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  • Toronto police holdup squad Staff Insp. Mike Earl reviews the video images from a series of eight armed robberies throughout the GTA, following a media conference held Thursday at police headquarters.  July 25, 2013 Reward offered for information on series of bank robberies - 2013-07-25 5:11 PM

    A $50,000 reward is being offered for information on a series of eight violent bank robberies in which tellers were pistol-whipped, pulled by the hair and put in headlocks. The armed robbery spree

  • No image availableSkateboarder hit by bus near Hwy. 27 and Finch Ave. W. - 2013-07-25 4:29 PM

    A skateboarder was rushed to hospital this afternoon with possible head injuries after being struck by a bus near Hwy. 27 and Finch Avenue West. Const. Tony Vella said police received numerous eme

  • Members of the Withrow Knights huddle around the championship trophy after winning the recent Ontario Ball Hockey Association tyke 'AA' championship in Kitchener.Withrow Knights win top tyke AA Ontario ball hockey championship - 2013-07-25 4:00 PM

    A team from Withrow Park has won the top tyke ‘AA’ provincial ball hockey championship in Kitchener. The Withrow Knights team, many of whom played ice hockey together for the East York Bulldogs se

  • No image availableAsk questions of byelection candidates at East Scarborough Storefront event - 2013-07-25 4:00 PM

    A “meet and greet” event with Scarborough-Guildwood candidates at a Kingston-Galloway church Tuesday, July 30, will now include a joint question-and-answer session in front of the public, organizers

  • No image availableLatest name for Steeles Avenue subway station is Pioneer Village - 2013-07-25 3:45 PM

    The subway station once known as Steeles West is getting another name change following a compromise by the TTC’s board of commissioners. Part of the six-stop Toronto York Spadina subway extension

  • No image availableTTC votes not integrate with BIXI, Toronto’s bike sharing program - 2013-07-25 1:45 PM

    For now at least, the TTC will not rescue the BIXI Toronto bike share service from a crippling debt load. A vote taken Wednesday, July 24, during the transit commission’s monthly board meeting doe

  • Vanessa Muff is Miss Teen Canada International 2011. She is also the athlete of the year for Newtonbrook Secondary School.Top North York athletes leave their mark at high school - 2013-07-25 12:00 PM

    Vanessa Muff is convinced she lives a double life. There’s the future career in the finesse of dance for the former Canadian representative at the Miss T.E.E.N. International as well as the physic

  • Trevelle Wisdom, left, makes a tackle.Football player Trevelle Wisdom hits gridiron and studies - 2013-07-25 12:00 PM

    When the chatter relates to football, there’s no learning curve for Trevelle Wisdom. Wisdom has plenty of – you guessed it, wisdom. Mention the sport and his eyes light up. He’s a master at

  • Elizabeth Sanchez, 10, draws a picture during the Children's Peace Theatre Peace Camp in East York. Through art classes, music and other creative workshops, the children at the camp will create their own play including writing the dialogue, composing the songs and building scenery.Children’s Peace Theatre examines issues of global migration - 2013-07-25 10:45 AM

    Is diversity the secret to peace, and why does nationality make some people more entitled to opportunities than others? These complex issues are two of the questions being explored by youths at th

  • Chantelle Mohammed-Chesney shows off her outfit at the D'Regulars mas camp in Scarborough as the band prepares for the upcoming Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade.Caribbean Carnival mas made in Scarborough - 2013-07-25 9:45 AM

    Having shaped it with pliers and masking tape, Clyde Bascombe dabs contact cement on the wire frame of what will soon be a face. He learned the art of wire bending as a young man, and over 30 yea

  • Dundas West BIA has seen a rash of thefts from sidewalk planters this summer, with the centrepiece taken. This lily replaces one that was stolen from Dundas Street near Rusholme Drive.Plant theft a costly problem for Dundas West BIA - 2013-07-25 9:00 AM

    This year, the Dundas West Business Improvement Area (BIA) chose a bold design for their sidewalk planter boxes with a single canna lily, with its large, attractive foliage, as the centrepiece. Bu

  • No image availableYouth jobs topic of roundtable discussion hosted by Laura Albanese and Eric Hoskins - 2013-07-25 8:45 AM

    York South-Weston MPP Laura Albanese and St. Paul’s MPP Eric Hoskins, minister of economic development, trade and employment, are hosting a consultation forum on the provincial government’s youth str

  • No image availableNorth York hosts Rastafest events - 2013-07-25 8:45 AM

    Rastafest, Canada’s largest celebration of Rastafarian heritage and culture, will be held in North York over three dates in August. The festival kicks off Aug. 8 at York Woods Library, at 1785 Fin

  • No image availableMan stabbed at Toronto’s Ryerson University - 2013-07-25 8:45 AM

    Two men have been arrested following a stabbing on the Ryerson University campus Wednesday, July 24. Police said the victim, 26, was stabbed multiple times near Yonge and Gould streets around 11 p

  • No image availableTamil community marks 30th anniversary of Black July riots - 2013-07-25 8:45 AM

    Scarborough’s Tamil community this week is remembering the Black July riots, a week of anti-Tamil violence 30 years ago blamed for three decades of civil war in Sri Lanka. Black July is “the main

  • The Rotary Club of Etobicoke and the Salvation Army are making available a recovery fund to help local residents struggling with the aftermath of this month's flood. Here, during the storm, residents walk on Beaverbrook Avenue.Rotary, Sally Ann launch Flood Recovery Fund to help struggling Etobians - 2013-07-25 8:00 AM

    Waterlogged mattresses and sodden couches. Boxes filled with soggy debris and garbage bags overflowing with rotten food. Most Etobians needed only to look curbside over the last two weeks to see j

  • No image availableCheck out the Vintage Bicycle Show at Trinity Bellwoods Park - 2013-07-25 7:30 AM

    The Community Bicycle Network will host the 2nd Annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show at Trinity Bellwoods Park Sunday, July 28, from noon to 5 p.m. The event brings together people from all over t

  • Bloor West area resident Robert Jack's contest submission was chosen by Starbucks as the name of its new Blonde Roast coffee. Jack's submission 'True North' was inspired by his travels and how he believes Canadians see themselves.Coffee lover wins contest to name new Starbuck’s java blend - 2013-07-25 7:00 AM

    Of the more than 60,000 submissions Starbucks received in its “Name your Blend” contest to re-christen the new coffee ‘Starbucks Blonde Roast’ in Canada, Bloor West area resident Robert Jack’s name w

  • No image availableWoman, 57, suffers minor injuries in robbery - 2013-07-24 3:45 PM

    A 57-year-old woman suffered minor injuries during a robbery in the Finch and Warden avenues area Tuesday. Police said a man came up to the woman and stole her necklace at about 10:15 a.m. on July

  • No image availableInvestigation ongoing after dog reported on apartment balcony - 2013-07-24 3:45 PM

    The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is investigating an incident involving a dog left on a Scarborough apartment building balcony. OSPCA spokesperson Alison Cross said the

  • The Scarborough Hospital, Birchmount site.The Scarborough Hospital formally drops plans to merge birthing centres - 2013-07-24 3:15 PM

    The Scarborough Hospital has formally dropped its attempt to divide surgical services between its General and Birchmount campuses and to merge its two birthing centres. Both of these major changes

  • A man uses his cellphone in front of his flooded car on Todd Baylis Boulevard near Black Creek Drive and Eglinton Avenue West on Monday, July 8, during the deluge that soaked the city and caused flooding in a number of areas.York residents demand action in wake of flooding - 2013-07-24 1:30 PM

    Residents attended a “raucous” information session hosted by York South-Weston Councillor Frances Nunziata last Friday to get answers about the July 8 flood. Cordella Avenue resident Mike Mattos a

  • UrbanArts board chair Laurie-Shawn Borzovoy addresses the gathering during the Recipe for Community celebration event held July 18 at the Weston Towers.Recipe for Community stirs up success in Weston-Mount Dennis - 2013-07-24 1:15 PM

    Weston-Mount Dennis residents came together last week with all the right “ingredients” to celebrate the Recipe for Community project. Launched in Weston-Mount Dennis last year, the Recipe for C

  • No image availableMosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus - 2013-07-24 1:15 PM

    For the first time this year, mosquitoes in Toronto have tested positive for West Nile virus, the public health department announced Wednesday, July 24. The department will not say where the mosqu

  • No image availableCity decides to nix CNE parking on grassland - 2013-07-24 1:15 PM

    Applewood Homestead may yet hold out hope for a reprieve from city bylaws that ban vehicles from parking on city parkland grass. Toronto City Council voted last week to endorse the park and enviro

  • The Scarborough Hospital, Birchmount site.The Scarborough Hospital formally drops plans to merge birthing centres - 2013-07-24 3:15 PM

    The Scarborough Hospital has formally dropped its attempt to divide surgical services between its General and Birchmount campuses and to merge its two birthing centres. Both of these major changes

  • No image availableCouncil endorses Etobicoke Creek Trail funding - 2013-07-24 1:15 PM

    Toronto City Council last week endorsed community council’s decision that nearly $400,000 in community benefit funds will remain directed toward Etobicoke Creek Trail improvements. Toronto council

  • South Riverdale Community Health Centre unveiled a memorial in honour of 79 former clients of the centre who have passed away.South Riverdale Community Health Centre receives Gawker donation - 2013-07-24 12:15 PM

    The South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) received a windfall this week and they have Mayor Rob Ford to thank. The centre received $46,195.65 from U.S.-based website Gawker’s Crackstarte

  • No image availablePolice continue to probe motorcyclist’s death - 2013-07-24 11:00 AM

    A police investigation is still ongoing into a collision on Kipling Avenue earlier this week that claimed the life of a 23-year-old motorcyclist. Officers responded to a personal injury collision

  • No image availableNorth York student wins $2,500 scholarship - 2013-07-24 11:00 AM

    A North York student has $2,500 to put toward her university studies, after earning a scholarship. Hetshree Joshi was given the prize from LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services, in recognition of


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