The Toronto encampments are now out of sight. It is a problem

In a narrow crevasse between the soft earth of Rosedale Ravine and a concrete bridge just below Bloor Street, a 32-year-old man lived in a makeshift camp, on and off, for months. The man, who only identified himself as John, sometimes turns to Toronto’s network of shelters for showers. Once he was offered a place … Read more

It’s time for Toronto to create a high-speed Internet network

Just when low-income Toronto residents were counting on the city to create a state-owned and operated municipal broadband network, the city backed away from its commitment to ConnectTO. Despite the city’s acknowledgment in January of the exorbitant prices people face for internet access, the executive committee, chaired by Mayor John Tory, said building a public … Read more

It’s time for Toronto to create a high-speed Internet network

Just when low-income Toronto residents were counting on the city to create a state-owned and operated municipal broadband network, the city backed away from its commitment to ConnectTO. Despite the city’s acknowledgment in January of the exorbitant prices people face for internet access, the executive committee, chaired by Mayor John Tory, said building a public … Read more

Toronto’s DNAstack and Horizon Blockchain Games are on the World Economic Forum’s list of tech pioneers

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named two Toronto-based companies to its annual list of tech pioneers, companies tackling issues ranging from sustainability and climate change to healthcare and food production . The international organization best known for its annual gathering of world leaders in Davos, Switzerland, has named 100 companies to the list, and … Read more

Toronto’s DNAstack and Horizon Blockchain Games are on the World Economic Forum’s list of tech pioneers

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named two Toronto-based companies to its annual list of tech pioneers, companies tackling issues ranging from sustainability and climate change to healthcare and food production . The international organization best known for its annual gathering of world leaders in Davos, Switzerland, has named 100 companies to the list, and … Read more

Toronto’s DNAstack and Horizon Blockchain Games are on the World Economic Forum’s list of tech pioneers

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named two Toronto-based companies to its annual list of tech pioneers, companies tackling issues ranging from sustainability and climate change to healthcare and food production . The international organization best known for its annual gathering of world leaders in Davos, Switzerland, has named 100 companies to the list, and … Read more

Ikea will open a new store in downtown Toronto

Ikea, the Swedish retail giant synonymous with flat-pack furniture and labyrinthine store layouts, is about to open a new location in the heart of downtown Toronto. Located near Yonge and Gerrard streets, the store is scheduled to open on Wednesday, May 25. This will be the 15th Ikea store in Canada, but the first in … Read more

Toronto Catholic School Board integrity commissioner resigns

The Toronto Catholic School Board’s integrity commissioner has resigned following a chaotic meeting earlier this week in which the commissioner was not allowed to speak publicly to the board about his report on the alleged misconduct of a director. At a special meeting of the Toronto Catholic District School Board on Monday night, trustees were … Read more

Armchair Bank of Canada critics like Pierre Poilievre should stick to football

The Bank of Canada (BoC) has rarely been so criticized as it is today. The Bank of Canada sets the interest rates which determine the cost of borrowing. And it pumps money into a stalled economy to get it going again, or pulls money back to keep the economy from overheating. The bank is now … Read more

This is how Canada’s inflation rate could be reduced

Year-on-year, CPI inflation was 6.7% in March. In other words, average prices for consumer goods and services in March were 6.7% higher than in March 2021 – a rate well above the 2% target and the highest since the start of 1991. Under pressure from economists and financiers, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem seems … Read more