In wake of Nova Scotia killings, Toronto police asked to review public access to uniforms and equipment

In the wake of last month’s deadly Nova Scotia shooting rampage, the Toronto police board has asked the force to review if there are any “vulnerabilities” that could allow a member of the public to access officer uniforms or equipment. As part of a review of the “critical issues” highlighted by the April tragedy, the […]

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 […]

‘We are in dire need’: Toronto nurse sends public video plea for supplies from inside a COVID-19 unit

A nurse working in a COVID-19 unit in a Toronto hospital issued stark video pleas for people to make, sew or buy supplies to help her and her colleagues cope with the growing COVID-19 pandemic. “We are in dire need of supplies,” Alex Cane said in a series of short video clips while working the […]

Ontario confirms eighth coronavirus case is Toronto man who travelled to Egypt

TORONTO — Ontario health officials say they have confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto. Dr. David Williams, medical officer of health, said Friday night that this is the eighth case of novel coronavirus in the province. Officials said the patient is a man in his 80s with a travel history to Egypt. […]

This Toronto plant makes fuel for Ontario nuclear reactors. A group of Davenport neighbours want it gone

Chris Muir can see the roofline of a storage building that houses radioactive uranium dioxide powder from his backyard in Toronto’s west-end. The building is part of a nondescript plant on Lansdowne Avenue, north of Dupont Street, where more than half the uranium pellets that fuel Ontario’s nuclear reactors are made each year by BWXT […]

Teachers stay home as Toronto school struggles to quell coronavirus fears

Fear and confusion over the coronavirus have caused chaos at a Toronto private high school made up entirely of Chinese international students, with teachers refusing to show up in class and some students being sent to the local hospital. But administrators at Yorkland High School are stressing they have stepped up precautionary measures, including daily […]

Christmastime in Toronto, 1919: Uplifting messages, sports heroes and women in office life

The year was 1919 and the Toronto Daily Star was on a crusade — again. The paper wanted its readers to know that it was OK to hire women to work in offices, and ran a story on Boxing Day 1919 with a headline that announced, “Girls in Office Life Have Come to Stay; Women […]

Streetcar service resumes on Toronto’s Queen Street after route inspection – Toronto

Streetcars are back in operation along Queen Street in Toronto after a mysterious braking issue forced the transit agency to pull the fleet off the tracks on Wednesday afternoon. TTC originally decided to replace the streetcars with buses until Monday, but after completing rail inspections along the entire 501 route, streetcar service resumed Saturday morning. […]

After long wait, Ontario is set to allow photo radar on Toronto streets

Photo radar should soon be catching speeding drivers across Toronto — a notable and long-awaited development in the fight against traffic carnage that has claimed the lives of 37 pedestrians so far this year. Ontario’s Transportation Ministry confirmed Friday, in response to a question about photo radar, “the province will be filing enabling regulations under […]