Actually, the team was recognized by Physics World for making the "top physics breakthrough of the year".
Who made what breakthrough? Read the article to learn!
Not everyone can bend Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle.
Watch or read the news, dig into the stories that catch your attention, and then report with something valuable.
In this case, the science media did not play up the Toronto angle; and I have yet to check whether this was reported locally for the "civic pride" angle.