Toronto is pricey to live in, so why is stuff falling apart?

There’s a labyrinth installation in the little Trinity Square Park tucked behind the Eaton Center — a winding path to “quiet the mind,” in the heart of Toronto’s hustle and bustle. If you visited it in late September, and wandered through its meandering route, you’d have ultimately come to the center — the heart of … Read more

What does reconciliation mean for young Indigenous leaders?

For Truth and Reconciliation Day, as we remember the painful legacy of Canada’s residential school system and honour survivors, the children who didn’t make it home and their families and communities, the Star asked young Indigenous leaders — individuals who are leading the way for future generations — what the word “reconciliation” means to them. … Read more

An off day, a sometimes off season, but Jays happy to clinch

The bullpen guys went for dinner in Yorkville, then a couple of stragglers continued on to a sports bar. With a clinch under their belts. George Springer fell asleep on the couch, worn out from playing with his toddler son, George IV, and only found out about his team’s glad tidings upon reawakening. Bo Bichette … Read more

Reconciliation Day: What to do in Toronto 2022

Friday marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to recognize the tragic history of Canada’s Indian residential school system and to honor the children who did not return home, the survivors, their families and communities. In this week’s edition of What’s On, the Star is showcasing some events in Toronto to mark … Read more

Police officer who donated to Freedom Convoy was praised for rescue

The Ottawa police officer facing dismissal for donating to the Freedom Convoy protest was recognized for exemplary service in the Canadian navy and commended for assisting in a dangerous rescue as a rookie cop. As Const. Kristina Neilson awaits her fate in an Ottawa Police Service disciplinary hearing, new details are emerging about her years … Read more

All you need to know about Jays playoff drive with 7 games left

Time for the Blue Jays to spray a little playoff champagne of their own. After watching the Yankees celebrations at the Rogers Center when they clinched the American League East Division on Tuesday night, the Jays have a chance — make that a golden opportunity — to stage their own party tonight. That can happen … Read more

Why can we still not use our cellphones on the TTC?

Toronto subway commuters know all too well where they have to fire off that urgent work email — whether it’s Rosedale or Keele stations, or that brief stretch between Castle Frank and Broadview — before the TTC dives underground again, cutting off all connection to the outside world . Other major cities around the globe … Read more

Latest Eglinton LRT delay sparks calls for public inquiry

After another delay to the long-awaited Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and more than a decade dealing with construction, residents and businesses along the project’s route are experiencing a familiar feeling — frustration. “We don’t even know when it’s going to finish,” said Zehaye Beraki, who’s lived in the Fairbank neighbourhood, near Eglinton Avenue and Dufferin Street, … Read more

Manoah donates $100,000 prize for standing up to online bullying

Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah has donated a $100,000 sponsorship he won for defending his teammate over a body-shaming tweet to a non-profit group that gives children the opportunity to participate in organized sport. Dove Men+Care made the announcement Monday, saying that for the first time in the sports industry, it will offer athletes a … Read more

Is the COVID pandemic over? Stakes high as debate over ‘the end’ heats up

The biggest public health crisis in a century had an unmistakably official start. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Now, almost 1,000 days later, and after millions of deaths worldwide, many millions more infections, and an unprecedented international vaccination effort, it’s becoming clear the end of the … Read more