New streetcars for Toronto Transit Commission
A purchase of 60 streetcars has been announced for…
Ontario manufacturer adopts thermal imaging to prevent spread of COVID-19
Ontario company manufactures real-time thermal solution to detect elevated body temperatures
Spin Master takes $14.5M Q2 loss as Hatchimals, Paw Patrol sales slip
The toymaker lost less money than expected during the quarter
Ontario sets new rules for restaurants as Toronto, Peel Region enter Stage 3
Toronto city council has enacted a series of additional health measures beyond those set by the province in preparation for the change
Toronto, Peel to join Stage 3 of reopening on July 31; Windsor-Essex left behind
Windsor-Essex region will remain in Stage 2 due to continued outbreaks on farms
Toronto, Peel to enter Stage 2, Windsor-Essex remains in Stage 1
Restaurant patios, hair salons and swimming pools in Toronto and Peel Region are able to resume operations June 24
Pandemic era tech changes should become permanent, says Toronto mayor
The mayor of Canada’s largest city also played up the vibrancy of its technology sector
BC, Ontario shipyards team up to win multibillion dollar icebreaker contract
The agreement between Seaspan Marine and Heddle Shipyards represents the type of co-operation rarely seen within Canada.
Most regions outside Toronto-Hamilton area moving to reopen – Stage 2
GTA and Hamilton area held back because of the high concentration of the province’s COVID-19 cases.
Sidewalk Labs’ smart-city plans for Toronto are dead. What’s next?
Google company is withdrawing from its partnership with Waterfront Toronto, and a neighbourhood called Quayside.
Makers of zytec Germ Buster ramp up hand sanitizer production
Canadian brand is delivering sanitizers to hospitals and has created additional work opportunities, increased pay for employees.
GM shuts down Maven car share service in TO, all other markets
Last year GM pulled the service from eight North American markets but kept Toronto and some US cities running.
Thornhill Medical ventilator production increased tenfold to meet demand
The federal government has signed a contract with the Toronto medical equipment manufacturer for 1,020 new ventilators
Toronto firm’s portable life support units could supplement ICU beds
Thornhill Medical’s MOVES SLC system comes equipped with a ventilator that makes its own oxygen, suction, and it provides vital sign monitoring
Thornhill Medical to deliver 500 mobile ventilator systems
The MOVES SLC portable life support and ventilator units will be available to support hospitals across Canada by early April.
Canntab awarded Health Canada cannabis research licence
Plans to produce oral delivery formulations including extended release, instant release and bi-layered hard pills.
Ontario introduces bill to speed up GTA transit project construction
The bill proposes to cut the land expropriation process from a year to approximately seven months.
PHOTOS: Canadian International AutoShow
The show, Canada’s largest, is being held Feb. 14 to 23 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year announced by AJAC
The Mazda3 was the top car. Jaguar’s I-Pace won back-to-back utility awards, the first battery electric vehicle to do so
Hardware Catalyst Initiative silicon incubator hits the ground running
Provides support to southern Ontario firms developing hardware solutions; first cohort of eight companies has been announced.
York Region’s ventureLAB funding silicon tech innovation
Companies to develop healthcare technology, consumer electronics, telecommunications, smart energy and connected transportation.
BDO launches manufacturing roadshow with Industry 4.0 focus in Toronto
The morning event detailed how manufacturers can leverage technology to beef up their operations.
Ryerson University organizations launch cybersecurity accelerator
Initiative is billed as Canada’s first commercial accelerator specifically designed for scale-up companies in cybersecurity and related fields.
Starbucks to open digital age pick up-focused spot in Toronto
Part of a trend in which companies are experimenting with take-out only locations.
Ontario drops plan to upload Toronto subway as city supports Ford plan
Mayor John Tory said leaving the subway system under city ownership was a key requirement of council when it entered into discussions with the province.
Beef recall expands as Toronto slaughterhouse co-operates with food watchdog
Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. had its licence suspended Sept. 17 due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
Juul opens store in Toronto amid outcry about rise of teen vaping
Marks the California-based company’s first brick-and-mortar location in North America.
Venture capitalist calls for end to Sidewalk Labs development
Says it gives too much power and control to the project’s backer Alphabet Inc.
Faith Goldy, five others, banned from Facebook and Instagram over hate
The one-time Toronto mayoral candidate was fired by Rebel Media for taking part in a podcast on a neo-Nazi group’s website.
Cascades closing two tissue paper machines in Ontario, reports Q4 loss
The two sites employ a total of 68 workers and produce 44,000 tonnes of tissue paper annually.
Uber restarts modified self driving testing in Toronto focused on AI
The Toronto testing will focus on development and data collection for the company’s artificial intelligence systems.
Next OPP commissioner returns to old job with Toronto police
The choice of Ron Taverner as the province’s top cop has drawn ire from within the OPP and from Doug Ford’s political opponents.