Giant pandas finally mate after park closed due to coronavirus

Giant pandas finally mate after park closed due to coronavirus

Hong Kong giant pandas residing in Ocean Park “successfully” mated naturally for the first time on Monday after a decade of attempts, the theme park announced. Ocean Park had tried to get the 14-year-old female and male giant pandas, Ying Ying and Le Le, to mate naturally since 2010 but with no success. The park […]

Will COVID-19 take Canada's top park to rock bottom?

Will COVID-19 take Canada's top park to rock bottom?

Tourism businesses across the country are bracing for the impact of coronavirus on sales.  Smaller operators and those that rely heavily on visitors from abroad may be especially vulnerable to lost revenue, say industry experts.  The federal government announced Friday it will restrict the number of airports that can receive international flights. It is also evaluating whether entry […]

Good news, tobogganers: Riverdale Park is set to reopen

Good news, tobogganers: Riverdale Park is set to reopen

A snow-covered hill is a terrible thing to waste, especially when kids and their toboggans are looking for a wild ride. After the Sunday storm that dumped 10 centimetres of snow, children start thinking about how to turn it into fun. Their youthful gaze will soon fall upon toboggans and sleds forgotten since last winter. […]

$645,000 for a condo in the Distillery District, $1.4M for a condo in Toronto’s Bedford Park neighbourhood: How much these condos sold for

$645,000 for a condo in the Distillery District, $1.4M for a condo in Toronto’s Bedford Park neighbourhood: How much these condos sold for

DISTILLERY DISTRICT Location: 33 Mill St., Unit 529, Front St. E. and Parliament St. Asking price: $ 629,000 Selling price: $ 645,000 Previous selling price: N/A Size: about 750 sq. ft. Parking: no parking, no locker YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN… Maintenance fees: $ 477.55 per month Taxes: $ 2,555 (2019) Bedrooms: 1 plus 1 […]

Ford returns to Queen's Park with call for national unity

Ford returns to Queen's Park with call for national unity

After a nearly five-month absence from Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford returned today with a plea for national unity following a bruising federal election campaign. “At this critical time I think it’s important for Ontario to step up,” Ford told the legislature during question period. “Step up, unite the country. I’ve never seen the country more […]

A small High Park renovation gets big ideas

A small High Park renovation gets big ideas

Ask Jennifer Devereaux about her favourite feature of her renovated home and she’s quick to respond: “My closets. I love my closets.” When you’re starved for storage space, it really is the little things that count. That’s why she and her husband Dave agreed on a modest renovation of their 1,500-square-foot, detached home on a […]

Funeral prayers held for mother of 3 killed in Regent Park hit and run

Funeral prayers held for mother of 3 killed in Regent Park hit and run

Funeral prayers were held Saturday for a Regent Park mother of three who was struck and killed by an alleged impaired driver on Thursday afternoon. Family friends identified the victim as Ismathara Ratna, who, along with her husband, was a long-time Regent Park resident. Police did not release the woman’s identity, but on Friday did give […]

Waterfall in Beach-area park could use some water

Waterfall in Beach-area park could use some water

One of the best things about Ivan Forrest Gardens is the waterfall that cascades over a picturesque collection of rocks. But that was back in the good ol’ days — before the waterfall stopped working, leaving visitors high and dry and the city park without one of its defining features. A reader says the waterfall […]

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