Category Archives: Toronto

The Lastmans Offer to Fund Streetsville Santa Parade

God bless us, everyone:

Who is going to miss out on attending the famous Streetsville Santa Claus parade?

If Mel and Blayne Lastman have any say: “N-o-o-o-o-o-body.”

The former Toronto mayor and his legendary Bad Boy retailer son have stepped up to try to save the cancelled parade.

“I think of the kids,” said Mel. “The kids have to have a Santa Claus parade at Christmas.”

A lot of people were surprised when word snuck out over the weekend that the parade planned for later this month on the famous old town’s main street in Mississauga was being scrapped in favour of an expanded Christmas market concept.

The market idea does sound terrific, but the tradition of the Streetsville Santa Claus parade, held every year since 1974, would sadly end. Blayne Lastman is hoping it doesn’t have to.

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Toronto: Muslim worker dies when hijab gets stuck in conveyor belt

If they didn’t allow the hijabi to work on the line they would have been sued and wrongly called Islamophobic. Now, rather than banning the hijab and other head coverings near this type of machinery, the government will further burden employers and fine them.

Quebec protects its Muslim citizens against this danger.

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‘Damn your nationality, go to hell,’ Canadian Tire terror suspect tells judge

A Toronto-area woman facing terror charges in an alleged attack at a Canadian Tire store will stand trial next year.

Rehab Dughmosh, 32, will face a judge and jury starting May 28, 2018 for what is expected to be a three-week trial.

Dughmosh is facing a total of 21 charges, including attempted murder of at least three people for the benefit of or in association with a terrorist group.

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Aga Khan in Toronto showcases Canadian and Islamic art

In 1971 Syracuse’s Everson Museum mounted a Yoko Ono exhibition entitled “This Is Not Here,” complete with an opening attended by ex-Beatle husband John Lennon and a host of musician friends to mark the occasion and concurrently celebrate her husband’s 31st birthday.

In “Here,” an exhibit at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum, the questions raised in “This Is Not Here” continue to seek answers, as “Here,” is subtitled “Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists.” While “Here’s” 21 participating artists are Canadian citizens, most live and create globally, as “What does it mean to be a Canadian artist?” is a prominent question, perhaps lending allure to “This Is Not Here’s” tenets, and fueling contemplation for Curator Swapnaa Tamhane’s “What is being here?” investigation.

WTF did I just read? Random words and punctuation?

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Toronto funding Muslim-only youth fellowship internship positions in city government offices

Where is the program for Jews? Christians? Hindus? Government internships for Muslims and Muslims only. This is the very definition of sharia law, special superior rights for a “superior” class.

The city of Toronto will be funding a Muslim youth fellowship internship program in city councillors’ offices.

Canada is sinking fast under Trudeau.

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This is Canada’s first HIV pop-up eatery with HIV-positive cooks

To reduce the stigma that people living with HIV/AIDS experience, a team of more than a dozen HIV-positive cooks will open Canada’s first HIV pop-up eatery in Toronto this week.

Led by chef Matt Basile of Fidel Gastro in Toronto, a team of 14 HIV-positive cooks aim to debunk myths surrounding the condition, by playing hosts to a two-day dinner party at June’s, where they’ll serve a four-course meal.

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Plan for Toronto city hall Indigenous office moves ahead

Toronto’s most ambitious bid to recognize its first residents with a permanent Indigenous office stumbled when city hall security refused to allow a ceremonial drum into the building.

Councillor Mike Layton, co-chair of the Aboriginal affairs committee, had to rush downstairs to assure security officers the drum was vital for a smudge-and-singing ceremony to appropriately launch the historic meeting.

Is there going to be a Department of White Cis-Gendered Males too?

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Rally against white supremacy held at Queen’s Park

Rally organizer Shannon McDeez was among the first to speak to the crowds on Sunday.

“We want to start a national conversation about white supremacy,” McDeez said. “What we’re talking about is white supremacy — its institutionalization, its radicalization and the fact that its being empowered by a disgusting political shift in the United States.”

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