Pedestrian dead after being struck by a dump truck in North York


This incident is the latest in a series of similar incidents where pedestrians have been fatally struck by heavy vehicles in the city.
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Statistics Canada sees more demand to fill out 2021 census online amid COVID-19 pandemic
Census cards with information about how to fill out the short- and long-form questionnaires went out to households in the last week ahead of census day on May 11.
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In the pandemic housing craze, some sellers are left with nowhere to go
Homeowners may be able to sell for top dollar but may not cash out as much as they think.
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‘They are in no hurry’: Beijing plays the long game as Canadians languish in China’s prisons
The case of the two Michaels has garnered international attention, but another Canadian you may have never heard has been imprisoned in China for nearly 16 years.
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COVID-19 ‘still evolving’: Canadian summer camps uncertain about opening
As the warmer months creep closer, there is still uncertainty on whether overnight summer camps will open across Canada amid the ongoing COVID pandemic.
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Herd immunity: How it works and why it’s a lofty goal for COVID-19
Herd immunity might not be a solution to Canada's COVID-19 woes. Here's how it works, and why experts say achieving it could be tricky.
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Juhl: I've gone fully wireless by banishing my bras
COVID-19 hasn't done a lot for moms, but at least it's given some of us the opportunity to banish our over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders.
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Bernie Beigne is Montreal's new destination for guilty pleasure (VIDEO)
Patrons can indulge their cravings with old-fashioned, handmade doughnuts made in front of a street-level window.
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Montreal weather: Grey and possibly damp
Mainly cloudy with a 40-per-cent chance of showers.
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Dogecoin rallies ahead of Elon Musk’s SNL stint. Why is the cryptocurrency so popular?
Meme-based virtual currency dogecoin soared to an all-time high on Wednesday, stealing the spotlight from other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
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Allison Hanes: Letter to my fellow moms on Mother's Day
Let's face it: What we really need is some straight talk about all the added burdens of motherhood this year.
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COMMENTARY: How Uber contributed to the fate of taxi drivers
As the authors studied Uber’s entry into Toronto, they discovered praise in the media for Uber and Uber drivers, and criticism and near-contempt for taxis and taxi drivers.
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This Mother's Day, my heart is filled with grief. I am not alone.
How can we move through the stages of mourning, stuck as we are in pandemic limbo?
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I’m lonely but can’t find love because of the pandemic: Ask Ellie
Once you feel better about yourself, you’ll also feel more confident about going on dating apps that offer something suited to these times, Ellie says.
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I didn’t have anything to drink but felt drunk off of how sexy he was: Dating Diaries
I was totally sober and was shy about going for a kiss so instead we hugged. He said we should go on another adventure together sometime.
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Mark McEwan: Celebrate Mother’s Day with some delicious dulce de leche beignets
Every Saturday, Chef Mark McEwan, one of Canada’s most celebrated chefs, serves up everything you need for a special weekend meal, including a recipe and expert at-home cooking tips.
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A pro foodie shares her five favourite spots to eat across Canada
Meredith Erickson, the podcaster behind Audible’s “Field Guide to Eating in Canada,” details where to go for lineup-worthy ribs, incredible bread and butter and delicious casse-croûtes.
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After inheriting my grandfather’s bottle of Dom Pérignon, I set out to learn about champagne in Champagne, France
Writer Lisa Jackson learned the secrets behind the bubbles right at the source — in the vineyards of France.
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The chic motelier’s guide to where to dine, drink and shop in Sauble Beach
In the laid-back community on the shores of Lake Huron, The June has set up design-y digs. Co-owner April Brown points out a few spots worth checking out around town.
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Off the grid in New Zealand, author Jini Reddy finds light, warmth and inner peace
Seeking rest after writing her last book, “Wanderland,” Jini Reddy discovers the restorative paradise she needs on Aotea Great Barrier Island.
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Can’t go without your beauty and grooming essentials? Stash them in these nifty toiletry bags
Travel-friendly cases keep all your little products neat and tidy, and make your inevitable spills easy to clean up, too.
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A new riverfront retreat two hours from New York redefines serenity
With 30 private cabins and a spacious cottage, Hutton Brickyards is a glam alternative to camping — or an idyllic spot for a destination wedding.
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Martin Regg Cohn: Doug Ford’s Tories are profiteering on the backs of the sick and infirm
Premier Doug Ford whines about opposition attacks in the provincial legislature but is now counterattacking by using the federal government as a foil. In the political playbook this is known as deflection, distraction, changing the channel to change the subject, Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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Rosie DiManno: The crushing weight of COVID’s long haul
Star columnist Rosie DiManno explains what life after COVID-19 infection has been like for her, and worries about the future ….
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The Saturday Debate: Should we be worried about government debt?
“The fact debt may sometimes be necessary is not the same as asserting it carries no consequences. Debt is burdensome to current and future generations” and “ceding control to creditors risks triggering future austerity that will disproportionately harm the least fortunate and most vulnerable,” writes Philip Cross, senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. Michael Smart, an economic professor at the University of Toronto argues, “If the low-interest environment persists in the decade to come, then debt should begin to fall gradually as a percentage of GDP, even as Ottawa runs run small deficits in future.”
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We can transform senior care by building only not-for-profit and municipal long-term-care homes
Where for-profit care homes are accountable to their shareholders, not-for-profit care homes must answer to their communities. NFPs have also been shown in study after study to provide more hours of care per resident, lower staff turnover and a more diverse mix of skill sets among staff.
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Getting from A to AZ: Inside Ontario’s vaccine rollout — and its biggest challenge yet
The vaccine pipeline is about to turn on. Is Canada ready?
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How do the vaccines reach you? Inside Ontario’s complicated distribution network
The Star talks to Kieran Moore, Kingston’s medical officer of health, about how the massive effort to deliver vaccines is carried out.
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They were wild characters once, ferrying industrial parts, special-needs kids and victims of Toronto’s greatest disaster. A Toronto taxi veteran looks back
In ‘Driven: the Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers,’ Marcello Di Cintio interviews Canadian cab drivers from all kinds of backgrounds and tells their stories.
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Where do all the masks go? One Quebec company says it shouldn’t be the garbage
For Eric Ethier, Go Zero Recycle president, it doesn't make sense for the masks to be thrown out when they are '100 per cent recyclable.'
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A vision — and road map — to build Toronto back better and more equitably
Our ‘Building Back Stronger’ report offers clear steps to help Toronto restore economic prosperity, weave a more vibrant cultural and artistic fabric, and grow its skilled and globally competitive workforce more inclusively.
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These top CEOs pledged to take pandemic pay cuts — but a Star analysis found some ended up getting millions more
In most cases, the losses sustained by CEOs through salary reductions were more than made up for with other compensation in the form of cash bonuses, stock options and other benefits.
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Houston faces Toronto, aims to build on Urquidy’s solid outing
Toronto Blue Jays (16-15, third in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (17-15, third in the AL West)
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