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Toronto blackout puts top businesses in the dark and forces mall evacuation

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A power outage in Toronto’s downtown core has left the offices of Canada’s top businesses in the dark, forced the evacuation of one of the city’s biggest shopping malls, and caused some bank branches to be locked. The...

Toronto blackout puts top businesses in the dark and forces mall evacaution

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A power outage in Toronto’s downtown core has left the offices of Canada’s top businesses in the dark, forced the evacuation of one of the city’s biggest shopping malls, and caused some bank branches to be locked. The...

The Man from Toronto review – dull Kevin Hart Netflix caper

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The Man from Toronto, a macho action romp starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, is yet another illustrative example of the Covid shockwave still rippling through the movie industry. It was originally slated for a t...

Toronto police chief apologizes to people of color over disproportionate use of force

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Black, indigenous and other racialized communities have faced disproportionate use-of-force and strip searches by Toronto police, chief James Ramer said on Wednesday, as he apologized and promised to address systemic ...

Pellet gun recovered after Toronto police shoot dead man ‘carrying rifle’

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Investigators have recovered a pellet gun from the scene where Toronto police shot and killed a man suspected of carrying a rifle, an incident that prompted five nearby schools to be placed under precautionary lockdow...

Toronto police fatally shoot man seen carrying rifle near elementary school

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Police in Toronto have shot and killed a man after he was spotted carrying a rifle near an elementary school, prompting an emergency lockdown for hundreds of students. Officers responded to reports of a man, described...

Body of a Black girl found in dumpster in affluent Toronto neighbourhood

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Police in Canada are trying to identify a young Black girl whose body was found in a Toronto dumpster, a grim discovery that has shaken the city and seasoned investigators looking into the case. The Toronto police ser...

Toronto mosque worshippers tackle man ‘brandishing a hatchet’

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Worshippers at a mosque in Toronto subdued an allegedly axe-wielding man who police say attacked people with bear spray during a dawn prayer service. Police said the 24-year-old man walked into the Dar Al-Tawheed Isla...

Toronto police ask for help identifying ‘highly suspicious’ person in billionaire murder case

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Four years after the unsolved murders of pharmaceutical billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman, police in Toronto have appealed to the public to help identify a possible suspect in the case. At a media briefing on Tues...

Hunt for Toronto serial killer hampered by police prejudice, report says

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The hunt for a serial killer who preyed on gay men in Toronto was hampered by “serious flaws” in the police investigation – including the stereotyping of LGBTQ+ people by police officers and a lack of public trust – a...

Toronto swaps Google-backed, not-so-smart city plans for people-centred vision

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When a Google-backed company first considered 12 acres of industrial land along Toronto’s waterfront, it saw a blank slate that would let it design a hi-tech, futuristic city. Algorithms would ease congestion on heate...

Toronto swaps hi-tech, not-so-smart city plans for people-centred vision

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A year after ditching a Google tie-up to create a tech-heavy waterside development Canada’s largest city is stressing affordability, sustainability and the environmentWhen a Google-backed company first considered 12 a...

Toronto lockdown brings humans and raccoons together – neither’s happy

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Raccoon attacks on residents are up 62% as some people act ‘foolish’ but others are enjoying seeing their furry neighboursDisrupted sleeping schedules, noisy neighbours and a world that looks unrecognizable: the coron...