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Simons to add more Toronto stores, but CEO says it’s still playing the ‘long’ game

Simons has been around for longer than most Canadian retailers, but when it comes to expanding, the Quebec company has never been in a rush. In its 184-year history, the dry-goods-shop-turned-department-store-chain has amassed just 17 stores, preferring to edge into new markets rather than blanket regions in one swift blow. “It’s …

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra forgoes classics for video game music – Toronto

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is forgoing the usual classical staples by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven this weekend for a radically different repertoire drawn from video games “World of Warcraft” and “Assassin’s Creed.” The unconventional show is the latest to tap into the growing popularity of putting game soundtracks …

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Oilers, Canucks face off in do-or-die Game 7

Descrease article font size Increase article font size It all comes down to this. The Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks will face off in a do-or-die Game 7 on Monday night, to see which team will advance to the NHL Western Conference final. The best-of-seven, second-round series is tied …

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Rays pitcher Alexander flirts with perfect game

TORONTO – Chris Bassitt isn’t ready to hit the panic button on the Toronto Blue Jays season, but he’s getting there. Starting pitcher Tyler Alexander flirted with a perfect game for more than seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays held off Toronto 4-3 on Friday as the Blue Jays …

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Turnbull leads Toronto past Minnesota 4-0 in first-ever PWHL playoff game – Toronto

Toronto head coach Troy Ryan felt his team met its own expectations in its biggest game of the season to date. Blayre Turnbull scored twice to lead Toronto to a 4-0 win over Minnesota in the first-ever Professional Women’s Hockey League playoff game on Wednesday. Toronto played in front of …

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Leafs ousted after 2-1 Game 7 OT loss to Bruins

BOSTON – Sheldon Keefe told his players hockey history would remember them one way or another. Down 3-1 in their first-round playoff series a week ago, this iteration of the Maple Leafs — left for dead by fans and media alike — could roll over and book their tee times. …

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Maple Leafs down Bruins 2-1 to force Game 7

TORONTO – William Nylander could barely watch the Maple Leafs’ first three playoff games as he worked his way back from injury — the nerves were almost too much. Joseph Woll didn’t enter the fray from the end of the bench until Toronto was facing elimination. Better late than never, …

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How toy guns brandished by Ontario youth in ‘assassins game’ is prompting real fear

A live-action game in which high school students try to outdo each other with water pistols or Nerf guns that look like realistic firearms has once again forced an Ontario police service to issue a public alert. Halton, Ont., police say seven incidents over the past week in which residents …

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Leafs, Bruins ready for another Game 7

TORONTO – Sheldon Keefe’s team had a decision to make. The Maple Leafs head coach watched his players put in a terrible Game 4 performance on home ice against the Boston Bruins — one that left them sitting in a 3-1 series hole against an opponent seemingly on cruise control …

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‘Always Beleaf’: What Leafs fans are saying ahead of Game 6 against Boston

Optimism is running high among Toronto Maple Leafs fans on social media Thursday ahead of the team’s do-or-die game against the Boston Bruins. The Leafs are hoping to level their first-round NHL playoff series and force a Game 7 in Boston after squeaking out a 2-1 overtime win on Tuesday …

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