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Vintage TTC streetcar returns to the road for 80th anniversary

A storied piece of Toronto's transit history rolled through downtown on Sunday.<p>For four hours in the morning, a vintage model streetcar that shuttled …

TTC

Toronto town hall on potential handgun ban marked by vocal opponents

A Toronto town hall that saw repeated angry outbursts and interruptions from an unruly audience offered the Liberal government its first glimpse of the road ahead in its work on a possible ban on handguns.<p>In advance of formal public consultations, Toronto-area Liberal MPs Julie Dabrusin and …

Guns

Ottawa police chief urging residents to stay home Monday

Ottawa officials are urging residents to stay home Monday morning as the region recovers from a pair of devastating tornados.<p>With 400 traffic lights …

School Administration

Southern Ontario's longest suspension bridge in only 2 hours from Toronto

Located just a little over two hours from downtown Toronto, the Scenic Caves suspension bridge is simply a must visit.<p>Resting 25 metres above the …

Zip-lines

How this 31-year-old makes millions selling soap online

When Amazon arrived like Godzilla to the retail world, stomping out brick-and-mortar shops with speedy e-commerce delivery, small businesses suffered …

Selling

The top 10 street food in Toronto

Street food in Toronto brings together some of the best foods from around the globe that can be eaten while standing on the curb. Korean churros, …

North York

Bill Daley climbs aboard wild ride to replace Rahm Emanuel

Buckle up, Chicago.<p>There is a wild ride ahead in the race to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who decided not to seek a third term.<p>The latest contender is …

Bruce Rauner

'I'm not going to change my name': Bill Daley on why he's seeking to become family's third Chicago mayor

Five years ago, Bill Daley spent four months running for governor.<p>He quickly raised more than $1 million while promising to fix the state’s dire finances. Then the D.C. political insider who had served other politicians but never run for office himself abruptly pulled the plug, deciding he wasn’t …

City Halls

Amazon to open fourth checkout-free store, in Chicago this time

SAN FRANCISCO — The Windy City is getting the next Amazon Go checkout-free store, the first to open outside of Seattle. The new cashierless store opens Monday in Chicago.<p>The store uses proprietary technology made up of hundreds of cameras and sensors to see what customers have taken. The Just Walk …

News (U.S.)

Canada's artificial trans fats ban comes into effect — with a phase-out period

Artificial trans fats are expected to be officially banned from Canada's food supply on Monday — a move that comes almost 15 years after a majority …

Canada

Ontario was right to eliminate electric car subsidies | The Star

Many people mistakenly believe that electric vehicles, including Tesla models, run on electricity. That’s partly true — power stored in the batteries …

Electric Vehicles

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago Review

<b>Pursuitist Presents The Top 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Chicago. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is #5 on our list of Chicago’s Best, and is steps away from</b> …

Farm-to-table

First Lady Michelle Obama

ArtistAmy SheraldSitterMichelle Obama, born 17 Jan 1964<p>Date2018<p>TypePainting<p>MediumOil on linenDimensionsStretcher: 183.2 × 152.7 × 7 cm (72 1/8 × 60 …

Michelle Obama

Kanye West Is Not Teaching A Class At The Art Institute Of Chicago, According To School

Kanye West may want to teach a class at the Art Institute of Chicago but that does not mean that anything is in the works quite yet! As fans of the …

Kim Kardashian

U.S. 'likely' has taken over as the world's top oil producer

The United States may have reclaimed the title of the world’s biggest oil producer sooner than expected.<p>The U.S. Energy Information Administration …

Saudi Arabia

Ritz-Carlton Chicago Review

<b>Pursuitist Presents The Top 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Chicago. The Ritz-Carlton Chicago ranks #1 on our list of Chicago’s Best, with amazing service,</b> …

Ritz-Carlton

Elementary, Middle, High Schools Ranked Among Best In Lake Co.

Several local public schools fared well in Chicago Magazine's rankings.<p>Public schools in Lincolnshire and Buffalo Grove are among the best in Lake …

Chicago Public Schools

Seattle Seahawks' o-line concerns again take focus against Mack, Bears

The Seahawks are facing an elite pass rusher for a second consecutive week to open the season.

Seattle Seahawks

Popular Toronto restaurant earns coveted food stall at ramen museum in Japan

A popular Toronto restaurant will soon be serving noodles on the other side of the world at a ramen museum in Japan.<p>Ryus Noodle Bar, a Japanese ramen …

Replication

How I Went From High School Dropout to Millionaire CEO in Two Years (And You Can, Too)

Five things you need (and five things you don't) to start a successful online business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is written by Colin Wayne, CEO of Redline Steel, who is an Advisor in The Oracles.</i><p>I’m a high school dropout—no college education, no …

Entrepreneurship

Over 100 Companies in Chicago Have Breakneck Growth. Here Are the Top 10

Chicago has long been a springboard for company success. The city's thriving business ecosystem draws Fortune 500 companies and startups alike, spanning industries from meal kits to staffing to education technology. In 2018, 110 honorees on the Inc. 5000 list of the country's fastest-growing …

Chicago

The Obamas Are Now Worth 30 Times More Than When They Entered the White House. Here’s What They Do With Their Millions

Barack Obama's net worth is estimated to be $40 million.<p>Former President Barack Obama is a busy guy.<p>From speaking at events around the world to …

EDITORIAL: Canadian schools need free speech charters

The news that Ontario Premier Doug Ford wants universities to incorporate free speech principles into their policies should be celebrated and …

Rights & Freedoms

Lorraine H. Morton dies; Evanston's first black mayor and longest-serving mayor

Lorraine H. Morton, who went from being a teacher, school principal and alderman to becoming Evanston’s first and only African-American mayor and …

Northwestern University

Weed-killing chemical found in pasta, cereal and cookies sold in Canada: study

From Cheerios to Oreos to chocolate glazed Timbits, a controversial weed-killing chemical has been found in several popular food products in …

Pesticides

Raiders send star pass rusher Mack to Bears in massive trade

The Chicago Bears spent the offseason loading up to end a string of losing seasons. They just made their biggest move.<p>The Bears acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders in a massive trade on Saturday that sent two first-round draft picks to Oakland.<p>Mack held out for the entire …

NFL

He 3-D Printed His Way To A Million-Dollar, One-Man Business

Many people think of 3-D printing as a gee-whiz technology used mainly for things like making fighter jet parts and artificial limbs.<p>But plenty of everyday products, from mobile-phone cases to table-top board games, can be 3-D printed. And by tapping into the market for them, Jason Vander Griendt, …

Prototyping

Meet Toronto’s ‘reverse commuters,’ the people going the other way while you’re stuck in traffic

It found 44 per cent of trips made during morning rush hour from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to Toronto are to old Toronto, compared …

Toronto

TREB looking to 'protect' home sales data, despite some realtors already posting it

The Toronto Real Estate Board is studying ways to ensure Greater Toronto Area home sales data is "protected," as realtors have rushed to publish the …

Real Estate

Most GTA Renters Might Leave Due To High Housing Costs: Poll

According to a new poll from the Angus Reid Institute, most renters in the Greater Toronto Area (59 per cent) are considering moving elsewhere …

Housing