| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:18 AM
Toronto city leaders on Wednesday urged disgraced Mayor Rob Ford to resign or take a leave of absence to "address your challenges privately," calling his admissions to smoking crack cocaine a distraction and a stain on the city's reputation.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford could very well be the smartest stupid politician in the world.
On Wednesday, the wisecracking, crack-smoking leader of Canada’s largest city took his rogue show before its City Council. Having finally admitted —...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Blue Ice Pictures has acquired film and TV rights to Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle's new book "Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story," it was announced today.
The screen adaptation of the Penguin Canada book about Toronto's controversial major will be...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Hear ye, hear ye. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has declared Feb. 6 "Bob Marley Day." Toronto residents, get partying.
The mayor, who gained fame by smoking crack and making outrageous public statements, is reportedly a big fan of Marley. In December he had...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Bizarre cold-weather phenomena called frost quakes — which generate shaking and ear-splitting sounds likened to exploding bombs — have blasted towns across the Northeast and upper Midwest during this extraordinarily frigid winter.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:42 AM
It feels impossible, but we're already filling in dates on the 2014 concert calendar. This morning, folks at the Ted Constant Convocation Center announced that the rock act Imagine Dragons will perform at that arena Feb. 28 of next year.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Jimmy Kimmel has always been a good company man (in the way, say, David Letterman isn't), appearing at ABC upfront presentations and seldom missing an opportunity to help promote his latenight program -- including his awkward pre-show appearance at the...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Chicago-based distributor Music Box Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights for Pawel Pawlikowski's "Ida," following its world preem earlier this month in Toronto, where it won the FIPRESCI jury prize.
The deal was negotiated by producer Eric...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Toronto City Council members voted overwhelmingly Friday to strip Mayor Rob Ford of his powers of appointment and emergency rule, an act of damage control as the leader of Canada's biggest city continues to provoke scandal and revulsion.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:07 PM
A new episode in Canada's political soap opera aired Monday when the Toronto City Council voted to strip Mayor Rob Ford of much of his budget and staff, an act of frustration by a governing body lacking the legal authority to remove the foul-mouthed,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Nikolaos "Nick" Mirkopoulos, who led Torontario Contractors, which redeveloped a number of existing structures into film studios including Cinespace, died Dec. 7 from natural causes. He was 71.
He had battled a terminal illness in recent months and...