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Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez dies at 57 from stroke, kidney complications (Sun, 16 Feb 2020)
fernandez-tony-980305-1180 Former Blue Jays star shortstop Tony Fernandez, who won a World Series with Toronto in 1993 and four consecutive Gold Glove in the 1980s, has died at age 57 from a stroke and complications from a kidney disease.
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Visiting Toronto's city hall? Brace yourself for beefed-up security, metal detectors (Sun, 16 Feb 2020)
Toronto Election - City Hall Starting on Feb. 18, visitors to Toronto's city hall can expect a new screening process to access the main atrium, customer service counters, and both the council chamber and committee rooms — which will include going through a metal detector.
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Man, 51, dead after being struck by driver in Brampton (Sun, 16 Feb 2020)
Brampton pedestrian struck fatal A man, 51, has died of his injuries in hospital after he was struck by a driver in Brampton early Sunday, Peel police say.
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Man in his 20s seriously injured in downtown Toronto shooting (Sun, 16 Feb 2020)
Yonge Street shooting A man in his 20s was seriously injured in a shooting in downtown Toronto early Sunday, Toronto police say.
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Police seek to identify man after woman, 87, robbed in apartment building lobby (Sun, 16 Feb 2020)
Robbery suspect Toronto police are appealing to the public for help in identifying a man accused of robbing an 87-year-old woman in a North York apartment building on Friday.
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Medical supply shortage leaves groups scrambling in bid to help Chinese hospitals (Sun, 16 Feb 2020)
Andi Shi, Chinese Professionals Association of Canada Chinese Canadian organizations have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars across the country to help medical staff treating patients with the coronavirus in China, but they're scrambling to find medical supplies they can send.
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Federal government to bring home Canadians on board quarantined cruise ship (Sat, 15 Feb 2020)
Japan Outbreak Cruise Ship The Canadian government said Saturday it was sending a chartered plane to repatriate the Canadians stuck on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been quarantined in Japan due to coronavirus.
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'An unfortunate tragedy': Boy, 9, presumed drowned after falling through ice in Lake Erie (Sat, 15 Feb 2020)
Haldimand recovery The search for a nine-year-old boy who fell through ice in Lake Erie has turned into a recovery mission, Ontario Provincial Police say.
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Blockade continues despite 'modest progress' made in talks between federal minister and Tyendinaga Mohawk (Sat, 15 Feb 2020)
LNG Pipeline 20200215 A blockade that has brought rail service throughout much of Eastern Canada to a standstill continues despite the personal intervention of the federal minister of Indigenous Services.
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'It exceeded our dreams' Brampton school gets new fitness facilities through donation (Sat, 15 Feb 2020)
brampton-twins Judith Nyman Secondary School in Brampton went from almost having to close down their fitness room because their equipment was so old — to brand new state of the art facilities after a teacher reached out for help.
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Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to 8.1 million residents and has approximately 25% of Canada's population.  The Toronto metropolitan census area had a population of 5,113,149, and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census.

 

As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries.The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's seventh largest, is headquartered in the city, along with most of Canada's corporations. They also have an NHL hockey team, called the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international, reflecting its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada.  Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, high standard of living, and friendly attitude to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.  In addition, Toronto was ranked as the most expensive Canadian city in which to live in 2006.

  Residents of the city are called Torontonians.

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