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Step inside Drake's extravagant Toronto mansion

Complete with an NBA regulation-size basketball court and recording studio, Drake's custom-built house is a case study in extravagance.
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The city will survive coronavirus

In a recent essay, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman asked “Can City Life Survive Coronavirus?” It seems an apt question in this extraordinary time of mandated retreat from public life.  City streets and spaces normally teeming with people are nearly deserted now, evoking scenes from a Terry Gilliam film.  In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 we have shut down the sites where the rituals of daily urban life unfold, “third places” like cafes and bars and community center...
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China Lifts Lockdown On Wuhan But Some Restrictions Remain

WUHAN, China (AP) — Amid streets newly bustling with cars and pedestrians, Wang Chun celebrated the lifting of a virus lockdown on her hometown of Wuhan on Wednesday with a dance outdoors after 2 1/2 months largely cooped up at home. “I’m so happy Wuhan has defeated the virus,” Wang said after recording a K-Pop-inspired duet with a male partner for posting on the internet. Neither of them wore face masks, at least for a brief few minutes. After she put on the mask again, Wang confronted the q...
Tags: Europe, Japan, News, China, India, Toronto, Wuhan, Yangtze River, Hubei, Guangzhou, Chen, Wang, Xinhua News Agency, Xiao, Tong, Hubei Province


'Seder in a Box' nourishes Jewish tradition during COVID-19 Crisis

Passover, or Peschah, is one of the most significant holidays in the Jewish calendar.It's a time for families and communities to come together to share traditions, including a Seder feast, to mark Jewish liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt.But the COVID-19 outbreak means Passover celebrations will be very different this year, with physical distancing  separating families and friends. Seniors in particular find themselves alone as they try to protect their health.Traditions in a boxCong...
Tags: News, Toronto, Egypt, Vancouver, Morris, Wenner, Matzah, U.S, Margaret Gallagher, Schara Tzedeck, Camille Wenner, Maple Grill, Howard Kallner, Kallner, Florence Morris


Oilers' Colby Cave placed in medically-induced coma

Colby Cave, 25, has been admitted to the critical care unit of a Toronto hospital after suffering brain bleed.
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Colby Cave, Oilers Colby Cave


Maple Leafs a Source of Positivity in Otherwise Challenging Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the world operates. One can no longer turn on the television or open social media without seeing an updated infection count or new restrictions about social distancing. Now in our fourth week without hockey and sports in general (aside from Toronto Raptors championship re-runs), it’s time to forget about all the negativity even just for a minute. Here’s a look at how the Toronto Maple Leafs are interacting with the community and spreading positivity ...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Blue Jays, Arizona, Hockey, NHL, Chris Hadfield, Toronto FC, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Toronto Raptors, Boston Bruins, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs


Looking Back: Senators Get Zaitsev and Brown

July 1. One of the most enjoyable, exciting, and nerve-racking days of the calendar year. For many, July 1 marks the unofficial start of the summer and Canada Day, a national holiday in Canada. However, in the hockey world, July 1 marks the start of NHL Free Agency, more commonly referred to as Free Agent Frenzy. It also gets the ball rolling for NHL teams wishing to make transactions with high hopes of bolstering their rosters heading into a brand new campaign. Related: Senators’ 2000 Draft ...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Canada, Nashville, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Smith, National Hockey League, Anderson, Ottawa, Montreal Canadiens, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs


Black Dresses – “CREEP U”

It's been over eight months since we last heard from Black Dresses with LOVE AND AFFECTION FOR STUPID LITTLE BITCHES -- compared to the pace they released their earlier material at, that feels like a lifetime! But the Toronto duo, made up of Devi McCallion and Rook, have a new album ready to … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Toronto, Black Dresses, Devi McCallion


The Latest: New Zealand: Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy essential

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— New Zealand declares Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy as essential workers— Japan preparing Tokyo hotel for patients with little coronavirus symptoms— India to lift ban on export of hydroxychloroquine, other drugs after Trump threat— New Zealand health minister...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, London, News, France, White House, China, India, New York City, Africa, Narendra Modi, Toronto, Taiwan, World


Could We See A Few NHL Fold?

from Damien Cox at the Toronto Star, The majority of NHL teams these days are owned by extremely rich individuals or large corporations. Financial pressures from other businesses may nonetheless put more focus on their NHL holdings if there is no hockey revenue. So which teams could be in trouble? The first one that comes to mind is Ottawa. A small-market team with diminishing attendance, last in the NHL with well under 13,000 per game. There have already been rumours that the Sen...
Tags: Florida, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Arizona, Nashville, NHL, Ottawa, Islanders, Winnipeg, Carolina, Phil Kessel, Taylor Hall, Bettman, Eugene Melnyk, Damien Cox


Maple Leafs’ Coaching Change Completely Alters the 2019-20 Season

When the Maple Leafs began their season, they were coached by the legendary Mike Babcock. Babcock was signed in 2015 after success with the Detroit Red Wings and on the international stage. Arguably one of the best coaches in NHL history, the Maple Leafs signed him to an eight-year, $50 million deal prior to the 2015-16 season.  Related: Bill Barilko, the Tragically Hip & the Most Famous Goal in Maple Leafs History The team had regular-season success under Babcock but never seemed to be ab...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Arizona, Holland, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Edmonton, Boston Bruins, Phoenix, Edmonton Oilers, Bruins, Auston Matthews


NBA coaches prepare for possible intriguing playoff matchups

With NBA games indefinitely on hold there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities - including by coaches around the league. Toronto coach Nick Nurse said he’s trying to prepare for every possibility that would allow the Raptors a chance to defend their title. No one knows what will be thrown at the NBA or the rest of the sports world.
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Nba, Raptors, Nick Nurse


Zoom admits calls got 'mistakenly' routed through China

Zoom has admitted that some call data was routed through China for non-China users. CEO Eric Yuan said the calls were routed "mistakenly" after the company ramped up capacity to cope with a huge increase in demand. Separately, researchers at Toronto's Citizen Lab found Zoom used encryption keys issued via servers in China, raising further surveillance worries. China does not enforce strict data privacy laws and could conceivably demand that Zoom decrypt calls, they said. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: China, Toronto, Trends, Nasa, Beijing, Canada, United States, University of Toronto, Yuan, Eric Yuan, China They


Zoom, Zoom, Zoom… Videoconferencing in the Room

Love it or hate it, everyone is on Zoom these days, including lawyers. The company notes that daily use went up from 10 million users a day in December 2019, to over 200 million daily users in March 2020. On March 23, 2020 alone, the app was downloaded 2.13 million times globally. Social distancing during COVID-19 has in no insignificant way pushed the use of this platform to new levels, with share prices going from $70 in January to $150 by the the end of March 2020. Yet, the platform was never...
Tags: Technology, Law, Toronto, Society, Commission, Usa Today, Facetime, Tribunal, Jain, Ontario, Federation, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Divisional Court, Amit Serper, Facebook Misleading, Macbooks Mac


Join Me Monday for Free Webinar, ‘Lawyering from Home,’ Presented by the Legal Innovation Zone

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University in Toronto is presenting Lawyering From Home, a series of online discussions focused on supporting legal professionals as they adapt to working remotely. I will be this week’s guest speaker for a program on “Key Tech Tools for Lawyering from Home.” The program is Monday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. ET. It qualifies for one hour of Professionalism Content. Register here.  
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Toronto, Ryerson University


The Worst Teams In Stanley Cup Playoff History

This article was originally written in January, 2015. If you’ve been following the 2015 NFL Playoffs, you already know the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers are moving on to the Divisional round. A team that finished the regular season at 7-8-1, which advanced by virtue of defeating an Arizona Cardinals team with a third string quarterback. In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it doesn’t happen that often anymore that a sub .500 squad gets into the tournament but it has happened in the past. Th...
Tags: California, Toronto, Sport, Wings, Kings, Arizona Cardinals, Hockey, NHL, Archives, Carolina Panthers, NFC South, Colorado Rockies, Seals, Philadelphia Flyers, Leafs, Vancouver Canucks


Nick Robertson Should be a Maple Leaf Next Season

During this time of darkness and uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to look at the positives in the hockey world. The NHL’s 2019-20 season and playoffs may very well be cancelled, and it’s hard to say when exactly we’ll see our favourite teams take the ice again. But luckily for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans, there is one shining ray of hope on the horizon for next season. Enter 18-year-old prospect Nick Robertson. Related: Maple Leafs Forgotten Ones – Mikael Renber...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Wheeler, Hockey, NHL, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Athletic, Robertson, John Tavares, OHL, Kasperi Kapanen, Kyle Dubas, NHL Hall of Famer, Jonas Siegel


Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Marlies’ Prospects, Rielly & Dubas

As the regular season has been suspended, in each of the News & Rumors posts I’m writing these days I’ve included a glimpse back at the Toronto Maple Leafs season and have outlined what I believe has made the season memorable. At the same time, I’ve been collecting the news emerging from the organization. Related: Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Keefe, Barabanov, Marner & Shanahan In today’s post, I’ll look back at what I believe are two of the most memorable games of the season, report a numbe...
Tags: Stephen Colbert, Toronto, Sport, Green, Miami, Ohio, AHL, Hockey, NHL, New York State, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, Arizona Coyotes, Kyle


End The Season

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - ...day after day you still hear deputy commissioner Bill Daly talk about plans for completing the season and squeezing in the playoffs. There’s no reality to what he’s saying. How can there be? There may, however, be some financial motivation to keep hope alive. By not cancelling games officially, the league’s teams are under no obligation to return ticket money. And in large markets certainly, this year’s money will certainly be applied to nex...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, NHL, Maple Leafs, St Louis Blues, Jordan Binnington, Bill Daly, Steve Simmons


Who else is joining Kobe Bryant in the Basketball Hall of Fame?

A look at the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, announced on Saturday: KOBE BRYANT Key stats: 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists per game in 20 NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. Career accomplishments: Five-time NBA champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010), 18-time All-Star, 2008 NBA MVP, No. 4 scorer in NBA history, 15-time All-NBA player, scored career-high 81 points vs. Toronto on Jan. 22, 2006, four-time All-Star Game MVP, two-time NBA Finals MVP, t...
Tags: Sports, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Spurs, Nba, Ncaa, Rockets, Michigan, Kobe Bryant, Houston, Bentley, Wake Forest, International Olympic Committee, Los-angeles-lakers


Power Rankings Countdown: Vlad Guerrero Jr., legacy kids create buzz around No. 21 Toronto Blue Jays

The top of the Blue Jays lineup is going to be a lot of fun. Scott Pianowski gives us a snapshot of Toronto's fantasy outlook.
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Blue Jays, Toronto Blue Jays, Vlad Guerrero Jr, Scott Pianowski


Lakers’ Phil Handy extends his coaching passion with pandemic-proof app

He has always done his best work on the court. But for a decade, as he built his training business, Phil Handy’s office was a silver Volkswagen GTI that rattled across roads all over Northern California. He loaded up his car in the morning from his home in El Dorado Hills – 30 miles east of Sacramento – and drove to Marin County, directly north of San Francisco. Sometimes he wound through the Bay Area to Stanford or St. Mary’s College or UC Davis or Berkeley. Many days, maybe even most days, Han...
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Lightning’s Top-10 Goal Scorers All-Time

Whenever a new franchise enters the NHL, you never know what that teams’ identity will become. While some teams never develop a single trait that defines them, others seemingly double down on one aspect of the game to be the best at. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, the pathway to prominence has been paved on the back of offense. Even when they were struggling to ice competitive teams throughout their rocky early history, the Lightning still managed to find players who helped define what it meant...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Lightning, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, St Louis, Richard, Ross, Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Bradley, Tampa Bay, Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov


Toronto Maple Leafs’ Top-20 Goal Scorers All-Time

Throughout the Maple Leafs’ 100-plus year existence, they have been home to many great, Hall of Fame calibre players. Many of their best players had extended careers with the team, and today we’re going to discuss the top-20 highest scoring players to ever play for the blue and white. No. 1: Mats Sundin, 420 Goals The lone European on the list, and the long-time captain of the Maple Leafs, Mats Sundin was all-world when he played for the team. His 420 goals are highlighted by two 41-goa...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Philadelphia, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Jackson, Smith, Calgary Flames, Kennedy, Anderson, Colorado Rockies, Boston Bruins, Stewart, Auston Matthews


Toronto Maple Leaf’s Top-20 Goal Scorers All-Time

Throughout the Maple Leafs’ 100-plus year existence, they have been home to many great, Hall of Fame calibre players. Many of their best players had extended careers with the team, and today we’re going to discuss the top-20 highest scoring players to ever play for the blue and white. No. 1: Mats Sundin, 420 Goals The lone European on the list, and the long-time captain of the Maple Leafs, Mats Sundin was all-world when he played for the team. His 420 goals are highlighted by two 41-goa...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Philadelphia, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Jackson, Smith, Calgary Flames, Kennedy, Anderson, Colorado Rockies, Boston Bruins, Stewart, Auston Matthews


Coronavirus: 3M fires back at Trump over order to produce more face masks

By DAVID KOENIG and ZEKE MILLER Manufacturing giant 3M pushed back Friday against criticism from President Donald Trump over production of face masks that are badly needed by American health care workers. The company said it has been producing as many masks as possible for the U.S. “over the last several weeks and months.” 3M also said the administration asked it to stop exporting medical-grade masks to Canada and Latin America, which the company said raises “significant humanitarian implication...
Tags: Minnesota, White House, China, Toronto, General Motors, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, Ford, Gm, Long Beach, Donald Trump, Detroit, Latin America, 3m


A 68-Game NHL Season for 2019-20: Eastern Conference Playoffs

In the first part of this series, I suggested that the NHL end the 2019-20 season after the 68th game (the number of games played by every team at the time of The Great Pause of 2020.) Any games played beyond that would be disregarded, as would any points in the standings earned in those games. In this column, we’ll explore how truncating the season to 68 games would affect the Eastern Conference playoff picture. (The Western Conference playoffs will be explored in the next part of this seri...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Lightning, Philadelphia, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Columbus, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders


Ottawa Senators’ Daniel Alfredsson: Hall of Fame Worthy?

In the almost 30 years that the modern-day Ottawa Senators have existed, they have yet to have a player inducted into the Hockey Hockey Hall of Fame. While many fantastic players have donned the Centurian, none have been deemed worthy of entry into those hallowed halls. Daniel Alfredsson is without a doubt, the greatest Senator to play the game (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images) One can, however, make the case that a certain Senators legend deserv...
Tags: Sweden, Toronto, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Hall of Fame, Pearson, Ottawa, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Jason Spezza, Red Wings


Kings or Maple Leafs – Who Won the Muzzin Trade?

In January of 2019, the Los Angeles Kings signalled to the hockey world that a rebuild was imminent. They traded defenseman Jake Muzzin to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Carl Grundstrom, the rights to Sean Durzi and a first-round pick, which LA used to get Tobias Björnfot. At the time, there was a mixed response as to who won the trade. The Maple Leafs got a top-pairing defenseman and gave up nothing on their current roster. The Kings got a high draft pick, a highly-touted defensive prospect, a...
Tags: Peyton Manning, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Kings, Tom Brady, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, Ontario, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Mclellan, Jake Muzzin, Todd McLellan


Drake Starts a Lockdown Dance Trend With New ‘Toosie Side’ Video (Watch)

The strange contradictions of the present day are front and center in Drake’s new video, “Toosie Side,” which features the rapper doing a meme-generating dance inside his mansion during lockdown. The clip begins with scenes of deserted streets in the rapper’s hometown of Toronto before it moves inside a sprawling mansion — his, judging by […]
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