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

Toronto Hospital for Sick Children’s emergency department sees wait times outside the norm

Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children warns patients that the emergency department is currently dealing with longer-than-normal wait times and warns them to be prepared. In a tweet posted Tuesday evening, the research and children’s hospital, also known as SickKids, says it is seeing extremely high patient volumes and “much longer than normal wait times” for … Read more

Toronto teen charged with first degree murder

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in last month’s brutal daylighting of fellow teen Zaybion Lawrence, Toronto police said in a press release Wednesday. On September 21, at around 3:45 PM, police were called to the Gilder Drive and Eglinton Avenue East area of ​​Scarborough, where they found a 17-year-old … 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’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

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

A trailblazing cop is accused of helping the next generation cheat. Inside a Toronto Police Scandal

In her own words, Stacy Clarke never envisioned a career in the police force because she did not see herself represented in the grassroots as a black woman. When she joined the Toronto Police Department in 1998 was the result of the police’s “courageous” effort to recruit “within our diverse communities,” she said, speaking of … Read more

Lawyer representing councilor Michael Thompson in sexual assault case just steps away

The lawyer representing a Toronto city councilor accused of sexual assault has left the case a day after the allegations came to light. Late Friday afternoon, Calvin Barry wrote in an email to the Star and others that he will no longer represent Coun. Michael Thompson. Thompson denies the allegations, which have not been tested … Read more

Crisis Negotiators Called for ‘Barricaded Person’ in Mississauga

According to Peel Regional Police, crisis negotiators are in contact with a person who barricaded himself in a building near Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue West. “We are in contact with a barricaded person who is alone,” said the police’s most recent tweet. “Negotiations continue, we ask the public to stay away.” No injuries … Read more

count. Michael Thompson Assault Charges Linked to Muskoka: OPP

The assault charge of Toronto City Councilor Michael Thompson, police say, relates to alleged incidents that took place at a private residence in Muskoka. In a statement released Friday, Ontario Provincial Police confirmed that Thompson has been charged with two counts of sexual assault as a result of the alleged incidents. Through his attorney, Thompson … Read more