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Surprising Source Provides Local Honey Option for Toronto

Surprising Source Provides Local Honey Option for Toronto

A new line of honey has come to Toronto from a surprising source… a local real estate company. Allied Properties, which owns numerous properties in the King West area, recently began producing honey on the rooftops of three of its buildings. Montreal-based Alvéole provides Allied Properties with beekeeping kits and educates them on proper care… Continue Reading

Scheduled for work, but you have the flu. Should You stay, or should you go? With higher fatality indicators, experts say stay home.

Scheduled for work, but you have the flu. Should You stay, or should you go? With higher fatality indicators, experts say stay home.

The recent flu-related deaths of otherwise young, healthy patients brought “flu awareness” back to the top-of-mind social issue. A healthy athlete, a ten year-old child, and other healthy people have died of flu complications.The ongoing debate over “go to work or stay home” has never been more urgent than in this flu season, which appears… Continue Reading

Social Experiment Seeks to Test Cohabitation Solution

Social Experiment Seeks to Test Cohabitation Solution

Population growth and increased demand for housing have resulted in rising prices and a strong shift toward alternative housing options. In an effort to provide adequate housing that is affordable for college students, Thai property developer AP Public Company Ltd. has created a Space Scholarship as part of its social responsibility initiative. The idea behind… Continue Reading

Moss Park armoury temporarily opens — with other shelters for Toronto’s homeless — as new cold snap looms

Moss Park armoury temporarily opens — with other shelters for Toronto’s homeless — as new cold snap looms

Although it’s an expensive solution, approved by the federal government, Toronto will open the Moss Park Armoury as an emergency shelter. Toronto’s Mayor John Tory praised the fast-acting and compassionate response to an urgent situation. Although Toronto is in a temporary warm lull, a second bitter cold stretch of weather is on its way this… Continue Reading

Air Canada Adds Second Memphis-Toronto Nonstop

Air Canada Adds Second Memphis-Toronto Nonstop

Air Canada continues to add new destinations to its routes into and out of Toronto. These include Marseille, Zagreb, Brisbane, Mumbai, Casablanca, Prague, Bucharest, Berlin, and Algiers. Continuing to branch out, the airline has recently announced plans to add a second daily nonstop between Memphis and Toronto one year after the launch of the first.… Continue Reading

Lyft expands beyond US: a second ridesharing company arrives in Toronto  adding to controversy with Taxi operators

Lyft expands beyond US: a second ridesharing company arrives in Toronto adding to controversy with Taxi operators

Popular ridesharing company Lyft recently announced plans to expand beyond US borders and into Canadian territory… more specifically, Toronto. “Our passports are packed and we’re crossing the border,” read the statement on Lyft’s blog. “From brunch in Bloordale and belly laughs on Mercer St to polishing off some late-night poutine at your favourite burger joint… Continue Reading

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