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A way with words: Travelling street poet stops in Toronto

On Saturday night Tania Panés sat on the street in the Queen West neighbourhood with a 1943 Hermes Baby typewriter, a table and a sign that says: Poetry on the Spot.

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Run through The Six on a Drake-inspired Toronto tour

Toronto will be getting a walking tour dedicated to its most popular rapper, Drake. 


Video raises awareness about Pink Tax; shop charges women more than men

A social experiment at a Toronto coffee shop is raising awareness about the so-called Pink Tax, where women are charged more than men for the same products or services.

luke's diner

‘Gilmore Girls’ pop-up shops have Toronto fans lining up for
a taste

Fans of the television series ‘Gilmore Girls’ were able to get a taste for what it’s like to grab a coffee at a diner featured on the show.


Canadian model spreads message of self-love after second ovarian cancer diagnosis

Elly Mayday is a model with a message.

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U of T students urge Facebook
to remove 'white supremacist' page

Students at the University of Toronto are upset after a group calling itself the Canadian Nationalist Party said they wanted to hold a white supremacist rally on campus.


'You hear them screeching': North York residents fed up with rodent problem

Residents in North York say they’re frustrated after voicing multiple complaints about a rodent problem in and around their townhouse complex.


'It's haunting': Victim alleges he was beaten, groped by Toronto cop

A man who was allegedly beaten by a Toronto cop in 2015 is speaking out after an officer was charged by the province’s Special Investigations Unit with assault yesterday.

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Students ask Drake to help them save his alma mater

Certain secondary schools in Toronto are under review due to declining enrollment, including one that boasts rapper Drake as a former student.


Group of clowns threaten, taunt TCDSB students

A number of high schools were threatened on social media by a group called "Clowns in the 6," prompting Toronto police to launch an investigation.

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great power comes great responsibility'

Toronto Spiderman says after subduing alleged shoplifter


Canadian YouTube stars talk starting out, taking off online ahead of FanFest

Some of the Internet’s favourite and most popular video creators attended this year’s YouTube FanFest at the Molson Ampitheatre on Aug. 13.

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‘It’s ridiculous’: Community upset over ‘Make Danforth Great Again’ slogan

Some residents are upset after a Toronto neighbourhood decided to borrow a slogan from U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign.


Search for suspects accused of vandalizing Ripley's Aquarium ongoing: police

Police are searching for three men accused of vandalizing the roof of the Ripley’s Aquarium in July.

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Medical pot dispensary owner won't shut down store after city warnings

An owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in Toronto says she won’t allow city licensing officials to close down her store because what she’s doing isn’t “criminal.”


Markham residents upset after piles of garbage illegally dumped near plaza

Debris has been piling up for months beside a Markham plaza -- and residents say they’re frustrated that no one is cleaning up the garbage that has been illegally dumped.

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St. Catharines family finds 8 pills in vanilla ice cream container

A St. Catharines family says they made a disturbing discovery after dinner on Saturday night.


New TTC campaign highlights feedback from commuters

The Toronto Transit Commission is taking complaints from riders and using them to transform rider’s experience.


Corktown residents create poster campaign with pets, want city to make more dog-friendly spaces

Residents in Toronto’s east end have created a campaign featuring photos of locals and their pets to raise awareness on the lack of dog-friendly spaces in the Corktown neighbourhood. 


Gord Downie gets support from Toronto's music scene after cancer announcement

Tragically Hip lead singer and songwriter Gord Downie told fans on Facebook about his brain cancer diagnosis Tuesday morning and social media erupted with messages of support.


Caplansky's closed; Owner says his lease was terminated without notice

The owner of popular Toronto restaurant, Caplansky’s Deli, said he was “absolutely heartbroken” after his landlord terminated his College Street property’s lease Monday night.


Jose Meowtista, other Toronto figures tweet about International Cat Day

Many are posting pictures and videos of their feline friends online for International Cat Day, causing the subject to trend on social media.

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Toronto could be getting brighter with plan to open a neon museum

The neon lights along Yonge Street in downtown Toronto are slowly dimming. But an outdoor museum has been proposed that would preserve the popular signs that the city knows and loves.


Man charged with second-degree murder after friend killed in fight over religion

One man is dead and another has been charged with second-degree murder after a reported fight over religion that led to a violent altercation outside a rooming house near York University campus.


Mansion in Riverdale sets the scene for horror film 'It'

Riverdale has become a hot spot for Hollywood North but a new 24-hour film shoot has led to some complaints in the neighbourhood.


Torontonians are obsessed with the newborn lambs at Riverdale Farm

For Toronto animal lovers, good things come in threes.


Couple shocked after discovering homophobic graffiti on garage in Little Portugal

A Little Portugal resident said he was overwhelmed by the love and support he has received after homophobic phrases were spray-painted on his garage.


Protest outside Skyway Animal Hospital where vet suspended

A small group of protesters gathered in front of an animal hospital in St. Catharines on Monday to raise awareness about a veterinarian who worked there and was accused of abusing pets.


Slain Toronto physician was in abusive relationship, friends tell investigators