Toronto http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27911/all en Canada thwarts "al Qaeda-backed" train plot, Iran denies role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/canada-announce-arrests-after-thwarting-major-terrorist-attack- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Euan Rocha and Alastair Sharp</p> <p>TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested two men and charged them with plotting to derail a Toronto-area passenger train in an operation that they say was backed by al Qaeda elements in Iran.</p> <p>"Had this plot been carried out, it would have resulted in innocent people being killed or seriously injured," Royal Canadian Mounted Police official James Malizia told reporters on Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/canada-announce-arrests-after-thwarting-major-terrorist-attack-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Anwar al-Awlaki Irregular military Islam Islamic terrorism Islamism Politics Religion Reuters Social Issues Terrorism Toronto War Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:33:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5822521 at http://www.globalpost.com TSX tumbles 135 points amid weak U.S., Chinese data while Fed stands by stimulus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/toronto-stock-market-heads-lower-open-amid-weak-us-chinese-d <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed sharply lower Wednesday as investors sold off across most sectors and commodities tumbled as indications of slowing growth in the Chinese and American economies raised another round of concerns.</p> <p>The S</p> <p>The Canadian dollar closed down 0.06 of a cent to 99.2 cents US.</p> <p>There was at least one bit of good news: the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that it will carry on with its economic stimulus measures for some time to come.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/toronto-stock-market-heads-lower-open-amid-weak-us-chinese-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Canada Economics Economy of Canada Economy of the European Union Euro Europe S&P/TSX 60 Index S&P/TSX Composite Index Technology Toronto Toronto Stock Exchange The Canadian Press Wed, 01 May 2013 13:01:17 +0000 The Canadian Press 5829189 at http://www.globalpost.com Mayor Rob Ford's motion for wading pool at Toronto city hall fails on a tie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/mayor-rob-fords-motion-wading-pool-at-toronto-city-hall-fail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO, Cananda - Mayor Rob Ford's vision of a wading pool in the square in front of Toronto's city hall has been sunk.</p> <p>Ford put forward a motion Friday asking staff to investigate the costs of converting the already renovated reflecting pool at Nathan Phillips Square into a splash pad or wading pool.</p> <p>Ford said a similar pool outside Edmonton's city hall is very popular, but his motion failed on a 16-16 tie vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/mayor-rob-fords-motion-wading-pool-at-toronto-city-hall-fail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rob Ford Rob Ford Toronto The Canadian Press Fri, 10 May 2013 16:47:53 +0000 The Canadian Press 5835083 at http://www.globalpost.com Sousa rejects Toronto's claim it's being short-changed $150 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130621/sousa-rejects-torontos-claim-its-being-short-changed-150-mil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Tensions between the city of Toronto and Ontario's Liberal government escalated Friday as the two argued over changes to provincial funding for social programs.</p> <p>Ontario is ending a special "pooling" arrangement for Toronto to pay for welfare, disability support programs and social housing after other municipalities complained about unfair treatment, said Finance Minister Charles Sousa.</p> <p>"We've made it clear consistently that revisions were going to be made to the pooling arrangement, which was put in place exclusively for Toronto," said Sousa.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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Some people were trapped in cars, with water to their windows.</p> <p>CBC said about 1,400 people were caught by the flooding aboard a train.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/torrential-rain-toronto-leave-many-without-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Toronto AFP Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:40:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5879230 at http://www.globalpost.com Toronto starts to mop up after flash floods caused by record breaking storm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130709/flash-floods-cause-transit-chaos-blackouts-across-toronto-re <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Some stayed home to deal with flooded basements, others battled long commutes on still soggy streets to make their way into work, while nearly everyone had a storm story to swap.</p> <p>Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area mopped up Tuesday after a record-smashing night of pounding rain and driving wind caused flash floods which set cars afloat, stranded rail commuters and caused widespread power outages in the region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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It is 60 per cent pre-leased to anchor tenants Deloitte and Borden Ladner Gervais.</p> <p>A west tower has been open since 2009.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130711/brookfields-canadian-reit-buys-toronto-tower-development-par" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Canada S&P/TSX Composite Index Technology Toronto The Canadian Press Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:03:34 +0000 The Canadian Press 5881495 at http://www.globalpost.com 'WTF?' Toronto museums try to lure young patrons with cheeky campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130822/wtf-toronto-museums-try-lure-young-patrons-cheeky-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Massive posters marked with the letters "WTF?" are cropping up across Toronto in an effort to get young people thinking and talking about the city's historical sites.</p> <p>Above the letters are close-up images of various artifacts from the city's collection, which people are meant to identify as part of a contest linked to the campaign.</p> <p>Officials say the acronym stands for "What The Fact" rather than the more common crude meaning.</p> <p>The irreverent campaign features up to eight different artifacts, with posters plastered on more than 100 transit shelters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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Tony Vella says the teens were shot in the torso early Friday afternoon at a low income housing complex (at 287 Grandravine Drive).</p> <p>One boy was pronounced dead at the scene early Friday afternoon while police said the second boy died in hospital.</p> <p>Police have identified the two dead boys as O’She Doyles-Whyte,16, and Kwame Duodu, 15.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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