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‘There was a lot of blood’: 2 young girls hurt in brazen Toronto playground shooting

‘There was a lot of blood’: 2 young girls hurt in brazen Toronto playground shooting

Two girls, aged five and nine, were rushed SickKids Hospital following a daylight shooting at a playground in east Toronto Thursday. Police say they are searching for two suspects — the shooter and the driver…

After ‘f–k Trump’ barb, De Niro apologizes in Toronto for ‘the idiotic behaviour of my president’

After ‘f–k Trump’ barb, De Niro apologizes in Toronto for ‘the idiotic behaviour of my president’

Robert De Niro, fresh off the Tony Awards stage where he verbally attacked the U.S. president, is now apologizing for Donald Trump’s behaviour following the G7 summit. De Niro, speaking…

Water main repair sinks Fir Ave. sinkhole

Water main repair sinks Fir Ave. sinkhole

Drivers no longer need to swerve to avoid a big sinkhole on tiny Fir Ave. after Toronto Water perfectly timed a repair of the problem that caused it. One of…

3 girls slightly injured after school bus tips over in Mississauga

3 girls slightly injured after school bus tips over in Mississauga

Three girls under the age of 12 were slightly injured early Monday after a school bus tipped over in Mississauga, Peel Regional Police say. Peel paramedics took the girls and…

Police identify teen killed in Yonge-Dundas Square shooting

Police identify teen killed in Yonge-Dundas Square shooting

Toronto police have identified the man killed in a shooting near Yonge-Dundas Square late Wednesday night as 18-year-old Israel Edwards of Pickering.  Police and paramedics were called to the area shortly after…

‘Have you ever been to a daycare?’: 6 key moments from Ontario leaders’ debate

‘Have you ever been to a daycare?’: 6 key moments from Ontario leaders’ debate

To get a sense at just how wide-ranging this debate was, at one point the leaders were talking about memes of Adolf Hitler. Not much was off limits as Ontario’s three major…

City makes a nice buck from street furniture revenues

City makes a nice buck from street furniture revenues

Toronto taxpayers are getting a good deal on a public-private partnership that provides street furniture and substantial revenue at no cost to the city. Our last column focused on the…

Trees buried by an avalanche of construction debris

Trees buried by an avalanche of construction debris

Some people who disregard city bylaws tend to be sneaky about it, but not those who piled tonnes of concrete around a vulnerable young tree. The mountain of busted-up concrete…

When the city gets it right, does anyone notice?

When the city gets it right, does anyone notice?

The city doesn’t always get the credit it deserves for keeping things running smoothly and fixing problems in a timely way. A lot of people out there believe anyone who…

Sidewalk tripping hazards are no laughing matter

Sidewalk tripping hazards are no laughing matter

Anyone who thinks a tripping hazard in a high-traffic pedestrian area is no big deal should tell it to the people injured by them. Our Monday column was about the…

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