Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second HQ

Business / Corporate Jan 19, 2018

Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second HQ

Amazon.com Inc. has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Toronto, for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying jobs in a $5 billion investment. Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. also ...

Discover the cosmopolitan vibe of Toronto

Travel Feb 27, 2016

Discover the cosmopolitan vibe of Toronto

by Charmaine Noronha

Grab your toque (what Canadians call a wool hat) and get your game face on if you're heading for the NBA All-Star Game in the 6ix —a term coined by rapper Drake, Toronto's unofficial ambassador, for his hometown. The 6ix, referring to the city's six ...

Kobe set to take center stage in first ASG outside U.S.

Basketball / NBA Feb 12, 2016

Kobe set to take center stage in first ASG outside U.S.

Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need a good winter coat in Canada. Though Bryant probably wouldn't be too unhappy walking away with another All-Star Game MVP trophy. The final NBA ...

Olympics Jul 24, 2015

Toronto mulling 2024 Olympic bid

Toronto Mayor John Tory says Canada's largest city will make a decision "very quickly" whether to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Tory did nothing to quash speculation that Toronto will bid and use the ongoing Pan American Games as a springboard, in an interview with ...

Toronto mystery tunnel had rosary nailed to wall, police say

World Feb 25, 2015

Toronto mystery tunnel had rosary nailed to wall, police say

A mysterious tunnel discovered in Toronto near one of the venues for this summer's Pan American Games contained a rosary with a crucifix and poppy, and there is nothing to suggest the tunnel was linked to criminal activity, police said on Tuesday. The hand-dug tunnel, ...