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Toronto inmate placed in solitary confinement for having HIV

Toronto - An inmate at Toronto South Detention Centre is seeking $200,000 for a Human Rights Violation, alleging that he was placed into solitary confinement, and held for over 90 days, because he had HIV.

Review: Drama brings demetia to another place in new Toronto production Special

Toronto - “When I add up the balance sheet of my life,” says Juliana (Tamsin Kelsey), a seemingly confident neurologist, in “The Other Place”, “the numbers say I'm happy.” But things are never as they look in this fresh depiction of mental illness.

Review: BOOM delivers riveting 4-D theatre experience Special

Toronto - With 26 songs, 100 voices in 100 minutes and spanning a 25-year time period from 1945 to 1969, it is easy to see why this show is called “BOOM.”

Toronto's Ultimate Travel Show

Toronto - Pack your bags and get ready to discover the world at Toronto’s Ultimate Travel Show, taking place Saturday January 24 and Sunday January 25 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.

Toronto shows support to victims to Paris terrorist victims

Toronto City Hall is flying the French flag in a show of solidarity following a terrifying terrorist attack Wednesday in Paris. Terrorists killed 12 people at a newspaper Wednesday in Paris at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine.

Two Toronto men dead as Arctic Air Mass settles on city

Toronto - As Toronto begins to settle into a week of freezing temperatures two homeless men died in the early morning hours Monday and Tuesday.

Get ready for freezing weather Toronto

Toronto - Sunday's mild temperatures are expected to plummet by the evening leading to a week of freezing temperatures. On Sunday temperatures rose to 3C by early afternoon but with an Arctic air mass on the way that warmth will soon leave the area.

Reopening of skate rink a step for Toronto's Regent Park

Toronto - Regent Park youth will be having more winter fun this season with the reopening of Regent Park Athletic Grounds ice rink on Saturday. City Councillor Pam McConnell joined partners on the project and members of the community at the official opening.

The St. Lawrence Market: One of Toronto's Gems

Toronto - Great cities have great food halls and Toronto is no exception to this rule. With 211 years of history, Canada's most compelling food hall never fails to surprise.

Canadian chef celebrates local food with his own stories Special

Toronto - Canadian chef Jamie Kennedy made a name for himself in Canada's culinary world through his poetically simple approach to cuisine. A new cookbook finds the chef reflecting on four decades of cooking and the re-birth of local food culture.

Review: 'Harry Potter' stage parody makes glorious return to Toronto Special

Toronto - I've missed several chances to see “Potted Potter”; besides its previous Toronto run in 2012, the world-touring revue has been in London and New York at times when I happened to be in those cities. Despite the new cast, it was worth the wait.

Review: 'The Nutcracker' shines and shimmers in Toronto Special

Toronto - Wonder, whimsy, delight, and fantasy — The National Ballet of Canada’s annual production of 'The Nutcracker' is sheer delight. The production retains its splendor and beauty close to two decades years after making its debut.

Tiny kitten rescued from highway after being thrown from a car

Toronto - Driving South on Highway 427 in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon, Mandi Howard saw something being thrown out of a window. At first, she thought it was a fast-food coffee cup. Until she got closer.

Review: Second City/Toronto Symphony show mixes music, comedy into gold Special

Toronto - Classical music and madcap comedy may sound like a strange mix, but they do have a longstanding relationship with each other. Remember those great Bugs Bunny cartoons that introduced you to Rossini, Wagner and Strauss? Remember Victor Borge?

Toronto's European Union Film Festival

Toronto - Celebrating 10 years of the greatest cinematic-diplomatic mash-up in existence, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) closes this weekend with with three new screenings, and three encore presentations.

Canada's opera stars of tomorrow shine at 'Centre Stage' Special

Toronto - Young opera talent was celebrated recently in Toronto at the Canadian Opera Company's annual vocal competition. Hometown favorites made up two of the three final winners, but the evening, overall, was a great showcase for Canada's impressive opera talent.

Op-Ed: Holiday happenings in Toronto

Toronto - The holiday season is a time to reflect upon another year soon to be behind us, spend time with family and friends, and also a great time of year to bundle up and enjoy all that the city of Toronto has to offer.

Watch this giant panda play in the Toronto snow

Toronto - Earlier this week a video surfaced, showing a giant panda playing in the snow at a zoo in Toronto. The video captures the panda doing a number of activities, including rolling down a hill.

Second City joins forces with Toronto Symphony in upcoming show Special

Toronto - Two of Toronto's most iconic, enduring cultural institutions are teaming up in a new musical comedy show at the end of the month, and audience members at the Second City Mainstage received a preview of several of its sketches last night.

Op-Ed: Hey, Toronto, leave Uber alone and let the free market work

Toronto - It has been years since I was in a Toronto taxicab. The last time I was in one, it was too expensive, the driver was rather discourteous and the ride was pretty dangerous (slamming of the brakes and high speeds).

Toronto police seek 2 men who wore Burkas to rob jewelry store

Toronto police say they are seeking two men who brazenly robbed a jewelry store in the city last month. At least one of the men had a handgun and they both wore burkas to disguise themselves. The robbery took place in midmorning.

Review: Opening night for Cult Classics Group show at Hashtag Gallery Special

Toronto - Opening Night for Cult Classics art show at Hashtag Gallery was Thurs Nov 6th 2014. This event will long be remembered as one of the most successful art exhibitions ever hosted at the venue — perhaps because it was both a group display, and a competitio

Ekran Polish Fim Festival in Toronto

Toronto - The Ekran Polish Film Association presents the 6th Annual Polish Film Festival in Toronto; celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers.

Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival coming in Toronto

Toronto - The first and largest mental health film festival in the world, Rendezvous with Madness (RWM), returns to the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto from November 10th to 15th, 2014 for its 22nd edition.

Police launch assault investigation into Jian Ghomeshi

It now appears that three of the nine women who have said they were attacked by Jian Ghomeshi have come forward and complained to Toronto police. The police have launched an investigation into the former CBC radio host.

Toronto's Ford era is over; John Tory elected mayor

Toronto - Toronto decided to elect long-time politician John Tory to lead the city. Tory took 40 percent of the votes, with Doug Ford (Rob Ford's brother) finished second and Olivia Chow in third.

Review: 'Concord Floral' an eerie, powerful look at suburban T.O. teens Special

Toronto - It's hard to write good dialogue and monologue for teen characters. Adult playwrights and screenwriters often suffer from a lack of familiarity with the new lingo, yo, or resort to contrived, artificial “Buffy”-style irony and pop culture.

Youthful passion fuels 'Madama Butterfly' Special

Toronto - Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” has been accused of racism, misogyny, and gross stereotyping. But at its heart, the opera is really about the passion of youth, and the consequences of choice.

Review: Joe Rogan delivers a mixed bag at JFL42 Special

Toronto - Joe Rogan is a man of many day jobs — MMA colour commentator, podcaster, host of 'Fear Factor — but his first job was stand-up, and he brought a sprawling set to JFL42.

Horror movie celebration set to haunt Toronto this November Special

Toronto - Toronto's first annual horror movie celebration gets off to a screaming start come November. With a combination of panels, parties, and a selection of horror-lore guests, HORROR-RAMA hopes to make its bloody mark on the local horror culture scene.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford posing with the ladies of the annual Caribbean Carnival at city hall.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford posing with the ladies of the annual Caribbean Carnival at city hall.
Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
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The ceremonial sign unveiling of Sergeant Ryan Russell Parkette in Toronto
Toronto s ice storm that left more than 250 000 households without power.
Toronto's ice storm that left more than 250,000 households without power.
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Set in the beautiful greenery of Thomson Memorial Park is the Scarborough Museum in Toronto.
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Zhong Hua Men Archway ceremony in Toronto
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A cop in riot gear during one rally in Toronto.
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On Saturday, during Earth Hour festivities, thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square at the heart of downtown.
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The 2010 G20 Summit will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto from June 26-27.
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Toronto's Youth Day
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The thousands who participated mourned, remembered, cheered, listened, became informed and showed their pride for their Tamil culture.
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A helicopter hovering over the massive rally.
Military bagpipes entertained the crowds at the Polish Festival
Military bagpipes entertained the crowds at the Polish Festival
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Families are running out of time at William Baker Park. The only military housing development in Toronto is set to be torn down to make way for a walking park by the land's owner Parc Downsview Park Inc.
Muskrat in Toronto s Tommy Thompson Park
Muskrat in Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
A glimpse of how busy the Eglinton Avenue East and Laird Drive intersection can be.
A glimpse of how busy the Eglinton Avenue East and Laird Drive intersection can be.
The autumn scenery in uptown Toronto.
The autumn scenery in uptown Toronto.
Queen Street West readies for the holidays
Queen Street West readies for the holidays
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Dozens gather outside of the British Embassy in downtown Toronto holding Canadian and British flags to protest Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s attendance for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.