What should we do with the Cirone’s sign?

For 50 years, Cirone’s Fine Foods on Queen East was a Beach institution – its blue sign and striped awning a friendly, familiar beacon in an evolving community. Joe Cirone, the gregarious owner of Cirone’s, retired in 2015, and the shop has been boarded up since. Crews have recently been on site, readying the building […]

Queen Street institution to close as Cirone retires

Joe Cirone has been hard at work in his grocery store on Queen Street East, enjoying the view from the top of Munro Park Avenue for more than 50 years. Customers, friends, and well-wishers are invited to drop by the store on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, to offer Joe their congratulations and […]

50 years of the best view on Queen

Joe Cirone calls it his soft spot. Any time he gets a free minute at his Queen Street grocery store, Cirone likes to peek over the tomatoes in the window and look straight down to the foot of Munro Park Avenue, where he has a clear view of Lake Ontario. It’s a beautiful view, and […]