TORONTO – Laura Moniz was never especially interested in the British Royal Family, but she is going all out to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The 32-year-old schoolteacher says she has invited a group of her girlfriends to a slumber party the night before the May 19 nuptials, when they will drink cocktails, make funny hats and then get up early the next morning to watch what they hope will be an over-the-top spectacle at Windsor Castle.
TORONTO – Starbucks will close all its Canadian company-operated stores and offices for an afternoon next month to provide training about creating a “culture of warmth and belonging.”
The announcement comes nearly a month after the Seattle-based company publicly apologized for the arrest of two black men who had been refused permission to use the washroom of a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia.
TORONTO – Toronto police are investigating what they believe was an elaborate prank after a burned-out car was found dangling from a bridge near a busy highway during the Wednesday morning rush hour.
The unusual sight of a blue sedan suspended from the underside of the Leaside Bridge drove much speculation online and from police themselves, who originally believed the hanging vehicle was part of a movie shoot.
TORONTO – The site of a deadly van attack was transformed into a place of mourning Sunday evening, as the streets of north Toronto echoed with thousands of people singing O Canada at a vigil for the victims.
Religious leaders of multiple faiths led the speakers’ list at the event, all of them sharing messages of support and strength in the face of the tragedy that left 10 people dead and 16 more injured.
TORONTO – The van attack that left 10 people dead in Toronto this week has raised questions about what could be done to guard against similar incidents, with experts saying some new automotive technology and urban planning measures may help mitigate risk.
They caution, however, that it would be impossible to entirely prevent vehicles being used as weapons.