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13 hrs ago | CFRB

One man killed, another critically hurt in pizza shop shooting

A father of two young children is Toronto's latest murder victim, shot dead at the Scarborough pizza parlour where he had been only been working for two weeks. 31-year-old Abdul Monir was killed just after 12 am Sunday at Pizza Time, at the edge of a strip mall at Markham Rd and Lawrence Ave E. A second man, believed to be the owner of the shop, was also hit by bullets but survived.

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18 hrs ago | BlogTO

The top 10 thrift stores in Toronto

The top thrift stores in Toronto are those that keep on giving, whether that's through wicked-low prices, a sweet variety of vintage garb, or right back into the local community. They know that second-hand clothing shopping can sometimes be a little daunting, and so they've place the utmost importance on store cleanliness, organization, and a diverse amount of stock.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Toronto Star

Ford switch gives Olivia Chow a chance to reinvent her campaign

Rob Ford's replacement by Doug Ford could be the big break Olivia Chow needs to reinvigorate her flagging campaign. Doug Ford 's last-minute switch with his brother Rob Ford in the race for mayor gives top contender Olivia Chow a small chance to reinvent herself in this campaign - and to fight her way back into the top two, insiders say.

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Torontoist

Weekend Planner: September 13-14, 2014

Poetry: Let's face it-your existence could be a bit more poetic. Indulge in the art-or discover it for the first time-this weekend at the East End Poetry Festival .

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Fox News

Rob Ford drops out of Toronto mayor's race

July 15, 2014 - FILE photo of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes his closing remarks during a mayoral debate hosted by the Canadian Tamil Congress in Scarborough, Ontario. The mayor's nephew, Mike Ford, who was running for councilor in the mayor's old ward, has also withdrawn, which would clear the way for Rob Ford to run as a councilor, the CBC reported Friday .

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680News

New $300M Aga Khan museum and complex set to open in Toronto

A $300-million showcase complex that includes the first North American museum devoted to Islamic art opens Friday, an initiative of the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims. The complex, designed by some of the world's top architects, aims to foster knowledge and understanding among Muslims as well as between Islamic societies and other cultures.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Toronto Star

Homicide officers probe death of man, 22

Toronto police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man after they were called to a North York scene around 8 a.m. Thursday.

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Rubies In Crystal

Among the Features at 100,000 Poets for Change evening of September 27th

Saturday, September 27, from 7:00pm - 11:00pm Black Swan Tavern 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K1N1 Featuring Robert Priest, Bruce Meyer, Anna Yin, Jeannine Pitas, Max Layton, Luciano Iacobelli, Brenda Clews, Nik Beat, Niki Koulouris, Dane Swan, BA noo Zan and Pat Connors . Brenda Clews is an African-Canadian poet, painter and video poet.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

BlogTO

Toronto Restaurant Openings: Kaffebar, Loka Snacks, The Hearth, LEE Kitchen, Twist, Spin Dessert Cafe

Toronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.

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South China Morning Post

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with tumour

Ford, notorious for admitting addiction in office, a doubt for October 27 mayoral elections following admission to hospital for tests on tumour Toronto Mayor Rob Ford participates in a mayoral debate hosted in Scarborough, Ontario in this file image from July. Photo: Reuters Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety after a well-publicised battle with addiction, was admitted to hospital with a tumour in his abdomen on Wednesday, throwing his campaign for re-election into doubt.

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The Globe and Mail

Depoliticize Toronto-area transit planning, head of trade board urges

Carol Wilding, president and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, singled out Scarborough as a particularly egregious example of doing transit planning the wrong way. Carol Wilding, president and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, singled out Scarborough as a particularly egregious example of doing transit planning the wrong way.

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Brandon Sun

GM went to great lengths to keep dealers informed, dealer lawsuit trial told

General Motors Canada went to extraordinary lengths to keep its dealers informed about its restructuring plans in the aftermath of the financial crisis, a lawyer for the automaker told a Toronto courtroom Wednesday. GM lawyer Kent Thomson, in his opening remarks, said it was widely known through briefings, media coverage and meetings that GM's original restructuring plan was rejected in February 2009 by the U.S., Canadian and Ontario governments.

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Torontoist

Newsstand: September 10, 2014

Canadian Tire has announced that Canadian Tire money is going digital. The company says that the move won't replace their paper bills, but simply offer an online alternative to collect and redeem rewards.

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China Daily

More Chinese students going to Canada for high school

Students from the Chinese mainland are increasingly looking to Canada for their high school education as they seek a safe, clean and vibrant region for an English-language education abroad. They are particularly attracted to Toronto and Vancouver as each metropolitan area has a thriving and well-established Chinese community.

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The Toronto Star

Campaign Notebook: Testing John Tory's SmartTracker knowledge of transit commutes

But a new interactive tool launched by John Tory's campaign says it can get you there a whole hour faster. That's because it says the regular route isn't a 10 minute bus ride, but a more than one-hour route with three transfers - one of several confusing roundabout routes suggested by the site that no Toronto resident would ever take.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Beach Metro Community News

Entertainment Beat

The Bony Fiddle Theatre Group , a new company set up by east Danforth resident Blair Mueller , is presenting a double bill of two plays this weekend at the Tranzac Club in the West End. A Man of Two Minds is described as "a comedy about the troubles and awkwardness of discovering yourself, dating, and living with a semi-psychotic mother."

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Beach Metro Community News

Finding his passion in Scottish dance

John Clark once swore he'd never wear a kilt, not even when his dad brought home a bolt of the family tartan from Scotland. "I used to dance all the time.

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Beach Metro Community News

The Golden Age of movie houses

The days of 10 cent, double feature Saturday matinees are long gone, but nostalgic Beachers hold fond memories of the film palaces of our youth. Before television came along in the 1950s, the Beach had as many as seven neighbourhood cinemas at one time.

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GlobalNews

John Tory launches ad campaign to sell SmartTrack transit plan

Mayoral candidate John Tory has released a television advertisement campaign and an interactive website to convince voters about the benefits of his SmartTrack transit plan. Tory has launched a digital tool called the 'SmartTracker' that allows people to find out how much time it takes for them to travel from one destination to another.

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680News

Police release images of suspects in Malvern Collegiate war memorial vandalism

Toronto police have released images of suspects wanted in connection with the theft of a sword from a cenotaph sculpture outside Malvern Collegiate Institute in August. Police said six people - four men and two women - were caught on camera during the incident on Aug. 23 near Gerrard Street East and Main Street.

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