Toronto reports first confirmed case of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Toronto reports first confirmed case of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Toronto on Friday reported its first three cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, bringing the total number of known cases in Ontario to 11. In a press release, Toronto Public Health (TPH) said that two of the three residents who tested positive for the variant of concern (B.1.1.529) had returned from a trip to Nigeria … Read more

Toronto’s presumed opioid overdose calls are seeing sudden increases

Toronto’s presumed opioid overdose calls are seeing sudden increases

Toronto Public Health says there has been a sudden increase in suspected overdose calls over the past week, raising concerns about the presence of “highly potent opioids” in the city’s unregulated drug supply. Paramedics responded to a total of 108 suspected overdose calls over a two-day period earlier in the week, three of which ended … Read more

COVID-19 Ontario: More than 1,000 new cases, four more deaths

TORONTO – Ontario health officials are reporting more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since late spring. The province on Friday confirmed 1,031 new cases of the new coronavirus. The last time the province reported more than 1,000 new cases in a single day was on May 30, when 1,033 new cases … Read more

Three Italian restaurants, a 91-year-old nun’s recipes

During World War II, Rosina Taverniti began rolling gnocchi and kneading bread for hungry soldiers in a mountainous coastal town in southern Italy. “I was 14 years old,” she told CTV News Toronto. Now, at the age of 91, she is the nun of three Italian restaurants in Toronto, serving the recipes she first sank … Read more

Home sales in the Toronto region top November record, prices reach the highest level: TRREB

TORONTO – The Greater Toronto area’s heated real estate market intensified further last month as home sales peaked in November and average selling prices reached a new record high. The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board reported Friday that 9,017 homes changed hands last month, a three percent increase from 8,728 the previous November. The average … Read more

Man believed to be Mississauga ‘night sailing’ arrested: police

A Mississauga man has been arrested after months of complaints from residents in a “night cruise” that keeps them awake at night. Mississauga resident Joseph Seli told CTV News Toronto last month that a person had frequented his neighborhood in the middle of the night, walked up and down Dovetail Mews and McMaster Road and … Read more

Man believed to be Mississauga ‘night sailing’ arrested: police

A Mississauga man has been arrested after months of complaints from residents in a “night cruise” that keeps them awake at night. Mississauga resident Joseph Seli told CTV News Toronto last month that a person had frequented his neighborhood in the middle of the night, walked up and down Dovetail Mews and McMaster Road and … Read more

Two weeks quarantine imposed on Toronto woman after a day trip to Buffalo

A woman from Toronto has been forced to isolate herself for 14 days after returning from a day trip to the US and forgetting to fill out her ArriveCAN app. Laurie Fonseca spent only seven hours shopping across the border in Buffalo, New York, but when the fully vaccinated Mississauga woman and her friend were … Read more

Etobicoke school closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

A Catholic school in Etobicoke will be temporarily closed for personal learning as city health officials investigate COVID-19 cases linked to the school. Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) wrote on Twitter that following a recommendation from Toronto Public Health (TPH), the Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic School will be fired from Friday “as a … Read more

Ontario DriveTest agreements sold by third party sites

The backlog at DriveTest centers across Ontario caused by COVID-19 is causing headaches for people trying to book road tests, and now some people are turning to third-party sites to book an appointment as soon as possible. “Since it reopened, it’s been too busy – I can’t get a deal anywhere,” Yogish Kumar, who finally … Read more