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Toronto one of the world’s priciest cities, but pay levels lag, study finds

Canada’s economic future The Globe and Mail last night hosted a debate among Canada’s three main party leaders in the run-up to the Oct. 19 election. Read our complete coverage. Life in Toronto, Montreal Toronto has one of the world’s most expensive cities, yet pay levels are lagging, a new study suggests. And Montrealers have it much better, says the report from UBS. The annual study by the Swiss bank,

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‘Let the dust settle’ from Pan Am Games before Olympic bid decision: Tory

TORONTO — John Tory says he needs to hear from a variety of voices to decide whether Toronto should place a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, adding that he wants to “let the dust settle” from the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games first. Tory said at an announcement Monday that he wants to engage in “broad consultation” with members of City Council, the public, the business community, the labour movement and

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Canada’s record-breaking 2015 Pan Am Games taught athletes ‘how to win’ on big stage, Olympic Committee says

TORONTO – Canadian athletes won more often at the Pan American Games than at any time in history, a record medal haul that reflected the largest team the country had ever sent to the event while also raising a question: Was Canada the only country trying its hardest? Canada won more than 200 medals for the first time at the Games, obliterating the record for most gold medals won. It

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Pan Am Games Day 14: Here’s what you need to know about the Pan Am Games Friday

TORONTO – Here’s a look at some of the competition highlights for Day 14 of the Pan Am Games in Toronto. TRACK & FIELD (WOMEN’S) – Finals in the discus and 200m race, 3000m steeplechase and long jump. TRACK & FIELD (MEN’S) – Finals in the 110m hurdles, triple jump, 200m race, 1500m race, 110m hurdles and javelin finals. Canada’s Andre De Grasse holds a flag after winning gold in the men’s

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De Grasse wins 100 metres at Pan Am Games

Canadian takes glamour event in time of 10.05, narrowly beating Ramon Gittens from Barbados. LUCAS OLENIUK / TORONTO STAR Order this photo Canada’s Andre De Grasse won gold in the 2015 Pan Am Games men’s 100-metre final on July 22, 2015. When the roar of the crowd went up for the Canadian in Lane 5, Andre De Grasse shyly bit his lip, smiled and waved before looking down to the

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Pan Am Games Survival Guide for July 22nd

MARK HUMPHREY / AP Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed sticks out his tongue as he wins gold in the men’s 10,000 metre-final at the Pan Am Games Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know about the Pan Am Games on Wednesday, July 22. 1. Road closures There are no Pan Am-related road closures Wednesday, but you can take a look at a complete list of road restrictions and closures here. 2. How

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Mocked no more badminton finds Pan Am home in Toronto

TORONTO: Badminton may be seen as an oft-mocked pastime to many North Americans, but at this year’s Pan American Games in Toronto, where there are an estimated 20,000 badminton-playing enthusiasts, the sport is right at home. Tickets for the medal games sold out at the start of the year, surprising even those close to the sport, while the preliminary rounds this week drew large, diverse and exuberant crowds. With all

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Pan Am Games: 4 members of Cuban rowing team defect to U.S., coach says

Games rowing venue in St. Catharines, Ont., only a few kilometres from U.S. border Four Cuban rowers have defected to the U.S. during the Pan Am Games, according to the team’s coach, a move one agent says is likely due to economic conditions inside Cuba. Coach Juan Carlos Reyes says Leosmel Ramos, Wilber Turro, Manuel Suarez and Orlando Sotolongo have left the team and travelled to the United States. There are

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