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

3 hrs ago | 680News

Festivals wreak havoc on weekend traffic

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4 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

John Tory's SmartTrack: Why his big bet on transit is a real risk

John Tory's SmartTrack plan is an $8-billion proposal that would rely on tax increment funding, which has never been used in Canada on that scale.

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8 hrs ago | Torontoist

Jane-Finch Residents Rally Against Immigrant Detentions

On Tuesday, August 19, immigration consultant Alberto Mestanza stood on the southwest corner of Jane Street and Finch Avenue and delivered a strong message to Canada's federal government: "We are here to say that enough is enough!" Mestanza, who has worked with the Spanish-speaking community for 20 years, was one of about 40 protesters who gathered ... (more)

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13 hrs ago | 680News

2nd man accused of sexually assaulting boys at Ontario group home

Toronto police have arrested a second man alleged to have sexually assaulted boys at a group home north of Kingston more than 30 years ago.

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16 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Five things to do in Toronto this weekend: Aug. 22 to 24

Robert Munsch celebrates Family Literacy Day at Willow Park Junior Public School in Scarborough.

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17 hrs ago | CBC News

Burlington Skyway crash: Driver to appear in court Friday

The dump truck that struck the Burlington Skyway bridge had it's bucket raised as it slammed into the bridge's overhead steel trusses and girders.

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21 hrs ago | 680News

Road & TTC closures in Toronto: Aug. 21-24

Thursday at 7 a.m. to Sunday at 11:59 p.m.: Edward Street, near Yonge Street, and Elm Street, near Yonge Thursday at 9:30 a.m. to Sunday at 11:59 p.m.: Yonge Street, from Richmond to Gerrard streets Friday at 6 p.m. to Sunday at 11:59 p.m.: Yonge Street, from Gerrard to College streets, and Gould Street, from Yonge to Bond streets Taste of Manila ... (more)

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Toronto Star

Bike lanes closed on eastbound Bloor Viaduct

Cyclists found the eastbound bike lane on the Prince Edward Viaduct blocked by barriers Tuesday evening, forcing them to merge with vehicular traffic on the busy route.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

National Post

Is Karen Stintz dropping out of Toronto mayoral race? Campaign team...

At a time when mayoral candidates are jockeying for the limelight, denouncing tweets from rival operatives, attacking transit plans and going so far as to call for drug and alcohol testing, one candidate has been conspicuously silent.

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CBC News

New Aga Khan Museum will showcase Islamic art

The first museum in North America that will display only Islamic art will open to the public next month in Toronto.

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CBC News

Chow says Tory transit plan promises 'fewer lines, later'

Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow, seen above in a photo taken in May, took aim at John Tory's transit plans in an announcement on Wednesday.

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Torontoist

Reel Toronto: Orphan Black - Season Two

Toronto's extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn't always hold up to scrutiny.

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680News

UPDATED Executive committee to discuss Scarborough subway, Pearson night flights

The Scarborough Subway extension, night flights out of Pearson and parking tickets are just a few of the topics expected to be discussed at Wednesday's executive committee meeting.

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GlobalNews

Man violently pistol-whipped in his driveway during carjacking

A man was allegedly the victim of a violent pistol-whipping and carjacking at the hands of two teenagers in north Etobicoke.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

BlogTO

The story of the last new streetcar launch in Toronto

At the end of this month, the TTC will debut a new design of streetcar for the first time in 26 years.

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Beach Metro Community News

Missing boy last seen at Danforth and Woodbine

Police are asking the public for help finding a missing boy who was last seen at 9 a.m. Saturday near Danforth and Woodbine Avenues.

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680News

Toronto man, 24, killed in double shooting identified

A 24-year-old man who was gunned down Monday evening at Jane Street and Eglinton Avenue West has been identified as Olatoyebi Waheed by Toronto police.

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CBC News

Olatoyebi Waheed identified as man shot dead on Jane Street

Toronto police are investigating after one male was shot dead and another was left with life-threatening injuries in an incident that unfolded near Jane Street and Eglinton Avenue West on Monday evening.

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Torontoist

Newsstand: August 19, 2014

Happy birthday, John Stamos. In the news: the centre-loading Eglinton Crosstown LRT platforms will be dangerous to the vision-impaired, Union Station's Bay concourse will not be ready for the Pan Am Games, plans move forward to shorten election lawn sign campaigns, and a new study looks at the use of anti-psychotic drugs on dementia patients.

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The Toronto Star

Landlord to pay $10,000 for denying teen apartment

In a rare case, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered a Toronto landlord pay a young woman $10,000 for denying her an apartment because she was under the age of 18. The young woman was 17, a minor, when the complaint was filed.

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