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سلام تورنتو

The United Nation' (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annualy observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance

A letter from Jim

November 14, 2012 Dear Friend, Community Leader and Stakeholder, I am writing to you as the Liberal Critic for Multiculturalism and person responsible for Community and Stakeholders Outreach. I am writing to wish you a happy International Day of Tolerance. Please find attached my statement for the International Day of Tolerance. Please share it with…

Letter to the editor: Conservative neglect of credit card fees costing small business billions

In her letter to the editor, Liberal MP Joyce Murray calls for the Conservative government to “take action against the anti-competitive practices of credit card companies,” and to regulate or lower hidden fees on credit card purchases.  Dear editor, While Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has finally taken some action against abusive business practices of pre-paid…

Hague tribunal judges killings in wake of Islamic revolution

  “A tribunal set up by victims of political crimes committed in the wake of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution began hearings Thursday in a bid to highlight killings ignored by international justice,” AFP reported last Thursday. The tribunal, which has no judicial authority, attracted top lawyers and judges with hopes that it will force the…

Ontario updates HPV guidelines for women

Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program is encouraging women to follow updated cervical cancer screening guidelines and to be tested for the preventable form of cancer. The updated Provincial screening guidelines recommend starting Pap tests at age 21 and repeating them every three years until age 70 for all women who are or ever have been…

Minister Kenney Commends Canada Border Services Agency on Immigration Fraud Conviction

Ottawa, October 30, 2012 Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, made the following statement on the sentence issued by a Winnipeg Provincial Court Judge to Bradley Jacobson, a former immigration consultant in Winnipeg. Mr. Jacobson pled guilty to three offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and three offences under the Criminal…

US, Iran one-on-one denied by both sides

A day after The New York Times reported that the US and Iran agreed in principle to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, both US and Iranian officials denied the report. “The United States and Iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to Obama administration…

MACKENZIE HEALTH FOUNDATION’S 25TH ANNUAL GALA

RICHMOND HILL, ON – Mackenzie Health Foundation (formerly York Central Hospital Foundation) is celebrating their 25th annual Gala – ‘The Silver Anniversary Ball’ – with performances by internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer Matt Dusk. ‘The Silver Anniversary Ball’ will be held in support of purchasing a second Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner for Mackenzie…

Letters to the Editor: Tax payers’ money

This letter is in response to Markham-Unionville MP John McCallum’s Oct. 18 letter to the editor published in Salam Toronto titled “New TV season means taxpayer-funded government ads.” Mr. McCallum’s letter criticized the current Conservative government’s use of taxpayer money to fund political advertisements. Dear Editor, Mr. John McCallum’s letter on your last week’s issue,…

Jason Kenney criticized for sending mass email

A mass email titled “LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Refugees in Iran” sent by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney’s office to thousands of recipients has raised questions over privacy. According to a report by the Ottawa Citizen, a Ministry spokesperson said the email was sent to “individuals who have communicated with our…

NORTH TORONTO COLLEGIATE MARCHING BAND TAKES TO YONGE STREET to welcome Tridel’s 101 Erskine to Yonge & Eglinton. Saturday September 22, 2012

GRAND OPENING OF TRIDEL’S 101 ERSKINE

Toronto, September 22nd, 2012 – On Saturday, September 22 at 11:30am the North Collegiate Marching Band will fill the streets of the Yonge and Eglinton area with music as they join local residents gathering to celebrate the official launch of north Toronto’s most anticipated new condominium, 101 Erskine, from Tridel and Beaux Properties. Starting at…

The Sage II Condos developed by IN8 Development is the second of a two buildings catering to luxury student living.

Investing in Waterloo’s condo market

  After their recent condominium venture in Waterloo, Ontario, Toronto-based IN8 Development has begun phase two of their Sage Condos project. Launched last January, all 58 units of Sage Condos sold out within days, prompting the firm to continue the trend with its newest Sage II Condos. Sage II Condos continue to focus on the…

VAUGHAN CELEBRATES DOORS OPEN VAUGHAN AND CULTURE DAYS

  VAUGHAN, ON –  As part of Doors Open Vaughan and Culture Days, more than 30 locations across the City will open their doors to residents and visitors offering free tours, performances, exhibits and displays on September 29 and 30.   The 11 Doors Open Vaughan locations are of historical, architectural, cultural and environmental significance….

Letter of Retraction

In Salam Toronto’s December 1st, 2011 article titled “Canadian Medical Association board member’s advice to Iranian-trained doctors,” we have regretfully discovered that the subject in the article was not indeed Dr. Shireen Mansouri, due to an unintentional case of mistaken identity. Therefore, the facts, information and picture represented in this article are not accurate or…

City of Toronto officially opens Joel Weeks Park

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2012 /CNW/ – Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) and staff of the City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing joined members of the community today to officially open the new, one-hectare park that expands the former Joel Weeks Parkette and increases green space in the community.   “It’s wonderful to see…

اعلام علت مرگ ماهی های دریاچه اِری

علت مرگ هزاران ماهی در دریاچه ی اِری Erie توسط وزارت محیط زیست انتاریو اعلام شد. Kate Jordan سخنگوی این وزارتخانه می گوید جنازه ی ماهی ها در ساحل دریاچه در روز قبل از بازگشایی مدارس، طبیعی بوده است و نمونه برداری ها نشان می دهد که آلودگی یا مواد شیمیایی باعث مرگ ماهی ها نمی باشد. وی گفت نتیجه نهایی آزمایشات هفته آینده…

Letter to the Editor: Was this really an opinion?

Sun Media has recently published an attack on the Iranian Canadian community in what can only be described as racist, ignorant and the spread of hateful propaganda. Tarek Fatah, a columnist at Sun Media tweeted: “Iranian-Canadians, burn your damn Iranian passports. Burn them now if you wish to be counted as Canadians.” This tweet to…

بازار مسکن تورنتو و منطقه یورک به کدام سو می‌رود؟

در عرصه تحلیل خرید و فروش املاک مسکونی سه شاخص همواره مهم‌تر از سایرین مدنظر تحلیگران و تحت بحث و بررسی بوده است. این سه شاخص عبارتند از: ۱ –  میانگین قیمت ۲ –  ضریب موجودی مسکن نسبت به تعداد فروخته شده ۳ –  تعداد روز معطلی ملک در بازار از لحظه ورود به بازار…