Liz Braun, Toronto Sun

Liz Braun

Toronto Sun

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Liz:

After 42 years, Korean Village Restaurant fighting to survive amid pandemic

Article content continued Luckily, the Korean Village community felt the same way. Family friend Andrew Harris Oporto decided to work at the restaurant for free, just to show his support for Lee. Oporto, an actor and comedian, describes the restaurant as a staple of his life, “and the lives of so many other people in the neighbourhood.” He and Lee have been friends since high school. “He’s like… → Read More

BRAUN: COVID kills businesses big and small

Zero income, no breaks from the landlord, bills piling up by the door. During the shutdown, that same scenario played out for small business owners all over Toronto, whether that business is a neighbourhood diner or a state-of-the-art medical office. In two large GTA clinics — one for dentistry, one for ophthalmology — COVID has […] → Read More

BRAUN: Small business owner grateful for CERB

Can small businesses survive another shutdown? → Read More

Toronto wedding celebrations ignite COVID cluster

A large wedding in Toronto has left guests at high risk of COVID-19 exposure. → Read More

BRAUN: Virtual TIFF a boon during COVID

The Toronto International Film Festival is going to be very different during this year of COVID, quarantine and closed borders. Pivoting fast to a part-live, part-digital event — running Sept. 10-19 — people can still safely see great movies at carefully distanced screenings at real theatres and online as well. Physical screenings will take place […] → Read More

BRAUN: COVID fuels 'retail apocalypse'

There were already dire predictions for 2020 as the so-called “retail apocalypse” continued to roll out. Thousands of stores closed across North America in 2019 as consumer tastes, budgets and shopping habits changed. Much of the same was expected for this year. Then COVID-19 came along. When the pandemic shut down the country, retailers, restaurant […] → Read More

BRAUN: Making sense of violence that sent Toronto cops to hospital

What happened on Eglinton Ave. on Saturday night? Depends who you ask. It is ironic that as two organized “Defund the Police” marches took place elsewhere in Toronto — one at Downsview Park on Saturday morning, one at Christie Pits Park in the afternoon — the police presence at a community rally in support of small business got all the attention. → Read More

Woman, 24, charged in deadly downtown stabbing

A 24-year-old woman wanted for a deadly downtown stabbing has been arrested. → Read More

Elderly man killed in Brampton crash

An elderly man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Brampton early Saturday. → Read More

Opulent Ed Mirvish Theatre turns 100

Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre is 100 years old. → Read More

Canadian online gambling company betting on success

During the COVID lockdown people stuck at home found new ways to amuse themselves: Netflix binging, bread baking, de-cluttering. And online gambling. Between the pandemic driving brick-and-mortar gambling to online platforms and the recent changes that made sports betting legal in the U.S, online gambling has had a huge spike in popularity. Now a Canadian […] → Read More

SCARY TIMES: Halloween may go ahead minus the trick-or-treating

Trick or treat? That was rhetorical. You don’t mess with Halloween. It’s only August but candy and costumes are already in the stores. Provided everyone keeps it together on the COVID front, it’s shaping up to be an excellent — albeit different — Halloween. October 31 falls on a Saturday this year, it’s the end of […] → Read More

Bring your child-like wonder to Winnie-the-Pooh at the ROM

Bring your child-like wonder to Winnie-the-Pooh at the ROM → Read More

BRAUN: Seeking unconditional love? Get a dog

Current cost of getting a dog: $1,300 – $3,200 → Read More

Louis Gossett Jr., star of ‘The Cuban,’ still a force at 84

Louis Gosset Jr. is not the only octogenarian actor working today — look at Donald Sutherland or Morgan Freeman — but he might be the only one with a dozen projects in the pipeline. → Read More

Louis Gossett Jr., star of ‘The Cuban,’ still a force at 84

Louis Gosset Jr. is not the only octogenarian actor working today — look at Donald Sutherland or Morgan Freeman — but he might be the only one with a dozen projects in the pipeline. → Read More

Saying goodbye in the time of COVID

This pandemic has changed the way we live.And the way we die.Often denied the opportunity to say goodbye, those left behind cannot then engage in the usual rituals of grief and mourning. → Read More

Dr. David Williams urged by some to step aside before second wave

People in the medical community are again calling for Dr. David Williams’ resignation.Williams is Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, a role he has held for about five years. The issues appear to be Dr. → Read More

Oakville woman sick with COVID-19 for four months

Susie Goulding is sick and tired of COVID-19. Literally.Goulding has been sick — and exhausted — for 18 weeks and is what’s known as a “long-hauler” in the COVID-19 battle. → Read More

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology working to spray away COVID

What if you could spray away COVID-19?That’s the idea behind an anti-viral surface coating being developed in a collaborative project between by researchers at The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) within the University of Waterloo and SiO2 Innovation Labs. → Read More