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Toronto sets up anonymous website to track food-borne illness

In an effort to track food-borne illnesses that might go undetected, Toronto Public Health (TPH) has set up an anonymous, confidential and voluntary website called GastroBusters.

Op-Ed: Lou Lamoriello named new Maple Leafs GM

Toronto - The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired veteran Lou Lamoriello as their new general manager. Now they have a talented front office but need to show improvement on the ice.

Review: 'Comedy of Errors' takes simple approach in Toronto's High Park Special

Toronto - With an implausible plot about mistaken identity and bawdy puns, “The Comedy of Errors” may be the Shakespeare play that's closest to being a “Three's Company” episode. Thankfully, Canadian Stage's new production doesn't pretend it's much more.

Review: ‘Caesar’ in High Park makes bold choices; not all of them work Special

Toronto - There are moments in Canadian Stage’s new “Julius Caesar” that are so affecting and original, you’re tempted to ignore other moments when it misfires. Director Estelle Shook turns this classic into high spectacle, but not always to its benefit.

Op-Ed: A Tribe Called Red make their Pan Am Games debut Special

Toronto - Last night A Tribe Called Red made their Pan Am Games debut, although the crowd that spent their evening listening to A Tribe Called Red’s heart thumping electronica beats, in the heart of Pan Am madness, wasn’t your typical hip-hop/ electronica crowd

Review: A Fringe play, 'Sizzle and Spin' tackles twenty-something angst Special

Toronto - 'Sizzle and Spin' starts with a job interview for a public relations job, which reunites former lovers, Charlotte and Ethan, but it's not just another love story, or a story revolving around the awkwardness of reuniting with an ex-lover.

'Once', 'Blood Wedding', 'Falstaff' win big at Toronto's Doras Special

Toronto - Federico García Lorca's 1932 play “Blood Wedding” was the biggest winner at last night's Dora Mavor Moore Awards: the recent co-production by Modern Times Stage Company and Aluna Theatre copped six Doras at the 36th annual Toronto theatre awards.

Op-Ed: Taste Of Little Italy 2015 during Johnny Lombardi's centennial Special

Toronto - This year was the first time the CHIN Picnic and Taste Of Little Italy worked together. But how did this affect the Taste Of Little Italy Festival overall? Recently, Digital Journal paid a visit to find out.

Business success lessons from two Canadian CEOs

Toronto - A Toronto panel with two prominent CEOs, one who works in the B2B space, looked at the best practises to achieving business success.

Aga Khan Park - Toronto's newest cultural hub opens to the public Special

Toronto - Three unique projects in the heart of Toronto came to its completion Monday afternoon with opening of The Aga Khan Park by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and His Highness The Aga Khan.

The many types of play explored at the latest Walrus Talks event Special

Toronto - Walrus Talks events are unilaterally wide-ranging and enlightening, and its latest event, based around "play," was less heavy on statistics and more about the personal.

HBC unveils Team Canada uniforms for Pan Am/Parapan AM Games Special

Toronto - A few of Team Canada's athletes got to walk on the fashion runway, as the Hudson's Bay unveiled the official uniform collection for the 2015 Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games.

Review: Strindberg’s marital drama comes alive in new Toronto revival Special

Toronto - How often does independent theatre get as good as this? Coal Mine Theatre’s new production of “Creditors,” one of August Strindberg’s lesser-performed plays, is so alive with tension and piercing wit that it rarely feels like an antique.

Review: Homeless buskers are the endearing subjects of 'Lowdown Tracks' Special

In Toronto, a common pedestrian experience is walking around and ignoring the city's homeless population. 'Lowdown Tracks' looks at several homeless subjects trying to make some money busking.

Review: Comedy legends Kids in the Hall bring the funny in reunion tour Special

Toronto - When comedians embark on a reunion tour, nostalgia mainly fuels audience intrigue and ticket sales. But Canadian sketch legends The Kids in the Hall not only brought back beloved characters but also proved their comedy writing is as sharp as ever.

Problem solved -- Starbucks stores reopen in U.S. and Canada

Seattle - More than 8,000 Starbucks cafes in the U.S. and Canada reopened Saturday after being shut down the day before because of a computer failure.

Op-Ed: The films you should be seeing at Toronto's Hot Docs 2015

North America's largest documentary film festival is slated to hit Toronto from April 23-May 3, and as usual there's a plethora of options. Here are some suggestions on what you should check out.

Review: Dame Edna's Toronto show is hilarious Special

Toronto - The divine Dame Edna (Everage) has returned to Toronto for her “Glorious Goodbye (Final) Farewell Tour. The ads are up across the city, online and on television, and the crowds are showing up in droves to catch this one-person extravaganza.

Review: The world’s greatest horse/acrobat show blesses T.O. once again Special

Toronto - How often can you say that a live theatrical show has utterly convinced you that you’ve travelled through time and space? Cavalia’s extravaganza “Odysseo” really is that kind of show. It’s almost like a dream, or an out-of-body experience.

Review: 'Odysseo' is intense and awe-inspiring Special

Toronto - Despite the cavalcade of horses that thunder across the stage during 'Odysseo,' Cavalia's smash-hit production, the production is remarkably human.

Review: ‘Daisy Theatre’ brings its irreverent puppetry back to T.O. Special

Toronto - Puppetry ain’t kids’ stuff these days, and nobody in Canada knows this more than Ronnie Burkett. If you thought “Avenue Q” was edgy, just wait until you experience the dark hilarity of “The Daisy Theatre”, which returned to Toronto this week.

France: New rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Paris - A new law passed by the French Parliament on Thursday decrees that rooftops on new buildings constructed in commercial zones must be partially covered in plants or solar panels.

Bestival Toronto 2015 programming announced

Toronto - Bestival Toronto has announced their 2015 lineup of entertainment, featuring Bestival friends old and new, and a healthy dose of top notch acts from the UK, Canada and worldwide.

Review: ʻFawlty Towers’ tribute debuts in Toronto; don’t mention the food Special

Toronto - Nearly forty years after the show’s debut, it’s unlikely we’ll ever get a third series of “Fawlty Towers”. But if you’re desperate for a substitute, along with a meal, you could do worse than “Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience”.

Toronto driverless 'ghost bus' filmed rolling into van on camera

A Toronto bus operator is investigating a "ghost bus" incident after one of its vehicles was videoed slowly rolling away from Bathurst Station with no driver, eventually hitting a parked delivery van.

Police reveal details of mysterious tunnel in Toronto

Police in Toronto are seeking the help of the public to find out who is responsible for digging a huge 33-feet long, six-feet high tunnel in the grounds of the Toronto's York University.

Review: Toronto production of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ is great silly fun Special

Toronto - When “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker made a three-minute joke trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical” for film school in 1992, he probably didn’t imagine that it would evolve into a sellout stage show in another country two decades later.

Bestival Toronto promises music, magic, and mayhem

Toronto - Bestival UK has confirmed that their trademark triumvirate of music, magic and mayhem will be heading to North America, taking over Toronto Islands on June 12th and 13th, 2015 for the first ever Bestival abroad.

Toronto Mayor John Tory to pitch SmartTrack to federal government

Toronto - Toronto Mayor John Tory is taking a trip to Ottawa today to try and pitch his SmartTrack plan to federal leaders in hopes of gaining federal support for his transit system.

Op-Ed: Toronto man who attempted suicide finds man who saved his life

Sydney - On a cold Canadian night in 2002, everything seemed desolate and hopeless to Mark Henick. Anxiety and depression gripped the young man and he decided to climb over the railing of an overpass.
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Streetcar shooting protest at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario.
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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Toronto gears up for this year's Buskerfest with a special annual event for kids!
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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At the remembrance memorial on May 18, a large amount of speakers, including elected officials and peace activists, addressed the audience and demanded peace, justice and an independent international inquiry into the alleged war crimes of the Sri Lankan government.
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Toronto's Project Water
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The season is changing. Fall is in the air in Toronto.
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Toronto's Old City Hall
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
The city s coin-operated public toilet opened at Toronto s waterfront.  The toilet costs $0.25 with ...
The city's coin-operated public toilet opened at Toronto's waterfront. The toilet costs $0.25 with a maximum time of 20 minutes.
Toronto was the scene of the Queen West Art Fair s Gala held at the Gladstone Hotel Friday night. Ar...
Toronto was the scene of the Queen West Art Fair's Gala held at the Gladstone Hotel Friday night. Art work in the hotel's gallery was showcased.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
Set in the beautiful greenery of Thomson Memorial Park is the Scarborough Museum in Toronto.

The di...
Set in the beautiful greenery of Thomson Memorial Park is the Scarborough Museum in Toronto. The dining table would be decked out in nice china although it did not have to match, common during the Victorian Era.
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On Saturday  thousands of members of the United Steelworkers union rallied against multinational gia...
On Saturday, thousands of members of the United Steelworkers union rallied against multinational giant Valeco Inc. during mediated talks at the Metro Toronto Convention Center
The faces of the Scotiabank Caribbean Festival Parade
The faces of the Scotiabank Caribbean Festival Parade
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One of the early acts, the T33 Mako Shark demonstration, coming up over the trees to waiting spectators.
Ensemble Studio Competition First Prize and Audience Choice Award Winner tenor Charles Sy  2014.
Ensemble Studio Competition First Prize and Audience Choice Award Winner tenor Charles Sy, 2014.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford