Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Toronto’ Category

Rising GTA tennis star looking to take down top players at Rogers Cup

Monday, August 7th, 2017
Bianca Andreescu

Canadian tennis fans looking forward to cheering on a hometown favourite at this week’s Rogers Cup will have a local player to root for: 17-year-old rising star Bianca Andreescu.

Ballet dancer brings Jays fans to their toes with first pitch

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Heather Ogden

Principal dancer at the National Ballet of Canada Heather Ogden threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Jays game against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night.

Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor bring their trash talk to Toronto ahead of boxing showdown

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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There's still over a month to go before both champs show down in the boxing ring and before they do, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will bring the ruckus to Budweiser Stage for day two of their international press tour.

José Bautista reflects on life as a father

Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games reveal official mascot: Debwe, a turtle, that encourages reconciliation through the inspirational power of sport.