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HELP PLS #toronto Twitter.

Is there ANYWHERE in central Toronto that can DEFFO replace my Google Pixel 6 Pro screen today?!

Nobody in Eaton Centre has parts. I can't ring places to check if they HAVE parts.

I can't spend my holiday going to random phone shops in vain hope. 😭
Only way I can get online is by going back to my hotel and getting on the wifi with my laptop.

I can't be back-and-forthing to random parts of the city all day to phone shops I've found online, being told nobody has the screen part. I want to go to museums and art galleries 😭
Hell, if I have to drop $200 on an unlocked burner until I can get back to the UK because nobody in Toronto can get the part, then that's fine. I'll do it. It's worth it so I can get back to doing what I came here for (woo museums).

But I at least need/want to know that now.
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At the close in #Toronto, the S&P/#TSX Composite Index was at 20,206.41 points, up 0.53% today, as dip buyers helped Canadian equities rebounded from last week’s selloff. The TSX was also supported by broad-based gains in commodities, towards which the index is weighted.
The energy sector was buoyed by crude prices, which is being supported by the likely enactment of a ban on Russian oil, from which Canadian producers are expected to benefit. China is also beginning to lift lockdowns, including in Shangai, easing concerns on the demand side.
The heavyweight materials sector also helped lift the TSX, buoyed by industrial metals, which are also likely to see demand rebound as China begins to ease back on Covid-19 restrictions.
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We've seen the polls. Remember, those are almost always *province wide* polls.

We don't need to win province wide; we just need to win our ridings. And to do that, all we need to do is #UniteTheVote

But that means getting organized. Here's a thread🧵 of ways you can help:
First and foremost, if you're in #Toronto, you can pledge to #UniteTheVote behind the candidate best positioned to beat Ford's Conservatives in your riding.

To take the pledge, head to notoneseat.ca/unitethevote
If you're somewhere in the rest of #Ontario, you can help by amplifying our message. Follow this account, and join our amplification network on Twitter and Instagram - check here for instructions: notoneseat.ca/take-action
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#cdnpoli
#onpoli
#VoteFordOut2022
#FordfailedOntario
#SaveHealthcareDumpFord

Big reason for @notoneseat for #DougFord in #Toronto:

❌ used the Notwithstanding clause to screw city council

❌ and against free speech (see reply to this tweet for link)

cbc.ca/news/canada/to…
#cdnpoli
#onpoli
#VoteFordOut2022
#FordfailedOntario
#SaveHealthcareDumpFord

#DougFord used the dreaded notwithstanding clause to overrule the court and pass his undemocratic legislation limiting 3rd party advertising, i.e., free speech

cp24.com/news/ontario-p…
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These are the scenes that break my heart. Yesterday this knapsack, full of life's essentials, was left under this tree. Today, no one has claimed it, it has been gone through through and half of it dumped out. What happened to this person? Where are they? 💔 #toronto
I worry so much about ppl making the transition from housing to homelessness. esp #pwd. it is one of the biggest shocks and most difficult things anyone will endure in life. there's no manual "so, now you're homeless!" there is little to no support.
you're making a difficult adjustment in every way but most importantly psychologically. community is most important at this time but when do you go? especially with the embarrassment and shame and sense of failure that can accompany. our egos can be cruellest at these moments.
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Rich immigrants who moved to #Vancouver through Quebec's back-door investor program now own, on avg, $4.6m worth of housing. But they're only paying taxes on annual incomes of a paltry $100k. A gov.-enabled scam. Via @GoldinYVR, #vanre #vanpoli #cdnpoli theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/va…
2/ @Ayan604 says the system is failing new immigrants who’ve arrived to work and settle, if it also allows new immigrants who are here (simply) because they are wealthy and have an appetite for real estate investment. #vanre #torontorealestate #onpoli #Cdnimm #bcpoli #vanpoli
3 / And what's more ... Quebec gets 10 times more than B.C. and Ontario to settle immigrants. #ICYMI #BCpoli #Cdnimm #cdnpolitics #onpoli #abpoli #qcpoli #immigration.
vancouversun.com/business/dougl…
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1/9
I was on the flight before my bday March 27.I wanted to land for my party in #Dubai with family & see #Expo2020 before closing in 2 days.
25mins in air! @aircanada Captain announced in low voice,bad news-No Dubai tonight,mechanical problem,but you'll have a nice view of ...
2/9
dumping fuel from the wings though,which I've never experienced in 20 years of traveling.I teared like a baby and so as the mother near me-cried a river.Passengers took videos of the fuel dumping.Good job @GretaThunberg. Lets dump over North Bay and breathe it with #COVID19
3/9
North Bay-hazardous waste out of #Ontario landfills and waterways,which I later learned.
Rude Old Hostess said "High Alert fasten seat belt.What does high alert mean? I say.She replies "we are going back, I DONT KNOW." then I replied "who does?Batman?God?You're Jesus?...
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I’m 17 and I’ve lived in #Toronto my whole life. My peers and I already know that we’ll never be able to afford a home in our city.

Entire generations are being priced out of Toronto. The #HousingCrisis is a massive problem that’s been overlooked for far too long.

A thread:
We know the main cause of Toronto’s #HousingCrisis: our population is growing faster than our supply of housing units.

We also know the solution to this problem:

🚨build more housing in Toronto🚨

This is the best, most environmentally friendly way to bring down housing prices.
Some specific reforms we need:

- End exclusionary zoning that permits nothing but single family homes in 75% of #Toronto

- High density zoning near transit

- Legalize multi-tenant housing citywide

- More investment in affordable housing (especially at the provincial level)
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#BlackHistoryMonth wraps up today but we can engage with #BlackExcellence round the year via these #BlackTwitter accounts.
Wherever you live, we invite you to learn more about these #Communities & institutions that are shaping the story of #Canada.
🧵with favourite accounts.
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@BlackHealthCAN

Join them in their goal to “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes & promote health & well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism." #BlackHistoryMonth

2/12
@blackartndialog is "dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally." #BHM

Explore their incredible FREE for the public gallery here: bandgallery.com
3/12
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1/🧵Here is what a meltdown looks like:

#Ottawa has lost control”

“Ottawa needs to be rescued”

“This isn’t Jan 6th per se”

#Canada doesn't have effective control over its capital”

“What’s happening right now in Ottawa is absolutely catastrophic”

See thread for reality 👇🏻
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1/15. The #TorontoConvoy is now reduced to handful of ppl thanks to authorities moving out the trucks and crowds a few hours ago.

I spent the better part of the afternoon here.

Some observations. 👇🧵
2/15. Lets start with the ugliedt one.

I chatted with Greg here from New Brunswick, who carried around what was by far the most antisemitic signage of the day.

He said he's just sharing the truth (that Jews are behind COVID etc).
3/15. Greg doesnt represent everyone at the #TorontoConvoy, but as we spoke, a semi circle of nodding audience members formed behind me.

And every time I passed him later, he'd be talking enthusiastically with another person there. I didn't see anyone contradict him.
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Tonight in #Toronto, @TourCNTower will be illuminated for International #Holocaust Remembrance Day #IHRD. #WeRemember @WorldJewishCong Image
Tonight in #Niagara , @NiagaraFalls will be illuminated for International #Holocaust Remembrance Day. #IHRD. #WeRemember @WorldJewishCong Image
Tonight in #Vancouver, @bcplace will be illuminated for International #Holocaust Remembrance Day. #IHRD #WeRemember @WorldJewishCong Image
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City of #Toronto Healthcare System, 14 days ending Jan 1, 2022. Covid-19 serious outcomes by vac' status. 🧵
Hospitalizations: Fully vac'd accounted for 117 new hospitalizations, 77% of total.
#Covid19Ontario #onpoli
2/ City of #Toronto Healthcare System, 14 days ending Jan 1, 2022.
ICU: Fully vac'd accounted for 11 new ICU admissions, 61% of total.
#Covid19Ontario #onpoli
3/ City of #Toronto Healthcare System, 14 days ending Jan 1, 2022.
Deaths: Fully vac'd accounted for 11 fatalities, 73% of total.
#Covid19Ontario #onpoli
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City of #Toronto Covid-19 update, Jan 5. Serious cases (hospitalizations and/or fatal) are well below one year ago. This weeks number will increase significantly though, due to lag in episode date.
#COVID19Ontario #onpoli Image
City of #Toronto Covid-19 update, Jan 5. ICU occupancy is well below one year ago. CRCI = covid related critical illness.
#COVID19Ontario Image
City of #Toronto Covid-19 update, Jan 5. ICU capacity is in good shape.
#COVID19Ontario Image
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🧵🦠#Ontario regional update Dec 17, 2021.
3,124 new cases, Toronto spikes to 759. Kingston has the highest cases per capita in the country.
#covid19ontario #covid19 #onpoli #onted #onhealth #Omicron
Regional risk levels, led by #Kingston.
#covid19ontario #onhealth #onpoli
Weekly growth rates. #Toronto is up 130% over last week. #covid19ontario
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#Covid19Ontario regional charts Dec 9
1,290 new cases
#Toronto jumps to 206.
Now 7 regions at the 100+ weekly cases per 100,000 level (purple)
#covid19 #Billius27 #onhealth #onted #onpoli
Regional weekly cases per 100K. Purple is the highest level.
Regional weekly growth rates
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Many thanks to the awesome ladies at @IWS_Network for the chance to share my #immigrant #womanofcolour #womaninscience👩🏽‍🔬story throughout this week as part of their Voices Without Frontiers program!
iwsnetwork.ca/voices-without…
#IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM
I was born in #Guyana 🇬🇾
➡️ Amerindian name meaning “Land of Many Waters”.
➡️small in size (<800, 000 people), rich in natural resources
➡️only English-speaking country in South America
➡️Diversity of people with amazing cultural mix @IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM ImageKaieteur Falls - world's la...Photo Source: Guyana Times
Genetically I’m Indian - ancestors brought to ‘British Guiana’ from India during colonial times to work on #sugarplantations.

Culturally I’m #Caribbean as #Guyana shares historical and cultural ties with other Anglo-Caribbean countries.

@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM East Woman in the Anglo-Car...
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I decided to take the first @GOtransit train from #ldnont into #Toronto today. Here’s how the adventure went.
I arrived at the station 15 minutes early. The train was already sitting at the station. The media was there to see off the first train along with maybe 2 dozen riders.
First observation, no Presto machines. I guess since it’s only a pilot those won’t be going in at this time, need to purchase your ticket online.
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"All my friends are dying.",
I realized as I lay on the floor contemplating how to live to 100.

I am dramatic
and obsessed with longevity.
Dramatically obsessed with #healthspan
not #lifespan.

I'm on a quest to live well for a century.

Here's the problem:
🧵
#ship30for30
The problem:
I have no idea what health actually means.

Do we eat meat or not?
Does dairy actually cause cancer?
What about mercury in fish?
Is coffee good or bad?

There's too much conflicting information,
too many buzzwords
and @instagram was making it worse.

#Tweet100
Frustrated, I decided to look at the places where people DID live to 100.
At least I could begin there. These places are called @BlueZones.

Dan Buettner's work studies the world's longest-lived populations and finds best practices.

Turns out, there are only 5 blue zones:
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So I decided to shake things up and I'm here at Dundas Square where a few demonstrators have arrived. Rally is supposed to kick off at 12 but there's far fewer demonstrators here compared to the crowd at Queen's Park

#cdnpoli #Toronto #onpoli #antivaxxers
People are still coming in as the merch booths are being set up

#cdnpoli #Toronto #onpoli #antivaxxers
Just past noon and the size of the crowd sits somewhere between 100-120 last count. No sign of Chris Sky just yet.

#cdnpoli #Toronto #onpoli #antivaxxers
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