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3 pedestrians injured in separate Toronto collisions – Toronto
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3 pedestrians injured in separate Toronto collisions – Toronto

Three pedestrians were injured in separate collisions in Toronto Wednesday morning, police say. Toronto police said emergency crews were first called at 6:48 a.m. to the area of University Avenue and Elm Street in the downtown core.Police said a woman was struck by a vehicle and treated at the scene before being taken to hospital by paramedics. Read more: 1 dead, 2 others injured after two-vehicle crash in Toronto Toronto paramedics told Global News they transported a woman in her 30s to a trauma centre in stable condition.Less than an hour later, emergency crews were called to the area of Dufferin Street and St. Clair Avenue West, police said. Story continues below advertisement There, a man was struck by a vehicle and subseque...
Scammed New Zealand couple booted from Toronto AirBnB by police – Toronto
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Scammed New Zealand couple booted from Toronto AirBnB by police – Toronto

A New Zealand couple visiting Toronto was booted from a downtown Airbnb rental by police in the middle of the night after a man claimed the unit was his, even though the couple had paid in full for a one-month rental and had already been staying there for several days. Syeda Farhana Shariff and Shariff Masudul Haque had rented a Front Street West apartment listed on the Airbnb website and had paid more than $4,000 to the rental company.“It was amazing until last night,” Farhana told Global News describing the couple’s visit to Toronto, praising the city and the location of the apartment about a block from Rogers Centre.But late Wednesday, the couple got an unexpected knock at the door when they were settling in for the night. A man told them he lived there and said they had to lea...
City of Toronto warns of text message scam asking people to pay speeding fines – Toronto
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City of Toronto warns of text message scam asking people to pay speeding fines – Toronto

The City of Toronto is warning of scam text messages that are being sent out asking individuals to settle speeding fines. The City posted a warning on its Facebook page Tuesday, advising the public of the “fraudulent” messages.“Be aware of potential scams. Do not provide personal info or click on suspicious links,” the post said.Individuals who receive a speeding charge can settle it in the various ways outlined on the City’s website. Read more: Peterborough senior loses nearly $20K to lottery scam: police This isn’t the first time the City is warning of scam texts being sent out claiming to be from the City of Toronto. Trending Stories Transphobic response to Canmore Pride donation request ...
Conflict of interest complaint over ActiveTO vote lodged against Toronto Mayor John Tory – Toronto
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Conflict of interest complaint over ActiveTO vote lodged against Toronto Mayor John Tory – Toronto

Toronto Mayor John Tory faces the possibility of an integrity commissioner investigation on the eve of the city’s upcoming municipal election. A complaint, submitted by a community activist, alleges Tory has a conflict of interest over his ties to Rogers Communications and a council decision to end regular ActiveTO road closures on Lake Shore Boulevard West.Tory’s office told Global News they had not received any communication from the city’s integrity commissioner and said the mayor did not have a conflict.The story was first reported in the Toronto Star on Tuesday. Read more: Toronto ending regular ActiveTO waterfront road closures The complaint, submitted by activist Adam Chaleff, alleges Tory was in conflict of interest over Lake Shore Boulevard West clo...