The National Council of Canadian Tamils hosted a protest rally at Yonge and Dundas Square Sunday to call for an independent United Nations investigation of the 2009 genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Skedline reporter Adam Jonsson has this report.Read more
Toronto wants to save more trees by tightening up some of the city bylaws.Read more
Toronto’s Board of Health is looking to push for increased funding of their student nutrition program after hearing success stories from city schools.
‘‘This particular program is one of the most efficient investments. Instead of talking about cut, cut, cut, this is really building the city,’’ says Coun. Raymond Cho (Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River).Read more
The city of Toronto is setting its eyes on a new Aboriginal employment strategy.
‘‘It’s time for us to show some leadership. I’m not going to wait for Ottawa or Queen’s Park to solve the problem,’’ says Coun. Adam Vaughan (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina).Read more
During Thursday’s budget debate, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon and Mayor Rob Ford had a heated argument after the mayor introduced several budget amendments.Read more
An excited crowd gathered at the Madison Pub in Toronto to watch U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday.Read more
The city of Toronto will not bid for the 2024 summer Olympics.
The city’s economic development committee voted unanimously to defer the item indefinitely on Monday. The consultant report by Ernst & Young Inc. won’t be brought before city council for consideration.Read more
The city of Toronto has not ruled out the bidding for the 2025 World Expo.
During a meeting at City Hall on Monday, the Economic Development Committee defeated a motion, 3-2, introduced by Coun. Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre) to defer the item indefinitely. The matter will now be brought before city council, which will decide if the city should spend an estimated $1 million for a pre-bid analysisRead more
In a big room with wooden floors at the Toronto Harbourfront Centre, people are waiting in line to get their chance to pick up some real Swedish food. Over someone’s shoulder, I see all the things I love from home. There’s the round crisp bread, the chocolate Plopp and, of course, the Swedish coffee Zoegas. A woman, wearing a red apron and Santa hat, tells me it will be at least another hour before I can get in line. I decide it’s not worth it and instead I head for the meatballs in the next room over.Read more
Mayor Rob Ford looked embarrassed as he stood in front of his office today, moments after the Toronto Star posted a bizarre video of him online.Read more