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Local news for Etobicoke (Toronto, ON) continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | BlogTO

What Lawrence Avenue used to look like in Toronto

At the turn of the 20th century, the territory covered by current day Lawrence Avenue was almost entirely farmland.

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1 hr ago | BlogTO

Where is the centre of Toronto?

There is a sign at the side of the 401 just after the cars merge from the on ramp at Brighton, Ont., heading west.

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2 hrs ago | Canada.com

Firefighter in critical condition, three injured after blaze at Toronto-area warehouse

Police say one firefighter is in critical condition in hospital and three others were injured while fighting a massive fire at a warehouse in an industrial area of Mississauga, Ont.

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2 hrs ago | GlobalNews

Police investigate two separate shootings overnight in Toronto area

Emergency crews were called to a scene in Mississauga near Eglinton Avenue and Winston Churchill Boulevard around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

BlogTO

This Week in Fashion: FAT, Muttonhead store launch, North Standard Trading Post anniversary

This Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto.

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DurhamRegion.com

Pickering guitarist celebrates 40 years of Moxy with anniversary concert

Canada is full of talented musicians that, because of the landscape of the music industry here, are often under- recognized or don't enjoy the longevity or success that bands in the United States do.

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The Toronto Star

Sammy Yatim shooting: Preliminary hearings begin for Const. James Forcillo

A preliminary hearing starts Tuesday for a police officer charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a teenager on a Toronto streetcar last summer.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Soar to Surrey for a sculpture talk

If you've been to Surrey's new city hall, you've seen them overhead: a flock of shiny birds flying through the high-ceiling atrium.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Torontoist

Urban Planner: April 21, 2014

Comedy: The Bloor Cinema is celebrating Easter Monday with a special afternoon screening of Monty Python's Life of Brian , preceded by a live Sketch Comedy Extravaganza .

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CBC News

4 Toronto fire trucks taken out of service

The Toronto Professional Fire Fighters' Association says that the decommissioning of four fire trucks in the city due to budget cuts will put people and infrastructure at risk and lead to longer response times.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Torontoist

"I Won't Back Down," Ford Pledges at Campaign Launch

Mayor Rob Ford officially launched his re-election campaign last night with a promise to keep taxes low and to fight for accountability at Toronto City Hall.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Torontoist

Urban Planner: April 18, 2014

Parties: Storefront Theatre had a rough go of it this winter. Oh, sure, we cited it as one of Toronto's most exciting new indie performance spaces, but a flood in February shut it down for nearly a month, and required extensive repair work.

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The Globe and Mail

Sam the Record Man is still spinning - far from Toronto

You can spot the sign from the food court. In a corner of Belleville, Ont.' s Quinte Mall, past the chain stores that populate what must be every mall in Southern Ontario - a Peoples Jewellers here, a Claire's there, a Winners down the hall - are three chunky red capital letters that mark the very last outpost of a Canadian retail-music empire: ... (more)

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CBC News

Highrise fire sends 2 people to hospital

Toronto fire crews rescued a man who fell at least 12 storeys from the top of a Front Street condo building.

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Torontoist

John Tory Floats Idea of Waterway Commuting

Today, John Tory released his five-point gridlock-fighting initiative . Some of those points are related to issues not infrequently discussed: bus lanes , the future of the Gardiner Expressway , and parking enforcement during rush hour , for example.

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CBC News

Rob Ford repeat? How Toronto's embattled mayor may win again

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford reacts as he speaks to his supporters during his campaign launch in Toronto on April 17. The mayor stands a good chance of winning re-election, say political observers, though it's possible challenger Olivia Chow will cause the other candidates to split the centre-right vote.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

ABC News

Rob Ford Acknowledges "Rocky Moments" at Rally

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged "rocky moments over the past year" but vowed to fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he dubbed the official launch of his campaign.

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Canada.com

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford holds official launch of re-election campaign

Toronto's controversial Mayor Rob Ford threw a large party - complete with recorded music and a live band - for the official launch of his re-election campaign.

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Globe and Mail

Home of the Week: Infill that fills a buyer niche

Home of the Week, 1549 Dundas St. E., Toronto. Asking price: $1,187,500. Sold for: $1,146,000.

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National Post

John Tory battles toddler for attention as he touts anti-gridlock plan

A meltdown by a toddler added some drama to a Thursday morning policy announcement by mayoral candidate John Tory at a home near the intersection of Bayview and Eglinton avenues.

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