Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Toronto’ Category

‘She is the star now’: Fans react to Bianca Andreescu’s Rogers Cup victory

Monday, August 12th, 2019
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Canadians celebrated on Sunday when 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont, became Rogers Cup champion — the first Canadian woman to win the tennis tournament in 50 years.

Raptor Serge Ibaka used to go hungry, now he’s giving back in Regent Park

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

A special guest made an appearance at the weekly "Taste of Regent Park" event Wednesday. The Serge Ibaka Foundation partnered with the Regent Park Community Food Centre to provide thousands of free meals to the community.

Toronto school restarting football program after hazing scandal

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Toronto St. Michael's College School

A prestigious Toronto private school is reinstating its football team in the wake of an investigation into systemic hazing and bullying that resulted in charges levied against some of its students.

‘Girls can do anything’: Ashlynn Jolicoeur to play in U.S. all-girls baseball tournament

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
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At eight years old, Ashlynn Jolicoeur is already a superstar on the Canadian baseball circuit, and she has big plans for the future.

Bid launched to bring WNBA team to Toronto

Friday, July 12th, 2019
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While basketball fever remains at an all-time high in Canada, a group says it has launched a bid to bring a Women's National Basketball Association team to Toronto.

‘It hurt more than I thought it would’: Raptors fans grieve, but give thanks to Kawhi

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Disappointed, sad, and a little frustrated, but many of the Toronto Raptors fans interviewed by CBC News said they bore no ill will for the departing Kawhi Leonard, thanking him for his role in delivering the city its first NBA championship.

‘Sad but not mad’: Raptors fans say #ThankYouKawhi amid reports of departure

Saturday, July 6th, 2019
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Toronto Mayor John Tory thanked Kawhi Leonard on Saturday for his part in bringing the NBA championship to the city.

‘It’s priceless’: Indigenous teen sings O Canada in Cree at Toronto Blue Jays game

Saturday, June 29th, 2019
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Thirteen-year-old Kiya Bruno performed on her biggest stage ever on Saturday afternoon. Bruno, from the Samson Cree Nation in northern Alberta, sang O Canada — in Cree — in front of thousands of baseball fans at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Hoops to stay up around the clock in Toronto after video sparks online backlash

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Basketball net at Sir Charles Tupper Elementary

City staff in Toronto will no longer take down public basketball hoops at the end of the day, the mayor said Thursday after a video showing a municipal worker dismantling a net sparked widespread backlash online.

Raptors superfan and Toronto mayor launch petition to get Kawhi Leonard to stay

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
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Raptors’ superfan Nav Bhatia and Toronto Mayor John Tory are asking Torontonians to leave Kawhi Leonard alone as he decides his basketball future, but sign a petition to encourage him to consider staying in the city.