Home sales in Toronto soaring

The average sale price for Toronto area homes last month was $739,082, more than $100,000 higher than the average of $636,094 in April 2015, reflecting a demand for higher priced properties, said the Toronto Real Estate Board.

Syrian refugee employment

Maher Hajouje, left, Achraf Alsaiah, TESOC Settlement Services' Salam Rifai, Rawad Obeid, 3-D Exteriors' David Andrews and MP Salma Zahid (Scarborough Centre) get together at Zahid’s riding office. Hajouje, Alsaiah and Obeid are among a dozen Syrian refugees that have been hired by 3-D Exteriors, a local landscaping company, since their arrival in Canada.  

2017 Invictus Games launch

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Invictus Games CEO Michael Burns, Ottawa Councillor and veteran Jody Mitic and Prince Harry take to the stage to sign the Invictus Games 'I Am' sculpture during the launch event held Monday at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel for the 2017 Invictus Games to be held in Toronto.

Taxi and Uber regulatory meeting

Cab driver Javid Wali made his feelings known during a meeting on taxi and Uber bylaws at Toronto Council last month. Council is now debating a proposed new bylaw.

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