Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Toronto’ Category

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.

John Tory says ‘message received’ after Penny Oleksiak tweets about saving pools

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Oleksiak and Tory

Swimming star Penny Oleksiak is stepping up to defend Toronto’s public pools, several of which are facing possible closure following the city’s 2017 budget process.

Ron MacLean apologizes to postal workers after Hockey Night in Canada remark

Sunday, January 8th, 2017
72 Team Canada 20120928

Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean has apologized to postal workers after suggesting their jobs were "effectively obsolete."

How to celebrate the NHL Centennial Classic in Toronto

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Toronto Maple Leafs-Centennial jerseys

Thousands of hockey fans will fill the stands at BMO Field to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs face off against the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL Centennial Classic on New Year’s Day.

Miruts Yifter, Ethiopian running legend, honoured at Toronto funeral

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Miruts Yifter, the Ethiopian running legend dubbed "Yifter the Shifter" for his ability to power away from rivals, was laid to rest at a packed funeral in Toronto on Tuesday.