Arrest made following altercation that involved “hate undertones”

An altercation that took place in Little India near Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East has led to the arrest of 55-year-old, Alan Boucher. Boucher was arrested on March 8, two days after a verbal disagreement that involved racial slurs being made against the owners of New Town Family Restaurant. Although Constable Jon Morrice, 55 Division […]

New photo exhibit celebrates Gerrard East community

This month, the historic and burgeoning Gerrard Street East community will be in the spotlight with the Focus on Gerrard photography exhibition at Riverside Gallery. The exhibition is part of Myseum’s Intersections Festival and will feature the work of six photographers, according to curator and photographer Sasha Furlani: Mary Crandall, Furlani, Harry Halyk, Jeff Stewart, […]

Gerrard and Coxwell gets splash of colours

Franco Rovazzi is painting the town pink – and yellow, blue and green. Rovazzi is co-owner of nine stores in the Gerrard India Bazaar that are getting a major facelift. Besides bright new colours, there will be new signs outside and interior renovations. “We didn’t want to change the character,” Rovazzi said, looking over architectural […]

Gerrard/Ashdale library turns 90

If anyone ever quizzes her on the history of Gerrard/Ashdale Library, Ruth Henry has a surefire cheat. She saw it from the start. Born in the fall of 1923, Henry remembers winters when she curled up under the arched wood ceilings of the second-floor children’s area. “I came every Saturday morning because there was a […]