Friday, October 24, 2014Mostly Cloudy 12°C
City

Rob Ford might not be a slam dunk for city council

Posted by Chris Bateman / October 20, 2014

Andray DomiseRob Ford might have thought it would be easy to slip back into his old Ward 2 council seat, but it appears his closest rival, Andray Domise, is making up ground, possibly even leading, in the race to succeed incumbent Doug Ford.

An internal poll conducted by the Domise campaign earlier this month put their candidate on 53 percent, eight points ahead of Ford. However, Andrew Young, Domise's campaign manager, says the figures should be taken with more than a pinch of salt.

Read More »

City

Voting in Toronto

Posted by Chris Bateman / October 18, 2014

voting in torontoVoting in Toronto is simple if you follow the rules. Read on to make sure your vote counts on election day.

Read More »

City

The top 30 rainy day activities in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / October 17, 2014

rain in torontoRain in Toronto can dampen your enthusiasm for life - unless you have a plan for combating those blues. While we don't suffer the same wet days as cities like Vancouver or Halifax on either coast, we see our fair share of rain here in Toronto, so it's useful to find some inspiration for rainy-day fun.

Here are 30 things to do on a rainy day in Toronto.

Read More »

City

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon road closures, route and cheering zones

Posted by Chris Bateman / October 17, 2014

toronto waterfront marathonThe Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is here again, and for most of us that means an afternoon spent watching other people exert themselves. This year's event, the 25th anniversary of the original Coors Light Toronto Half-Marathon, is expected to draw more than 150,000 spectators and raise at least $4 million for local charities, according to the event's organizers.

As the name suggests, the route of the marathon will closely follow the waterfront, from High Park in the west to the Beach in the east, via downtown. For spectators, 12 official "cheering zones" will be set up at various intervals on the course where there will be neighbourhood themed music, food, and other events.

The scale of this year's marathon will mean significant disruption for motorists and TTC riders, the full details of which are outlined below.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2014 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Read More »

City

Heavy rain triggers flash floods in Toronto

Posted by Chris Bateman / October 16, 2014

toronto floodIt's raining in Toronto, and that can only mean one thing--a flood. Steady late afternoon rain followed by a series of powerful thunderstorms made rivers out of streets in northern parts of the city, disrupting subway, streetcar, and bus service. Railway underpasses and streets with drains blocked by leaves are currently no-go zones, but things are steadily improving.

Read More »

City

Man takes epic drone selfie from Scarborough Bluffs

Posted by Derek Flack / October 16, 2014

drone selfie scarborough bluffsThere's selfies, and then there's drone selfies. Visual producer Jon Corbin sent us this short clip of an attempt at a rather epic self portrait at the Scarborough Bluffs, one that is ultimately sabotaged by a random jogger who creeps into the frame and then stays to mug for the camera at the end. If there's one thing that's particularly noteworthy about the video, it's how stunning the the bluffs look when the drone creeps over the edge and hovers above the photographer at the controls. They look enormous from the perspective of the drone.

Have a look.

Read More »

Other Cities: Montreal