Highway closures for Toronto this week (May 15)

Expect delays, especially during busy travel times: your weekly roundup of Ontario highway closures for new and ongoing construction in Toronto, including North York, Scarborough and Etobicoke. Highway 400 northbound between Sheppard Avenue and Finch Avenue: one alternating lane closed until May 15 at 6 am Highway 400 northbound off-ramp at Finch Avenue eastbound and … Read more

Highway closures for Ottawa Valley this week (May 15)

You don’t need to sit in traffic: your weekly roundup of Ontario highway closures for new and ongoing construction in Ottawa Valley, including North Grenville, Smiths Falls, Perth, Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills, Arnprior and Renfrew. Highway 401 westbound between Center Street / Cty Road 41 and Beechwood Road: one alternating lane closed until May 16 … Read more

Ontario PC candidate Stephen Lecce blasted for ‘slave auction’ in university

Ontario Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Stephen Lecce.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Ontario Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Stephen Lecce is under fire from education and anti-racism advocates after revelations that he participated in a “slave auction” and “slave day” with his fraternity at Western University more than 15 years ago. Mr. Lecce served as Education Minister … Read more

Ontario Greens lose young Toronto candidate over Israel-Palestine stance

Voters in Ontario’s Davenport riding in Toronto no longer have a Green Party candidate to back in next month’s provincial election after contender Nafeesa Alibhai quit over a recent statement from the Ontario Greens that cites research by a pro-Israel organization. In a Twitter thread Wednesday, Alibhai said an Ontario Green Party statement reacting to … Read more

World-renowned gourmand bible Michelin Guide books a table in Toronto

TORONTO – The world-renowned Michelin Guide is booking a table in Toronto. The gourmand bible says it’s making Toronto the first Canadian destination for its star-rated restaurant review system. It says inspectors have already begun visiting local eateries anonymously and that the inaugural edition of the Michelin Guide Toronto will be announced this fall. Inspectors … Read more

Ottawa weighing ballistic missile defense as part of North American defense upgrades

OTTAWA – Defense Minister Anita Anand says the federal government is weighing whether Canada should join the US in actively defending against intercontinental ballistic missiles. Anand made the comment this morning as she provided an update of sorts on Ottawa’s plans to modernize North America’s aging defenses with the US Anand told a conference hosted … Read more

Sick Kids reports 7 likely cases of severe acute hepatitis

Seven possible cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin have been reported by The Hospital for Sick Children, the hospital confirmed on Monday. The cases were diagnosed between Oct. 1 and April 30, according to a spokesperson for the hospital, which is also known as Sick Kids. “It remains to be seen whether this … Read more

City of Ottawa recovers stolen $558,000 after fraud scheme involving Salvation Army

OTTAWA – The City of Ottawa’s treasurer says the municipality has recovered more than half a million dollars it lost in a fraud scheme carried out against the local Salvation Army homeless shelter. An earlier memo to city council revealed that $558,000 was lost after the Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Center fell victim to an … Read more

Highway closures for Ottawa Valley this week (May 9)

Expect delays, especially during heavy traffic periods: your weekly roundup of Ontario highway closures for new and ongoing construction in Ottawa Valley, including North Grenville, Smiths Falls, Perth, Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills, Arnprior and Renfrew. Highway 401 westbound between Center Street / Cty Road 41 and Beechwood Road: one alternating lane closed until May 12 … Read more

This $720k Toronto condo has a circular bedroom in an old smokestack

Built in 1952-1953, 10 Wellesley Place was once a power plant that supplied power to Princess Margaret Hospital and the Wellesley Hospital. Hence the a giant smokestack coming out the side of the building. (Side note: if you by chance can’t find your way home that landmark in the area will probably be helpful.) Since … Read more