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  • Panda at Toronto zoo goes happy bear-bogganing in the snow 1 week ago

    Da Mao at Toronto zoo is ecstatic that winter is finally here. The newest addition to the zoo's Panda family, Da Mao was found bear-bogganing on a sunny wintry morning, as captured by a visitor. ...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival September 15, 2014

    Toronto: "The Imitation Game," a biopic about British mathematician and World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, took the Groslch People's Choice award for best film at the 39th edition of the...
  • Air India ChicagoDelhi flight makes emergency landing after low oil pressure warning September 7, 2014

    Toronto: Air India flight AI126 carrying 342 passengers from Chicago to DelhiHyderabad had to make an emergency landing in Toronto after the pilot got a low engine oil pressure warning. Following the warning, the pilot requested to land at the nearest base as per procedure. Fuel also had to be dumped...
  • Toronto film festival opens with Robert Downey Jr starrer legal drama 'The Judge' September 5, 2014

    Toronto: The red carpet has been rolled out for the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which opened Thursday amid criticism over new rules meant to cement the event's reputation as an Oscar kingmaker. The legal drama "The Judge" starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr as father and son ...
  • Photos: Finally, a brilliant antilittering campaign that uses trash to spell out rude words to shame those who litter August 27, 2014

    Toronto's Livegreen organization has come up with a series of brilliant ads that tell litterers exactly what it thinks of them, arranging trash to spell out rude words. Finally an antilittering campaign that's just plain brilliant. ...
  • Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar returns to QPR July 26, 2014

    Toronto: Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has been recalled to newly promoted Queens Park Rangers after his loan to Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. The 34yearold Cesar joined Toronto in February after playing sparingly under Harry Redknapp at QPR. His return to the Premier League was announced on Friday. Cesar conceded nine...
  • 'The Judge', featuring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, to open Toronto International Film Festival July 26, 2014

    Toronto: 'The Judge', starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr, will open the annual Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 4, the festival said on Friday. The film, by 'Wedding Crashers' director David Dobkin, follows a lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, who is also a...
  • Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' to have world premiere at Toronto Film Festival July 23, 2014

    Toronto: Priyanka Choprastarrer 'Mary Kom', based on boxer M.C Mary Kom, will have its world premiere here at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the organizers announced Tuesday. The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will take place between Sep 4 and 14. "Glamorous Indian star Priyanka Chopra completely transforms herself to play Mary...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's saga to get the musical treatment June 17, 2014

    Reuters: In case anyone's missed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's scandalous confessions, expletiveladen videos and Jimmy Kimmel appearances over the past year, a new theatrical production is bringing his honor's story to the musical stage. "Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation" held auditions in Toronto on Monday for a...
  • Bhojpuri film 'Deswa' going places, wows viewers in Toronto May 29, 2014

    Can you imagine a Bhojpuri film engrossing and entertaining audiences at an international film fest? Debutant Nitin Chandra's "Deswa" has done just that, giving the Bhojpuri film industry, reeling under distasteful content and lack of creativity, a muchneeded facelift on the global platform. Screened at the recently concluded International Film Festival...
  • A giant panda rolling around and playing in snow is the cutest video you will see today February 11, 2014

    While the Toronto Zoo closed early on February 5th, 2014, due to the recordbreaking snow fall, their giant panda Da Mao sure seemed to enjoy himself. Watch what security cameras caught him doing within his outdoor habitat. ...
  • Jermain Defoe to play for Toronto FC from February January 11, 2014

    Toronto: Striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to leave Tottenham and join Major League Soccer's Toronto FC at the end of February. The 31yearold has scored 142 goals during two spells at Tottenham and is the club's top scorer in European competitions. Tottenham has at least nine matches to play before Defoe leaves...
  • Jermain Defoe to join MLS team Toronto FC January 10, 2014

    London: Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to join MLS team Toronto FC at the end of February. The 31yearold Defoe has scored 142 goals during two spells at Tottenham and is the club's top scorer in European competitions. Tottenham has at least nine matches to play before Defoe leaves for the...
  • Defoe to leave Tottenham Hotspur for Toronto: reports January 9, 2014

    London: Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe is poised to sign for Major League Soccer side Toronto FC, British and Canadian media reported on Wednesday. The MLS club posted messages on their website and Twitter warning fans to expect "a bloody big deal" on Monday. British newspaper the Guardian and Canada's Toronto...
  • World's first text message using vodka send December 19, 2013

    Scientists have successfully sent the world's first text message using evaporated vodka. Researchers from the York University, Toronto and their UKbased counterparts, who texted the message 'O Canada' using evaporated vodka, say their simple system can be used where conventional wireless technology fails. "Chemical signals can offer a more efficient way...
  • 'Qissa' wins NETPAC award at Toronto film festival September 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Anup Singh's Punjabi film 'Qissa' won the NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival that concluded recently. Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema awarded the film, starring Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome and Rasika Duggal, for brilliantly addressing...
  • Snapshot: Parineeti Chopra takes 'Shuddh Desi Romance' to Toronto September 12, 2013

    The film may have opened to mix response but Parineeti Chopra was loved by one and all in 'Shuddh Desi Romance'. The actress walked the red carpet at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival where the film was showcased to the audience. The film's writer Jaideep Sahni and director Manish...
  • Daniel Radcliffe can't get rid of 'Harry Potter' tag September 10, 2013

    Toronto: Actor Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that getting rid of the 'Harry Potter' tag is going to be a "process". Radcliffe was present at the Toronto International Film Festival, where his films 'The F Word', 'Kill Your Darlings' and 'Horns' are part of the annual event. "There's never going to be one...
  • NFDC selects six projects for Screenwriters' Lab, Toronto August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Film Development Corporation has selected six projects for the Screenwriters' Lab, which is going to take place in Toronto. The six projects have been selected from more than 350 applications. The projects will be discussed in Toronto before being sent to Goa where they will be presented...
  • Serena Williams thrashes Sorana Cirstea to lift Rogers Cup August 12, 2013

    Toronto: Topranked Serena Williams breezed to her third Rogers Cup title Sunday with a 62, 60 victory over unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea. It was her eighth WTA title of the year and the 54th of her career. She didn't drop a set all week and lost only 22 games, almost...
  • Overseas Friends of BJP launches Canada chapter to connect with Indian diaspora July 30, 2013

    The Overseas Friends of BharatiyaJanata Party (OFBJP) has launched its Canada chapter toconnect with the Indian diaspora in the country. The inauguration coincided with the one day forum ofOFBJP meeting organised under the auspices of GlobalCommunity Overreach Programme, said Rajesh Shukla, memberCentral Committee of OFBJP and Prabhari of Canada chapter. OFBJP delegates...
  • 'Shuddh Desi Romance' to be released in India before Toronto premiere July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Yash Raj Films' (YRF) forthcoming entertainer 'Shuddh Desi Romance' will hit the screens a week earlier than scheduled, in time before it premieres at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2013. The movie, which stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and debutant Vaani Kapoor, was set to release...
  • Nelson Mandela's biopic to premiere at Toronto film fest July 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: The biopic on antiapartheid icon and ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. Titled 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', the film stars actor Idris Elba in the lead role and actress Naomie Harris in the supporting role...
  • Rituparna Sengupta detained at Toronto airport July 7, 2013

    Kolkata: Bengali actress Rituprna Sengupta today said she was detained for five hours at the Toronto airport allegedly for not carrying valid visa. Sengupta, who was on her way to attend the premiere of Bengali film "Mukti" in Toronto tomorrow, was allowed in the country after Indian embassy intervened. ...
  • Canada thwarts plot to blow up USCanada rail line April 23, 2013

    Toronto: Canadian security forces thwarted a plot to blow up a rail line between Canada and the United States and will announce arrests on Monday afternoon, police and intelligence agencies said. US security and law enforcement sources also said the suspects had sought to attack the railroad between Toronto and New...
  • Chidambaram in Canada to woo investors April 15, 2013

    Toronto: Finance Minister P Chidambaram arrived in Toronto on Monday on a twoday visit aimed at attracting Canadian investment in the infrastructure sector. He is being accompanied by top finance ministry and central bank officials, official sources said on Sunday. Finance Minister will kicks off the India investment roadshows in...
  • Coatwearing monkey caught outside Toronto store December 11, 2012

    Toronto: Shoppers at an Ikea store in Toronto weren't monkeying around when they reported a primate on the loose. Customers spotted a monkey, clad in a pintsized shearling coat, wandering around the store's parking lot on Sunday afternoon. The baby monkey, named Darwin, made its way through rows of parked cars...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Canada braces for impact October 30, 2012

    Toronto: Canadian powerline workers are being sent to Vermont to help the US state cope with Hurricane Sandy as Canada also braces for the storm that is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain to a wide area and big waves to the Great Lakes. Hundreds of flights between...
  • A minute with Gauri Shinde on 'English Vinglish' September 17, 2012

    Mumbai: When one of Bollywood's most successful leading ladies chooses your film to make a comeback, it turns up the pressure on the filmmaker. But not so for director Gauri Shinde, who is making her debut film with Sridevi, whose last major role was in the 1997 film Judaai. English Vinglish,...