Greater Toronto Area

Toronto-area hunter dies in ATV crash near Bancroft

Bancroft OPP say a hunter from the Greater Toronto Area died following an ATV crash early Saturday morning.<p>Officers had to use ATVs to reach the …

Canadian News

Australian publisher drops book on Chinese influence; author warns Canada is also at risk

Alarmed by creeping Chinese influence on Australian political life, Clive Hamilton set out to investigate.<p>Businesses and people connected to China had already become the biggest foreign financial contributors to the country's political parties. But "it seemed to me there was much more going on" …

China

Chop shop behind theft of $700Gs in vehicles from GTA commuter lots: Cops

AURORA — Three men running an alleged chop shop are charged in the theft of dozens of vehicles worth a total of $700,000 from commuter parking lots …

Canadian News

Special weather statement in effect for Toronto calling for heavy rainfall

Between 25 to 40 mm of rain is expected to fall by Saturday night, Environment Canada says<p>Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for …

Weather

Globe editorial: A little transit miracle grows on King Street

'Make no little plans," goes architect Daniel Burnman's oft quoted line. "They have no magic to stir men's blood."<p>But for commuters in Canada's largest metropolitan area, the problem has never been a shortage of blood-stirring big plans. No, when it comes to public transit, the Greater Toronto Area …

Toronto

Sales increase in Canada ahead of tougher mortgage rules in January 2018

Housing sales in Canada edged upwards month on month in Canada between September and October while prices also increased, the latest index …

Real Estate

‘I’ve always loved you’: Homeless man hopeful he’ll find long lost daughter

Donald Gordon Buglar also known as “Guitar Man,” is pretty easy to spot.He wears a Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap and always carries his guitar. …

Toronto

Canadians Paying Dearly For Their Housing

Another housing study has come to familiar conclusions: Canada boasts the least affordable housing in North America. With a median family income of …

Business

Loblaws partners with Instacart for grocery delivery service

The next wave of competition for Canadian grocers is not discounting products, but expedited delivery service.<p>Amazon, Walmart and Longo’s Grocery …

eCommerce

The creative class moves in, affordability moves out

Somewhere in Amazon's request for proposals to become the home of its second North American headquarters (HQ2) there should be a disclaimer warning prospective applicants to be careful about what they wish for. Because becoming a hub for techie hipsters will pretty much ruin your city for everyone …

Rust Belt

Toronto, Vancouver house prices set for rise: CIBC report

The housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver could resume their previous upward trajectories amid conditions of tight supply and burgeoning demand, …

Toronto

This High-Quality REIT Is Performing Well With Strong Outlook

RioCan REIT released its third quarter earnings report with growing funds from operation and improving occupancy ratio.<p>Its outlook beyond 2018 is …

Business

Canadian home sales increase 0.9 per cent in October: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in October ticked higher compared with September led by the Toronto region and the Fraser Valley in B.C.<p>The association says the number of homes sold through its MLS system in October was up 0.9 per cent from the previous month.<p>The increase in …

Real Estate

Police warn of fraud scam targeting Mandarin speakers in the GTA

Scammers pose as Chinese authorities and accuse victims of money laundering, investigators say<p>Toronto police are sounding the alarm over what they …

Toronto

Evening Brief: Payroll, pot 'reformed' and a riled-up Rodrigo

<b>Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Read our new research report, Income Inequality in Canada:</b> …

Canada

Toronto-area mayors on New York mission to ramp up GTA tech scene

The mayors will be in New York on a promotional blitz over the next two days<p>We have talent, good quality of life, and less rigid immigration policies.<p>…

Canada

Brace yourself for five years of glacial growth in Canada’s housing market, Moody’s warns

Single-family house prices may be overvalued by as much as 60 per cent in Toronto, but cooling measures may take a bigger bite out of markets away …

Real Estate

Lyft Rolls Into Toronto in First Move Outside the U.S.

Lyft Inc. is expanding its ride-hailing services north of the border to Toronto, its first market outside of the U.S.<p>The San Francisco-based rival to …

Uber

Lyft, Uber’s ride-hailing rival, is expanding to the GTA

Ride-hailing company Lyft, Uber’s main rival, will soon offer lifts to GTA residents in its first foray outside the U.S.<p>“We’ve been a business for …

Uber

Lyft and Uber to battle each other for drivers and riders in Toronto

Lyft, an American-based ride-hailing service and rival of Uber, has chosen Toronto as its first international launch city — pitting the two apps in a …

Uber

Cominar looks to fill retail spaces left behind by Sears

MONTREAL — After making good progress filling empty retail spaces left behind by Target Canada, Quebec's largest commercial property owner is yet …

Business (Canada)

Lamborghini crash among dozens on snow-slicked Toronto-area roads

Road closures and dozens of collisions made for a messy morning commute in the Greater Toronto Area as the region saw its first bout of wintry …

Weather

Waterloo man arrested in RCMP bust linked to organized crime

A Waterloo man is one of 14 people either arrested or sought by police in connection with an RCMP investigation into the trafficking of drugs and …

Crime

Winter weather hits the GTA with extreme cold and (gulp) snow

Commuters will find winter blasting them in the face on Friday morning as flurries and sub-zero temperatures buffet the Greater Toronto …

Weather

This Canadian Veteran Is Keen To Talk About His Wartime Trauma

For the men and women who took part in the Second World War, there was a pattern of behaviour, after the fighting ended, that was both respected and …

Canadian News

Guest column: Queen’s Park, City Hall put squeeze on renters

<b>By Josef Filipowicz and Steve Lafleur</b> <br>Statistics Canada recently released national data from last year’s census on housing, revealing a spike in the …

Canadian News

Own a car? You won’t believe how much that’s costing you every year

What are your major routine expenses? After rent or mortgage payments, most people tend to say groceries. But for most Canadians, the second-biggest …

Money (Canada)

Police seize illicit drugs in four-year investigation as opioid crisis grows in Canada

More than 10 people are facing charges after a four-year cross-border probe into the "highest level" of traditional organized crime – an investigation that resulted in the seizure of mass quantities of illicit drugs, including the deadly opioids fentanyl and carfentanil.<p>The seizures and arrests …

Crime

Summit REIT: This 7% Yield REIT Continues To Perform Well

Summit Industrial Income REIT has generated about 20% total returns year-to-date.<p>The REIT continues to benefit from the growth in E-commerce.<p>Its …

Stocks

City to see first blast of winter weather today but don't expect Snowmageddon

The Greater Toronto Area will get hit by its first blast of winter today and Ontario Provincial Police are warning drivers to be “attentive, alert …

Weather