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February 27, 1977 – Keith Richards Arrested in Toronto

Keith Richards was arrested at Toronto’s Harbour Castle Hotel, after an ounce of heroin was found following a raid of his hotel room by 15 RCMP.

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TORONTO’S INCOME GAP WIDENS AT DOUBLE THE NATIONAL RATE: UNITED WAY

Toronto is now the income inequality capital of Canada. A published report says a new United Way study shows the gap between rich and poor households in the city is widening at double the national pace. The study, to be … read more

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MASSEY HALL REVITALIZATION LAUNCHED

Phase one of the seven year Massey Hall Revitalization project was revealed Today. The presentation featured Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver and Mayor John Tory as speakers at the launch.”This investment will be used to expand Massey Hall, and provide … read more

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COLLE AND TTC PUT PRESSURE ON BOMBARDIER FOR STREETCARS

TTC Chair Josh Colle says there’s a revised plan in place with Bombardier to get new Street cars on the road, soon. The TTC has only received four new street cars since August with the plan originally calling for 43 to … read more

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SPONSORS KEEP 12 ICE RINKS OPEN PAST SUNDAY DEADLINE

With our frigid weather, Mayor John Tory’s push to keep some skating rinks open around TO, has been successful. Before taking a skate out in front of City Hall, the Mayor announced that two sponsors, GFL Waste Management along with … read more

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CROWDFUNDING FOR LITTLE ELIJAH’S FUNERAL EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

Toronto residents are rallying behind the family of little Elijah Marsh, who died yesterday morning after wandering out of his grandmother’s apartment in the 401 and Bathurst Street area into the extreme cold.  A fundraiser set up online is asking … read more

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MAYOR TORY REVEALS “POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY”

Mayor John Tory revealed his Poverty Reduction Strategy which is calling for $2.2 million from the 2015 budget, and will focus on affordable housing, student nutrition, city services, food security, employment assistance, & transportation services for seniors. The announcement was … read more

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ANGELA LANSBURY RECALLS CANADIAN START TO STORIED CAREER

Active Zoomer and ”Murder She Wrote” star Angela Lansbury, who is currently starring in ”Blithe Spirit” in Toronto, recalls her first professional theatrical gig. She remembers going to Montreal as a 16-year old to perform a solo stage act in a Russian … read more

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TORONTO POLICE LOOKING FOR STOLEN U of T PAINTINGS

Toronto Police are trying to track down three valuable paintings stolen from the University of Toronto. Investigators believe the works were taken between January 30th and February 10th, from three separate locations.   The Church of Santa Maria Della Salute by … read more

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BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

Environment Canada has issued extreme cold warnings for most of northeastern, central and  southern Ontario.  Frigid air blowing down from the Arctic is blamed. The forecaster says the cold will combine with light to moderate winds to create wind chill … read more

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