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 […]

Reporter gets a hot take on firefighting

I was already hanging out the seventh-storey window when I remembered why the fireman said “bend your knees.” Someone who has never rappelled down the side of the Toronto Fire Academy before might get a little tense, even on a sunny day, even with three firefighters working the ropes above. And if that straight-legged rookie […]

Crescent Town Club to reopen

Gushing spouts of water were filling the pool at Crescent Town Club last Thursday. It’s a welcome sound. Closed for nearly 11 months after a fire destroyed its electrical system, the club is finally getting set to reopen on June 1. All but six of the club’s 40 part-time workers are returning. “I can’t wait […]

Electrical woes plague Crescent Town Club

After showing the dry pool, dark gym and air-scrubbing machines still whirring inside Crescent Town Club since an electrical fire shut it down last July, manager Anil Narayan stopped at the empty front desk. It’s sad, he said, to see such a bustling, lively place go quiet. It’s also been very frustrating to repair. “Everyone […]

Deja Views

This was all that was left after a house fire in an empty home that was being renovated on Wheeler Avenue five years ago this month. Workers kept warm by using its fire place, a practice that was later found to be the cause of this four-alarm fire. Do you have an old photo you’d […]

Crescent Town Club reopening delayed

Five months after a major electrical fire, most of the Crescent Town Club and Community Centre remains closed. Managers had hoped the centre would reopen by the end of December, but unexpected delays have pushed that date into spring. A day care on the centre’s top floor did reopen in early October. But in the […]

Police Beat

Police are warning homeowners to watch out for the latest telephone scam. Callers claiming to represent the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) have been phoning homes fishing for personal information. MPAC recently sent out a reminder that the organization does not collect any personal information from homeowners, and advise anyone receiving such a call to […]