Worker-owned Big Carrot is opening soon

After 35 years, the Big Carrot, the community-centric, sustainable, and health-conscious food store, has decided to expand and open a second location at Southwood Drive (Main Street) and Kingston Road in the Beach Community. The worker-owned store prioritizes organic, non-GMO, local, and fair trade in all its purchasing practices. Its staff takes prides itself with […]

Neighbourhood Centre prepares to deliver Christmas cheer

Lisa’s smile grows when she remembers how Neighbourhood Centre made her Christmas last year. For over 30 years, volunteers at the community centre near Main Street and Danforth Avenue have bought, wrapped, and delivered free turkey dinners and Christmas gifts to families in need. A single mother with a son and baby daughter, Lisa received one […]

First look at Danforth condo proposal

Danforth East residents got an early look this month at an eight-storey condo proposed for Danforth Avenue and Morton Road. Covered mostly in glass, the 166-unit building would include ground-floor retail and commercial units, plus two levels of underground parking accessed by a rear lane off Patricia Drive. Replacing two buildings – a vacant Canada […]

Unsafe ovens sold in East End stores

Police are warning restaurant owners and home cooks that some 300 gas ovens from India were sold at two local stores with counterfeit safety certificates. Gautham Mashetty, the 57-year-old owner of three Kitchen Queen stores, including one on Gerrard Street East and another on Danforth Avenue, was arrested and charged with passing off wares and […]

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 […]

Project Borderline nets arrests

Police made several arrests for shoplifting and heroin possession last month after stepping up patrols along the eastern part of Danforth Avenue. Called Project Borderline, the extra patrols involve not only police officers from 54 and 55 Division, but also licensing inspectors from the City of Toronto and agents with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission […]

Murder suspect remains at large

A murder suspect evaded police near Danforth and Coxwell Avenues on Sunday night. Police received a tip that Conrad Grizzle, a 22-year-old wanted for the May 2014 shooting death of Douglas Parker, was in the area around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. Despite a three-hour search using a helicopter, canine unit and several officers, […]