GOLDSTEIN: Shootings up 20% as city council debates defunding police

City Council meets Monday to consider cutting the $1.22 billion police budget by 10% next year, or $122 million, at a time when shootings in Toronto are up by 20% over last year. Gun violence this year is also on pace to surpass 2019’s record number of occurrences since police street checks (aka carding) were […]

Man, 23, accused of killing innocent George Brown student denied bail

Accused killer Taufiq Stanley lost his bid for freedom Friday as a Toronto Superior Court judge denied his bail application. The 23-year-old, who suffers from asthma and has argued he’s especially susceptible to the COVID-19 virus if an outbreak occurs in jail, faces a first-degree murder charge. It’s alleged Stanley and Alexander Fountain — who  […]

Toronto company expands ventilator production to meet demand

One of the companies making ventilators for the federal government is expanding its production capacity more than tenfold to meet demands posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thornhill Medical CEO Lesley Gouldie says normally her Toronto-based company would produce at most 50 ventilators in a month but is hoping to deliver more than 1,000 to the […]

Avoid COVID-19 hotspots if travelling for March Break: Medical expert

You don’t have to cancel your March Break because of coronavirus. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be vigilant. The medical director of infection prevention and control at the University Health Network said there are no broad travel advisories stating not to travel, so it’s up to people make a decision whether they’re comfortable with […]

Multiple shots fired behind Scarborough high school

A Scarborough high school is in lockdown after shots were fired behind the building Wednesday afternoon. Toronto Police Const. Alex Li says no one appears to have been injured in the incident at Cedarbrae Collegiate on Markham Rd. south of Lawrence Ave. E. SOUND OF GUNSHOT: (UPDATE)Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute – officers o/s investigating– STAGING AREA […]

Body ID’d as husband wanted for first-degree murder of wife

Peel Regional Police have confirmed the body of a 36-year-old male found last Friday is that of Rakeshbhai Patel, a labourer who was the subject of a Canada-wide warrant for the first-degree murder of his wife. Patel’s body was found outside Etobicoke General Hospital and police say his death is not part of a criminal […]

Montreal massacre victims’ memorial defaced with ‘misogynistic messages’

A display at an adult alternative school in Scarborough honouring the female victims killed in the Montreal Massacre 30 years ago was defaced with “misogynistic messages” earlier this week. Now Toronto Police are investigating what at best is a case of mischief and at worst is a hate crime, the Sun has learned. “At the […]

LEVY: Residents’ concerns take backseat to City Hall’s new religion of affordable housing

Two weeks ago a group of Scarborough residents took time out of their day to head to City Hall and express their concerns about a new mixed use residential development planned for a former Green P lot on Victoria Park Ave. near Danforth Ave. After a four-hour wait to speak, the ladies — including my […]