Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Toronto’ Category

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.

Ontario attorney general to consult fans about event ticket selling, buying

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
 Yasir Naqvi

The Ontario government wants input from the public to develop "practical solutions" for giving people a "fair shot" at buying tickets for concerts, sports and other events, says Attorney General Yasir Naqvi.

Paralympic medallist Victoria Nolan denied ride from Toronto UberAssist driver

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Victoria Nolan

Victoria Nolan, a medal-winning Canadian Paralympic rower, was left hanging by an UberAssist driver who refused to pick her up on Tuesday.

Toronto teen soccer star Adonijah Reid heading to MLS

Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Adonijah Reid

Adonijah Reid, 17, was selected in the Major League Soccer 2017 SuperDraft and is set to join his team, FC Dallas, for training on Saturday

Toronto-raised NFLer Orlando Franklin shocks young players with surprise phone call

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
James Parchment

It was an unusual practice for players from the Scarborough Minor Football Association, who took a call from homegrown hero Orlando Franklin.