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Uber charges rider over $14,000 for ride across Toronto

Surge pricing at its worst.

You could buy a car for that price.

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Toronto neighbors fix dangerous intersection using chalk, raked leaves

Today in DIY traffic design.

Neighbors took matters into their own hands to stop cars from running stop signs.

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Lyft to drive into Canada in first international foray

Going into Toronto as Uber opts out of Quebec.

Going into Toronto as Uber opts out of Quebec.

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Uber reportedly will withdraw from Quebec rather than abide by new rules

Quebec wants Uber drivers to undergo training.

Quebec wants Uber drivers to undergo training.

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Uber hires AI researcher Raquel Urtasun to lead new self-driving unit in Toronto

"Doing research in self-driving cars, there is only so much you can do in an academic environment," she says.

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Tire Sculptures by Blake McFarland | Autoblog Minute

Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Blake McFarland was contacted by Goodyear to create two tire sculptures for the 81st Goodyear Cotton Bowl.

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Ontario EV program tweak paves way for more Tesla sales

That Model S P100D probably still won't qualify.

Ontario provincial government lifts price cap on electric vehicles that qualify for bigger rebate, effectively making most Teslas eligible.

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Billboard for fake funeral home urges drivers to text

It's good for business.

A billboard with the unusual message of encouraging texting while driving went up this week on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, Ontario.

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Woman throws coffee at man over handicapped parking spot

A Toronto area busybody started a decidedly un-Canadian altercation over a handicapped parking spot and now regrets his decision to film it.

Son calls cops on drunk-driving mother

Police in Canada arrested a drunk-driving mom after her terrified 9-year-old called 911 on her last week.

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Study suggests 25% of cars cause 90% of pollution

A study from the University of Toronto examined the emissions of 100,000 vehicles in real-world conditions and found that 25 percent of them were responsible for over 90 percent of some pollutants.

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1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona could be world's first great 'condo find' [w/video]

Barn finds are the absinthe of the collector car world right now. They're highly intoxicating and a bit of the 'flavor of the month.' An actual barn isn't necessary, just some form of out-of-the-way long-term storage that involves a car being out of circulation for a long period of time, remaining complete with the time-capsule-like detritus of their slumber-yellowed newspapers, vintage eight-tracks or real pay dirt like a telex printout from Howard Hughes or a receipt from the Playboy Club. RM

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Porsche 918 Spyder burns to ground in gas station conflagration

There's one fewer Porsche 918 Spyder zipping along the roads of Toronto, Canada, today. A fire at a gas station over the weekend claimed one of the hybrid supercars in a massive blaze, and a portion of the inferno was caught on video.

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Ford looks to protect logo from Toronto mayor followers

One is a member of the Detroit Three and the maker of the Mustang, Fusion, Explorer and F-150. The other is an admitted loudmouthed, drunk-driving, crack-smoking mayor in Canada. Unfortunately for one, it shares its name with the other. Yes, Ford Motor Company is going to great lengths to keep its iconic Blue Oval logo from being appropriated by supporters of besieged Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

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Invention turns traffic lights into a game to ease congestion

Sometimes, we get angry being stuck in traffic. We might be fuming about the person playing on their cellphone that rear-ended someone, or we might blame the person poking along in the left lane. And yes, sometimes, we might just blame the oppressive injustice doled out by traffic lights, particularly when we hit every... single... red.

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Dodge shows can-do attitude with grand Can'avan sculpture

There are lots of ways to celebrate an important birthday, and all of them are well deserved. You can throw a big party, buy yourself something nice, or – if you're the altruistic type – do something for others in need. The latter is how Chrysler has opted to mark the 30th anniversary of its Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country.

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Ferrari cuts Toronto lawyer a deal to replace his flooded California [w/video]

A Ferrari might be the last vehicle you'd want to be driving when streets are submerged in water, but Toronto lawyer Howard Levitt was unfortunate enough to be behind the wheel of his $200,000+ Ferrari California when the tunnel he was driving through started to fill up. It was July, when parts of the Canadian city were flooded, but he was determined to make his flight to a court appearance the next day. So Levitt abandoned his metallic blue supercar in the middle of the street and took a cab to

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Toronto man takes matters into his own hands when traffic light breaks at rush hour

A pedestrian in the middle of a very busy four-way intersection is never a wise idea... apparently unless you are a 21-year-old Canadian named Artur. For reasons only described as "broken red light," the young man, wearing nothing more visible than a light blue top, recently stood his ground and braved cars, trucks and buses as he guided everyone safely through a Toronto intersection.

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Drive less, get gas money in Canada's Shuttle Challenge

It sounds a bit counter-intuitive, but one Toronto nonprofit is giving folks a chance to win almost a full tank of gas if they drive less. Summerhill Group's Shuttle Challenge, launched last week, encourages commuters to cut down on their driving habits, giving away $25 gas cards for folks who participate and another $25 card for people who can reduce their driving by 10 percent.

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Creepy or Clever Marketing? Porsche dealer puts your house in direct marketing material

Pfaff Auto in Toronto, Canada has taken credit for creating the world's first piece of instant direct mail – a variation on the regular direct mail that goes from the doorstep straight to the waste basket. The dealership took a white Porsche 911 Carrera S to well-monied Toronto neighborhoods and photographed it in front of various homes. A print production crew in a cargo van nearby then took those photos and, right on the spot, created individual postcards using each photo that invited ho

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