Developers’ potential Greenbelt profits should be explored, NDP says

Developers’ potential Greenbelt profits should be explored, NDP says

The provincial opposition is calling for an investigation into how much property owners will benefit from the Ontario government’s proposal to open thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive Greenbelt lands for development. In a release on Friday, NDP MPP Marit Stiles said she wants Ontario’s auditor general to conduct a “value-for-money audit” to examine how … Read more

The Ford administration says John Tory’s mandate is the reason why he is given more power

The Ford administration says John Tory’s mandate is the reason why he is given more power

Prime Minister Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are trying to go on the offensive after days of blistering attacks for giving John Tory additional “strong mayor” powers. Municipal Affairs Secretary Steve Clark on Thursday resisted accusations that it is undemocratic to authorize Toronto’s mayor to pass bylaws with the support of only a third of the … Read more

Toronto Police are investigating a robbery on the GO train

Toronto Police are investigating a robbery on the GO train

Toronto police are looking for a man wanted in an armed robbery on a GO train. Investigators say a male suspect boarded a GO train, cart 2705, bound for Union Station shortly after 11:15 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Eglinton Station. The suspect allegedly sat next to a male passenger and demanded his mobile phone. … Read more

Doug Ford’s Tories accused of having ‘secret talks’ ahead of controversial city government changes

Doug Ford’s Tories accused of having ‘secret talks’ ahead of controversial city government changes

While Prime Minister Doug Ford’s initial strong mayoral bill passed into law, his administration is battered for the even more controversial follow-up. The Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, which gives new budgetary and staffing powers to Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, went into effect Wednesday. At the same time, the subsequent … Read more

Police must review how they deal with people with autism after non-verbal Mississauga man was tasered

Police must review how they deal with people with autism after non-verbal Mississauga man was tasered

Peel Regional Police are looking at how they respond to situations involving people with autism after an incident in Mississauga earlier this month in which 19-year-old Abdullah Darwich, who is autistic and non-verbal, was tasered by officers. In their initial public statement about the incident, Peel Police acknowledged that what happened has had a “serious … Read more

Ontario photographer captures huge wave that looks like ‘the perfect face’

Ontario photographer captures huge wave that looks like ‘the perfect face’

Of about 10,000 photos that Ingersoll, Ontario resident Cody Evans took of Lake Erie last Saturday during the lake-effects storm, one resembled something conjured up by Poseidon. Evans told CTV News Toronto on Wednesday that since January 2020 he’s been shooting mostly wildlife and nature. He said he often goes to Lake Erie – in … Read more

John Tory outlines conditions for using “strong mayor” powers

John Tory outlines conditions for using “strong mayor” powers

John Tory vowed on Wednesday he would only use the most controversial of his new “strong mayor” powers if it was necessary to advance housing and transit policies of “citywide importance,” and if he could not reach a consensus with the council after advice of city employees. In addressing the city council’s first new term … Read more

Man hit, killed by car in Toronto’s Yonge, St. Clair

Man hit, killed by car in Toronto’s Yonge, St. Clair

In Toronto, a man died Wednesday afternoon after being hit and trapped under a vehicle. According to officials, the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. near Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue. A witness who spoke to CTV News Toronto said the man was hit and dragged by a truck before becoming trapped under the vehicle. … Read more

The victims of the Peterborough crash were from the same family

The victims of the Peterborough crash were from the same family

A mother, father and son are dead and their teenage daughter is in hospital after a head-on collision that killed four people east of Peterborough, Ontario. According to the Ontario Provincial Police, the accident occurred around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 7 near Drummond Line, when an SUV and a pickup collided. Family told CTV … Read more

One man dead, two others seriously injured after collision in Scarborough

One man dead, two others seriously injured after collision in Scarborough

A man has died and two others are in hospital following a nighttime collision in Scarborough. It happened shortly after 3 a.m. on Steeles Avenue East near Sewells Road, on the Markham border Toronto police said an adult man was pronounced dead at the scene, while two other men were transported to a trauma center … Read more