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The city of Toronto's board of health has given the green light for a study on banning the sale of popular energy drinks to minors. If approved, it would eventually mean a ban on the sale of drinks such as Red Bull and Monster to people under the age of 19 at all city-owned buildings and venues.

Canada's largest addiction and mental health treatment and research center is calling for the legalization of marijuana. The director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto says the current system of controls no longer works.

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One of the world's biggest space gatherings just wrapped up in Toronto. Thousands of delegates gathered for the 65th International Astronautical Congress for five days of meetings and workshops covering everything from space debris to the law of outer space. But the conference was also marred by modern day politics.

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One of the most watched municipal election campaigns in North America is underway. Residents of Toronto vote next month and, already, it has been a political roller coaster. The main player in the drama is the subject of a new theatrical production that is about to hit the stage.

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There is another twist today in the municipal election in Toronto. Scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford has quit the race, and will be replaced on the ballot by his brother. 

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The Toronto International Film Festival starts Thursday. Over the years, the festival has become one of Hollywood's most important vehicles for launching new work and this year appears to be no exception.

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There has been a signficant change in the Toronto-based investment team that is pursuing purchasing the Buffalo Bills.

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The annual ratings are out from The Economist Magazine on the best places to live in the world. Three of them are in Canada and Toronto ranks fourth.

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A recent study on modern slavery finds Toronto has become one of the most common destinations of human trafficking in Ontario. The report looked at more than 500 cases in the province between 2011 and 2013.

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There are growing calls for police officers in Toronto to carry an antidote that would counteract the effects of an overdose.  Overdoses from some opiates, which include powerful painkillers, have become of the leading causes of accidental deaths in Ontario.

Toronto is preparing for June's Pride festivities, including the Pride Parade at the end of May. Earlier this month the Pride flag was raised at City Hall and for this year's celebration, the Toronto Health Authority is adding something new.

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Another chapter is being written in the Rob Ford saga. Toronto's embattled mayor announced late Wednesday that he is taking a leave of absence to deal with alcohol abuse. Ford is stepping away from his duties as mayor and from his re-election campaign, but the question is: for how long?

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Toronto’s controversial mayor, Rob Ford, has officially launched his campaign for re-election, despite a scandal-plagued year. The feisty mayor of Canada’s largest city is sticking with his message of keeping taxes low and fighting for the little guy.

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One of Toronto’s newest tourist attractions is making a big splash. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada opened a few months ago in the city’s downtown.

The idea of a casino for Toronto has been raised again, this time ahead of a municipal election slated for the fall. One Toronto businessman wants a referendum on the casino to be on the ballot for the election.

Bills 'postpone' Toronto series

Mar 5, 2014

The Buffalo Bills have put their annual regular-season game in Toronto on hold. The team will play all eight home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium next season.

Toronto shelves 2024 Olympic bid

Jan 23, 2014

Toronto has all but scrapped the idea of  bidding for the 2024 Olympics.  The city's economic development committee unanimously agreed to shelve the idea.  Meanwhile, the city is still considering a bid for the 2025 World Expo.

Future Bills games in Toronto to face review

Jan 5, 2014
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The Buffalo Bills are denying a Toronto Sun report that the future of the team's regular season series at the Rogers Centre may be in doubt.

The Buffalo Bills and Rogers Media on Tuesday announced an extension of the 'Bills in Toronto' series for another five years.

At least 23 people were injured early Saturday morning when a bus traveling from Toronto overturned on an exit ramp near Wayne, New Jersey.

The Associated Press is reporting the driver of the bus told State Police that he was cut off by another vehicle prior to the crash.

The bus is owned by a Toronto-based charter company.

Canadian lawmaker suggests binational Olympic bid

Aug 7, 2012
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A Canadian lawmaker is interested in proposing the idea of a joint bid U.S.-Canada bid for hosting the future summer Olympics.

According to a recent Toronto Sun article, Toronto council member James Pasternak suggested teaming with a Great Lakes city like Buffalo. 

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he likes the idea of a joint bid with Canada to host the 2024 Olympic games.

"If they reach out to us and it is something that is real and they want to work on, we would be more than happy to participate," said Mayor Brown. 

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The Hockey Hall of Fame is welcoming the voice of the Buffalo Sabres, Rick Jeanneret.

Jeanneret will be the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award and will have his name affixed in the Hall amongst other broadcasters.

The ceremony will take place on November 12th in Toronto.
 

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