The Weeknd fans pack Rogers Centre for the long-awaited return of Toronto’s prodigal son

At least he wasn’t Rogered this time around. After being denied the opportunity to kick off his “After Hours til Dawn” world tour here in July due to a nationwide communications shortage from the communications giant, The Weeknd — one of music’s hottest commodities — more than made up for it with a 100- minute … 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

Downtown Toronto will be absolute pandemonium with traffic and events this weekend

Downtown Toronto is going to be a complete clusterf**k this weekend as thousands descend upon the city. Add in some significant road closures, and you’ve got yourself a truly Toronto traffic nightmare. With over 80 events planned in the city, including major festivals and concerts like the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Asialicious, Rolling Loud … Read more

Candlelight vigil held for six young people killed in Barrie, Ont., crash

A memorial is shown near the scene of a fatal crash in Barrie, Ont., Monday, Aug.29, 2022. Police in Barrie, Ont., continue to investigate a crash that left six young people dead over the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jordan OmsteadJordan Omstead/The Canadian Press Hundreds of tearful mourners are offering tributes and remembering six young lives cut … Read more

Multiple people hospitalized following possible poisoning at Markham restaurant

Delight Restaurant and BBQ, in Markham, Ont., on Aug. 29.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail Health officials are investigating a Toronto-area restaurant feared to have served a toxic ingredient that sent some customers to hospital this past weekend. “The Regional Municipality of York is currently investigating reports of several individuals becoming seriously ill following a meal … Read more

More emergency departments across Canada forced to temporarily close because of staff shortages

Ambulances parked by the emergency deptartment at Toronto Western Hospital on July 14.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Ottawa’s Montfort Hospital was among the hospitals across Canada forced to close their emergency departments over the weekend, suggesting the most acute effects of the country’s shortage of nurses are starting to spread beyond smaller communities and into … Read more

Blood donors needed for a pair of Guelph clinics this long weekend – Guelph

Canadian Blood Services is hoping people can give blood before heading out on the long weekend. There are a couple of blood donor clinics taking place in Guelph. One goes this Friday, July 29 from 11 am to 4 pm, and another happens on Saturday, July 30 from 8 am to 2 pm Both will … Read more

Huge Study Finds Getting All Your Exercise on The Weekend Is Probably Fine

Thanks to scientists collecting and analyzing vast amounts of data, we know a lot about exercise and how it’s good for your health. We know stuff like the optimal time of day to exercise, how often you should exercise, and what kind of intensity you should aim for. Many of these are just recommendations, of … Read more

Soldier charged for criticizing COVID-19 vaccine mandates while in uniform arrives in Ottawa amid protest fears

A Canadian soldier charged for speaking out against COVID-19 vaccine requirements will march through Ottawa on Thursday, kicking off what organizers are promising – and residents fear – will be a new wave of protests throughout the summer. Army reservist James Topp was charged in February with two counts of conduct to the prejudice of … Read more

Police called to Toronto’s Pearson airport as frustration flares amid delays, baggage-handling glitches

Travelers crowd the security queue in the departures lounge at the start of the Victoria Day holiday long weekend at Toronto Pearson International Airport on May 20.COLE BURSTON/Reuters Passengers at Canada’s largest airport experienced canceled flights, lost luggage and lengthy wait times this weekend, as police were called in to handle conflicts between travelers and … Read more