PULLS INTO LEAD IN TORONTO MAYORALTY RACE: POLL

We begin with the Toronto mayoralty race. The election is still almost four months away, but a new poll shows a shift in support. John Tory now has a solid lead in the race, and Mayor Rob Ford’s return from … read more

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MEMORIAL TO SLAIN CHILD RUNS AFOUL OF SUPERMAN COPYRIGHT

The company that owns the rights to Superman is refusing to allow the logo of the Man of Steel to be used on a memorial statue to a five-year old Toronto boy who was starved to death by his grandparents. … read more

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FORD POLLING NUMBER DROP AFTER POST-REHAB RETURN

Mayor Rob Ford’s return from rehab hasn’t helped his chances of re-election. A new poll from Forum Research shows Ford has fallen back into third place in the mayoralty race. Olivia Chow continues to lead with 36%. John Tory has … read more

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$23M SUNRISE PROPANE SETTLEMENT GOES FOR COURT HEARING APPROVAL AUGUST 7th

A $23-million settlement deal reached between Sunrise Propane and Toronto residents affected by the 2008 Downsview explosion now has to be approved.  This is expected to take place in an August 7th court hearing. The proposed settlement is directed at … read more

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TORONTO ARTS MANAGERS CALL FOR VISIONARY MAYOR

The leaders of eight of Toronto’s major arts organizations have taken the unusual step of publishing a joint manifesto outlining what the arts community hopes to see in the next mayor. The document is signed by the heads of the … read more

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