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Toronto Fire Services promises to tell you—soon
As an inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower that killed 80 people gets underway, the long-standing concerns of its residents are now coming to light. Residents of the London apartment had noticed the building was missing fire alarms, sprinklers, and a fire escape. There was only one means of egress, a single staircase. And […]
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Losing the landmark would be an irreparable blow to waterfront redevelopment.
Back when the Hearn Generating Station was opened in 1951, it was the largest enclosed space in Canada: a cavernous, 40,000-square-foot hulk on the waterfront that powered the surrounding city, until it was decommissioned in 1995. Under Mike Harris, the province deregulated its energy system, and the Hearn was rendered obsolete. Asbestos insulation and gigantic […]
The latest crackdown targeted accounts including one that tweeted out factual historical information.
A second Doug Ford satirical account, @frodnation2018, was suspended on Oct. 12, but it is unclear what suddenly prompted the suspension. “I merely received the same vague letter claiming that it violated Twitter’s “impersonation” rules,” says Richard Feren, the man behind the account. Another DoFo related account, @DougFordFacts—this one unrelated to Feren—was briefly suspended last […]
The realty company behind Liberty Village is now eyeing 27 acres in south Etobicoke.
William Mellis Christie’s cookie empire once stretched across Toronto: factories on King Street East and on Adelaide, a family mansion on Queen’s Park Crescent, and, ultimately, a 27-acre plot in Mimico where, from 1948 up until 2012, Mr. Christie’s successors manufactured his famously good cookies under the shadow of the iconic, branded water tower. The […]
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A recent resurgence in witchcraft’s popularity seems only fitting during these troubled times.
Under a full moon in the first week of October, the spiritual supply shop WonderWorks hosted the kickoff for Witchfest North. “It is the season of the witch,” declared organizer Monica Bodirsky, standing in the store next to vials of bladderwort essence and copies of A Practical Guide to the Runes. A few weeks ago, […]
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