Heat slowly returns for Toronto tenants as building repairs get underway
Toronto Star
by
9h ago
Some tenants in a Toronto apartment building without heat for a week were still struggling with the cold last night as winter temperatures began to plummet. Repairs were underway yesterday to restore heat to The Fleetwood building at St. Clair Ave. W., near Yonge Street, with about 200 residents. Jeff Usher, a vice-president with the company that owns the building, told the Star on Thursday that repairs were needed to lines of piping for the boiler system that supplies the units’ hot water radiators. “Since it’s an older building with an older system, there were parts we had to try and expedi ..read more
Visit website
The Leafs’ Mitch Marner is back where his NHL journey started, and now he’s an all-star
Toronto Star
by
9h ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. Looking comfortable and relaxed in a white T-shirt, Mitch Marner sidled up to his podium at a luxury resort with the beach behind him and said what any Canadian might have said after abandoning the frigid north in the dead of winter. “Nice weather, huh?” the Maple Leafs forward said as the NHL’s all-star weekend began in South Florida. “Seeing the sunshine, it's been fun.” Marner was sitting a few seats down from Connor McDavid, the NHL’s leading scorer. The two products of the Greater Toronto Hockey League were drafted eight years ago — McDavid first, Marner fourth — an ..read more
Visit website
Ontario’s new gas plants will cost more than wind and solar, report says. So why are we building them?
Toronto Star
by
9h ago
Renewable energy options, such as wind and solar, generate electricity with no carbon emissions. Paired with batteries, they can provide electricity on demand, even when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. And, according to a new report, these clean technologies currently cost less than the type of natural gas-fired plants the Ontario government is proposing to build. “Natural gas plants are incredibly expensive to build and operate, and this report shows that wind and solar, when combined with storage, can do the same job for far less,” said Jack Gibbons, chair of the Ontario C ..read more
Visit website
‘Robbery.’ Raptors fans in uproar after Pascal Siakam’s NBA all-star snub
Toronto Star
by
9h ago
Raptors star forward Pascal Siakam has not been selected to participate in this year’s NBA All-Star Game in Utah and fans are outraged. Siakam arguably is having his best season to date, averaging 24.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists while shooting 47 per cent through 43 games this season. The points and assists averages are career highs. Toronto will have just one representative in Utah for all-star weekend, with reigning rookie of the year Scottie Barnes taking part in the Rising Stars Challenge. The all-star reserves were announced Thursday, with NBA coaches adding Philadelphia centre ..read more
Visit website
Shree Paradkar: For Amira Elghawaby, surviving this witchhunt won’t be through civility — she needs to stick to the ugly truth
Toronto Star
by
9h ago
Take a look at these two quotes. “Anti-Muslim sentiment appears to be the main motivation for those who support a ban on religious symbols, a new poll has found.” — a Montreal Gazette report in 2019. “Unfortunately, the majority of Quebecers appear to be swayed not by the rule of law, but by anti-Muslim sentiment.” — an Ottawa Citizen opinion piece a couple of months later. Can you find the difference between this news report and this commentary? There isn’t much, in substance at least, if you analyze the Leger Marketing poll the quotes reference. But only one of them is at the centre of newl ..read more
Visit website
Here’s why Canada’s industry minister thinks the country needs to seize a ‘generational opportunity’
Toronto Star
by
9h ago
OTTAWA – It’s a familiar pitch with a new urgency. Next week, a pair of Canadian cabinet ministers head to Washington to meet with top Biden administration officials and U.S. companies to talk national and economic security, and the beauty of integrating North American interests. Coming a few weeks before U.S. President Joe Biden visits Ottawa, the trip by Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Defence Minister Anita Anand to Capitol Hill is aimed at focusing American minds on the Canadian market. In the hustle to “friend-shore” and build a stronger North American value-added suppl ..read more
Visit website
Join our party if you want our leader, Ontario Greens tell Liberals
Toronto Star
by
9h ago
The grass is always greener. Scores of Green Party activists have responded to a push by 40 veteran Ontario Liberals to convince Mike Schreiner to defect to the Grits and run for their leadership. In a public letter released Thursday and addressed to the “Draft Mike” campaign, 75 Greens urge the Liberals to instead join their environmentally focused party. “We love how much you appreciate and respect Mike Schreiner, our principled ‘happy warrior’ of Ontario politics,” says the letter signed by Green candidates, riding presidents and campaign workers. Among the signatories are Matt Richter, wh ..read more
Visit website
Whose art is this, really? Inside Canadians’ fight against AI
Toronto Star
by
15h ago
Sam Yang likes creating art, making a living off what he creates and teaching it. What he doesn’t like is people using artificial intelligence programs to emulate his style. So in a bid to stop people from using their work, Yang and other artists have raised concerns about a surge over the past year in people doing just that. Recently, the use of such technology to create images and text has raised many ethical questions about who is employing it and how. For Toronto’s Yang, it became a concern when he discovered a number of people using image fragments from as many as 300 of his works to cre ..read more
Visit website
‘My job isn’t to please you.’ Blue Jays ace Alek Manoah speaks out after analyst questions his work ethic
Toronto Star
by
15h ago
Blue Jays ace Alek Manoah won’t stand around and let anyone question his work ethic. A heated Twitter exchange between Manoah and MLB Network analyst and former major league catcher Anthony Recker started after Recker made comments about Manoah’s workout routine during a televised discussion on the best pitchers in the game under 30. “I love you Alek, just show me you’re willing to put in a little more time at the gym and that you’re gonna be there consistently a little bit longer. I still love you,” Recker said. The clip made its way to Twitter and caught the attention of Manoah. “Hey @Antho ..read more
Visit website
Extreme cold warning issued for Toronto as temperatures could plummet to -30C this week
Toronto Star
by
17h ago
You thought it was cold? Well it’s about to get colder. Environment Canada issued an extreme cold weather alert for Toronto on Thursday morning. Toronto is set to be blasted with cold temperatures expected to hit a low of -30C with the wind chill. Steven Flisfeder, an Environment Canada meteorologist, said that daytime highs are expected to only get up to about -15C adding that there is a chance of flurries on Thursday. “There could be some visibility issues later today, especially near the rush hour,” said Flisfeder. The warning is in effect for Thursday night into Friday morning. But, tempe ..read more
Visit website

Follow Toronto Star on Feedspot

Continue with Google
OR