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Fire breaks out at Danforth and Main

Firefighters were dispatched at 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 26 to a two-alarm fire near Danforth Avenue and Main Street. No injuries were reported in the fire, which sent flames and smoke spewing out of a home that backs onto the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home on Danforth Avenue just east of Main Street. Police said the fire was likely […]

A sign reading 'Maura's Laundry' was posted above the former Squeeky Queen laundromat last fall after Maura Kilcoyne, a tenant in the attached apartment building alerted the city to the unlicensed laundry that was later shut down for violating a zoning bylaw.

Queen Street landlord to appeal harassment fine

A landlord who owns 10 buildings on Queen Street East has been fined $3,000 for threatening and harassing a tenant. Writing in an order issued Nov. 2 by the Landlord and Tenant Board, adjudicator Roger Rodrigues called the landlord’s actions “beyond the pale, troubling and completely outside the norms of acceptable behaviour.” The board found […]

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Deja Views

  The top photo, on Beech just south of Queen Street East, was taken in autumn 1979 by Joe Davis. Joe was the fire superintendent for East Toronto for many years. In his many walks with his German Shepherd, Duke, Joe loved to take photographs in the neighbourhood. Thank you Joe! Do you have an […]

Munni Subhani, dressed in red, centre, prepares the annual thank-you lunch for settlement volunteers at the Mennonite New Life Centre with Sami Haftiz, left, brothers Shehrhan and Zarshaan Allem Hafiz, and Subhani's niece Zunaira Allem, as well as long-time volunteer chef Siva Chinniah, right.

Fifteen years of honouring settlement volunteers

Fifteen years ago, Munni Subhani followed her mother’s good advice. A Beacher and long-time teacher of English as a Second Language, Subhani had recently joined the board at Mennonite New Life Centre – a Toronto settlement agency with an office on Queen Street East. That’s when Subhani’s mother, Begum Afzalun Nessa, suggested they organize a […]

TDSB studies East End enrolment

A special committee reviewing the future of 10 East End high schools is calling for community input. Prompted by falling enrolment at Eastern Commerce Collegiate, which had just 67 students last fall despite a capacity for 903, the Toronto District School Board is studying the possible closure of Eastern and the best way to use […]

Birch Cliff residence moving

Toronto’s only city-run residence for older homeless men may soon move from Birch Cliff to a larger building near Kingston and Markham Roads. Since 1999, the Birchmount Residence has housed up to 60 men, all 55 and older, who rent rooms in a former nursing home at Kingston and Birchmount Road. Referred from Seaton House […]

An aerial photo of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant highlights parts of the plant grounds that will remain closed to the public while crews upgrade the plant’s underground settling basins and do surface work that includes landscaping, and rebuilding the east-side stairs to Queen Street and north-side access road.

Water treatment plant upgrading again

Crews have fenced off most of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment grounds for a three-year reconstruction project. By the fall of 2018, contractors are expected to replace the waterproof membrane that shields the underground settling basins on the plant’s north side. Crews will also upgrade the basins themselves, along with the green access hatches and […]


Minor injuries in vehicle rollover 

Toronto Fire Services were on scene quickly to assist at a vehicle rollover on Wheeler Avenue near Queen Street late Friday evening. The young driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries and is expected to recover. Roads were blocked for a short period of time. Toronto Police continued their investigation into what caused the crash.

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Remembrance Day honoured in the East End

Hundreds gathered to honour Canada’s military veterans at memorials across the East End on Nov. 11. Below are photographs from the Remembrance Day parade and ceremony held along Queen Street East and at the Kew Gardens cenotaph, and from a ceremony and exhibit of First and Second World War memorabilia held at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute.