Toronto seeing poor air quality amid heat warning and high pollution

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Toronto and the rest of the GTA as hot and humid weather conditions create elevated pollution levels. In a statement issued late Tuesday night, the agency said “high levels of air pollution have developed.” “Hot and sunny conditions have resulted in increasing ground-level ozone concentrations,” … Read more

Toronto Raptors Coach Nick Nurse to perform at TD JazzFest

It’ll be a few more months before the Raptors are back in action, but Coach Nick nurse is set to hit the stage at TD Toronto JazzFest this weekend. Nurse, who can usually be seen calling the plays at Raptors Games, is also a huge music fan and aspiring musician and is set to make … Read more

Stephen Colbert’s puppeteers arrested at Congressional office building

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert pronounced his staff members arrested at a congressional office building last week as guilty of “first-degree puppetry,” and lashed out at those comparing the incident to the Jan. 6, 2021, US Capitol riot. That includes Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, who in a tongue-in-cheek monologue about “Insurrection 2.0” on … Read more

Exploding propane tanks reported as fire tears through Etobicoke business

Police say that nearby businesses are being evacuated due to a fire at an equipment rental facility in Etobicoke that has resulted in the explosion of multiple propane tanks. The three-alarm fire was first reported at around 3:40 pm at a business near Racine Road and Brydon Drive, which is in the vicinity of Kipling … Read more

Girl, 15, arrested after anonymous threat results in early end to school year at Toronto’s Branksome Hall

A 15-year-old girl has been arrested and charged after an anonymous threat prompted officials at Toronto’s Branksome Hall to end the school year early. On Monday, June 13, Toronto police received a report of a threatening call received at a school near Mount Pleasant Road and Elm Avenue. The incident happened shortly before 7:30 am … Read more

Cineplex $1.50 booking fee to add most online ticket purchases

TORONTO — Moviegoers could be paying a little extra to see a film at a Cineplex theater this summer. Canada’s largest film exhibitor says it has introduced a new $1.50 booking fee that applies to each ticket purchased through its mobile app and website. The move comes as the company says it needs “to further … Read more

Street sweeper truck kills pedestrian in Toronto

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a City of Toronto street sweeper truck in North York Tuesday morning. Toronto police responded to reports of a collision in the area of ​​Lawrence Avenue East and Leslie Street shortly after 9 am Police say a pedestrian was hit by a street sweeper and was pronounced … Read more

Police identify victim of fatal Etobicoke shooting

Toronto police have identified a man who died following a double shooting in Etobicoke last week. Police responded to a shooting near Scarlett Road and Scarlettwoods Court at around 10:40 pm on June 17 after gunshots were heard in the area. Police found a man with a gunshot wound and tried to revive him, but … Read more

Edward Lake, who lost his 3 kids in a 2015 drunk driving crash in Vaughan, dies

Edward Lake, who lost his three young children and father-in-law in a September 2015 impaired driving crash in Vaughan, Ont., has died. York Regional Police Chief Jim MacSween confirmed the news in a message posted to social media Monday night. “This evening I was very saddened to learn of the tragic death of Ed Lake. … Read more

Police arrest 82-year-old man in connection with sexual assault of young girl in Aurora restaurant washroom

Police have made an arrest in connection with the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl inside an Aurora restaurant washroom last week. The incident happened at around 6:40 pm on June 16 at a restaurant near Earl Stewart Drive and Bayview Avenue. Police say that the victim was dining in the restaurant when she entered … Read more