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"Fun Guy" Kawhi the latest example of NBA branding

"Fun Guy" Kawhi the latest example of NBA branding

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard's likeness looks down from some 10 storeys high over Yonge-Dundas Square in the heart of downtown Toronto. Arms crossed. Serious face. The tagline reads: "Fun Guy." Leonard looks anything but. And that's the appeal.
Blue Jays GM regrets not talking to manager about importance of Victoria Day

Blue Jays GM regrets not talking to manager about importance of Victoria Day

TORONTO — Everything seemed to be set up nicely on Victoria Day for Blue Jays fans eager to celebrate the team's star attraction on a holiday matinee against a top-flight opponent. Instead Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Markham uses Collision to put spotlight on land parcel designed for innovation hub

TORONTO — The mayor of Markham is using a major technology conference to tell startup enterprises that his city north of Toronto is preparing a large parcel of land to be the home of a new innovation hub.

Teens allegedly shoot fireworks at each other and into moving vehicle

Toronto police are condemning the apparent actions of two groups of teens who allegedly shot fireworks at each other and into vehicles in the city's north end. Const.

Ford offers provincial funds for municipalities, school boards to review budgets

TORONTO — Large Ontario municipalities and school boards facing hundreds of millions in funding cuts were offered financial support from the province Tuesday aimed at finding savings in their budgets, a move critics called a "public relations stunt.
Quick-witted and full of heart: Radio host Dave (Bookie) Bookman dies at 58

Quick-witted and full of heart: Radio host Dave (Bookie) Bookman dies at 58

TORONTO — Radio personality Dave (Bookie) Bookman, a champion of Canada's indie music scene known for his quick-witted interviews and encyclopedic knowledge of the industry, died Monday at 58.

Ontario cuts $24 million in funding to two AI research institutes

TORONTO — Ontario has axed $24 million in artificial intelligence funding to two research institutes, amid other recent cuts to the science and tech sectors.
Canada to host Cuba in September to kick off CONCACAF Nations League play

Canada to host Cuba in September to kick off CONCACAF Nations League play

TORONTO — Canada will open CONCACAF Nations League play against Cuba in September before facing the U.S. in October and November. The 78th-ranked Canadian men will host No. 174 Cuba on Sept. 7 with the return away match Sept.

Aggravated assault charge laid in death of man whose body was found by road

KENORA, Ont. — Provincial police say a man has been charged with aggravated assault in the death of a 42-year-old from northwestern Ontario. Investigators say the remains of Clayton Bob were found near a road in Onigaming First Nation on May 7.

Toronto man charged after allegedly pointing fake shotgun at paramedics

Toronto police say a man is facing charges after he allegedly pointed a replica shotgun at paramedics on Tuesday morning. Officers allege the man walked to the front of a paramedic station shortly before 7 a.m.
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