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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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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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Tarion CEO and chair out in ‘complete overhaul’ of builders’ regulator

The Ontario government says it has cleaned house at Tarion Warranty Corp., the province’s troubled homebuilder regulator and new home warranty provider. Government and Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson announced that Tarion CEO Howard Bogach is retiring and the agency’s board chair, homebuilder Paul Golini Jr. has resigned. “I want to be clear: this is […]

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12-vehicle crash in downtown Toronto as roads grow icy and treacherous

Cars crashed, ice rained down and Santa stayed home. That was the kind of day the GTA had to endure Sunday as the weather took an apocalyptic turn overnight. Toronto Hydro tweeted that they are responding to a west-end power outage impacting approximately 6,000 people. People living near Islington Avenue, South Kingsway, Bloor Street and […]

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Google pens Twitter ode to Scarborough after depicting it as a semi-collapsed house

Despite what you might think, Google says it actually loves Scarborough. A week ago, the tech giant sparked outrage among Torontonians when users discovered that a cursory search of the word “Scarborough” in Google led to a sad photo of a semi-collapsed house. The company promptly removed the photo, and on Tuesday, Google Canada posted […]

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