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January 17, 2018 6:49 PM Loblaw, CRA face off in court in $404-million dispute over tax avoidance allegations

The Canadian Revenue Agency alleges the grocery giant is using its Barbadian banking subsidiary in order to circumvent tax rules. Loblaw Companies Ltd. and the Canada Revenue Agency faced off in a Toronto court today, the latest in an ongoing battle involving allegations that the grocery giant’s Barbadian banking subsidiary was misused for tax avoidance 64

January 17, 2018 3:00 PM Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian dominates Canadian Opera Company’s 2018-19 season

As well as COC’s first mainstage world premiere since 1999, season includes Eugene Onegin and return of Cosi fan tutte and La Bohème. With some Ancient Roman history in hand, the Canadian Opera Company is set to produce its first full-length, mainstage world premiere since 1999. The new opera, Hadrian, was the highlight of the company’s unveiling of its 2018-19 season 93

January 17, 2018 4:37 AM Wednesday NBA game preview: Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors

Avery Bradley vs. DeMar DeRozan matchup to watch at Air Canada Centre. The Pistons guard is considered one of the best individual defenders in the East and has locked up DeRozan in the past. Toronto’s leading scorer will have to mix up shooting and facilitating to be effective. There was no structural damage to Fred VanVleet’s knee after he was inadvertently 50

January 16, 2018 10:47 PM Maple Leafs move Soshnikov to Marlies for conditioning stint

Leafs coach Mike Babcock says Soshnikov, who resumed practicing with his teammates on Tuesday after missing more than a month due to injury, will benefit from a conditioning stint with the American Hockey League farm club. Nikita Soshnikov will regain his playing form, in part, by playing with the Toronto Marlies on a conditioning stint, Leafs coach 40

January 16, 2018 4:42 PM Baby found abandoned outside building in Keele St. and Lawrence Ave. W. area

It’s not known how long the child was exposed to the elements, Toronto police said. A newborn has been rushed to the hospital after being found outside a building in the west end of Toronto. Paramedics said they responded to the scene in the Keele St. and Lawrence Ave. W. area. around 11 a.m. Tuesday and rushed the child in serious condition to a local 46

January 16, 2018 1:41 PM Canadian Screen Awards 2018: Anne has leading 13 nominations

The CBC/Netflix TV series Anne has a leading 13 nominations heading into this year's Canadian Screen Awards. The TV adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel is followed by Cardinal and Kim's Convenience with 12 nominations apiece, and Alias Grace and Schitt's Creek with 11 each. On the film side, Ava, Never Steady, Never Still and Hochelaga 88

January 15, 2018 9:07 PM Lowry returns from injury, but 76ers put hurt on Raptors

Philadelphia holds on despite late Toronto rally DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry struggled in his return from a three-game absence because of a bruised tailbone as the Toronto Raptors lost 117-111 to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday afternoon. Joel Embiid had 34 points and 11 rebounds and the 76ers narrowly avoided blowing another big lead; Philadelphia 38

January 15, 2018 6:44 PM Argos sign receiver Armanti Edwards to two-year contract

Edwards, 29, started 17 games last season, and was scheduled to become a free agent next month. The Toronto Argonauts signed receiver Armanti Edwards to a two-year contract extension Monday. “Armanti has a great team-first attitude, relentless work ethic and is a very talented athlete which allowed him to excel in our offence last season,” Argos GM Jim Popp said in a statement 40

January 15, 2018 6:01 PM Home sales rose in December ahead of stricter mortgage tests

The Canadian Real Estate Association says national home sales rose 4.5 per cent in December from the month before. The number of homes on the market also rose, up 3.3 per cent from November to December. CREA says that rebound likely stemmed from heightened demand for homes ahead of tighter stress tests for those with uninsured mortgages that came into effect 53

January 14, 2018 9:30 PM Monday game preview: Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers' Ben Simmons is a leading rookie of the year candidate. If Kyle Lowry can’t go for Toronto — his bruised tailbone is still an issue — Delon Wright will start against the six-foot-10 Ben Simmons, who is among the leading rookie of the year candidates and averages 16.9 points, 7.3 assists and 8.2 rebounds a game. The game has an early start 34