Technology takes over for iconic TTC voice

In another case of man versus machine, the iconic voice of the TTC’s subway stop announcements is slowly being pushed aside by an electronic wannabe. Millions of riders on the Yonge-University line will no longer be nudged along their journey by TTC communications assistant Susan Bigioni, who recorded the stop announcements in 2007. That’s because… Read More

TTC breaks single-day ridership record

The prospect of longer waits and more crowded buses next year doesn’t appear to be discouraging riders from flocking to the TTC right now. On Sept. 15, the TTC saw a record 1.71 million rides on a single day. It was the fifth time this year that the TTC exceeded the Oct. 27, 2010, record… Read More

Foreigners pile into Canadian treasury bills

Foreigners bought a record amount of Canadian treasury bills in July as the U.S. debt ceiling negotiations and European sovereign debt crisis shook investor confidence, according to Statistics Canada data released Friday. Foreigners purchased a record $7.3-billion in Canadian money market paper, the highest since $5.8-billion in March, 2009. The bulk of the July acquisitions… Read More

Market News: Second-best June for GTA condos, 905 keeps pace

‘I don’t know why I keep getting surprised.” So says Stephen Dupuis — president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). That after another record month for new high-rise sales in June. With 3,027 new condo sales throughout the Greater Toronto Area, it was the second best June on record, and… Read More

Record household debt could be Canada’s undoing, economist says

OTTAWA— The very thing that lifted the economy from the depths of the recession — Canadians’ passion for owning a home — could also be its undoing, warns the chief economist for RBC Global Asset Management. Central to Eric Lascelles’ concern is that the availability of cheap credit has driven household debt levels to record… Read More

Jays will keep roof closed Thursday to try and beat heat

TORONTO — The Blue Jays will try and beat the heat by keeping the roof closed for their game Thursday afternoon against the Seattle Mariners. Toronto announced Wednesday night that the retractable roof at Rogers Centre would remain closed Thursday, when temperatures are forecast to reach 38 Celsius, threatening a 63-year-old record… Read More Source Photo… Read More