Chantal Da Silva

Chantal Da Silva is a Canadian-British journalist who considers Toronto and London home. She typically writes features on immigration, human rights issues and politics.

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Blaze breaks out amid tensions over COVID-19 outbreak in U.K. army barracks housing asylum seekers

A fire broke out at a former military barracks being used to house asylum seekers in Britain on Friday as tensions over the government's handling of a recent coronavirus outbreak at the facility flared. 

Europe braces for impact of 2nd-wave pandemic restrictions

After making the necessary sacrifices to get through the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring, Europeans enjoyed a period of relative freedom. But rising infections in the last month have forced governments to consider tightening restrictions again.

Boris Johnson saw uptick in popularity after he contracted coronavirus. Will Trump see the same?

In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's positive coronavirus test, many are speculating about what impact it will have on his re-election chances. The example of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive in late March, might offer some answers. 

Should I stay or go? Canadians ponder returning home as coronavirus cases spike in U.K.

Canadians living in the United Kingdom are weighing whether to return home as they watch coronavirus case numbers rise sharply in the country.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Dufferin and Eglinton area

Paramedics say a male pedestrian has been pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck and killed by a vehicle in the city's northwest end.

Police investigating suspicious incident at University and Queen

Toronto police are investigating a suspicious incident after an "unknown item" was left in the area of University Avenue and Queen Street.

Pride Toronto events to go on as planned with increased security following Orlando attack

"We will march, we will rally." Executive director of Pride Toronto Mathieu Chantelois said Monday this year's Pride Parade will be dedicated to the victims of the mass shooting that killed 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

'Meet Your Neighbour' project brings strangers together for Ramadan dinner

A project called Meet Your Neighbour is encouraging Muslim families across the province to welcome non-Muslim neighbours to their dinner tables to help break the fast and learn more about Ramadan.

Stop selling off community spaces, parents tell TDSB

Residents near Buttonwood Park say their kids will suffer if the Toronto District School Board moves ahead with its plans to sell off more of its property.

'He's a legend': How Raptors senior advisor Wayne Embry is helping shape team's success

As Raptors fans revel in the wake of an electrifying win Monday night, the team's senior advisor is reflecting on how far the franchise has come.