Robin Levinson King, TorontoStar

Robin Levinson King


Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Robin:

2016 Paralympics set to open

A financial bailout from the Brazilian government helped salvage the event, AP reports. → Read More

Tragically Hip fans show what #GordDowniesCanada looks like

Fans have been posting on social media scenic pictures of the Canadian outdoors alongside their favourite Tragically Hip lyrics. → Read More

Toronto electric car owner stuck trying to charge car on the street

Toronto man, who, like many residents lives in a home without a garage or driveway, says the city bylaws and red tape don’t make it easy to charge electric cars. → Read More

Want to follow along with Justin Trudeau while he’s in China? Download Weibo

Trudeau is communicating with his followers using the hugely popular Chinese microblogging app. → Read More

Your primer on Justin Trudeau’s visit to China

Trudeau will focus on economic and business dealings with Canada’s second-largest trade partner in his first official visit as PM. → Read More

‘Men,’ ‘Women’ being flushed; it will say ‘We don’t care’ on CNE’s new gender-neutral toilets

The Ex’s single-occupancy mobile WCs will even be marked with a cheeky half-man, half-woman version of the pictograms long used on public washrooms. → Read More

Behind the scenes of Toronto’s $15,000 capybara caper

The 36-day spring hunt for the wayward High Park Zoo rodents cost the city more than $15,000 for a tracker’s services and staff overtime. → Read More

Canada smashes London Olympic record ahead of closing ceremony

Ceremony will feature parade of nations, speeches by members of the IOC and a special showcase for Tokyo 2020. → Read More

Dolly Parton may be pure, but she’s not simple

At 70, with a new album and tour, the country titan is as brash as ever, with a message that speaks to a much younger generation. → Read More

Tragically Hip fans open doors to host friends, families for concert

A television set on a dock? Nothing could be more Canadian — if the Tragically Hip are playing. → Read More

Shad leaves CBC Radio’s Q

Jian Ghomeshi's replacement steps down, will pursue "new creative opportunities" with CBC. → Read More

On the road with the Tragically Hip — the music, the photos, the farewells

The Tragically Hip's Man Machine Poem tour has been an emotional one for fans across the country. It started in Victoria, makes three stops in Toronto and concludes in Kingston. We take a look at highlights from each concert. → Read More

Rio plans ‘cool’ opening ceremony for Olympics — but will Pele be there?

The 2016 Summer Games are set to kick off with the opening ceremony on Friday night. It’s expected to be a trimmed-down opener compared to recent Olympics. Pelé, who was expected to light the cauldron, says he’s too ill. → Read More

Game on! Canada kicks off Rio Olympics campaign on soccer field

Canada plans to beat its 2012 London performance by placing in top 12 for medals in Rio Olympics → Read More

Olympic Village in Rio sees Canadian flag raised

2016 Olympic Games start Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and 313 Canadian athletes will be there competing. → Read More

Cheri DiNovo drops NDP leadership bid

The MPP for Parkdale-High Park has announced her withdrawal due to health reasons saying she suffered two small strokes recently. → Read More

Caribbean Carnival parade hits Toronto

It's time to party again — the Caribbean Carnival parade is Saturday along the waterfront. The sun should be out and so will the bright costumes and cheerful music. We’ll be following the fun through the day. → Read More

Democratic convention hears speakers tell why voters should never back Trump

At their national convention, Democrats have laid on hours of testimonials for their would-be president; now it’s Clinton’s turn to persuade voters she should lead the free world. → Read More

Joe Biden says Donald Trump’s concern for middle-class is a bunch of ‘malarkey’

Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention will see U.S. President Barack Obama speak, and vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine. → Read More

Fans share tales about The Tragically Hip before the band’s farewell tour

Hundreds of fans have shared their stories on Hip Story Project, a database of tales collected by the band. → Read More