1,202 applications, 100 available homes. A new waterfront building captures the depth of the city’s housing troubles

One thousand, two hundred and two hopeful households. Just 100 available homes. These are the odds of cracking into a brand-new rental building in Toronto’s waterfront area, which will hold a lottery this week for affordable units aimed at the city’s mid-income earners. The building at 32 Freeland St., in the area of ​​Yonge St. … Read more

Canadian airlines will pivot to sustainable fuels under new plan, federal minister says

Canada’s aviation industry is betting big on sustainable aviation fuel, and plans to go from powering a few planes a year to sourcing 10 per cent of all jet fuel from sustainable sources by 2030. The plan announced Tuesday by federal Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra, will require a massive scaling-up of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) … Read more

Russian ‘referendum’ in occupied Ukraine casts menacing shadow

If things weren’t bad enough already, imagine a Russia that is meaner, more menacing — and bigger, to boot. This is the promise and the threat that flows from the results of a separation vote announced Tuesday in four Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine. It is a vote that was held in a war zone, with … Read more

City of Toronto cancels 5% of fall recreation classes

Toronto is canceling more recreation programming this fall because it hasn’t been able to hire enough instructors for classes ranging from learn-to-swim, arts, fitness and sports, laying the blame on “an ongoing nationwide labor shortage” in the sector. In a release issued Tuesday afternoon, the city said 3,800 registrants in approximately 540 classes are affected, … Read more

Hydrochloric acid spill sends 23 St. Catharines factory workers to hospital

A hydrochloric acid spill Tuesday morning sent 23 workers from a St. Catharines industrial plant to hospital, including several who were directly exposed to the chemical. St. Catharines fire Chief Dave Upper said emergency crews responded to THK Rhythm Automotive Canada Ltd. on Louth Street at about 9 am, where five liters of the acid … Read more

OPP alert about ‘armed and dangerous’ man in Wiikwemkoong

Police in Wiikwemkoong asked people to seek shelter while they investigate an “armed and dangerous person” Tuesday afternoon. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) sent an emergency alert to the public that said they are investigating reports of a “dangerous” person in Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, southwest of Sudbury. “Police request that members of the … Read more

Hydro One sends crews to Nova Scotia to help after Fiona

Hydro One sends crews to Nova Scotia to help after Fiona | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,” mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”Fiona emergency resource tweets “,”internalScroll”:false, “displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”Santiago Arias Orozco is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @SantiagoAriasO6“,”author”:{“author”:”Santiago Arias Orozco”,”location”:”Toronto”,”tag”:”orozco_santiago_arias”,”credit”:”Staff Reporter”,”twitterId”:”SantiagoAriasO6″, “email”:””,”photo”:{}},”authorPageUrl”:”https://www.thestar.com/authors.orozco_santiago_arias.html”,”type”:”endnote”,”isLast”:true },{“type”:”relatedStories”,”relatedStories”:[{“url”:”https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/09/24/hurricane-fiona-as-storm-hits-newfoundland-a-woman-is-rescued-after-being-washed-away.html”,”assetId”:”ebbf95c3-0d75-4e05-a410-dafc317e3ec1″,”headline”:”Hurricane Fiona: Military to be deployed to Nova Scotia … Read more

Tim Hortons unveils new limited edition clothing line

Tim Hortons is hoping Canadians will splurge on $100 jackets with insulated breakfast sandwich pockets the next time they pick up their morning java. The coffee giant is launching a limited edition clothing line to celebrate National Coffee Day on Sept. 29. The merch collection, dubbed “Tims Run Club,” is said to be “in honor … 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

Giorgia Meloni praised Mussolini, now she’s Italy’s new leader; anger at the latest Eglinton LRT delay

Good morning. This is the Tuesday, September 27 edition of First Up, the Star’s daily morning digest. Sign up to get it earlier each day, in your inbox. Here’s what you need to know as Omicron-targeting vaccines are now available to all adults. Here’s the latest on Italy’s new far-right leader, the end of Canada’s … Read more