CP Holiday Train returning to Toronto on Tuesday

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is hitting Toronto on Tuesday. Returning for the first time since pandemic restrictions suspended in-person events, the 24th edition of the railway’s colorful program is raising donations for local food banks and will feature 168 performances across Canada and the United States. On Tuesday at 8:15 pm, the train … Read more

Trial opens in killing of Toronto trans activist Julie Berman

Julie Berman, 51, with Colin Harnack, 29, for the first time on the morning of Dec. 22, 2019, when Harnack stopped on Jarvis Street to chat with her as she drank a coffee, a Crown prosecutor said Monday in an opening address to a Toronto jury. Berman and Harnack went back to Harnack’s room in … Read more

Toronto police make arrest in 1983 killings of Erin Gilmour and Susan Tice

Nearly 40 years after the high-profile murders of two Toronto women, police announced they have arrested and charged a man with the 1983 slayings of Susan Tice and Erin Gilmour — the latest decades-old cases to be cracked using genetic genealogy. Toronto police Chief James Ramer said Monday that Joseph George Sutherland, 61, of Moosonee, … Read more

Toronto police make arrest in 1983 murders of Erin Gilmour and Susan Tice: Sources

An arrest has been made in two high-profile cold case homicides — the 1983 deaths of Susan Tice and Erin Gilmour, sources confirm to the Star. Toronto police are scheduled to hold a press conference at headquarters at 10 am Monday, with police chief James Ramer in attendance, alongside detectives with the force’s homicide and … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Nov. 27)

Plan your route before you’re on the road: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled 44 closures in Toronto on Nov. 27 for roadwork on Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Highway 400 northbound between Finch Avenue and 407: three alternating lanes closed from Nov. 27 at 7 pm until Dec. 4 … Read more

Officers at encampment rally | The Star

A Toronto man who was violently arrested at a protest about police actions during the clearing out of homeless encampments in 2021 is asking for a reinvestigation of his complaint after it was dismissed by a police investigator attached to the same station as the officers who arrested him. Corey David lodged his complaint through … Read more

‘They’re nervous as hell’: Gun deaths highlight simmering traumas inside Toronto schools

In the halls at Woburn Collegiate Institute, students knew a fight was brewing before class let out at 3:15 pm on Halloween. Outside, the anticipation was palpable as at least one teen pulled out her cellphone and started filming, her voice rising as at least four boys appeared to get into it — one backing … Read more

Why a Toronto council revolt against ‘strong mayor’ powers fell apart

A co-ordinated attempt to force a council vote on the extraordinary powers being granted to Toronto’s mayor was defeated by a single vote on Thursday when a handful of key councilors sided with John Tory to block debate of the issue, according to city hall sources. The unsuccessful effort was an early test of the … Read more

If you lost your home, could you find shelter?

If you lost your home, could you find shelter? | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”Beds/rooms available mixed adult”,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”If there is any space, Cook says people are usually given two hours to get to a shelter, which can be in places far from the core like North York. If someone is on their own without money for the … Read more