Summer Solstice Festival Celebrates the Longest Day with Music, Art, Food, and Fun for Everyone!

15-Jun-2019 08:00 AM

The Junction BIA and The Sweet Potato are proud to present The Junction Summer Solstice Festival. For the past eight years, this unique festival has been kicking off the summer season and the longest day of the year in Toronto’s favourite meeting place, The Junction. This year’s festival runs from noon to midnight on Saturday, June 22, 2019 with a ...
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Quebec Maple Syrup - An outstanding 2019 harvest

14-Jun-2019 04:30 PM

A late spring and cold temperatures did not interfere with Mother Nature's generosity. This year Quebec's 7,400 maple syrup businesses harvested more than 159 million pounds of maple syrup. That's an average of 3.43 pounds per tap. According to the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, that's reason to celebrate. A much better season than last year In ...
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Quebec offers new moms and dads the most generous parental leave benefits in Canada

14-Jun-2019 02:27 PM

Canada ranks 19th in paid leave available for mothers and is tied for last place in paid leave reserved for fathers or second parents, according to a new UNICEF report, which ranks 41 wealthy countries on their family-friendly policies. The UNICEF report -- Are the world's richest countries family-friendly? Policy in the OECD and EU -- ranks ...
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Residents invited to share ideas about electric vehicles in Toronto

14-Jun-2019 12:00 PM

( - The City of Toronto invites Torontonians to share their thoughts about actions that the City can take to support the adoption of electric vehicles in Toronto. Input from the consultation will help inform the development of the City's Electric Mobility Strategy. The electrification of vehicles is one of the key strategies identified ...
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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society Will Launch Education Program About Plastic Impact on the P

14-Jun-2019 10:22 AM

This fall, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) will bring a unique bilingual education program to teachers across Canada in partnership with The Anthropocene Project from award-winning artists Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal. The education program, to be released in conjunction with Geography Awareness Week in ...
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Growing Ontario's Agri-food Sector

14-Jun-2019 08:00 AM

- New Place to Grow program to boost industry competitiveness and innovation. (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) - Ontario's government is helping to grow the province's agri-food and agri-products sectors by launching the Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative - a program which will help drive innovation, reduce red tape, ...
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Ontario Ending Hallway Health Care in Etobicoke with Hospital Expansion

13-Jun-2019 05:18 PM

- Premier Doug Ford celebrates newly expanded Etobicoke General Hospital. (ServiceOntario) - Today, Premier Doug Ford visited Etobicoke General Hospital to celebrate the completion and grand opening of a new patient tower that will put patients first. The newly expanded facility delivers on the government's core commitment to end hallway health ...
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Ontario Cuts Red Tape, Supports Investment and Job Creation

13-Jun-2019 02:17 PM

- Government removes regulatory roadblocks to drive prosperity in the auto sector. (Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade) - The Ontario government has announced further actions to help create and protect jobs in the auto sector. In February, the government launched its Driving Prosperity auto plan aimed at addressing ...
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Ontario Government Saving Taxpayers $215 Million Annually Through Public Service Modernization

13-Jun-2019 12:00 PM

- Restoring financial sustainability while protecting front-line services. (ServiceOntario) - Today, Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, announced how Ontario's Government for the People continues to drive long-term savings for taxpayers by managing Ontario's public sector compensation costs to ensure vital services are protected, ...
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Ontario Helping Critically-Ill Newborns Access Safe and Timely Transportation

13-Jun-2019 10:25 AM

- Province Investing in Frontline Health Services. (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) - Each year, more than 2,000 newborn babies in the province need to be transferred to a children's hospital to get specialized, intensive care. That's why Ontario's Government for the People is helping the smallest and most vulnerable patients access ...
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Ontario Proposing Multi-Line Carp Fishing

13-Jun-2019 08:00 AM

- Province to Increase Opportunities for Resident and International Anglers. (ServiceOntario) - The Ontario Government is working for the people by taking steps to expand recreational fishing opportunities in the province. The government is proposing to allow resident recreational anglers and those visiting the province to use multiple lines when ...
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Large crowds expected downtown for Toronto Raptors Game 6 on the road

12-Jun-2019 08:05 PM

( - The Toronto Raptors will play Game 6 of the NBA Finals on the road tomorrow night and City of Toronto staff continue to work with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), Toronto Police Service, TTC, GO Transit and other partners to co-ordinate plans for the large crowds expected here in Toronto. The public is reminded to plan ...
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City of Toronto encourages everyone to plan ahead for Monday's NBA Finals Game 5

09-Jun-2019 05:50 PM

(City of Toronto) - Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals is scheduled for 9 p.m. on Monday evening in downtown Toronto and some road closures will be in place as early as 7 a.m. tomorrow. The City of Toronto encourages the public, who would normally drive into the downtown core on Monday, to plan their trip ahead. Please consider riding public transit, ...
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Canadian youth will thrive through mentoring relationships thanks to catalyst funding

07-Jun-2019 04:26 PM

(Canadian Mentoring Partnership) - On June 3rd, Federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, The Honourable Patty Hajdu, announced a multi-million-dollar investment to help young Canadians through expanded opportunities and enhanced formal mentoring relationships. This catalyst funding of $6.3 million over three years sparks ...
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The fast and the furious: Escalating commuter stress compounding GTA's road safety crisis

07-Jun-2019 02:15 PM

- RSA Canada's TruceTO survey reveals GTA residents feel increasingly unsafe on Toronto's streets. - 85 per cent of everyone who walks, cycles or drives agree that road rage continues to be a serious problem (up two per cent from 2018). - 51 per cent of cyclists (up three per cent from 2018), 20 per cent of drivers and 19 per cent of pedestrians ...
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Over Half of Consumers Will Pay More to Buy from a Retailer They're Loyal to

07-Jun-2019 12:00 PM

- Yes Marketing finds most people rank value/quality of products as their top driver for loyalty to retailers. Over half of consumers say they will pay more to buy from a retailer they're loyal to, indicating a significant opportunity for brands to drive long-term revenue from their loyal customer base, according to a new study by Yes Marketing. ...
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Canadian homeowners continue to cut back on home renovation spending in 2019

07-Jun-2019 10:57 AM

- CIBC Poll: Canadian homeowners continue to cut back on home renovation spending in 2019. - Average spend declines to a 6-year low of $10,211; only 1/3 plan to prepare a detailed budget despite risk of overspending. While nearly half (49 per cent) of Canadians plan to renovate their home this year, spending on renovations continued to decline in ...
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Ontario Sets New Record for Organ Donors in April

07-Jun-2019 08:00 AM

Trillium Gift of Life Network announced a record high number of organ donors during BeADonor Month in April 2019. Thirty-seven generous donors and their families gave the gift of life – more than any previous BeADonor Month, and the third highest number in a single month in Ontario's history. "This new record reflects our power to save lives when ...
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Ford government creating child care chaos, say parents and educators

06-Jun-2019 06:28 PM

Nearly a year after the Ford government was elected, parents and educators are calling out the province's handling of child care. "At every step, the Ford government is making child care less stable, less affordable and less accessible for families." said Carolyn Ferns of the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care. "This is either rank ...
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Canada to host the 2020 World Circular Economy Forum

06-Jun-2019 04:21 PM

Canadians know that we need to find new ways to reduce our waste and use our resources more efficiently. When we don't properly recycle and reuse materials, letting them become landfill instead, it is economic value we are throwing away. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Minister of Innovation, Science and ...
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Many Canadian Adults Acknowledge the Importance of Immunization Yet Are Not Getting Vaccinated

06-Jun-2019 02:16 PM

- Survey finds that although 82% of Canadian adults agree that staying up to date with vaccinations is important, one in four (27%) admit it isn't a priority to them. While most Canadian adults recognize the importance of vaccinations, when it comes to their own health, not everyone is vigilant in seeking to protect themselves against ...
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World's top war photojournalists together for first time at Shooting War: Covering 50 Years of Confl

06-Jun-2019 12:00 PM

- Astronaut and photographer Chris Hadfield joins as panel moderator. Eleven of the world's top conflict photographers will be in Toronto on June 22 to discuss what motivates them to bear witness to some of the world's worst inhumanities, and the emotional impact such experiences have caused. The event, hosted by The Globe and Mail, will be at ...
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Cataracts remain a mystery, study shows

06-Jun-2019 10:00 AM

A new survey commissioned by Alcon Canada, revealed that over half of Canadians do not know much about cataracts and cataract surgery; and 59 per cent are unaware that there are options to treat cataracts and other vision conditions at once1. This is particularly concerning as cataracts affect 2.5 million Canadians every year2 and are one of the ...
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$10M awarded to IRIC for the development of new cancer-fighting drugs and immunotherapies

06-Jun-2019 08:00 AM

(IRIC) - The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal (UdeM) has been awarded a 10-million dollar grant from the government of Quebec's Fonds d'accélération des collaborations en santé (FACS), to develop new cancer-fighting drugs in collaboration with biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb and ...
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