6 TTC stations to shut down for the weekend leaving Toronto with dreaded shuttle buses

It’s looking like another rough weekend is in the cards for TTC riders as a stretch of Toronto’s busiest subway line will shut down on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6 to accommodate construction work. The TTC has announced a partial closure on Line 1 between Sheppard-Yonge and St Clair stations, with the service … Read more

8 TTC stations will shut down and grind Toronto to a halt this weekend

Get ready for a rough weekend on the TTC, as the transit agency will be shutting down subway service on Line 1 between Finch and St. Clair stations on Saturday and Sunday. The latest closure will accommodate the commissioning of the Automated Train Control (ATC) signal system that has been the cause of regular weekend … Read more

One in six small businesses are considering closing: report

When Toby Sue Carrel opened her art studio in June 2021, she thought the worst of the pandemic was over. For the first few months, that certainly seemed to be the case. The Riverdale Hive was buzzing with activity last fall. The pottery school, tucked among a row of shophouses along Broadview Avenue, could host … Read more

4 TTC subway stations are closing down for the entire weekend in Toronto

A weekend in Toronto means you can guarantee on one thing, a TTC subway closure. This time around, there will be no subway service on Line 1 between Lawrence and St. Clair stations on August 13 and 14 to accommodate work on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit construction project. Shuttle buses will operate for … Read more

Ottawa convoy protests may have inadvertently paved way for a renewed people’s precinct that will welcome future generations

The convoy protests that occupied downtown Ottawa last winter may inadvertently have pushed forward a plan to convert Parliament Hill into Parliament Square. Talks are under way to make the temporary closure of Wellington Street in front of the Hill permanent. With work on the restoration of Center Block ongoing, and with the winning design … Read more

With thousands of Afghans still desperate to flee the Taliban, is Canada set to close its doors?

Fears are mounting that Canada will soon stop accepting applications from Afghans looking to escape the Taliban and resettle in this country. The federal government is believed to be inching toward its goal of inviting 40,000 Afghans to resettle here under a special immigration program, with advocates saying they’ve been told that all the spots … Read more

Vancouver School Board votes to close French-immersion school on west side

Queen Elizabeth Annex, a French immersion school on Vancouver’s west side.Jackie Dives/The Globe and Mail The Vancouver School Board has voted to permanently close a school on the city’s west side, citing demographic pressures and a need to reallocate resources, though parents have criticized the decision-making process for a lack of transparency and accurate data. … Read more