Santa Claus arrives in Toronto this weekend for the annual parade that kicks off the holiday season for many families.The 113th Original Santa Claus Parade starts Sunday at 12:30 p.m. near Christie Pits and will make its way through the downtown core via University Avenue and end at St. Lawrence Market.Parade CEO Peter Beresford said it will be an “exciting day” and encouraged spectators to come early to find a spot to watch.
Toronto police have released security camera video in hopes of identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a violent sexual assault in the city’s west end. The incident occurred near Queen Street West and Dovercourt Road in the early hours of Aug. 25. According to police, a 37-year-old woman was walking in the area when she was approached by a man who sexually assaulted her following a struggle. He then fled the area, police said.
Starting next year, shoppers north of Toronto may be able to hit up their favourite stores every day of the year, except on Christmas. A bylaw giving all retail businesses the choice to remain open 364 days a year passed 17-3 at a York Regional Council meeting on Thursday. The move affects the region’s nine municipalities, including Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket and Markham.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".