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The ‘nice ladies of child care’ are furious at lack of lead time and financial support from the province on daycare reopening

Ontario’s plan to reopen child care as early as Friday is “half-baked, at best,” say advocates and operators who are scrambling to meet new safety guidelines with little advance notice and no assurance of funding to support increased costs. “The government is assuming the nice ladies of child care will just go back to their […]

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Social distancing vs. social bubbles, plus 4 charts that sum up COVID-19 in Ontario right now

In early May, Gideon Lichfield, the editor-in-chief for the MIT Technology Review, announced online that he was going to break his isolation for the first time in two months. And he was going to do it by joining up with another household. “Effectively we’ll become an extended family, free to visit each other’s homes, share […]

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Toronto’s cultural institutions are getting creative to survive. Will some changes be here to stay?

With most of the city staying home, Toronto’s arts and culture institutions are using their creativity to resurrect cancelled events and reimagine their roles. And in some ways, things can be better than before, including changes that could outlast the pandemic and its aftermath. Hot Docs is showcasing most of its films online while keeping […]

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After seven weeks, one of Ontario’s first COVID-19 patients to be intubated leaves the ICU, to applause

At first, Linda Lam explained away the deep fatigue that left her feeling weak and worn out. The 70-year-old from Richmond Hill had just returned on Feb. 20 from a two-week sightseeing cruise on the Nile River and it would take time, she reasoned, to shake the jet lag and recover her usual energy. But […]

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Seven Oaks, where 16 have died in the COVID-19 crisis, had infection control problems flagged by inspector last year

A Scarborough nursing home where at least 16 residents have died from COVID-19 had flaws in its infection control protocols meant to detect and reduce outbreaks, according to an October 2019 inspection report. The report by the Ministry of Long-Term Care found Seven Oaks nursing home failed to follow regulations requiring the home to analyze […]

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Resident at Sunnybrook Hospital’s veterans care facility tests positive for coronavirus

A resident at Sunnybrook Hospital’s veterans care facility has tested positive for COVID-19. In a memo circulated Monday evening, medical director Dr. Jocelyn Charles notified families of residents at the facility that a resident had tested positive and is currently in self-isolation. Sunnybrook did not indicate the age or gender of the resident. “This resident […]

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How well are women represented on your local city council? Search hundreds of cities in our exclusive database to find out

One hundred years ago, on a winter day in 1920, Constance Hamilton, a suffragist, social activist and talented pianist, took her seat on Toronto city council, making history as the first woman elected to municipal office in Ontario. A century later, and despite a decades-long push to get more women into municipal politics, gender parity […]

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What you need to know about the new coronavirus in China

A new respiratory illness identified in central China is emerging as a growing international concern after it killed at least three people and infected more than 200 others, with cases spreading in Asia. In Wuhan — one of the country’s largest cities and a hub for industry and technology — the yet-to-be-officially-named coronavirus caused an […]

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How do you build an island in Toronto?

David Kusturin stands at the top of a scaffold five metres above the ground just south of Commissioners Street in Toronto’s Port Lands and surveys the busy construction scene before him. Crews operate massive cranes, augers and concrete pump trucks in a grey landscape vaguely resembling the lunar surface. Kusturin points to a row of […]

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Defiant Trump rallies supporters as House impeaches him

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Defiant in the face of a historic rebuke, President Donald Trump labeled his impeachment by the House of Representatives on Wednesday “a suicide march” for the Democratic Party. “Crazy Nancy Pelosi’s House Democrats have branded themselves with an eternal mark of shame,“ Trump told the crowd at a campaign rally in […]

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