Toronto hit by blackout after transformer fire

Cameron French Yahoo! News 06.07.2010
Toronto hit by blackout after transformer fire

A fire at a Toronto transformer station knocked out power to much of the city on Monday, snarling traffic in the midst of a blistering heatwave, but appearing to have little impact on financial markets.

Toronto's downtown banks empty out ahead of G20

Cameron French and Pav Jordan Reuters 24.06.2010
Toronto's downtown banks empty out ahead of G20

Business owners, bankers and brokers who normally throng Toronto's busy financial district have made themselves scarce ahead of this weekend's Group of Twenty summit, in the face of a growing police presence and planned protests.

3 Toronto hospitals cited for high death rates

SHARON LEM Toronto Sun 12.12.2008
3 Toronto hospitals cited for high death rates

Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, St. Joseph's Health Centre and Toronto East General Hospital all recorded a higher ratio of in-hospital deaths than the national average, a new report shows.

Tainted Smarties box reported in Burlington

A tampered box of Smarties from Halloween candy loot has been reported in Burlington. Sgt. Stephanie Jamieson of Halton Regional Police's Burlington detachment told on Friday that a mother had found a cold tablet in a sealed box of t...

Pickering girl finds flu tablet in Halloween treat

Durham police are warning parents to carefully look over their children's Halloween candy after a young student found a DayQuil tablet in her sealed Smarties box.

Councillors say T.O. newsletter a waste of money

Torontonians will receive a quarterly newsletter featuring the city's services and new initiatives, Mayor David Miller announced Thursday. But some councillors say the newsletter is not worth the hefty price tag.

Miller hails votes on water, trash

John Spears Toronto Star 07.11.2008
Miller hails votes on water, trash

If you live in Toronto, get ready to pay 9 per cent more for water next year, just as you did this year, last year, and the year before. And just as you likely will every year until 2014.

Toronto starts collecting trash fees despite delays

Taking out the trash in Toronto just got a little pricier and some residents are already saying the deal stinks.

Years-old recalled chocolate surfaces in Toronto stores

Chris Boutet National Post 31.10.2008
Years-old recalled chocolate surfaces in Toronto stores

Hershey chocolate bars recalled nearly two years ago over fears of salmonella contamination have popped up in convenience stores in the Toronto area.

Toronto film community 'cautiously optimistic' about lower dollar

Workers in Toronto's film community say they're hopeful the recent fluctuations in the Canadian dollar will help their industry. For them, a loonie worth 80 cents US should lead to more productions — and that should mean more work.

Toronto schools chief (mostly) defends Halloween sensitivity policy

Has the Toronto District School Board forsaken fun in the name of political correctness? The board, in a 2008 teaching resource for “dealing with controversial and sensitive issues,” advises teachers to treat Halloween respectfully because it is a...

Recalled Hershey's candy being sold in Toronto area

Hershey's chocolates and candies recalled two years ago over salmonella fears and subsequently stolen from a recycling depot are now being sold in Toronto-area stores, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Thursday.

Toronto rolls out $1.6B capital budget plan

Paul Moloney Toronto Star 31.10.2008
Toronto rolls out $1.6B capital budget plan

Now is not the time to cut infrastructure spending, Mayor David Miller said yesterday at the rollout of Toronto's $1.6 billion capital budget.

Transit commission hopes to avoid Toronto's hybrid bus woes

Ottawa is trying to dodge Toronto's woes with hybrid electric-diesel buses. The Toronto Transit Commission is so unhappy with its hybrid buses that transit managers are trying to switch 250 hybrid electric-diesel bus purchases for this year and ne...

Toronto council denies request to demolish heritage site

JEFF GRAY The Globe and Mail 30.10.2008
Toronto council denies request to demolish heritage site

Toronto City Council voted first thing yesterday to refuse a request from a developer to demolish Leaside's so-called Talbot Apartments, three low-rise apartment buildings that have stood across Bayview Avenue from Mount Pleasant Cemetery for near...

Emission-free power plant opens in Toronto

Enbridge Inc. and FuelCell Energy have opened a power plant in Toronto that converts waste energy into electricity in what the companies are calling the first operation to pair fuel cells with an emission-free process.

T.O. Public Health Issues Warning After Restaurant Food Handler Develops Hepatitis A

Toronto Public Health has issued a warning after a worker at a local restaurant tested positive for Hepatitis A. The patient worked as a food handler at the Sushi Haru located at 635 College St. and officials are worried because his job involved c...

New sponsor plugs into Toronto fashion week

David Livingstone Toronto Star 20.10.2008
New sponsor plugs into Toronto fashion week

The spring 2009 edition of L'Oréal Fashion Week is generating new levels of hoopla as it struts onto the runway today in Nathan Phillips Square.

Vote results means Toronto won't have seat in cabinet

Final results show the Conservatives under Stephen Harper made significant gains in the GTA in Tuesday's election, but failed to crack the Liberal stronghold in the city of Toronto. By Wednesday morning all the votes had been counted in the close ...

Flaherty, Rae, Ignatieff Among Prominent Victors

Conservative Jim Flaherty and Liberal Bob Rae are among the high-profile contenders who both held onto their seats in the federal election.

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