10 things to do in Toronto today

Events in Toronto today look to celebrate Canada's proudest achievement in food with Poutine Fest. Inside Out launches with a showcasing of queer cinema and the Budweiser Stage opens for the season. [...]

25 May 2018

This is what's replacing Toronto's old Wonder Bread factory

The former Weston Bread Factory in Toronto's east side is now closed, once again, after opening up briefly to the public for a CONTACT Photography Festival exhibit. We came, we saw, we did not get any bread. So what now? Condos. The long-shuttered industrial facility at 462 Eastern Avenue was off-limits again as of May 20, when Laird Kay wrapped his two-weekend-long Wo [...]

25 May 2018

A massive new mall is coming to Markham

A new mall called King Square Shopping Centre is currently under construction in Markham, and it's already being billed as "Canada's largest Asian shopping centre" (move over Pacific Mall?)  This new development at 9390 Woodbine Avenue — near the intersection of 16th and Woodbine off of Highway 404 — is expected to contain "a luxury collection of retailers, restau [...]

25 May 2018

Mayor John Tory says Ottawa has offered nothing to help deal with Toronto’s refugee crisis

OTTAWA—Toronto Mayor John Tory says he’s “frustrated” by Ottawa’s lack of response to private and public appeals by the city for federal funding and resources to cope with an influx of refugee claimants that is straining shelters.“We’ve been talking to them basically nonstop . . . We just haven’t had any indication of any help at all. Zero,” Tory said in an interview [...]

25 May 2018

Toronto land-transfer tax revenue beats expectations by $30-million despite market decline

Despite a slide in residential home prices and sales, Toronto brought in $30-million more than expected from its land-transfer tax in the first three months of the year, thanks to an unexpected boost from the commercial real estate market. Critics have compared the city’s operating budget to a gamble on the real estate market, as Toronto has relied heavily on ballooning revenues from [...]

25 May 2018

Toronto opens 800 beds for asylum seekers, asks for millions in provincial, federal help

After announcing the opening of 800 additional beds for refugee claimants, the City of Toronto is demanding that the federal and provincial governments help cover more than $64 million it will have spent dealing with Canada’s influx of asylum seekers by the end of 2018. “We’re delighted to have them arrive in our city and make a contribution as previous generations have,” Toront [...]

25 May 2018