Page Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:15 PM ET

Toronto Star - Top Stories

Investigations - Honey Sherman had a will she updated shortly before billionaire couple slain, confidant reveals - Close confidant of Honey Sherman told police the billionaire philanthropist spoke of making changes to her will in the weeks before the murders.

3 hours ago

Star Exclusive -- 'Ending up here is a love story.' American writer John Irving becomes a Canadian citizen

19 hours ago

World -- Edward Keenan: Democratic front-runners jostle for position as rumours have Clinton joining the race

4 hours ago

Federal politics -- Scheer facing an internal audit over use of Conservative Party funds

15 hours ago

Star Vancouver -- Facing mass job losses, they built their futures around LNG, a cleaner alternative to oil. Now some say the bottom is falling out again

1 hour ago

Rosie DiManno -- Why Toronto South Detention Centre is known as Guantanamo South, a $1-billion Hellhole, and the Plea Factory

17 hours ago

Bruce Arthur -- The Leafs are still trying to balance the old with the new, and it's not pretty when they're caught in between

5 hours ago

Chantal Hébert -- Scheer's quitting gives Trudeau a short-term gain with maybe some long-term pain

1 day ago

They left Somalia for Toronto, then their sons were killed in Canada. These west-end mothers say they're now 'not scared of anything' -- If it passes the board on Monday, the women of the Mending a Crack in the Sky program will soon begin an "unprecedented" partnership with Toronto police.

18 hours ago

How Uber Eats plans to conquer Toronto -- The global service launched here before anywhere else, and it might take its next step here too: delivering groceries

5 hours ago

Massive white oak tree holds a special place in the hearts of Mississauga students -- The white oak has been the centrepiece of Hawthorn Public School since it opened more than 60 years ago.

6 hours ago

Dog alleged to have been stolen near subway returned to police with updated vaccinations, new coat -- Toronto police say the dog has been returned after nearly eight weeks away from its owner.

5 hours ago

What Canadian sports award did Bianca Andreescu win this week? Take the Star News Quiz -- From tennis stars to championship rings to school strikes, have you kept up with the news this week?

1 day ago

The Star gift box brought a little joy to the Great Depression -- Mildred Swing remembers the doll she took to bed for years. "It was one of the most memorable gifts in my life."

13 hours ago

Gun violence continues to rise during 15-week Toronto police aimed to curb it -- According to Toronto police data, the 15-week period when Project Community Space was active — from Aug. 15 to Nov. 28 — saw the highest number of people shot compared to the same 15-week period in any year since 2004.

18 hours ago

TTC fares could increase by 10 cents in March -- The increase is proposed as part of budget submissions to the TTC board and city that were released Friday.

20 hours ago

'OK boomer' and why memes have become meaningless -- In the few weeks that the 'OK boomer' grassroots movement highlighted the generational divide in ideologies, its 'meme-charm' has disappeared.

16 hours ago

How much do doctors bill OHIP for services? Consult the Star database -- The Star is able to share this database following a five-year quest for public access to the billing records. After Ontario's health ministry denied a freedom-of-information request for data on top billers in 2014, the Star successfully appealed to the office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

4 days ago

Watch the video: What happened inside Barry and Honey Sherman's home before they were murdered -- The Toronto Star has come up with a likely scenario using clues provided by sources, photographs and floor plans from the home, as well as a timeline of events.

19 hours ago

Vancouver's 'Spinning Chandelier' shows our public art system is broken -- If cities were a public art gallery, real estate developers have an outsized role as curators and purveyors of culture. It's time to consider some radical alternatives, writes Melody Ma.

6 hours ago

Not 'ghosts' anymore: How an Indigenous-led patrol wants to change perception of Calgary homeless -- The Bear Clan Patrol, originally created in Winnipeg, saw a Calgary version created in November that patrols the downtown and Forest Lawn neighbourhoods every Friday, picking up discarded needles and assisting people struggling with homelessness and drug addiction.

6 hours ago

The most influential Canadian policy-maker of the year? Chinese president Xi Jinping -- Every year, the Ottawa-based think tank names the person or organization that has had the greatest impact — positive or negative — on Canadian public policy.

1 day ago

12 of the week's best long reads, Dec. 7 to 13, 2019 -- From new information in the Barry and Honey Sherman case to the rise in repeat bankruptcies in Canada, we've selected the best long reads of the week from across the Star's newsrooms.

3 hours ago

What's happening in Toronto the weekend of Dec. 13-15: Holiday events, road and TTC closures -- From holiday performances to artisanal vendors, here's a list of what to expect this weekend around town.

2 days ago

Emma Teitel: Person of the Year Greta Thunberg is an easy target for insecure men who hate themselves -- The 16-year-old is a frequent target of far-right insults online, most notably at the small hands of U.S. President Donald Trump, Emma Teitel writes.

21 hours ago

Erin O'Toole and Peter MacKay are preparing to enter the race to replace Andrew Scheer -- Two former cabinet ministers now actively putting together teams for their bid for the Conservative leadership after Andrew Scheer announced his intention to step down.

15 hours ago

Another one-day strike to hit Ontario high schools in 12 boards, including York, Halton, Waterloo -- Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation members to walk out at schools in 12 boards with information pickets across the rest of the province.

23 hours ago

Justin Trudeau makes Chrystia Freeland his implementer-in-chief and minister of everything -- The prime minister has given Freeland a mandate to nail all the government's top political goals.

22 hours ago

Susan Delacourt: Petty politics or white privilege? Jody Wilson-Raybould's office spat could get messy -- Jody Wilson-Raybould has lost her ministerial job and her place in the Liberal party. But the now-independent MP from Vancouver Granville has not lost her ability to polarize debate on Parliament Hill, Susan Delacourt writes.

20 hours ago

Jailed for seven years, Canada to press the case of human rights blogger Raif Badawi with Saudi Arabia -- Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne said he intends to raise Raif Badawi case with his Saudi Arabian counterpart in the next two weeks.

6 hours ago

Ontario NDP calls for Sikh paramedics to be exempt from wearing certain helmets -- NDP lawmaker cited case of a Sikh man who was no longer allowed to work in the field in Hamilton due to a regulation.

15 hours ago

Tony Burman: Why Boris Johnson may soon find himself entangled in his own web of deceit -- Brexit, maintaining British unity and satisfying Labour voters who switched over will be major challenges for the victorious Conservatives.

20 hours ago

North Korea conducts second test at satellite site, to 'bolster nuclear deterrent' -- It threatened to deliver an unwelcome 'Christmas gift' to the U.S., something experts say could mean more tests, a satellite launch or the cancellation of talks with D.C.

2 hours ago

New York woman whose child was torn from her arms wins $625,000 settlement from city -- The episode touched a nerve, capturing what some New Yorkers say is uncaring and even hostile treatment from city workers.

1 hour ago

Mitch McConnell, co-ordinating with White House, lays plans for impeachment trial -- Outraged Democrats accused McConnell of abandoning his duty to render 'impartial justice' after his dismissive television interview.

1 hour ago

Should I just give up on dating in my 40s? Ask Ellie -- Countless divorced mothers have benefited from finding a partner who commits to their family life., writes Ellie.

3 hours ago

When Mira saw the name on the call display, she knew it was Roman, the lover who ghosted her 40 years before -- Mira felt that being reunited with an old sweetheart was meant to be.

6 hours ago

Horoscope for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 -- Daily horoscope

3 hours ago

Dave Feschuk: Serge Ibaka and the Raptors try to work through shooting woes, again and again and again -- The misses on offence have been demoralizing, zapping the Raptors' energy at times.

5 hours ago

Mailbag: Time for the Leafs to get hot -- The Mailbag has ll the answers regarding the backup goalie, Mike Babcock's firing, the woes of the team, Jason Spezza, possible trades, much more.

1 day ago

Gregor Chisholm: Rumour Roundup: Blue Jays not chasing Calhoun, young catchers unlikely to move -- Toronto only searching for a "significant upgrade" in the outfield

1 day ago

Saturday NBA game preview: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors

16 hours ago

Vietnam's richest man bets $2 billion to sell electric cars to Americans -- Pham Nhat Vuong faces many challenges in gaining a foothold in North America but is intent on success.

1 hour ago

All prime time TV shows now have to be accessible. How Toronto could become a world leader in captioning and describing -- A new course at Ryerson is the first in Canada to teach skills in inclusive media such as live closed captioning and audio description/described video, writes Duncan Stewart.

23 hours ago

New York's 'Sex and the City' Hudson hotel eyes downtown Toronto location -- If city approvals go through this spring, developers hope to open the opulent 146-room hotel by 2024 on Adelaide Street overlooking St. Andrew's Park

1 day ago

How 'The SpongeBob Musical' brought director Tina Landau back to her avant-garde roots -- In taking on a Broadway musical about a cartoon sponge, Tina Landau found a connection to 'a place where otherness, be it in human form or in theatrical conceit, was embraced,' she tells Carly Maga.

1 day ago

Danny Aiello, Oscar nominee for 'Do the Right Thing,' dies at 86 -- The veteran character actor, who was also known for his roles in "Moonstruck" and "The Godfather: Part II," died Thursday night in New Jersey after a brief illness, his publicist confirmed Friday.

1 day ago

A Canadian competitor's view from the fast-moving streaming war -- Crave is the homegrown player vying with international giants, and its boss says he has 'bet the farm' on it surviving the increasingly crowded market: 'If someone has to decide on three, they're going to decide on Crave, Disney Plus and Netflix.'

1 day ago

Rack up debt. Declare bankruptcy. Repeat. And repeat again. How thousands of Canadians are doing it and costing the rest of us -- Unpaid taxes owed by repeat bankrupts make up a portion of the nearly $4 billion the Canada Revenue Agency has written off since 2009 because of consumer and commercial insolvencies.

4 days ago

This Canadian vanished from a Mexican resort town. Startling video shows the last night he was seen in Puerto Vallarta before he disappeared -- Frustrated by slow police and consular response, Madsen's daughter has investigated her father's yearlong disappearance and unearthed disturbing details of events in Puerto Vallarta on Oct. 28, 2018.

14 days ago

The CRA is going after the wealthy family behind the West Edmonton Mall. Here's why -- The Ghermezian family, Canadian owners of the American Dream mega mall, said the foreign corporations caught in the CRA's crosshairs are not owned and controlled by family members inside Canada.

29 days ago

They complained for years about their water — and were told it was safe. Now Tottenham residents know it's been tainted all along -- For more than 15 years, politicians and health officials in the township of New Tecumseth have known the tap water in Tottenham, population 5,000, contained suspected carcinogens called Trihalomethanes.

25 days ago

Is there lead in your tap water? Canada-wide investigation exposes dangerous levels of toxic metal -- A year-long investigation by more than 120 journalists from nine universities and 10 media organizations collected 12,000 test results that measure exposure to lead in 11 cities across Canada — 33 per cent exceeded the national safety guideline of 5 parts per billion.

1 month ago

Estate of Barry and Honey Sherman part of Toronto police murder probe, detective tells court -- Toronto homicide detective tells court Sherman murder probe advancing "significantly."

1 month ago

Ask the Kit: Can I force my guests to dress up? -- No, says The Kit's editor-at-large, but there are a few crafty ways to encourage them

23 hours ago

PSA: You deserve a better razor -- The shaving revolution is upon us, and its more feminist and sustainable.

2 days ago

How two YouTube stars' makeup palette broke the internet in 30 minutes -- Proving that beauty influencers are big business, YouTubers Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star's Conspiracy collection of 18 eye shadows sold a 1 million units in a half-hour when it was released.

3 days ago

Small homes can do Christmas up big with nature's help -- From rosemary trees to bittersweet vines and rosehips, bring the outside in for the holidays

11 hours ago

This $2.25M Scarborough two-storey has over 5,000 sq. ft. and two separate top-floor wings: Home of the Week -- Custom-built by the owner, the brick-and-stone house includes linear fireplaces, a library, and a basement games room and gym

1 day ago

$620,000 for 996 sq. ft. in Don Mills, $540,000 for 800 sq. ft in Mississauga: How much these GTA condos sold for -- The listing and sale details of recently sold GTA properties

1 day ago

2020 Mazda CX-30 not too big, not too small — just right -- If you are bound and determined to buy a compact SUV, this one just has to be on your shopping list.

1 day ago

The drive of a lifetime delivers a life lesson -- Last day of Route 66 adventure ends with Wheels columnist in California hospital.

2 hours ago

Cliff Lafreniere: F&I manager adds value to new-car purchase -- The better you understand the role of the F&I manager, the better decisions you will make with regard to your new-car purchase or lease.

1 day ago