It’s been more than five months since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the city of Toronto recently announced that it will supply Ukraine with four end-of-life vehicles that could be used to respond to emergencies. Two end-of-life vehicles are from the city’s fleet services and two end-of-life emergency response vehicles—equipped with operational lights, sirens, and basic
Popular T.O. actor Katheryn Winnick, star of Vikings and Big Sky, is focusing on the war in her Ukrainian homeland by starting the Winnick Foundation to raise funds to assist refugees, who are predominantly women and children, as war rages on. Why did you start the foundation? For me, it’s really just wanting to do
United by friendship and the need to bring awareness to the war in Ukraine, Ukrainian chef Olia Hercules and Russian chef Alissa Timoshkina began the (now trending) #cookforukraine movement. The global initiative raises funds for organizations involved in providing aid to the people of Ukraine. The premise behind the movement is to make traditional Ukrainian
Following a city council meeting on March 8, the city of Toronto is moving forward with a plan to name the area in front of the Russian Consulate as Free Ukraine Square. The Consulate General of the Russian Federation is located in North Toronto at 60 St. Clair Avenue east of Yonge Street on the
With the backdrop of an awful and cruel war, Lighthouse Immersive (Immersive Van Gogh), has arranged for Immersive Schevchenko: Soul of Ukraine to be available for viewing beginning March 15 in Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Boston, with all proceeds from ticket sales going directly to Canadian Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations working
A Toronto-based entrepreneur is selling handmade stickers, with proceeds being donated to help support Ukraine. Proceeds from the Saint Javelin Stickers, designed by Christian Borys, saw a 250% spike in sales in 24 hours, as Russian troops yesterday launched a large-scale military operation in Ukraine, in what’s being considered the largest attack on a European
Several rallies in support of Ukraine are being held in Toronto this week, as the crisis with Russia continues to escalate. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military operation in Ukraine, by land, sea, and air, in what’s being considered the largest attack on a European state since the Second World War. Ukrainian
While sister Venus may be out with an injury, Serena Williams is quickly rising back to the top. Forced to take an 11-month leave after hurting her foot, the 13-time Grand Slam winner played a strong match against Alona Bondarenko Tuesday in Toronto. We caught up with the legendary tennis star to get an insider’s look into her recovery, her match against Martina Hingis, and her journey back to number one.
Canadians are going to feel the pinch from the Bank of Canada’s largest interest rate hike of the century, but concerns of a recession may be overblown, at least one expert suggests. On Wednesday, the country’s central bank raised its overnight rate — which influences lending rates for things like mortgages and lines of credit
Although Greetktown’s Taste of the Danforth was cancelled this year, not to fret: there are plenty of street festivals taking over Toronto that promise to delight your senses by way of music, art, cuisine and culture. Here are five memorable street festivals taking place this summer. Taste of Lawrence When: July 8-10 Scarborough’s largest street
UPDATE: The first Russian tea room in Toronto will be no more. The team behind the Yorkville space announced that Moscow Tea Room is permanently closing on April 24, and will rebrand. Removing all traces of Russia (as the Toronto bar opened during the pandemic and just before Russia attacked Ukraine) is the key message
The Bank of Canada just raised its key interest rate to 1 per cent, marking the highest rate hike in more than 20 years. The bank warned of more rate hikes on Wednesday, pointing to high inflation that will be elevated for longer than previously thought. The central bank hiked the policy interest rate by
Our 15th annual Real Estate Roundtable, featuring 10 of the city’s top experts on the housing market, was an event to remember. The virtual event had over 500 people in attendance, watching our panel of developers, designers, realtors and economists discuss Toronto’s supply problem, affordable housing, the urban spread happening from those getting priced out
Toronto-born actor Katheryn Winnick, known for her starring roles in Vikings and Big Sky, recently announced the launch of the Winnick Foundation in an effort to help refugees in Ukraine. Winnick, who is of Ukrainian descent, confirmed in the March 23 issue of The Hollywood Reporter (THR) that she teamed up with her mom to
No plans this weekend? Never fear! We’ve got you covered with a list of sports, events, live music, performances and more to fill up your Friday to Sunday calendar in Toronto. Alice Cooper Concert March 26 Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. | 7:30p.m. This one is not for the faint of heart! Alice Cooper
When filling up her car with gas recently, mental health worker Lynda Myung was shocked to see the price and the question for many is will the sky-high gas prices impact the housing market. “I can’t even get a full tank off of $60 anymore,” Myung said. “That’s quite a hike.” She is not alone.
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have rounded up a ton of activities, comedy shows, concerts, symphonies and more to get you out of the house and entertained from Friday to Sunday. Tyler The Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost Tour Friday, March 11 | 7:00p.m. Grab some last-minute tickets for
Doug Ford’s government is showing support for Ukraine in the country’s war with Russia. To combat the Russian aggression, the provincial government is removing Russian-made products from the LCBO shelves. It may not seem like much, but the LCBO is one of the biggest alcohol buyers in the word, purchasing more than six brands of
A popular fried chicken spot hailing from Japan is travelling across the world, opening its first Canadian location later this year. Headquartered in Osaka, the country’s street food capital, Torisho is known for its super crispy and flavourful takeout karaage chicken. Over the years, it has been rapidly expanding across the globe with over 300
Another Instagram-based bakery business has taken its online success to the streets, opening up a storefront in Etobicoke’s Mimico area on Lake Shore called Aster’s Refined Cakes. Automotive quality engineer-turned-baker, Maria Lymarenko, is self-taught, learning different baking techniques and perfecting her skills via YouTube videos and a couple of classes. Whipping up stunning, celestial-themed cakes
Move over speakeasy bars, there’s a new secret spot in Toronto and this one is skipping the hush-hush cocktails and serving up Ukrainian classic comfort foods instead. Heavenly Perogy is a small food shop in a church basement near Kensington Market. With an indiscriminate blue sign on the side door of the building, it’s easy
A vigil will be held Thursday night at Mel Lastman Square for victims of Wednesday morning’s deadly plane crash in Iran. Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport en route to Kyiv, killing all 176 people. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed there were at least 63 Canadians
The 2016 operating budget of the Toronto Police Service fits the Potemkin mould. They say it exists but no one is allowed to see it.
The Euro 2012 soccer championship kicks off this afternoon. And, though the games are taking place several time zones away, they sure will be felt throughout multi-cultural Toronto over the next three weeks. Expect to see flag-adorned cars and bars packed at strange hours of the day (hosts Poland and Ukraine are six and seven hours ahead, respectively).
A funny thing happened to me this weekend: I was ridiculed for ordering vodka.
My usually passive strains of Polish blood erupted in indignation.
“What fresh, elitist hell has this city become?” they screamed.