New Toronto restaurant hoping to conquer COVID and Crosstown construction

A new Toronto restaurant didn't expect to be opening just as further lockdown restrictions hit in one of the most construction-saturated areas of town, but has been streamlining operations in the hopes of making things work. La Latina is a new concept from the people behind Casa Fuego and Brazilian steakhouse Copacabana, operating in a former…

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People are slipping on icy sidewalks all over Toronto right now

Thick snowbanks + sunny skies + chilly overnight temperatures = the perfect recipe for full-body bruises. In other words, it's icy AF out there in Toronto this fine Wednesday morning, and pedestrians should be careful. It's black ice everywhere- slow it down and watch your step!!#ONweather pic.twitter.com/CdV0xAFzxl— عنبر🌻 (@amberShasan) February 24, 2021 Unsalted sidewalks, paths and roads…

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Toronto musician goes viral on TikTok for lake surfing in freezing weather

A Toronto artist is making a big splash online after posting videos of himself surfing in Lake Ontario in freezing weather. While most musicians have a personal brand, Wayley's is one of the more unique ones. Otherwise known as Andrew Sherriff, the 25-year-old Toronto artist is recognized for his folk/pop sound and crazy winter surfing videos. …

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This man created a website where you can review your landlord in Toronto

If you've ever wished you could get the scoop on your landlord before signing a lease, today's your lucky day. Drew Minns created Good Neighbour to disassemble the power imbalance between tenants and their landlords in Toronto's renting scene. The free website, which launched in January 2021, allows tenants to review their buildings and landlords. The web face of Good Neighbour.…

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Ontario home prices are quickly outpacing household incomes

Housing prices have been gradually yet steadily rising in much of Canada for quite some time now, with Ontario experiencing this trend to an even greater degree than most other provinces. In fact, according to a new briefing note titled "Your House Makes More Than You Do," written by Sal Guatieri, senior economist and director at BMO Capital Markets, housing…

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Toronto Raptors release BLM merch and all proceeds are going to charity

The Toronto Raptors have long been notably outspoken about the Black Lives Matter movement and racial justice in general, especially since international protests broke out following George Floyd's murder past summer, and they were often spotted wearing BLM-themed clothing while playing in the Orlando bubble last season. The players donned sweatshirts, masks and t-shirts featuring phrases like "Rise in…

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John Tory says extending lockdown could save patio season in Toronto

Toronto mayor John Tory has stated his support for extended lockdown measures in the city suggesting that it could be what saves this summer's patio season."What we are trying to avoid is having an opening and then be back into lockdown right when those patios will be opening in May," stated Tory on Wednesday, echoing…

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