Ex-Toronto couple pleads guilty in ‘productive and disturbing’ child sexual abuse case

A Toronto man and woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a total of 18 charges related to the sexual and physical abuse of several victims, including children. Martin Wettlaufer, 39, and Kathleen Wardlaw, 43 — a one-time couple — meanwhile filed non-guilty pleas on dozens of other related charges, including other alleged victims. After their first … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major violations in five restaurants on Oct. 4

Toronto Public Health issued five conditional passes to restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Oct. 4. Akai at 168 Major Street was given a parole with two major fouls: Do not protect against harboring pests Do not disinfect multi-service items after use Haldi at 568 Parliament Street received a parole with one major … Read more

Parking ticket trap a money guzzler for the city of Toronto

Everyone loves the low-hanging fruit, especially parking attendants picking their apples at a Bloor Street ticket trap. Finding a legal parking space in downtown Toronto is challenging, especially when signs telling motorists where to park are not easy to see or just seem to make things more confusing. Such is the situation for Koerner Hall … Read more

Toronto home listings hit their 20-year low in September

A 20-year low in new home listings last month is pushing home prices in Toronto, which rose slightly monthly in September to $1.09 million. It was the second consecutive monthly price increase, but on an annual basis, the average price of houses and apartments fell by 4.3 percent. The 11,237 homes that came on the … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadworks (October 4)

Plan your commute before you get in the car: The Department of Transportation has scheduled 50 closures in Toronto on Oct. 4 for roadworks on Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 404, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Exit of Highway 400 northbound at Finch Avenue: one left lane closed until October 5 at 3:00 PM … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadworks (October 3)

Please be aware of delays along the following routes: The Department of Transportation has scheduled 50 closures in Toronto on October 3 for roadworks on Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 404, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Exit of Highway 400 northbound at Finch Avenue: one left lane closed until October 5 at 3:00 PM … Read more

This ‘Jaws’ play didn’t need a bigger theater

The shark is broken By Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, directed by Guy Masterson. Until November 6 at the Royal Alexandra Theater, 260 King St. W. mirvish.com/shows/the-shark-is-broken or 800-461-3333. They didn’t need a bigger theater. This behind-the-scenes drama about the making of the movie “Jaws” originated at UK Fringe festivals, running around an hour in … Read more

Toronto’s Nutshell Animations the biggest animator on TikTok

Browsing your TikTok “For You” page inevitably brings up one thing: Nutshell animations. With a simple black-and-white style reminiscent of flipbook characters prancing, morphing, screaming and whooping to match TikTok’s ever-evolving algorithm and its mimetic sounds, there couldn’t be a better way to capture the helter-skelter humor of the to encapsulate the app. With 21 … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadworks (October 2)

Plan your route before you get in the car: The Department of Transportation has scheduled 37 closures in Toronto on October 2 for roadworks on Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 404, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Exit of Highway 400 northbound at Finch Avenue: one left lane closed until October 5 at 3:00 PM … Read more

More than 50,000 gather near Toronto in freedom rally for Iran

Iranian and Canadian flags flew over the crowds of protesters in Richmond Hill on Saturday afternoon as thousands chanted “Mahsa Amini,” the name of a young Iranian woman who died after being arrested by the country’s vice squad. Signs were held up showing her face, accompanied by impassioned calls to “say her name.” The rally … Read more