Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Toronto’ Category

José Bautista reflects on life as a father

Sunday, June 18th, 2017
Jose Bautista

Toronto Blue Jays star José Bautista says fatherhood has given him a different perspective on life and love.

Whitby boy to throw out first pitch for Toronto Blue Jays for deafblindness awareness

Monday, June 12th, 2017
Alex Graham

When 10-year-old Alex Graham throws out the first pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, he'll be ready. Not only has he been practising daily since January, he'll be using his hands, something his parents say have been his favourite toy since birth.

Want to swim at Penny Oleksiak’s old pool? You’re running out of time

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

The Toronto pool where Olympic champion Penny Oleksiak got her start will soon close to the public, unless a last-minute push by the local community can change the city’s mind.

Ontario human rights tribunal mulls hearing Cleveland Indians complaint

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
Cleveland mascot

Ontario's human rights tribunal is considering hearing a complaint that seeks to bar the Cleveland Indians from being able to use their team name or wear specific logos at major league baseball games played in Toronto.

The Maple Leafs unfollowed everyone on Twitter and fans are not impressed

Friday, April 28th, 2017
HKN Maple Leafs Capitals 20170413

The Toronto Maple Leafs have issued the ultimate diss to its fans, some say — after the team unfollowed thousands of people on Twitter Friday.

59% of former NHLers studied prone to psychiatric disorders, research suggests

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Concussions and high impact sports seem to go hand in hand, and now a new study of pro hockey players conducted in Toronto shows that head trauma can lead to an elevated rate of psychiatric disorders.

Meet Debwe, the North American Indigenous Games official mascot

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Debwe the turtle — April 13, 2017

Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games reveal official mascot: Debwe, a turtle, that encourages reconciliation through the inspirational power of sport.

Mystery Masters jacket bought at Toronto thrift shop for $5 sells for $139K US

Monday, April 10th, 2017
Masters golf

An authentic green jacket from Augusta National Golf Club that was once bought for $5 at a Toronto thrift store has sold at auction for more than $139,000 US.

Transgender hockey player Harrison Browne retires to complete transition

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Harrison Browne made headlines last October after he came out publicly as a transgender professional athlete. Now, he's retiring from women's hockey — but not before going out as a champion.

‘Holy Mackinaw!’ Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen reaches 3,000 games behind the mic

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen

The Toronto Maple Leafs' longtime play-by-play man spoke with CBC Toronto about his journey, the upstart Leafs and how "Holy Mackinaw" was born.