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New "dedicated enforcement teams" are launching in all 16 Toronto Police Service divisions at 5 p.m. on Thursday in order to crack down on large gatherings in the city.

"Our divisional teams will focus on large gatherings that fail to comply with the emergency orders, with a particular focus on indoor gatherings such as parties at short-term rentals or at bars and restaurants,” said TPS Staff Superintendent Randy Carter in a press release announcing the change on Wednesday.

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An NBA team stopped playing the U.S. National Anthem before games and nobody even noticed.

The Dallas Mavericks have not played "The Star-Bangled Banner" at a single one of their 13 pre-season or regular-season games this season.

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The pro teams are back in full force and playing in empty arenas while your favourite restaurants and watering holes can't offer indoor seating for you to catch a game. 

But you can still enjoy the excitement of every epic play from the comfort of your home. And, yes, you can still score some big stadium vibes (minus the crowds) while watching your fave teams this year. For their own sanity and entertainment, sports fans just have to get a little creative. 

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Toronto's City Council is one step closer to approving a new pilot program that would see Toronto non-police response teams show up to some calls in the city. 

If the city's Executive Committee says yes at its meeting next Wednesday, Toronto's City Council will then vote on approving the new teams to respond to non-violent and non-emergency calls, like cases involving mental health crises or wellness checks, in neighbourhoods across Toronto, Scarborough, and Etobicoke.

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The Toronto Raptors spent decades as the NBA's forgotten underdog, but that era has come to an end.

According to Reddit, Canada's only team in the league was one of the most discussed in 2020.

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