Danforth-Carlaw shooting victim identified
Police have released the identity of the victim as well as other information about yesterday’s fatal shooting at Danforth and Carlaw avenue. See the Streeter news story for details.
Rolls Royces, Bentley taken from car dealership
Three luxury vehicles were stolen from a car dealership Saturday afternoon, police said today.
Three men entered the dealership near Dundas East and Carroll streets at 3:42 p.m. and left with a 2021 Rolls Royce Dawn, a 2022 Bentley Bentayga, and a 2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan.
They all travelled north on Carroll Street.
Images have been released. See the police press release for more details and pictures.
Fatal shooting in Greektown
One person is dead after gunfire at Danforth and Carlaw avenues early today—not far from where a memorial to the victims of the 2018 Danforth shootings was held yesterday.
Police have released no information on the victim or the suspects. But here’s what we know so far in Streeter News.
Some pools opening early, some not
The city is opening 10 outdoor pools tomorrow for weekends and evenings, well ahead of its usual full-schedule start on June 30. Among them are several east-end pools, including Kiwanis Outdoor Pool at 375 Cedarvale Ave. and Monarch Park at 117 Felstead Ave.
The rest should open next weekend, the city says But not one of the east end’s favourite swimming facilities.
The city has decided to keep Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools at 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E. (Ashbridges Bay) closed for the entire season for critical repairs.
You can check each hours of operation for swimming pools and wading pools on the city’s Drop-in Swimming and Water Play page.
Fletcher to hold online construction update
Toronto-Danforth councillor Paul Fletcher is planning an update on all the construction in the ward this summer. The Zoom meeting is to take June 20 at 7 p.m.
The work includes replacement of streetcar tracks on Broadview Avenue, the start of the above-ground Ontario Line, ongoing work on the Gardiner Expressway, and upgrades to the Lower Don Trail.
To join the discussion, register in advance with Zoom.
Fire fought in Little India
Gerrard Street East between Hiawatha and Highfield roads was closed yesterday afternoon as police and fire services dealt with a fire in the Little India district.
Emergency crews were called at 3:18 p.m. for a “commercial/industrial” fire at Woodfield Road and Gerrard, according to a Toronto Fire tweet.
No other information is available yet.
Pickleball taking over our surfaces
City staff are scrambling to set up courts for pickleball — Toronto’s fastest growing sport and social activity.
Parking lots, ice rinks, tennis courts and other flat surfaces are all fair game for being converted to accommodate the growing numbers of pickleball players across Toronto.
Summer food fest concentrated in Riverdale
Summerlicious is back on July 7 to 23, the city has announced, but you’ll have to wait until June 29 to make reservations for the prix fixe lunch and dinner event.
In the east end, nine eateries are registered for the event. But they’re concentrated in the Riverdale area with five on Danforth Avenue, two in Riverside and two in Leslieville near the border with Riverdale, according to our reading of the sometimes confusing map on the Summerlicious webpage.
More than 200 restaurants across Toronto are taking part this year, offering three-course lunch menus from $20 to $55, and dinners from $25 to $75, the city says.
Jump in raccoon sickness, bites and scratches
A “significant increase” in reports of sick or injured raccoons and the number of people bitten or scratched has led Toronto Public Health to issue warnings against contact with wild animals in the city.
Eighty per cent of those people suffering bites and scratches have had to suffer further through the uncomfortable anti-rabies treatment, involving multiple vaccine doses, to fend off the potentially fatal infection.
See the full Streeter story, including tips on avoiding raccoon attacks.
Two sought after break-in at Queen-Coxwell store
Two males are being sought by Toronto police after a break and enter at a store near Queen Street East and Coxwell avenue on May 22.
It was reported that about 1:47 a.m. two men broke into the business and stole items before exiting from the back door.
Four images of masked men inside the store have been released by police. For more information and images, see the police news release.
Four teens sought in Woodbine Beach stabbing
One person was stabbed when a group of youths got into an altercation at Woodbine Beach on the evening of May 30, Toronto police are reporting.
Police have launched an aggravated assault investigation.
They are trying to identify a male and three female suspects. The females are each described as being 16 to 18 years old and the male is thought to be 16 or 17.
For more details, see the police news release.
Man arrested after daycares reported threats
Police responded yesterday to two allegedly threatening calls to daycare centres near Queen Street East and Coxwell Avenue.
A 46-year-old man of no fixed address has been arrested and charged with two counts of uttering threats, police reported this morning.
Registration for summer programs begins June 6
Registration for the city’s summer recreation programs in this area begins tomorrow at 7 a.m.
Summer programs run from July 4 to Sept. 1.
You can register in three ways:
- By phone by calling 416-396-7378 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
- In person at one of five community centre locations (none in this area) on June 6 and 7 from 7 a.m. to noon.
- Online through e-Fun (the easiest way).
Find more information on the city’s summer recreation programs page.
Woman sought after Leslieville break-in
Police are looking for an unidentified female after a business near Queen Street East and Logan Avenue was broken into on May 17 at about 4:35 a.m.
More information, including a description and surveillance camera image of the woman, are available in the police news release.
Ticketing rules relaxed for holiday
Parking enforcement officers will not be enforcing all on-street parking bylaws on Victoria Day, police say.
In particular they’ll be turning a blind eye on Monday to parking on rush-hour routes and in areas with Monday-to-Friday regulations.
“Leslieville” flea market revived with new owners, name
The Leslieville Flea Market, long a summer staple at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E., may be gone.
But something very similar has taken its place. The Toronto Flea has taken on the tradition and will have its inaugural market at the same location on June 4.
View this post on Instagram
For the whole story of the market’s revival, see the piece in BlogTO.
‘Toxic’ fire reported in south Leslieville area
If you sniffed something burning yesterday evening, it probably wasn’t smoke from the Alberta wildfires reaching us — but from a blaze a bit closer.
Various media reported a potentially toxic fire at a roofing company at Commissioners and Leslie streets near Ashbridges Bay at about 7 p.m. yesterday.
Commissioners St + Leslie St
– Reports of a large tank on fire@Toronto_Fire advising the air is toxic in the area from the fire
– Police are on the scene
– Roads will be closed in the area @TTCnotices#GO1110580
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) May 17, 2023
Enjoy the fireworks on Victoria Day
The city is presenting its annual Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park starting at 10 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Beautiful fireworks and a spectacular finale are promised.
You’re encouraged to walk or take public transit to Ashbridges and leave your vehicles at home, as the area will become quite congested with visitors here for the show.
Parking enforcement officer attacked, police say
A 39-year-old man has been arrested after a parking enforcement officer was allegedly assaulted near Dundas Street East and Carlaw Avenue yesterday.
The officer was issuing a ticket to an illegally parked vehicle when a man opened his car door, striking the officer, and then punched him in the chest, police say.
See the police news release for more details.
Pothole-fixing blitz on tomorrow
If you’re out driving Saturday, watch for crews working on the roads. The city says it is launching a blitz to repair as many potholes as possible between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
It’s probably too late to get your favourite local pothole on the list for repair tomorrow, but call 311 or go to www.toronto.ca/311 to report it for future filling.
Toronto-Danforth MP supports Erskine-Smith for Liberal leader
Toronto-Danforth MP Julie Dabrusin has apparently endorsed Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith for Liberal leader.
Erskine-Smith cited his riding neighbour’s support online after he became the first candidate for the Ontario Liberal leadership yesterday.
.@juliedabrusin has been an invaluable partner in representing our east end since 2015. I’m glad to have her support.
— Nate Erskine-Smith (@beynate) May 9, 2023
See the Streeter news story on Erskine-Smith’s announcement of his candidacy.
Parks washrooms opened—splash pads, fountains and pools next
The city has finished opening park washrooms today, its earliest date ever, the city has announced. Only six seasonal washrooms are still closed for repairs or construction.
Splash and spray pads are due to open by May 20, followed by fountains and bottle-filling stations by May 26.
Ten city-run outdoor pools are to open on partial schedules by June 17 with the rest of them by June 24. All outdoor pools and wading pools are to be open on a full schedule by June 30.
Serious shooting injury called self-inflicted
Police were called to Gerrard Street East and Coxwell Avenue after reports of shooting at about 7:50 p.m. yesterday.
A man found in the building with a gunshot wound was taken to hospital with “serious but non-life threatening injuries,” according to police on social media.
Later, police reported the injury was believed to be self-inflicted. The man was arrested on firearms-related offences
Maha’s and Kotn partner in new shop
Maha’s Egyptian brunch eatery on Greenwood Avenue says it is opening a café in a space at 978 Queen St. E. It will be sharing the site with Kotn, a clothing and housewares store, featuring sustainably sourced Egyptian materials.
Kotn x Maha is to open April 29. BlogTO has the story.
In the news:
Cannabis shop wants to get rid of their product-hiding frosted window
Owners of K’s Pot Shop, at 1342 Queen St. E., say their frosted front window required by provincial rules for cannabis shops is a security risk, according to a news report.
They are pushing for an end to the rule to help guard against robberies. See the story on CityNews.
Self-defence class popular but not enough to counter TTC violence, advocates say
A Leslieville gym is hosting workshops to train transit riders to protect themselves. And those workshops are reportedly selling out.
But transit rider advocates say individual protection is not enough. The problem of violence on the TTC is systemic and we need bigger solutions — including better funding — to end it, they say.
Washrooms are opening early in our parks
With this warmer-than-average spring, city staff are opening public washrooms earlier than usual. A quarter of Toronto’s seasonal washrooms have been opened already by mid-April, though most were originally scheduled for May.
If you’re planning an outing, you can look up the status of washrooms and drinking fountains in the park on a new interactive map from the city.
A café you can pig out at
Leni Poki is the latest themed café to arrive in Toronto, this time at 1027 Gerrard St. E. in Leslieville.
The shop, opened by artist and art teacher Pham Duy, is pig-themed. Colourful porcine images decorate the walls and furnishings, as well the beverages and treats it offers.
Beaches Easter Parade
We could be wrong but it seemed this year’s Beaches East Parade yesterday was a little lighter than usual, especially compared to the extravaganzas of the pre-pandemic era.
But one thing cannot be debated, the parade was greeted by a huge, enthusiastic crowd as it proceeded along Queen Street East on Sunday, April 9, starting at 2 p.m.
And parade-goers by the hundreds — many local east-enders, of course, but also from across Toronto — hung around afterwards to enjoy a beautiful spring day in the Beach.
We’ll have many (many!) more pictures to come.
Indecent act near school investigated
Police Service are looking for a man wanted in the investigation of an alleged indecent act near a school in the Dundas Street East and Leslie Street area on April 3.
The man was observed by an adult witness and may have been accompanied by an elderly woman, police said.
He is described as 20 to 30-years-old, 5-foot-10, 180 to 190 pounds, having a large build and short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, an olive green jacket and grey track pants, and carrying a red backpack.
Double the tickets: more speed cameras coming
The number of automated speed enforcement cameras in Toronto-Danforth neighbourhoods is to be doubled from three to six, after city council’s recent approval of the installations.
Council unanimously passed a motion to have city staff look into increasing the ASE devices from the current 75 to 150, shared evenly by each of Toronto’s 25 wards.
This comes just months after a previous increase from 50 across the city.
Clean up our communities together, city urges
Toronto is asking communities to register local litter cleanups to take part in the city’s annual spring cleanup from April 21 to April 23.
We can register three kinds of cleanups:
- The 20-Minute Makeover on April 21 is for local businesses (BIAs, are you listening?) to clean up public spaces, like parks, sidewalks, ravines or beaches (though local residents can take part too).
- Also on April 21, students and staff of schools, colleges and universities can spend 20 minutes cleaning up their schoolyards or neighbourhood parks.
- On April 22 and 23, community groups, families and individuals are encouraged to visit local parks or other public spaces to help pick up litter.
Get more information and register for whichever cleanup works for you on the city’s Clean Toronto Together page.
Robbery at knifepoint on Coxwell platform
Two males are being sought after a reported robbery at knifepoint on the subway platform at Coxwell Station this afternoon, according to police posts on Twitter.
Coxwell Subway Stn
– reports of a robbery on the subway platform
– male victim reported he was robbed at knifepoint by two suspects
– no injuries
– police responding
– no TTC service to Coxwell Stn at this time#GO709690
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) March 31, 2023
Later posts said service had resumed to Coxwell and gave descriptions of the alleged robbers.
Subway passenger attacked with bottle near Donlands
Donlands Station is the site of the latest transit system assault — this one with a weapon — to be reported by police.
Late yesterday afternoon, a man on an eastbound train near Pape began to argue with a male passenger and, by the time they reached Donlands, struck the male passenger with a bottle several times causing non-life threatening injuries, police said.
See the police news release for more details, plus a description and image of the alleged assailant.
Feeding any wildlife, anywhere in city to be banned
On April 1 a new city bylaw comes into effect prohibiting the feeding of wildlife anywhere in Toronto.
And for good reason, according to wildlife experts. You may think you’re helping the animals but you’re not.
Even the traditional practice of throwing bread crumbs to birds is not helpful, the experts say.
Read Dennis Hanagan’s full story in Streeter news about the bylaw and the dangers of feeding the animals.
Man sought in robbery investigation
Police are looking for a 35-year-old man they’ve identified in the investigation of a robbery in Leslieville.
On March 26 a man threatened a loss prevention officer with a knife in the area of Gerrard Street East and Marjory Avenue, police reported.
The man’s identity, his description and his picture, along with other details, are provided in the police news release.
Three girls subjected to indecent exposure
Police have released video of a man they suspect followed three girls, age 13 to 14, to their home and looked through their window while committing an indecent act.
The girls were walking home for lunch near Dundas Street East and Woodfield Road at 11:07 when they were followed, police said.
Investigators are asking for public help identifying the man. For more information, including images and video, see the police news release.
Armed suspects sought in Beach Hill home invasion
Two armed males and a female are sought by police after a home invasion near Norway and Elmer avenues early on March 20, police reported yesterday.
The incident began with a female befriending a man and going to his apartment. When two other men showed up, armed with a machete and firearm, the victim “left his apartment in fear,” police reported.
Police have released several images of the suspects.
For more details and images, read the story in Streeter News.
Free tax clinic at community centre
The Ralph Thornton Community Centre, 765 Queen St. E., is currently running its income tax clinic to file 2022 returns for eligible residents. Consultations are by phone appointments, virtually by Zoom, or by a limited number of in-person consultations.
Coming in-person dates are Saturdays on March 25, April 22 and April 29.
To book an appointment call 416-392-6810 or send an email.
Workshop on self-defence on TTC sells out, second one added
A Leslieville gym plans a self-defence workshop for transit riders to be held on April 2.
FIIT Co at 1047 Gerrard St. E. is hosting the workshop, run by the Toronto Krav Maga Academy and Kombat Arts Training Academy.
But, according to the website, the April 2 class is full. Another session is now scheduled for April 23.
The cost is $55 for one person, $99 for two people.
Outdoor skating continues to Sunday — if the ice holds up
The city is encouraging skaters to enjoy the last few days of the official outdoor skating season at our local rinks. However, the weather seems poised to end the season earlier than the scheduled March 19 deadline.
Sunday evening is when the city starts to close its outdoor artificial ice rinks, natural ice rinks and skating trails and begin its annual conversion of spaces into skateboarding parks, tennis courts and pickleball spaces.
Meanwhile the forecast for the next four days calls for rainy and overcast days with temperatures mainly above zero.
Identity sought in robbery investigation
Police have released images to identify a man being sought after a robbery near Queen Street East and Carlaw Avenue late on March 2.
It was reported a business owner was closing up near midnight when a man entered and took items off the shelf without paying for them.
When asked to pay, the man punched the face of the business owner who fell, police said.
Police received the call shortly after midnight, but the suspect had fled before their arrival.
See the police news release for more details.
Summerlicious applications open
Winterlicious seems barely over and it’s already time for local restaurants to sign up for the summer edition of the fixed-price dining festival.
Applications to participate in the Summerlicious program will be accepted from today to March 22, the city announced today.
This year’s Summerlicious runs from July 7 to 23 and there’s good news for participating restaurants: the fees have been cut to less than half the pre-pandemic rates. The new fee is $550. The city says this reduction should “make it easy and affordable for restaurants to participate and will encourage more Toronto residents to dine out and celebrate Toronto’s diverse culinary scene.”
Restaurants can find more information on the City’s Summerlicious 2023 Restaurant Participation webpage.
Councillors pressing Metrolinx about Ontario Line plans
Toronto-Danforth’s Paula Fletcher is among three city councillors pressing for answers from Metrolinx, which they say has been too secretive about building the Ontario Line.
Along with Spadina–Fort York’s Ausma Malik and Toronto Centre’s Chris Moise and Paula Fletcher won the support of Toronto and East York Community Council to create a sub-committee to press Metrolinx for information.
One-star reviews for local eateries called fake
Two east-end restaurants are trying to remove one-star online reviews (the lowest possible reviews allowed by Google) that they say were not posted by customers, according to a story in blogTO.
TuckShop Kitchen Leslieville on Queen Street East and Papyrus on Danforth Avenue were each bombed with multiple one-star reviews thought to be the work of a disgruntled delivery driver, the article says.
Flames from fourth-floor apartment
A fire broke out yesterday evening in an apartment building near Pape Avenue and Queen Street East. Police tweeted at about 6:30 p.m. flames could be seen on the fourth floor.
Toronto Fire attended the scene and the blaze was quickly put out, police said.
Identities sought after mechanic shop break-in
Police are trying to identify four people wanted in the investigation of an early morning break and enter on Jan. 6.
A mechanic shop near Eastern Avenue and Leslie Street was reportedly broken into and items were stolen.
Descriptions and security camera images of four males and a dark Jeep Liberty, in which they allegedly fled, are posted in a police news release.
Leslieville market outside
The first Hub Community Market, billed as being the Leslieville Farmers’ Market moved indoors, was unexpectedly opened outdoors today.
Fruit and vegetable vendors set up around Glen Rhodes United Church at Gerrard Street East and Rhodes Avenue.
Organizers said they decided to move the market outside as it was starting small and, besides, the weather was nicer than usual for mid-winter.
The market will be back next week as it continues— in or out of doors — every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Get ready to walk on the Coldest Night of the Year
The Coldest Night of the Year charity walks to serve the hurt, the hungry and the homeless take place on Feb. 25, with the Toronto Leslieville edition hosted by the Red Door Family Shelter.
The local walk starts at 791 Queen St. E., Mustard Seed–Fontbonne Ministries.
To sign up for the walk, to donate or just to find out more, see Toronto Leslieville’s Coldest Night of the Year page.
Parking restrictions eased for Family Day
Police have announced they will not be ticketing vehicles parked on the street on Feb. 20 on rush-hour routes and in areas with posted Monday–Friday regulations.
Community consultation to be held on Queen-Leslie development
You can hear about the latest plans and have your say on a nine-storey rental building proposed for the southeast corner of Queen Street East and Leslie Street. The community consultation meeting is to held online on Feb. 21.
For more details about the project and attending the meeting, see the Streeter Things To Do listing.
Leslieville market moves indoors
The Leslieville Farmers’ Market has partnered with the Neighbourhood Food Hub to launch the indoor Hub Community Market — bringing us farm produce and more every Sunday, starting Feb. 19, in an indoor setting.
More information on the Streeter Things To Do listing.
Report our potholes to be fixed
You may see repair crews out on the roads today as the city launches its first pothole-fixing blitz of the year.
Chances are, though, plenty of Leslieville potholes will remain unless they are reported. To get those car-wrecking eyesores filled, report them via the 311 Toronto mobile app, online at Toronto.ca/311 or by calling 311.
The city says most repairs are carried out within four days of potholes being reported.
Local kebab takeout spot touted as ‘hidden gem’
A CBC.ca story, based on a Metro Morning program, calls Rose’s Kebab, a tiny Persian eatery tucked away in the food court of the Diamond at Don Mills plaza, 16 Mallard Rd., as a “hidden gem”.
Reporter Suresh Doss relates on the program his interview with the owner who goes by the name Rose N.G. and takes listeners through her amazing traditional dishes, like kebabs and shwarma plates, but also North American fare, such as burgers, with a Persian flare.
Two seriously injured in apartment building fire
Two men are in hospital with serious injuries after an early-morning fire in a low-rise apartment building on Eastern Avenue near Logan Avenue.
Many restaurants across town are offering special Valentine’s Day menus and romantic atmosphere for Feb. 14, including Leslieville’s La Paella at 1146 Queen St. E., Gardel at 1020 Gerrard St. E., and Chula Taberna Mexicana at 1058 Gerrard St. E.
But spaces are filling up everywhere, so get your reservations in as soon as possible.
Winter Stations rising on the beach
This year’s winners of the Winter Stations art installation contest have been chosen and you can watch six of their works being built on Woodbine Beach.
Three university teams are involved in this year’s Winter Stations. See the Toronto Observer story for more about this prestigious event.
Toronto-Danforth soon to have three cameras to catch speeders
The city is adding 25 automated speed enforcement cameras, one for each ward in Toronto. The most recent ASE site in Toronto-Danforth is on Logan Avenue north of Wolfrey Avenue.
The new camera will join two existing cameras in the ward, currently located on Dundas Street East, west of Boulton Avenue, and on Carlaw Avenue, south of Queen St. E..
See the full Streeter story on the new cameras.
Councillor seeking rethink on CafeTO charges
Toronto-Danforth councillor Paula Fletcher says the proposed changes to the CafeTO program, which created curbside patios on streets like Danforth Avenue and Queen Street East, are “too big and too fast” for many businesses that are still reeling from the impact of the pandemic.
She has sent a letter to city council’s executive committee asking that the proposed re-introduction of charges for the program be replaced by a more modest participation fee.
Restaurants Canada representatives have also told Mayor John Tory and the executive committee that 60 per cent of restaurants would be unable to participate at the higher rate. The plan goes to city council on Feb. 7.
Man sought after woman punched in face
Police are looking for a 40-year-old man after a woman was allegedly punched in the face early afternoon Friday near Queen Street East and Booth Avenue.
See the police news release for more information and an image of the suspect.
Town hall budget meeting for east-end residents
Have your say at the town hall meeting on the city’s 2023 budget, co-hosted by Toronto-Danforth and Beaches East York councillors. The meeting’s on Feb. 3. See more about it in Streeter’s Things To Do listing.
JAN. 27 REMINDER: Winterlicious starts today at restaurants across Toronto and in Leslieville. See Jan. 20 item below.
Stabbing found to be self-inflicted, police say
This afternoon police investigators say a stabbing first reported shortly after midnight this morning was self-inflicted.
According to a police tweet at 12:31 a.m., a man in his 60s was stabbed near Eastern and Logan avenues and the suspects were two black males in black hoodies who had supposedly fled the scene.
The victim, stabbed in the chest, was taken to hospital by emergency run, police said.
But at 4:14 p.m. police tweeted: “Further investigation has revealed that the injury was self-inflicted and not the result of a criminal act.”
Man sought for alleged assault in Greenwood area
Toronto police are looking for a man after an alleged assault in near Greenwood and Walpole avenues on Jan. 2.
The incident began with an altercation between the man and the alleged victim and included threats against the alleged victim’s family member, police say.
Robert Dickie, 43, is wanted for assault and uttering threats.
An image of the man and more information are given in a the police news release.
Start making reservations for Winterlicious
Winterlicious is back, set to offer prix fixe lunches and dinners from Jan. 27 to Feb. 9.
Leslieville-area restaurants participating in Winterlicious Toronto include Gare de l’Est Brasserie on Dundas Street East, The Real Jerk on Gerrard Street East, Maple Leaf Tavern on Gerrard St East, Brickworks Ciderhouse on Queen Street East and The Civic on Broadview Avenue.
You can find the entire Toronto list on the city’s Winterlicious page.
CampTO registration set to open
It’s time to start planning the kids’ summer camp activities at local parks and centres this summer. The city has announced its CampTO programs are online for your consideration, ready for registration beginning Feb. 11.
Some new programs have been added to the CampTO lineup for the programs that run from July 4 to Sept. 1.
Camp locations in and around the Leslieville area include:
- Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre, 870 Queen St. E.
- Main Square Community Centre, 245 Main St.
- S.H. Armstrong Community Centre: 56 Woodfield Rd.
- Withrow Park and Clubhouse, 725 Logan Ave.
For more information on the program and registration, see the Streeter calendar listing.
Pizza shops’ original location moved from area
Queen Margherita Pizza, specializing in Neapolitan-style pizza, closed its doors at 1402 Queen St. E. as of Dec. 31. Its original location was opened in 2010 and additional shops were opened elsewhere in Toronto.
View this post on Instagram
The company said it is opening at another site in the east end, but so far we see only one west-end location listed on Queen Margherita Pizza’s website as being open.
Letter to Ford opposes ‘strong mayor’ bill
Toronto-Danforth councillor Paul Fletcher is among 15 city councillors sending a letter today to Premier Doug Ford opposing the province’s Bill 39, the so-called Better Municipal Governance Act.
The Act would, under certain conditions, let the mayor of Toronto propose and pass bylaws with support of only one-third of city council, a move that critics have called undemocratic.
Beerfest to take over Dundas on Aug. 27
The Leslieville Beerfest has announced it’s returning to Dundas Street East for its “street party” on Aug. 27.
Dundas will be shut down between Logan and Carlaw avenues for the celebration with breweries, food venues and artisans selling their wares.
Tickets can be bought online for $40 and include a commemorative mug and three beer samples. See the Leslieville Beerfest site for more information.
Riverdale art show back for 32nd year
Hundreds of new and original works by local artists will be on display at the Riverdale Art Show and Sale over two days next week. It’s the 32nd year for the show at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave.
Hours are Aug. 5, 6–9 p.m., and Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information online.
Second arrest in east-end homicide case
A woman, 29, has been arrested in the homicide investigation after the shooting death of Megan Elizabeth Crant, 32 in the east end on July 7, police report.
Chelsey Mais, 29, of Toronto is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.
Her arrest comes one week after a man being charged with first-degree murder. See the latest police news release on the case.
Coxwell/Danforth search yields luring and sexual exploitation charges
A 55-year-old man faces charges, including multiple counts of luring a child under 18, since police searched a house near Coxwell and Danforth avenues on April 20.
Police reported child sexual abuse material was found and seized during the search.
Richard Burdett, 55, appeared in court today on 16 charges, including sexual exploitation and making child pornography, police report. See the police news release.
Images of break-in suspect released
Yesterday evening police released images of a male they say is wanted in several break and enter investigations in the east end.
The break-ins reportedly took place between July 9 and July 15 at commercial establishments near O’Connor Drive and St. Clair Avenue East, as well as in the area of Woodbine and Danforth avenues.
The male is described as white, 6-feet tall, having an average build and medium length to long hair worn in a ponytail or bun.
See the news release and images.
Farmers’ market continues in Greenwood Park
In case you’ve forgotten, the Leslieville Farmers’ Market carries on in Greenwood Park every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, see the market’s website.
Arrest in Gerrard Street homicide investigation
A man has been arrested in the alleged homicide on July 7 on Gerrard Street East, police reported today.
Nicholas Hirsch, 26, of Toronto faces a first-degree murder charge and is to appear in court today.
See the police update.
Woman shot, two sought in alleged east-end murder
Two people are being sought in a homicide investigation after a woman was shot in the parking lot behind the Naval Club of Toronto at 1910 Gerrard St. E. on Thursday, police reported today.
The victim has been identified as Megan Elizabeth Crant, 32.
Nicholas Hirsch, 25, is wanted for first degree murder and Chelsey Mais, 29, is sought as an accessory after the fact to murder.
Both are considered armed and dangerous, police say. See the police news release.
Assault alleged after dog-leashing argument
An altercation over an unleashed dog on school property led to an assault on June 27, police say today.
They are looking for a man and a woman described as being in their early 20s.
The couple were walking a large dog off-leash on school property at about 5 p.m. when a school custodian asked them to leash the animal as there were children in the yard, police report. A verbal altercation reportedly escalated into the couple assaulting the custodian and fleeing with their dog.
See the police news release for more information and photos of the two being sought.
Woman sought for alleged assault, robbery May 27
Police released today a picture of a woman they say is wanted for aggravated assault and robbery with an offensive weapon.
On May 27 a woman allegedly attacked a 37-year-old man with an expandable baton before stealing his property near Donlands and Danforth avenue. The man sustained non-life threatening injuries, police say
See the police news release, including the identity and an image of the suspect.
Leslieville market continues in Greenwood Park
Don’t forget the Leslieville Farmers’ Market is on every Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Greenwood Park.
Vendors include local farmers, producers of prepared foods, wineries and brewers. The market runs weekly into October.
For more information, see the market’s website.
Farmers’ market back in Greenwood Park
Starting today the Leslieville Farmers’ Market is back on every Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Greenwood Park.
Vendors include local farmers, producers of prepared foods, wineries and brewers. The market runs weekly into October.
For more information, see the market’s website.