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Tony Clement reflects on ‘dire situation’ that led to 2009 auto bailout

Tony Clement reflects on ‘dire situation’ that led to 2009 auto bailout

It was a decade ago that the North American auto industry was sent into a tailspin after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy triggered the largest global financial crisis since the Great Depression.…

Doug Ford’s new Toronto city council-slashing bill extends nomination window

Doug Ford’s new Toronto city council-slashing bill extends nomination window

Premier Doug Ford’s new bill to slash the size of Toronto city council extends the nomination period for candidates until two days after the legislation receives royal assent. That means most…

Man in 60s dead after Stockyards shooting

Man in 60s dead after Stockyards shooting

A man in his 60s is dead after a shooting in Toronto’s Stockyards District, paramedics say. Emergency crews were called on scene, near Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue W., shortly after…

Hole beside utility pole looked forgotten

Hole beside utility pole looked forgotten

Memory can play tricks on people, but it shouldn’t be an issue for big utilities given authority to dig up our streets. It’s amazing what utilities and their contractors get…

Well-fed pigeons leave their mark at Lawrence and Markham

Well-fed pigeons leave their mark at Lawrence and Markham

One of the best places for pigeons is at Markham Rd. and Lawrence Ave., where a perpetual buffet of birdie num num is on the menu. It is also a…

New parkette overdue for some tender loving care

New parkette overdue for some tender loving care

It’s tough to be an unloved child, never mind an orphan. But that’s the status of a parkette created in 2016 by the TTC, as part of the new streetcar…

Knob Hill Plaza backslides into squalor

Knob Hill Plaza backslides into squalor

Some things never change, like the trashy state of affairs at the Knob Hill Plaza, on Eglinton Ave. E. We’ve reported several times on squalor in front of and behind…

‘Honking big cones’ are a road hazard on Queens Quay: The Fixer

‘Honking big cones’ are a road hazard on Queens Quay: The Fixer

Pylons serve a purpose, but they definitely have a shelf life. And when it’s exceeded, they become a symbol of a do-nothing approach. Regular readers of this column are familiar…

Too much salt may be killing Bloor St. trees

Too much salt may be killing Bloor St. trees

Street trees need lots of water to survive, but even those that get plenty are susceptible to the ravages of life in the big city. After our column last month…

Police issue public warning after overdose deaths spike in downtown Toronto

Police issue public warning after overdose deaths spike in downtown Toronto

Toronto police have issued a public safety warning about dangerous opioids they believe are being sold in the downtown core after seven people died from overdoses in the past 12 days.…