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Toronto-made Echo Generation Gets Free Xbox and PC Demo for The Game Awards

A free demo for Echo generation, an upcoming turn-based adventure game from Toronto-based indie developer Cococucumber, has released on Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and Steam.⚡ANUNCEMENT⚡ The Echo Generation DEMO is now available! 📡🌠 Play on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One or Steam (PC)💚 https://t.co/nykUQ3U43I🖤 https://t.co/ciltCn3eyl RT! 🔥 # EchoGeneration #XboxSeriesX #Steam #voxelart #game development pic.twitter.com/wCGbqy4cEf - Cococucumber Demo #EchoGeneration NOW! (@cococucumberco) December 7, 2020In Echo generationYou control a group of children in a small Canadian town in the 90's. When strange accidents and mutant creatures start to emerge, the children have to act. In general, it is a Strange things-esque setup wi...
Apps & Games, Avengers, Marvel, News, Toronto

Avengers STATION facility to open in Toronto on November 20

Paquin Entertainment Group and Victory Hill Exhibitions have announced that the technology-driven Avengers STATION facility will open at Toronto's Yorkdale Mall on November 20 and run through January 31, 2021. Spanning 25,000 square feet, Avengers STATION offers a multi-room museum experience dedicated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Visitors will be able to see original props and costumes from the massively popular film franchise, including Captain America's shield, Iron Man's various armor, and Thor's hammer. There will also be numerous electronic displays throughout the exhibit. Avengers STATION has had limited engagements in various cities around the world, including London, Seoul, Paris, Singapore, Beijing, Chongqing, and ...
Apps & Games, News, Toronto, Uber Eats

Woman uses Uber Eats to order two packages of McDonald’s ketchup

This is what a hangover that went wrong looks like. A Toronto woman tried to order a simple McDonald's burger last weekend and ended up ditching all parts of the burger, including the bread and meat.The woman received just two packets of Heinz ketchup in a take out container, which ended up costing the price of the burger. “My wife had a hangover this morning and thought ordering a McDonald's burger would help. She's the type of person who modifies a classic 'no pickles, no onions, etc.' so she ended up ordering this, ”the Toronto woman's husband told BlogTO. "They literally sent us 2 packages of ketchup!" The customer ordered the food through Uber Eats and the delivery service generally allows users to make substitutions. Pers...
Automotive, driverless shuttles, News, Olli, Toronto

Toronto to begin testing driverless shuttles in spring 2021

The city of Toronto has signed an agreement with Local Motors to use the ground mobility company Olli driverless ferries in its planned automated shuttle test. The trial is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021 and will last six to 12 months. A certified operator from Pacific Western Transportation and a customer service ambassador from TTC or Metrolinx will be on board the shuttles for each trip.#CityofTO signs an agreement to deliver the automated shuttle test scheduled for spring 2021. Press release: https://t.co/Bp8KrMPNVC pic.twitter.com/pLHervhk0R - City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) October 14, 2020Meanwhile, each shuttle seats eight people and has an accessibility ramp, a wheelchair safety system, and audio and visual...
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Group of Toronto homeless men and women go to court for park eviction order – The Canadian News

A Toronto court is ready to hear the arguments of a group of homeless men and women living in tents who are rejecting the city's attempts to remove them from parks. The group, which includes activist organizations, wants an interim order to allow the homeless to continue living in the camps until a constitutional challenge to a city charter is heard. The central issue is an ordinance that prohibits living or camping in parks after midnight. The city says the Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not entitle the group to live in parks. He says he has worked very hard to make shelters safer during the pandemic and has found temporary or permanent homes for hundreds of people living in camps. Since the pandemic began, hundreds of people have fled shelters in fear of contracting CO...
Apps, Apps & Games, Lyft, News, ride hailing, Toronto

Lyft adds transit information directly to your app in Toronto

Lyft has implemented public transportation information that users can access directly from the Lyft app in Toronto. Lyft riders in Toronto can now get details on nearby routes, upcoming departures, travel options, and walking directions for TTC, GO Transit, UP Express, and York Region Transit. According to Lyft, more than half of toronto riders They've used Lyft to get to and from public transportation, so there is certainly an audience for this functionality. For now, Toronto is the only Canadian city that supports Lyft transit, but the private transportation company says it will also launch in Vancouver "in the coming months." Lyft is available at Android, iOS and The Web. Source: Lyft
Local, Nick Nurse, Raptors, Sports, Toronto

Raptors coach Nick Nurse signed multi-year extension – The Canadian News

The Toronto Raptors signed head coach Nick Nurse to a multi-year contract extension. Nurse was named NBA coach of the year last season, his second year as the club's head coach. The Raptors finished 53-19 during the regular season, posting the second-best record in the league despite losing superstar Kawhi Leonard to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency after Toronto's run for the title last year. Toronto reached the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fifth year in a row before losing to the Boston Celtics in the seventh game last week. Nurse, a former assistant coach for the Raptors for five seasons, is 111-43 in two seasons as head coach.
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Coronavirus ‘Ask Me Anything’ with Dr. Vinita Dubey (Aug 25) – The Canadian News

We know you have questions about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and we are working to provide you with the answers, directly from the most trusted sources. Toronto Associate Medical Health Officer Dr. Vinita Dubey will answer your questions regarding COVID-19 in a LIVE video interview on Tuesday, August 25 at 12:30 pm on our Facebook page, as well as here on our website. Submit your questions in the chat window below or on Twitter using #COVIDanswers. Note: questions will be moderated before appearing in the chat window below
Apps & Games, COVID-19, News, TikTok, Toronto

City of Toronto May Use TikTok to Inform Younger Generations About COVID-19 Risk

Toronto Mayor John Tory says the city can use TikTok to broadcast important information and warnings related to COVID-19 to reach a younger audience. This occurs as cases among young people continue to increase in the city. The average age of COVID-19 cases is 52 years old, but in Toronto it is 39 years old. Mayor Tory says young people often pass the virus on to multigenerational relatives. He notes that younger generations may not have access to important information about the virus and that the city will do its best to reach them. "Right now, I'm not sure they are watching news shows and they have to be contacted in a different way," he said during an interview with Breakfast Television. "We will do everything we can to get t...
Automotive, bike share, News, Toronto

Toronto Bike Share adds 300 electric bikes to its fleet

Toronto is adding new e-bikes to its fleet starting today, but a strong charging infrastructure will follow. Begining of June, Bike Share Toronto announced which is adding 300 electric bikes and 10 charging stations to its network. A representative from Bike Share Toronto said that 50 of the bikes will be deployed starting today, and will be swapped out when charging is necessary. The company's press release mentions that the 10 loading bays for the bikes will be installed in the coming weeks. Each station can accommodate between 20 and 25 bikes in total. It appears that for now, e-bikes will be docked at regular bike stands, and workers will have to come pick them up at night and take them to a warehouse where they will be charge...
Local, School, tcdsb, TDSB, Toronto

City of Toronto offers use of facilities and rooms for school boards – The Canadian News

The City of Toronto has offered the Toronto District and Toronto Catholic District School Boards access to space on city facilities as part of its plan to reopen schools. In a letter to the education director of both school boards, City Manager Chris Murrary says they will be able to offer 36 rooms in 24 facilities that could be available by Sept. 8. The potential use of space by boards of directors would not disrupt city programming. The letter indicates that the boards had requested access to city spaces and city staff have been working to identify community centers, libraries, museums and other cultural centers that could be used. Other spaces have been identified, but would require the cancellation of some programs delivered by the city. Mayor John Tory shared the letter ...
Indecent Act, Local, Toronto, van approaching women, west end

Reports of men in van harassing women in Toronto’s West End – The Canadian News

Several disturbing social media posts over the past week report that men in a car or van approach women late at night in the far west of the city, asking for directions and trying to lure them near the vehicle. In an Instagram post, Sam Phillips described an incident that occurred near the Queen and Lansdowne area as he was leaving a store on the night of August 10. She says a man in a white pickup truck approached her and asked for directions to Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue. When she ignored him, the man asked again. Then she took out her phone and called 9-1-1. "He quickly made a U-turn and went down Queen Street extremely fast," he wrote. She tells CityNews that she has heard from several other women who have experienced something similar after she posted about he...