Toronto Ice Storm

Toronto Area Mayors: Little Help Please?

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The federal and provincial governments should each foot a third of the bill for cleaning up after last month's devastating ice sto...

Chow 'Seriously Considering' Mayoral Run

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - New Democrat MPs from Toronto urged the Conservative government Thursday to work with Ontario to provide relief funding that would help Canad...

Premier Defends Icing Out Ford

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The gulf between Toronto's controversial mayor and Ontario's premier widened Wednesday as Rob Ford said it was "very disappointing" that Kat...

Ford Wants 'One-On-One' Meeting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Linda Jeffrey will be meeting with municipal leaders Friday to discuss cleanup funding foll...

Toronto Now Wants To Be Declared 'Disaster Area'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto's city council voted Monday in favour of asking for disaster relief to help cover the cost of last month's ice storm.During the seco...

Sidewalks Are Still Slippery

CBC | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada

The temperature stayed just above the freezing mark in Toronto on Sunday, but there was still a lot of ice causing problems for pedestrians on city s...

Homeless in the Cold: What if You Had Nowhere To Go?

Jody Steinhauer | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Impact
Jody Steinhauer

As winter came roaring into Toronto over the past few weeks, many Torontonians -- close to 228,000 to be more exact -- were left in the dark and without power for up to a week as a result of the freezing rain that blanketed the city. In total, the damage and cleanup is estimated to cost the city $106 million. It has been a punishing start to what could be a very long, bitter winter.

Toronto: A Disaster Area?

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto city council was urged Friday to ask the Ontario government to declare Canada's largest city a "disaster area" — a move required t...

Ford Nation Is Stronger Than Ever and Ford Is Unstoppable

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

I have followed Ford for over 13 years, especially when he was an obscure Etobicoke councilman. The guy has a big heart. He cares about his constituents. So when the ice storm struck, Ford naturally helped out on a daily basis. I predict that the 2014 Toronto Mayoral campaign is over. Ford is unstoppable.

Memo To Ontario: You've Got This, Right?

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's opposition parties urged the Liberal government Thursday to quickly provide disaster relief money to communities hammered by the p...

Toronto Gets $106-Million Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Toronto's city manager is recommending that city council ask the provincial and federal governments for financial assistance to help pay for...

Wynne Acted Like Toronto Mayor: Opposition

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government should have been better prepared to assist people after the pre-Christmas ice storm that knocked out power to 6...

'Just The Die-Hards Are Coming Out'

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada

Canadians are accustomed to cold weather to the point where many take pride in knowing that their particular region is colder then another.But that pe...

The Week In Review: Toronto's Trees Don't Need the Army, They Need Less Red Tape

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

With Toronto's ice storm now past, the city is turning its attention to cleaning up fallen branches and taking care of damaged trees -- a process that we're told will cost $75-million. About $25-million of that money will be spent on picking up the debris, with the rest going to tending to the injured tree canopy. Despite the extensive damage, though, Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly's musings about calling in the army to help wrestle errant branches into submission seems an overreaction. Perhaps the more relevant musing at this point is: Why is it so onerous for Toronto residents to maintain, prune, or -- God forbid -- remove trees in their own yards?

Ford Refused Advice To Declare Ice Storm An Emergency

CBC | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford turned down appeals from city officials to declare a state of emergency even though hundreds of thousands of residents were wit...

What Are These Ice Quakes Being Experienced Across The GTA?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

It's been a long two weeks for residents of Toronto and surrounding areas, as the aftermath of the ice storm and subsequent frost left many without po...

Hands Up If You Need A Gift Card

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - As utilities work to reconnect the few remaining customers still without power due to last month's ice storm, the Ontario government is help...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - A few hundred Toronto customers who remain without power more than a week after a fierce ice storm hit Central and Eastern Canada can expec...

In The Home Stretch

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Hydro crews in Toronto were close to crossing the "finish line" Sunday in bringing power back to those still in the dark eight days after a ...

Storm's Big Bite On Toronto Tree Canopy

CBC | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada

Dozens of city and contracted crews have started the process of cleaning up debris from last weekend’s ice storm, as hydro crews continue to work to...

Over 41,000 Still Without Power

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Violent winds and changing weather could set back efforts to restore power to tens of thousands in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick who are...

A Christmas Miracle, Kosher Style

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

Phil, like most Jewish men, myself included, not very handy with tools. Not very good with manual stuff. Our hands were for playing the violin, ball hockey, golf and tennis. Not for cutting down trees. Luckily, Phil was able to retain some red flannel-shirt wearing, tattooed, woodsman, or woods person, on staff, to cut down Phil's tree and mount it on his Hyundai.

Thousands Still Without Power Days After Ice Storm

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada

TORONTO, Cananda - Frustrations were mounting Thursday as thousands of people in three provinces waited for their power to be restored after last week...

A Dark Christmas For Tens Of Thousands

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada

TORONTO, Cananda - Tens of thousands of people in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick had no power in their homes this Christmas as communities recovere...

What Will Happen To The Trees After The Ice Storm?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.27.2013 | Canada Impact

Days after a massive ice storm hit parts of Ontario and Quebec over the weekend, damaged trees and downed branches remain widespread hazards, raising ...