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TORONTO — The Canadian Championship semifinals have been set for June 22 with defending champion CF Montreal playing at Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps hosting York United of the Canadian Premier League. Both games will kick off at 7 p.m. local time. The Montreal-Toronto matchup is a rematch of the 2021 final, won 1-0 […]

TORONTO — The Canadian men’s soccer team played its part in getting a proposed friendly against Iran nixed, making their feelings felt in an email this week to a senior Canada Soccer official. “We thought it was best that maybe this game would not be played,” veteran midfielder Jonathan Osorio said Friday after Toronto FC […]

TORONTO — Prosecutors allege Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard is a “sexual opportunist” who felt entitled to satisfy his particular sexual preferences over the objections of a teenage fan and a young woman. In her closing arguments at the singer’s sex assault trial, Crown attorney Jill Witkin noted Hoggard testified he was confident both complainants consented […]

TORONTO — Marni Abbott-Peter was named head coach of Canada’s women’s under-25 wheelchair basketball team Friday. She’ll also serve as an assistant coach on the program’s senior women’s national team, Wheelchair Basketball Canada said in a release. “We are excited to have Marni lead our women’s under-25 program,” said executive director Wendy Gittens. “Marni brings […]

TORONTO — The organization that administers standardized tests for Ontario students says it has paused testing while it resolves a technical issue. The Education Quality and Accountability Office says the problem is slowing the system for some users and they are working to resolve it as quickly as possible. Students in Grades 3 and 6 […]

TORONTO — While a clash between the 26th- and 28th-ranked teams in Major League Soccer is hardly something to mark down on your calendar, Toronto FC and the Chicago Fire both badly need a result Saturday.  Toronto (3-7-3) is winless in its last six league outings (0-5-1) although it posted a 2-1 road win over […]

Bethany Armstrong watched as the sky turned a tint of green on Saturday afternoon. The Peterborough, Ont., woman was out camping with friends in Lakehurst, Ont., at the time, so she checked a weather app on her phone and noticed a thunderstorm warning.  That was the only indication she said she had that a vicious […]

TORONTO — For the first time in months, Randy Ambrosie can think solely about football. The CFL commissioner was in a very upbeat mood Friday, and with good reason. On Thursday night, the CFL Players’ Association membership ratified a seven-year labour agreement with the league, ending a lengthy, sometimes contentious negotiation that included just the […]

TORONTO — Defence lawyers are telling a Toronto jury that Jacob Hoggard may have been cavalier and disrespectful towards women, but he is not a “sadistic serial rapist.” In her closing arguments this morning, defence lawyer Megan Savard painted her client as an insecure, attention-starved rock star who routinely succumbed to the temptation and easy […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit advance in late-morning trading as gains in the energy and technology sectors helped lead the market higher, while U.S. stock markets also gained ground. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 135.28 points at 20,667.46. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 298.44 points […]