Mayor John Tory has asked staff to draft a “housing action plan” that could lead to significant changes to existing zoning regulations, including permitting multiplexes on all residential lots and eliminating so-called exclusionary zoning policies that prohibit modest density in most residential neighbourhoods.
Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney said Friday that the latest delays to the long-overdue Eglinton Crosstown light rail line are necessary in order to ensure that the line operates properly, but offered few specifics on the problems as two city councillors called for an inquiry into the project.
Mayor John Tory is set to make another attempt at legalizing rooming houses across Toronto, this time with new enhanced powers that could allow him to push through the bylaw with only minority support.
Toronto police have laid a murder charge against a suspect and have also charged another person with accessory in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 57-year-old man in the Danforth area earlier this week.
The oath of allegiance to the monarch that has long rankled Quebec sovereigntist politicians is a thing of the past after the provincial legislature passed a law on Friday abolishing the requirement for its elected members.
Canada's premiers presented a united front Friday as they demanded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau come to the table personally to hammer out an agreement for Ottawa to shoulder more of the burden when it comes to health-care costs.
Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Friday he's trying to light a fire under his international colleagues to pick up the pace on negotiations at an international meeting on saving the planet's biodiversity.