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Hundreds gather to honour man stabbed to death outside Toronto mosque

Mohamed-Aslim Zafis spent his last hours as he did countless ones before — volunteering at a northwest Toronto mosque and helping those in need. 

Animal rights activist charged under new law after protest at Fearman's pork plant

An animal rights activist has been charged under a new Ontario law for allegedly interfering with a truck carrying pigs to slaughter at the same plant where another activist was killed after she was hit by a truck.

'You can feel the pain': Families of those killed by police support each other

Members of a club no one wants to be a part of gathered Sunday at a barbecue in Brampton, Ont., to celebrate the lives of family members killed by police — and to demand justice.

Heat wave the latest challenge to those living in encampments in Toronto

Many people experiencing homelessness in Toronto have tried to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks in the city's shelter system by setting up tent camps outside. But now, they have to cope with a punishing heat wave as well.

Toronto homeless advocates take city back to court over shelter system

A group of homeless advocates has relaunched a lawsuit against the City of Toronto for its handling of the shelter system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four 'disfigured' dead cats in Vaughan park prompt police investigation

Police north of Toronto are warning residents to keep an eye on their pets after the grisly discovery of four "disfigured" dead cats in a park.

Man who sold guns to serial killer Dellen Millard has parole revoked

The man who peddled guns to a notorious triple killer had his parole revoked last month for allegedly trafficking women and drugs.

Man experiencing homelessness 'can't wait to take a bubble bath' after being moved into Toronto apartment

Dozens of people living in tents across Toronto have been moved into furnished apartment buildings as part of the city's response to protect the vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis.

Toronto van attack families await 'important step' in healing as 2nd anniversary approaches

Life under the pall of COVID-19 has given Nick D'Amico time to think. Sometimes he thinks too much — mostly about his sister — and his thoughts fall down a black hole.

Ontario court dismisses PETA application over takedown of anti-Canada Goose ads

An Ontario court dismissed an application for a judicial review by an animal welfare organization who said its right to free expression were violated when its anti-Canada Goose ads were taken down in Toronto.

Toronto man found not criminally responsible for murder in remote trial

In a virtual trial completed remotely, a 33-year-old Toronto man has been found not criminally responsible for killing his grandmother and trying to kill a health-care worker.

COVID-19 spreading among Toronto's homeless, with 30 cases reported

At least 30 people using homeless and refugee shelters in Toronto have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Tuesday.

Toronto Zoo taking precautions with big cats after tiger in N.Y. gets COVID-19

The news that a tiger tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bronx Zoo in New York dropped like a bomb at the Toronto Zoo.

'We're going through the valley of tears,' Toronto cardinal says of pandemic

Catholic churches in Toronto are shutting their doors on the eve of Holy Week after the Ontario government deemed all places of worship non-essential during the COVID-19 pandemic and ordered them closed.

Ontario animal welfare squad launches probe into Marineland after bear cub incident

Ontario's new animal welfare inspection squad has launched an investigation into Marineland after a worker there said she saved three cubs from the bear enclosure.

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