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2 hrs ago | CBC News

Teen punching people in the head, fleeing in SUV, police say

A teenage suspect has allegedly been punching people in the head in the Steeles Avenue and Leslie Street area, a situation that has prompted police to issue a public safety alert. According to Toronto police, a young man has approached and assaulted victims in the area on three occasions since last Thursday.

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13 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Ryan G Hinds Begins Buddies In Bad Times Cabaret Residency

Returning to the Buddies stage this Fall, the critically-acclaimed cabaret artist Ryan G. Hinds begins a season-long Residency at Buddies in Bad Times, under the musical direction of Mark Selby . Fabulously exploring everything from Disney villains to Aznavour chansons, Grace Jones tangos, Roy Orbison ballads and the theatre music of Kander & Ebb, this Residency promises grit, glitter, and laughter along with introspection in an intimate venue.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Toronto Star

American sentenced to 4-month jail term for role in G20 vandalism

After pleading guilty to all charges, G20 vandal Quinn McCormic is sentenced to prison. The American is the last G20 protester to appear in court.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Germany,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Torontoist

What's in Store for Honest Ed's

In October 2013, it was announced that cultural landmark Honest Ed's, along with a number of standalone businesses nearby, had been sold to Vancouver-based Westbank Properties-and now Torontonians are getting insight into the kind of vision the developer might have for the 1.8-hectare parcel near Bloor and Bathurst streets. Westbank, known in Toronto for its work on the Shangri-La Hotel , will reportedly be bringing B.C. architect Gregory Henriquez on board for the project .

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Torontoist

Voting Rights in Toronto: Who Has (and Hasn't) Been Allowed to Cast a Ballot in Our Elections

Ballot box preparation, Township of North York office at 5000 Yonge Street, 1964. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 217, Series 249, File 261, Item 1. For most of Toronto's history, the privilege of voting in municipal elections belonged to an elite group.

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DurhamRegion.com

Beaverton boy, 12, grows giant pumpkins, sells to Loblaw

Simon Southwell is not afraid of monsters. In fact, he loves them - especially if they pop up from the dirt and weigh close to a half-tonne.

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The Toronto Star

Questions raised about proposed Ford Fest site

A barbecue that was set to be hosted this week by Rob Ford 's campaign was planned on property owned by a Toronto company that has lobbied now mayoral candidate Doug Ford about redeveloping the sprawling space. With Rob Ford out of the mayor's race - a tumour discovered in his abdomen forcing him to withdraw - and his brother and former campaign manager replacing him, it's unclear whether the Ford Fest event scheduled on Friday will continue.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Toronto Star

Ford campaign: Downtown, reaction to the candidate switch is cynical

After the shock of Doug Ford's announcement Friday that he was entering the race for mayor, many people who talked to the Star on a downtown street expressed doubts about his prospects and motivations. Some Torontonians are feeling puzzled, politically weary and a tad cynical about the mayoralty race and the Ford brothers, after Friday's double-barreled announcement that has changed the tenor of the race.

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Globe and Mail

Rebuilding Honest Ed's with egalitarian urban planning

Architect Gregory Henriquez says he will 'bring something of a left-leaning social activist component as well as a design component,' to the Honest Ed's project. Architect Gregory Henriquez says he will 'bring something of a left-leaning social activist component as well as a design component,' to the Honest Ed's project.

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The Toronto Star

Ford switch gives Olivia Chow a chance to reinvent her campaign

Rob Ford's replacement by Doug Ford could be the big break Olivia Chow needs to reinvigorate her flagging campaign. Doug Ford 's last-minute switch with his brother Rob Ford in the race for mayor gives top contender Olivia Chow a small chance to reinvent herself in this campaign - and to fight her way back into the top two, insiders say.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Interview: Andrea Martin on Her New Book 'Lady Parts'

Fans of Andrea Martin should know that she's written a wonderful, moving, incredibly funny, and honest series of essays that have been published by Harper Collins into a book titled 'Lady Parts.' Ms. Martin immediately sets the tone of her book in the introduction, where she confesses the greatest deceit that she has done unto her fans.

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CBC News

Stephen Harper on hand for Aga Khan museum opening

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper give a helping hand to the Aga Khan , spiritual leader of the world's 15-million Shia Ismaili Muslims, after the Aga Khan addressed the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday February 27, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau were on hand as a new landmark complex - the $300-million Aga Khan museum and Ismaili centre - opened in Toronto today.

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BlogTO

Sunrise Records closing its downtown Toronto stores

The number of record stores in Toronto's downtown grows ever smaller as Ontario music chain Sunrise Records prepares to shut down its two Yonge St. locations. Customers first noticed something was amiss at the chain earlier this week when much of their inventory was put on a 40% off sale with a zero-returns policy.

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The Philipine Reporter

NYPAA to host Basketball League and free Basketball Clinic for Toronto youth

Fully and truly meeting its commitment to youth development through meaningful sports programs, the 15-year old North York Pinoy Athletic Association , is conducting a free Youth Basketball Clinic special program every Friday beginning September 26, 2014. Alongside the program is the holding of a Basketball House League during the Fall/Winter Season of 2014.

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680News

New $300M Aga Khan museum and complex set to open in Toronto

A $300-million showcase complex that includes the first North American museum devoted to Islamic art opens Friday, an initiative of the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims. The complex, designed by some of the world's top architects, aims to foster knowledge and understanding among Muslims as well as between Islamic societies and other cultures.

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Related Topix: Canada, Religion, Islam

The Toronto Star

Manicure, spa and tattoo health violations disclosed

The Nice One Nails salon at 2210A Jane St. is the first "personal service setting" to receive a court conviction under the city's new online disclosure system. The salon's operator pleaded guilty to re-using pumice stones and wax rollers, which must be disposed of after each use to prevent the spread of bacteria.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Canada NewsWire

Official Opening Ceremony for the Ismaili Centre Toronto and Aga Khan ...

The two buildings are situated within a 6.8-hectare landscaped park, a new space for the public that showcases the work of three renowned architects. Japanese architect and is expected to be opened next year.

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CBC News

Homicide detectives probe death of 22-year-old man

A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead at an address in the Highway 401 and Bayview Avenue area on Thursday morning. Shortly before 8 a.m., Toronto police were called to 199 Upper Canada Dr., to assist paramedics with a call.

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CFRB

Man disguised as locksmith wanted in break-and-enter

Toronto police are searching for a man who disguised himself as a locksmith and went door-to-door at an apartment building near Jane and Wilson. It was on Monday around 9 p.m. that the man went through the building located at 195 Exbury Road, offering to install chain locks on apartment doors.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Toronto Star

House collapse that killed 19-year-old worker involved underpinning

Little is known about a young construction worker who died Tuesday after a north Toronto home undergoing renovations collapsed, killing the teenaged man and injuring two others . The 19-year-old, who has yet to be identified, worked for Euro Group Limited, a general contracting and construction management company, an employee confirmed Wednesday.

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