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Shots fired in Canadian courthouse, one injured

Canadian police swarmed a Toronto area courthouse Friday in response to a shooting that left at least one person injured. "We can confirm that a party has been shot, the extent of the injuries are not yet known. Emergency run being done to Toronto," Peel Regional Police said in a Twitter message. amc/jm

Ontario will give municipalities $190 million for ice storm cleanup

TORONTO - The Ontario government will provide up to $190 million to help municipalities pay for the cost of cleanup and recovery from the pre-Christmas ice storm. Municipal Affairs Minister Linda Jeffrey says the money will be divided up among the 32 towns and cities that requested financial help from the province, including Toronto. Hard-hit municipalities across southern Ontario had said the recovery efforts could cost more than $250 million, including $106 million just for Toronto.

Sun Life to move HQ within Toronto to new financial district

TORONTO - Sun Life Financial will be moving its headquarters a few blocks from its current location to Toronto's new southern financial district. The move is expected to happen in 2017, after construction of a new 35-storey tower is completed at an estimated cost of $375 million. Sun Life's head office has been at the corner of University Avenue and and King Street in downtown Toronto for about 30 years. It was previously based in Montreal, where Sun Life was founded and grew into an international insurance company.

Sun Life to move HQ within Toronto to new financial district

TORONTO - Sun Life Financial will be moving its headquarters a few blocks from its current location to Toronto's new southern financial district. The move is expected to happen in 2017, after construction of a new 35-storey tower is completed at an estimated cost of $375 million. Sun Life's head office has been at the corner of University Avenue and and King Street in downtown Toronto for about 30 years. It was previously based in Montreal, where Sun Life was founded and grew into an international insurance company.

Nearly 14 million tourists visited Toronto in 2013: Tourism Toronto

TORONTO - The number of international visitors to Toronto hit a record high in 2013, according to Tourism Toronto. The industry association says the country's largest city saw an estimated 13.69 million tourists last year, with 1.42 million of arriving from outside of Canada and the United States. Tourism Toronto says visitors spent an estimated $6.54 billion in accommodations, restaurants, taxis, retail and entertainment in 2013. Visitors from overseas countries spent an average 4.5 nights per trip, and spent an estimated $1 billion in the city last year.

Canada's malls undergoing a makeover as Saks heads to Eaton Centre

TORONTO - One of Canada's most prominent shopping malls will become a testing ground for luxury retailers after Hudson's Bay announced plans Monday to open a Saks Fifth Avenue department store at the Toronto Eaton Centre. Saks will be just steps away from Nordstrom, another newcomer taking over part of the soon-to-be vacated Sears store. The two retailers join the growing list of notable U.S. retailers that have opened stores in Canada.

Man who killed Toronto cop with snowplow compliant with treatment: doctors

TORONTO - A man who was found not criminally responsible for killing a Toronto police officer with a snowplow has not shown any active psychosis since he was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, his doctors say. Richard Kachkar has been "fully compliant" with treatment and medication since he was detained in April 2013 in the Ontario Shores facility in Whitby, Ont., his doctors report. Lawyers for Kachkar filed the doctors' evidence in support of a decision by the Ontario Review Board to allow Kachkar to take escorted trips into the community.

Man who killed Toronto cop with snowplow compliant with treatment: doctors

TORONTO - A man who was found not criminally responsible for killing a Toronto police officer with a snowplow has not shown any active psychosis since he was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, his doctors say. Richard Kachkar has been "fully compliant" with treatment and medication since he was detained in April 2013 in the Ontario Shores facility in Whitby, Ont., his doctors report. Lawyers for Kachkar filed the doctors' evidence in support of a decision by the Ontario Review Board to allow Kachkar to take escorted trips into the community.

Toronto area mayors want Ontario, Ottawa to pay a 3rd each of storm cleanup cost

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The federal and provincial governments should each foot a third of the bill for cleaning up after last month's devastating ice storm, municipal officials said Friday. "There's a great fear that... we will be left on our own to deal with the financial aftermath of the storm and we all agree that the property tax cannot bear that burden," Hazel McCallion, the mayor of Mississauga, Ont., said in a news conference.

Toronto council votes to ask federal, provincial governments for storm funds

TORONTO - Toronto's city council voted Monday in favour of asking for disaster relief to help cover the cost of last month's ice storm. During the second day of their special meeting, councillors voted unanimously to ask both the province and Ottawa to each pony up one-third of the cost of cleanup. It also voted to ask the Ontario government to declare Canada's largest city a "disaster area" — a move required to qualify for funding to deal with the havoc wreaked by two major storms in 2013.
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