Rally planned to protest Broadway & Roehampton shelters

Volunteers have hand delivered flyers in recent days outlining the plans for a rally on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 between 10am – 4pm in front of Northern Secondary School. Identified as the Mt. Pleasant/Eglinton Community Group, they hope to restore safety to the area following the opening of two emergency homeless residences in the area. The City of Toronto have moved homeless Torontonians into 808 Mt. Pleasant Road and 55-65 Broadway Avenue in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the homeless community. More

A Gofundme page has been started to raise funds to cover the cost of flyers and other supplies needed for the rally.

Scholar’s Choice final days, and a castle revealed on Bayview

In today’s neighbourhood gallery we start with Spirit Halloween, opening soon at the south-east corner of Laird Drive and Eglinton Ave East, the former home of Pier 1 Imports. Signs say they’re hiring, visit work4spirit.com to apply. Then we head on over to Bayview where Indian Street Food has a very charming patio set up, complete with thatch umbrellas. Scholar’s Choice closing sale is coming to an end in a few days. Store fixtures are up for grabs too. They will be missed. Original’s Ale House at 1660 Bayview has re-opened! Patrons enjoyed the brunch menu on their patio this weekend. On Bayview since 1983, we’re happy to see their doors open again. And finally, the dark hoarding has been removed from Havana Castle Cigars, revealing, you guessed it — a castle. Very clever. They’re opening soon at 1563 Bayview Ave (formerly Carreira Casuals). Note that Norman Tailors next door is selling homemade masks. Stay safe everyone, and see you on Bayview!

Amazon eyeing vacant spaces in emptying shopping malls

Go figure. Online shopping giant Amazon, is considering moving fulfillment centres into suffering bricks & mortar shopping malls. Plus, Cloverdale Mall is targeted for a makeover. Urban Toronto describes QuadReal’s plan as a transformion into a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented community complete with thousands of new residents, a neighbourhood park, and plenty of new, reimagined retail.

Simon Cowell breaks back in fall off of his electric bicycle

Man fatally stabbed early on Sunday in west-end back-alley

An unidentified man has been found fatally stabbed in a back-alley street near Ossington Ave. and Dundas West. A call to the corner early Sunday led police to Baden St. off Lakeview Ave. where they found the victim. There are essentially no details and police are urgently asking anyone who may have seen anything to call them at (416) 808-7400. This release and other recent police incidents below

Surprised by gang violence? No, but damn angry about guns

Is it about gangs or it is about how handguns flood into Canada through its long, long border with the United States?

Virus still declining, 79 new cases in province, 25 in Toronto

Ontario has extended its declining COVID-19 record with a report of 79 new cases for the 24-hour period ending midnight. Toronto reported 25 cases a day after reporting just one. This is the seventh day of fewer than 100 new cases. Provincial labs turned around 28,000 test specimens on Saturday.

Heat warning for Toronto predicts searing Sunday, Monday

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning as temperatures in Toronto are forecast to exceed 30º Celsius on both Sunday and Monday. Hot weather is forecast all week. Weather Network

Must see! Leafs wild and crazy comeback over Blue Jackets

The Maple Leaf comeback win over the Columbus Blue Jackets really must be seen. Or watched again. Start near the end of the third period and gasp out loud as the Leafs score three goals in about four minutes to tie Game Four of the Stanley Cup qualifier 3-3. Then empty-arena heroics as Austin Matthews wins it for the Leafs in overtime. The series is being played at Scotiabank Arena with the deciding game on Sunday.

Ottawa, Ontario furious at Trump tariffs on aluminum, steel

Remarks Friday by the deputy prime minister and by Premier Ford convey a sense of anger at the decision by US President Trump to impose a 10 percent tariff on Canadian-made aluminum. Ford said he had heard that tariffs are also coming on Canadian steel.