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Public transit in Toronto dangerously noisy, study says

Public transit in Toronto dangerously noisy, study says

The sudden screeches, squeals and clangs that are a regular feature of commuting by public transit in Toronto could be contributing to long-term hearing loss and other health problems, says…

Holiday shopping kicks off early as Black Friday popularity rises

Holiday shopping kicks off early as Black Friday popularity rises

It may seem like you just put away your Halloween costume, but more holiday deals have already been advertised across the country. On Friday, shoppers will be setting their alarms…

Cycling finally getting recognized as legitimate transportation: The Fixer

Cycling finally getting recognized as legitimate transportation: The Fixer

If you build it, they will come. And once they do, cycling will be a viable means of getting around in a city that each year grows more populated, congested…

Get police out of Toronto high schools, TDSB staff recommend

Get police out of Toronto high schools, TDSB staff recommend

Although a majority of survey respondents had “a generally positive impression of the program” and many others had no opinion, the review expressed “significant concern” about the thousands of youth…

She’s been missing for over 3 months but police never took it seriously, father says

She’s been missing for over 3 months but police never took it seriously, father says

Friends and family are looking for a transgender Toronto woman who they say has been missing for over three months. Alloura Wells, who also goes by the names Alloura Wheeler…

Job security the ‘big thing’ for striking Ontario college faculty struggling with contract work

Job security the ‘big thing’ for striking Ontario college faculty struggling with contract work

Nearly four weeks into a protracted faculty and staff strike at Ontario’s 24 public colleges, one teacher from a Toronto school wants the public to better understand what is at the heart…

Parents want developers to kick in and help expand overcrowded Toronto schools

Parents want developers to kick in and help expand overcrowded Toronto schools

Condos shoot skyward in pockets of Toronto targeted for high-density growth. Yet the Toronto District School Board can’t collect a cent of levies from developers to expand overcrowded schools there.…

Sawed-off pole an edgy hazard to King St. pedestrians: The Fixer

Sawed-off pole an edgy hazard to King St. pedestrians: The Fixer

What possible good reason is there for leaving part of a sawed-off metal pole in a pedestrian-filled sidewalk, where it can only be a menace? Walking in the downtown core…

TDSB backs off bid to phase out specialty schools

TDSB backs off bid to phase out specialty schools

Instead, “we have clarified the recommendation by removing the reference to phasing out specialized schools and will, in the revised document, focus on improving access to them.” Parents concerned that…

501 Queen streetcar diverted 2nd time this year due to construction — commuters, businesses aren’t happy

501 Queen streetcar diverted 2nd time this year due to construction — commuters, businesses aren’t happy

TTC service along Queen Street is once again mired in construction delays, creating headaches for commuters and local businesses.   Crews began replacing streetcar tracks at the intersection of Queen Street West and McCaul Street…

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