Uber brings back ride share for some Canadian cities — but under a new name

Uber has brought back its ride-sharing option in select Canadian cities — but under a new name. Officially launched this week, the company is calling UberX Share, its “most affordable option” for commuters who want to make “greener” and more “sustainable” choices. Available across Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, the UberX Share will allow passengers to … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs to host 2024 NHL All-Star Game

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Toronto Maple Leafs will host the 2024 NHL All-Star Game. The NHL officially announced one of if its worst-held secrets on Saturday at FLA Live Arena, home of the Florida Panthers and the 2023 event. “Toronto is the center of the hockey universe,” said NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly. “There’s so … Read more

Polar vortex means Toronto could see coldest weather in years

Layering up will be key as a polar vortex that is expected to affect a wide swath of the country will cause temperatures to remain bitterly cold in Toronto and the GTA on Friday night. The arctic air mass is already impacting eastern and southern Ontario, along with Quebec. It’s expected to move to the … Read more

‘Heroic’ TTC driver saves 4 people from being struck by GO train

The actions of a quick-thinking TTC employee are being hailed as “heroic” after a decision they made most likely saved the lives of four people, says the transit agency. Around 6 pm Thursday, an oncoming northbound GO train just east of Agincourt GO Station struck an empty vehicle stuck on the tracks in Scarborough. Just … Read more

Stars not aligning for Raptors’ Pascal Siakam

HOUSTONWhen Pascal Siakam played in his first NBA All-Star Game back in 2020, it felt like the beginning of something big for the Toronto Raptors. Sure, the Raptors had just lost Kawhi Leonard to free agency and the Los Angeles Clippers, which couldn’t help but dim their banner-raising glow. Losing superstars for nothing always exacts … Read more

Ontario’s new gas plants will cost more than renewables: report

Renewable energy options, such as wind and solar, generate electricity with no carbon emissions. Paired with batteries, they can provide electricity on demand, even when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. And, according to a new report, these clean technologies currently cost less than the type of natural gas-fired plants the Ontario … Read more

Toronto to get hit with extremely cold temperatures

You thought it was cold? Well it’s about to get colder. Environment Canada issued an extreme cold weather alert for Toronto on Thursday morning. Toronto is set to be blasted with cold temperatures expected to hit a low of -30C with the wind chill. Steven Flisfeder, an Environment Canada meteorologist, said that daytime highs are … Read more

Why the rest of Canada hates Toronto according to artificial intelligence

Any Toronto resident who has ever traveled beyond the welcoming confines of the city and surrounding region to other parts of Canada has probably experienced at least one instance of ridicule or hostility. Apparently, Canadians outside of the GTA are not big fans of the city. Instead of asking your average Albertan why they and … Read more

Car used in Vaughan Mills mall ‘smash-inside-and-grab’ found

The stolen vehicle wanted in the “smash-inside-and-grab” robbery at Vaughan Mills mall was found Wednesday afternoon following the release of wild security footage showing the brazen incident. York Regional Police said the wanted vehicle was a black, 2011 Audi A4 with Quebec license plate X10 SNP and a windshield emblem saying “Ladies On Wheels.” The … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Feb. 2, 2023)

Plan your route before you’re in your car: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled 13 closures in Toronto on Feb. 2, 2023 for roadwork on Highway 401, Highway 409, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Highway 401 eastbound at Kennedy Road -Scarborough: one right lane closed from Feb. 2 at 11 pm until Feb. 3 … Read more