Woodbine Daily Updates

Police report:

Danforth-Carlaw shooting victim identified

Police have released the identity of the victim as well as other information about yesterday’s fatal shooting at Danforth and Carlaw avenue.

See the Streeter news story for details.

Police at Danforth-Carlaw shooting
HOMICIDE SCENE: Police investigate fatal shooting on Carlaw Avenue at Danforth Avenue. (Jay Garak/Streeter)
Police report:

Fatal shooting in Greektown

One person is dead after gunfire at Danforth and Carlaw avenues early today—not far from where a memorial to the victims of the 2018 Danforth shootings was held yesterday.

Police have released no information on the victim or the suspects. But here’s what we know so far in Streeter News.

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IS THIS THE FRONT? The head of East York’s Canada Day parade. (Alexei Malakhov/Streeter)

Canada Day parade a hit with all

Hundreds lined Cosburn Avenue as East York’s famous Canada Day Parade wound its way to Stan Wadlow Park, where many more people joined the day-long festivities and evening fireworks.

The July 1 event even attracted the city’s newly elected mayor Olivia Chow — and a certain famous pig.

See more about the parade, including pictures at Streeter news.

Kiwanis Outdoor Pool
EARLY OPENING: The Kiwanis pool on Cedarvale Avenue is one of several east-end pools opening June 17.


Some pools opening early, some not

The city is opening 10 outdoor pools tomorrow for weekends and evenings, well ahead of its usual full-schedule start on June 30. Among them are several east-end pools, including Kiwanis Outdoor Pool at 375 Cedarvale Ave. and Monarch Park at 117 Felstead Ave.

The rest should open next weekend, the city says But not one of the east end’s favourite swimming facilities.

The city has decided to keep Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools at 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E. (Ashbridges Bay) closed for the entire season for critical repairs.

You can check each hours of operation for swimming pools and wading pools on the city’s Drop-in Swimming and Water Play page.

Brad Bradford at debate
THE POLLS AGREE: Beaches-East York councillor Brad Bradford is falling further behind in the race for mayor.


Bradford support spirals further, according to polls

It’s hard to know what to make of local councillor Brad Bradford’s standing in the race for Toronto mayor. His campaign seems to be geared to appeal to both centre-left and centre-right voters, but his poll results indicate he’s not drawing support from any constituency.

Yesterday’s Liaison Strategies survey has Bradford settled in seventh place with six per cent of decided voters, down one point from the previous week’s results and far behind leader Olivia Chow’s 34 per cent.

The latest Mainstreet Research poll, released today, has him dropping even further. Bradford scores a meagre three per cent in that survey. Mainstreet shows Chow with a comfortable lead over the rest of the field at 33 per cent.

June 12 UPDATE: Police have identified and released a photo of a 42-year-old woman wanted after a break-in near Queen Street East and Glen Manor Drive (reported June 9 below).

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Streeter news:

Pickleball taking over our surfaces

City staff are scrambling to set up courts for pickleball — Toronto’s fastest growing sport and social activity.

Unused parking lots, ice rinks, tennis courts and other flat surfaces are all fair game for being converted to accommodate the growing numbers of pickleball players across Toronto.

Get the full story in Streeter news.

June 10 REMINDER: Don’t forget, if you’re planning to take transit this weekend, the subway line between Broadview and Woodbine stations is closed. (See June 5 item below.)
raccoon thumbnailStreeter news:

Jump in raccoon sickness, bites and scratches

A “significant increase” in reports of sick or injured raccoons and the number of people bitten or scratched has led Toronto Public Health to issue warnings against contact with wild animals in the city.

Eighty per cent of those people suffering bites and scratches have had to suffer further through the uncomfortable anti-rabies treatment, involving multiple vaccine doses, to fend off the potentially fatal infection.

See the full Streeter story, including tips on avoiding raccoon attacks.

June 6 UPDATE: The gas line leak has been capped and evacuations have been lifted in the Mortimer and Coxwell avenue area, police are reporting on the scene at 1 p.m. CP24 has the full story.

Gas leak reported near hospital

Construction workers have struck a large gas line on Mortimer Avenue at Michael Garron Hospital, according to police.

Residents, students and visitors to the park at the East York Civic Centre have been evacuated and roads closed in the area.


Registration for summer programs begins June 6

Registration for the city’s summer recreation programs in this area begins tomorrow at 7 a.m.

Summer programs run from July 4 to Sept. 1.

You can register in three ways:

  • By phone by calling 416-396-7378 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • In person at one of five community centre locations (none in this area) on June 6 and 7 from 7 a.m. to noon.
  • Online through e-Fun (the easiest way).

Find more information on the city’s summer recreation programs page.


Broadview-Woodbine subway line closed for weekend

Subway service on Line 2 between Broadview and Woodbine stations is shutting down early for the rest of this week and then cut entirely for the weekend.

From June 6 to 9 the Danforth line will close nightly at 11 p.m. “due to track work,” the TTC advises.

On June 10 and 11 there will be no subway service on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth between Broadview and Woodbine stations for the same reasons, the TTC says.

Shuttle buses are to operate along Danforth during the closures. See the TTC advisories for more information.

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HANDGUN and ammunition among firearms seized. (Toronto Police)

Police report:

Two arrested, guns and drugs seized

Guns and drugs were seized when police searched a residence in the Main Street and Danforth Avenue area on May 26.

Police arrested two men and laid a combined 28 charges against them after a firearms and drug trafficking investigation, police reported.

See the story in Streeter news.


Street briefly closed for vehicle fire

A vehicle was reported on fire near Coxwell and Memorial Park avenues shortly after 11 a.m. today.

The fire was put out and Memorial Park Avenue from Durant Avenue to Coxwell was shut down for a short period, police said on Twitter.

No injuries were reported.

Streeter news:

Bradford fading in mayor byelection polls

Since we last looked at the polling for the mayor’s race (see May 8 below), Beaches-East York councillor Brad Bradford’s support has fallen even further than previously noted. He now stands at a mere four per cent, down several points, according to the latest Mainstreet Research surveys.

That places him in seventh place among the 102 (!) candidates for mayor — far behind leaders Olivia Chow at 30 per cent, Ana Bailao at 21 per cent and Josh Matlow at 14 per cent.

See the full Streeter story on the poll and other election twists.


Ticketing rules relaxed for holiday

Parking enforcement officers will not be enforcing all on-street parking bylaws on Victoria Day, police say.

In particular they’ll be turning a blind eye on Monday to parking on rush-hour routes and in areas with Monday-to-Friday regulations.

May 18 UPDATE: A man wanted for assault-related offences in the St. Clair and Victoria Park area has been arrested. See the police news release for details.
Streeter news:

Man arrested for arson with disregard for human life

What was reported yesterday as a deck fire in an alley near Main Street and Danforth Avenue has become a little more complex with an arrest today.

A 42-year-old man has been charged with eight counts of Arson – Disregard for Human Life in the investigation of what police are calling “multiple fires” that started in a dumpster and spread to businesses and residential apartments.

See the story in Streeter news.

Police report:

Man, 21, sought after assaults in St. Clair-Victoria Park area

Police are looking for a 21-year-old man who is wanted on nine charges, including four counts of assault, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement.

The search began after police investigated a report of assault near St. Clair Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue yesterday.

See the police news release for the suspect’s identity, description and image.

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Deck burns behind stores at Main and Danforth

Firefighters put out a fire in an alley off Main Street just south of Danforth Avenue this morning.

The blaze burned a two-level wooden deck behind Danforth stores but was put out before spreading into the buildings.

See the story in Streeter news.


CampTO spaces still open

Thousands of spaces are still available for city-run summer camps through the CampTO program at select locations across Toronto, including camps for  kids 6 to 12 at Victoria Village Recreation Centre, 190 Bermondsey Rd.

Camps are held weekly, Monday to Friday (except holidays) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from July 4 to Sept. 1.

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Pothole-fixing blitz on tomorrow

If you’re out driving Saturday, watch for crews working on the roads. The city says it is launching a blitz to repair as many potholes as possible between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

It’s probably too late to get your favourite local pothole on the list for repair tomorrow, but call 311 or go to www.toronto.ca/311 to report it for future filling.


McMahon backing Erskine-Smith’s run for Liberal leader

In the race to become Ontario Liberal leader, Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith has got early support from his riding’s provincial rep.

Erskine-Smith’s campaign literature quotes MPP Mary-Margaret McMahon as praising his integrity and “no-nonsense approach” to the issues.

“Nate represents our riding with clear-headed leadership and passion that will translate seamlessly to his role as leader of the Ontario Liberal Party,” McMahon says.

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Streeter news:

Erskine-Smith gets jump on leadership race

Election-related news for another Beaches-East York rep: MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith has announced he is running for the Ontario Liberal leadership.

So far he’s the only candidate to declare, as nominations don’t close until September and the leadership vote isn’t until late November.

See the Streeter news story.


Bradford falling behind leaders in mayor’s race

The latest polls show support for Olivia Chow surging, as the former MP and councillor pulls ahead of Toronto–St. Paul’s councillor Josh Matlow, former councillor Ana Bailao, and former police chief Mark Saunders, in the race to become Toronto’s next mayor.

You’ll notice one prominent name missing from that summary. Beaches-East York councillor Brad Bradford, once considered a top contender, has fallen to sixth place in two recent polls.

While poll leader Chow is scoring support percentages in the 30s, Bradford is stuck at about seven per cent. See the full story in Streeter news.

Accident report:

Three vehicles in St. Clair and Vic Park collision

Three vehicles, including one with two children, were involved in a collision at St. Clair Avenue East and Victoria Park shortly before 2 p.m. today, according to a police tweet.

Paramedics were on the scene assessing injuries but the seriousness of the injuries has not been released.


Parks washrooms opened—splash pads, fountains and pools next

The city has finished opening park washrooms today, its earliest date ever, the city has announced. Only six seasonal washrooms are still closed for repairs or construction.

Splash and spray pads are due to open by May 20, followed by fountains and bottle-filling stations by May 26.

Ten city-run outdoor pools are to open on partial schedules by June 17 with the rest of them by June 24. All outdoor pools and  wading pools are to be open on a full schedule by June 30.


This year’s East York Hall of Famers named

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Alan Redway winning the Agnes Macphail Award in 2013.

The East York Hall of Fame announced yesterday five inductees to be named to the hall this year on June 22.

Heading the list is the former East York mayor, MP and cabinet minister Alan Redway. Eighty-eight now, Redway has also won East York’s Agnes Macphail Award.,

Also to be honoured are award-winning journalist Peter Silverman, community volunteer Kam Babulal, Michael Garron Hospital’s manager Phillip Anthony, and Bob “Bottle Bob” MacDonald, known for his fundraising in Topham Park and across East York.

This is only the second year for the award—the first since the pandemic.

See the East York Hall of Fame website for more information and to buy tickets for the event.

Police report:

Suspect identified in attempted break-in last month

A man, 24, is sought by police in the investigation of an attempted break and enter investigation near Danforth and Woodbine avenues a month ago.

It was reported on March 25 a man rang the doorbell of a residence, looked through the front window where the homeowners were sitting and tried to open the front door. Finding the front door locked and confronted by the homeowner, he allegedly walked to the back of the residence where he was asked to leave.

Police have released the identity and image of the suspect. For more details, see the police news release.

Police report:

Injuries reported as car hits pole

A northbound vehicle hit a pole at Victoria Park Avenue and St. Clair Avenue East at shortly before 3 p.m. today, police say.

Traffic lights were not affected and injuries were reported as non-life threatening.

Streeter news:

Washrooms are opening early in our parks

With this warmer-than-average spring, city staff are opening public washrooms earlier than usual. A quarter of Toronto’s seasonal washrooms have been opened already by mid-April, though most were originally scheduled for May.

If you’re planning an outing, you can look up the status of washrooms and drinking fountains in the park on a new interactive map from the city.

See the full story in Streeter news.

Police report:

Man wanted in investigation of assaults over three years

Between May 1, 2020 and April 7, 2023, assaults were committed on a victim in the area of St. Clair Avenue East and Selwyn Avenue, police say.

Today police are identifying and releasing an image of a 44-year-old who is wanted on 11 charges, including five counts of assault causing bodily harm and one count of uttering threats to cause death.

See the police news release for more information, including an image.

April 16 UPDATE: The pedestrian struck by cars on Doncaster Avenue near Main Street (see April 13 item below) has died, police report today. Anyone with security or dash camera footage of the area on April 13 between 5:50 and 6 a.m is asked to contact Traffic Services.
Streeter news:

Bradford behind in race for mayor, poll says

A new Mainstreet Research poll has Toronto-St. Paul’s councillor Josh Matlow leading the field in the race to succeed John Tory as Toronto mayor. But the most surprising news delivered by the survey may be that Beaches-East York councillor Brad Bradford has fallen behind.

Bradford sits in fifth place with less than six per cent of the vote, behind the top four who each scored between 10 and 15 per cent in the survey.

See the full Streeter news story.

Police report:

Pedestrian struck by cars, seriously injured

A 61-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision on Doncaster Avenue near Main Street, police say.

The man was reported to have been walking behind a parked Subaru Impreza when a Honda Accord struck the Subaru, which then hit the pedestrian.

The victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police say.

See the police news release for more details.

In the news:

Local baseball facility advances high-school players to next base

An East York facility that helps develop high-school baseball players is featured in the Toronto Observer today.

National Recruiters for Sports at O’Connor Drive and Bermondsey Road is staffed with current and former professional baseball players with collegiate-level playing experience.

The centre is giving student athletes the chance to train with experienced players while learning what it takes to reach the next level, the Observer reports.

O'Connor's Meat Market interior
SPACIOUS: O’Connor’s Meat Market may be the largest such shop we’ve ever seen in the area. (Streeter Staff)

Meat market opens on O’Connor with healthy options

O’Connor’s Meat Market has been operating for about two weeks now at 1100 O’Connor Dr. and seems to be drawing customers despite the construction on the street.

O'Connor's Meat Market interior
NEW BUSINESS: O’Connor’s Meat Market opened last month on a developing stretch of O’Connor Drive.

The spacious market opened March 22, promising to offer “locally sourced, fresh, and high-quality meats that are free of hormones and antibiotics,” according to its social media pages.


Dentonia Park golf course opens tomorrow

The Dentonia Golf Course opens for the new season tomorrow, along with other city-operated courses. Tee-times for the 18-hole, par-three course, next to the station on Victoria Park Avenue, can be booked up to five days in advance, with reservations starting at 8 a.m.

Fees are about $31–34 for all 18 holes, less for nine holes, and discounted for senior and junior golfers. You can get more information and book online.

Also available at the course is fling golf, which combines elements of golf and lacrosse and is played with a fling stick that can be rented on site, according to a city news release today.

Streeter news:

Double the tickets: more speed cameras coming

ASE camera thumbnailThe number of automated speed enforcement cameras in Beaches-East York neighbourhoods is to be doubled from three to six, after city council’s recent approval of the installations.

Council unanimously passed a motion to have city staff look into increasing the ASE devices from the current 75 to 150, shared evenly by each of Toronto’s 25 wards.

This comes just months after a previous increase from 50 across the city.

Get the full story in Streeter news.

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CLEANING UP: An enthusiastic team during last year’s communal cleanup. (City of Toronto)
Things to do:

Clean up our communities together, city urges

Toronto is asking communities to register local litter cleanups to take part in the city’s annual spring cleanup from April 21 to April 23.

We can register three kinds of cleanups:

  • The 20-Minute Makeover on April 21 is for local businesses (BIAs, are you listening?) to clean up public spaces, like parks, sidewalks, ravines or beaches (though local residents can take part too).
  • Also on April 21, students and staff of schools, colleges and universities can spend 20 minutes cleaning up their schoolyards or neighbourhood parks.
  • On April 22 and 23, community groups, families and individuals are encouraged to visit local parks or other public spaces to help pick up litter.

Get more information and register for whichever cleanup works for you on the city’s Clean Toronto Together page.

Police report:

Robbery at knifepoint on Coxwell platform

Two males are being sought after a reported robbery at knifepoint on the subway platform at Coxwell Station this afternoon, according to police posts on Twitter.

Later posts said service had resumed to Coxwell and gave descriptions of the alleged robbers.

March 30 UPDATE: See the full story on Brad Bradford entering the race for mayor in Streeter news today.
In the news:

Bradford finally announces: he’s in the race for mayor

Beaches-East York councillor has ended weeks of speculation, declaring himself a candidate to succeed John Tory as mayor of Toronto.

He’s running to be a “strong mayor of action” to make the city safer, more affordable, and easier to get around, Bradford said in Twitter and Instagrams posts this morning.


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feeding coyoteStreeter news:

Feeding any wildlife, anywhere in city to be banned

On April 1 a new city bylaw comes into effect prohibiting the feeding of wildlife anywhere in Toronto.

And for good reason, according to wildlife experts. You may think you’re helping the animals but you’re not.

Even the traditional practice of throwing bread crumbs to birds is not helpful, the experts say.

Read Dennis Hanagan’s full story in Streeter news about the bylaw and the dangers of feeding the animals.

Two sought for robbery in Woodbine area

Two men armed with a firearm attempted to rob someone near O’Connor Drive and Binswood Avenue on March 14, police said today.

Shortly before midnight, four friends left a residence to go to a nearby store but were accosted by two men who pointed a firearm at them, according to the police account.

The group of four tried to flee but the men caught up to them, knocked one to the ground, struck him in the head with the firearm, threatened to shoot him and and tried to take his shoes and satchel, police said.

For more details and descriptions, see the police news release.

Outdoor skating continues to Sunday — if the ice holds up

The city is encouraging skaters to enjoy the last few days of the official outdoor skating season at our local rinks. However, the weather seems poised to end the season earlier than the scheduled March 19 deadline.

Sunday evening is when the city starts to close its outdoor artificial ice rinks, natural ice rinks and skating trails and begin its annual conversion of spaces into skateboarding parks, tennis courts and pickleball spaces.

Meanwhile the forecast for the next four days calls for rainy and overcast days with temperatures mainly above zero.

Arrest for crosstown bank robberies 20 minutes apart

A man was arrested yesterday after a bank robbery near Danforth and Coxwell avenues, police reported today.

It was the second such bank robbery of the day, they said. Twenty minutes before the East Danforth holdup, officers had responded to a holdup call near Bloor and Bathurst streets.

In both cases a man is alleged to have worn a mask and gloves while handing a teller a note saying he had a firearm and demanding cash. The man then fled the areas with the money, police said.

A 24-year-old Toronto man faces six charges, including two counts each of robbery and disguise with intent.

Danforth-Main-Dawes developments
THE FUTURE OF DANFORTH: A summary of developments — existing, proposed and underway — in the Danforth-Main-Dawes block, as presented at community consultation by developer Marlin Spring.

Developments to change the face of Danforth

The full scale of the transformation being wrought on East Danforth by multiple highrise developments was brought home at the community consultation yesterday.

The virtual meeting heard from three development teams on the eight buildings, ranging from 15 to 55 storeys, they propose to add to the existing buildings and to eight other towers already approved for the stretch of Danforth Avenue from Main Street to Dawes Road.

Little time was left at the meeting, however, for community feedback.

See Streeter’s full report on the event.

Man sought after gun pulled during altercation

A 24-year-old man is wanted in an investigation of an incident involving a firearm on the evening of March 4.

Two people got into an altercation near Victoria Park Avenue and St. Clair Avenue East, and one of them is alleged to have pulled a gun out of a bag to threaten the other, according to police.

The suspect fled before the police arrived. See today’s police news release for more details, including description and images of the man being sought.

MARCH 7 REMINDER: Registration for the city’s spring recreation programs is set to open tomorrow at 7 a.m. Residents in this area can then sign up for programs that start April 1. (See the Streeter Things To Do listing or today’s news release from the city.)

Public consultation to be held on three massive Danforth developments

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NEW LOOK FOR DANFORTH: One of the planned developments to be discussed at virtual meeting.

Thousands of residential units with several thousand more residences could be added if three planned developments on Danforth Avenue, between Main street and Dawes road, are approved.

A virtual community consultation on all three projects is being held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. City planners and Beaches East York councillor Brad Bradford are scheduled to take part.

A total of eight new buildings, ranging from 15 to 55 storey are being proposed.

For more on the projects and the online community meeting, see Streeter’s Thing To do listing.

Posters oppose Bradford’s mayoral run

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Portion of an anti-Brad Bradford poster.

Flyers have appeared on streets in Beaches-East York calling councillor Brad Bradford two-faced, headed “Deceive in the East” — a takeoff on “Believe in the East,” his slogan in the 2022 council race.

They have also popped up on social media, including on Twitter.

The posters are apparently intended to oppose Bradford’s expected campaign for mayor.

They purport to show his record of voting runs counter to the image he presents as a progressive politician.

CityNews covers the story.

Summerlicious applications open

Winterlicious seems barely over and it’s already time for local restaurants to sign up for the summer edition of the fixed-price dining festival.

Applications to participate in the Summerlicious program will be accepted from today to March 22, the city has announced.

This year’s Summerlicious runs from July 7 to 23 and there’s good news for participating restaurants: the fees have been cut to less than half the pre-pandemic rates. The new fee is $550. The city says this reduction should “make it easy and affordable for restaurants to participate and will encourage more Toronto residents to dine out and celebrate Toronto’s diverse culinary scene.”

Restaurants can find more information on the City’s Summerlicious 2023 Restaurant Participation webpage.

Will he or won’t he run?

It appears more certain than ever that Brad Bradford will indeed try for the top municipal job — though he is still hedging his bets somewhat.

The Beaches-East York councillor released a statement today in which he announced he is putting together an advisory committee, including some business and political heavy-hitters from across the Liberal-Conservative spectrum, seemingly in preparation for a run for mayor.

He says he’s building a “winning team … that will ensure any campaign I lead represents the broad diversity and perspectives found across the entire city.”

Asked directly by media whether this means he is in the race, he has replied he is considering it very seriously and talked of what he intends to do “if I am running.” See CP24 video for one such

Federal rep ponders what he could do as provincial leader

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith appears closer to declaring himself a candidate for the Ontario Liberal leadership, though he won’t make his final decision until next month when the party sets the rules for the race.

That’s what may be gleaned from a CBC story today in which the Beaches-East York MP, who has been touring the province for a possible run, touted his experience as an outspoken backbencher in Ottawa as showing he could bring democratic renewal to the Ontario political scene.

Local home prices dropping, real estate board says

real estate sale signHome prices are down by 14.8 per cent from last year in this area, according to figures recently released by the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board.

The report indicates the year-over-year decrease for the real estate “E03” area, including East York, Broadview North, Playter Estates, Danforth Village, O’Connor-Parkview, Woodbine-Lumsden and Crescent Town.

As of January, the average home here is now about $1.2 million, TRREB reports.

Single-family, detached houses have taken the biggest hit, dropping 16 per cent to about $1.3 million.

FEB. 19 REMINDER: It’s Skate Day at Ted Reeve Arena today. See Feb. 11 item below.

Parking restrictions eased for Family Day

Police have announced they will not be ticketing vehicles parked on the street on Feb. 20 on rush-hour routes and in areas with posted Monday–Friday regulations.

Stabbing reported at O’Connor and Glenwood

A man was sent to hospital after a stabbing near O’Connor Drive and Glenwood Crescent at about 11:30 a.m. today, according to a police tweet.

Erskine-Smith says he won’t run for mayor

Beaches-East York Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, whose name has also been tossed around as a possible contender to replace Mayor John Tory, appears to have taken himself out of the running.

Earlier he put himself forward as running for the leadership of the Ontario Liberals. On Twitter he says today he is “focused on serving my home community and Canadians in Parliament and bringing much needed change to the Ontario Liberal Party.”

Bradford touted for mayoralty run

Beaches-East York councillor Brad Bradford says he’s received calls asking him to run for mayor, since John Tory’s sudden resignation, according to a Toronto Star article about possible candidates yesterday.

Bradford, who was supported by Tory when first elected to council in 2018, reportedly told the Star he hasn’t decided yet whether to run for mayor.

Skate Day is back at Ted Reeve

Beaches-East York’s city councillor, MPP and MP are joining together to host their annual Skate Day at Ted Reeve Arena.

It takes place on Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

See more information on this event at the Streeter Things To Do listing.

FEB. 11 REMINDER: CampTO programs for summer camps are open for registration starting today. See Jan. 17 item below.

Report our potholes to be fixed

You may see repair crews out on the roads today as the city launches its first pothole-fixing blitz of the year.

Chances are, though, plenty of Woodbine-area potholes will remain unless they are reported. To get those car-wrecking eyesores filled, report them via the 311 Toronto mobile app, online at Toronto.ca/311 or by calling 311.

The city says most repairs are carried out within four days of potholes being reported.

Arrest made in pedestrian homicide

Police said today they’ve made an arrest in the investigation of the death of a pedestrian at Danforth and Cedarvale avenues on Feb. 5.

Ryan Andrews, 24, of Toronto was arrested yesterday and has been charged with first-degree murder.

‘Hate-motivated’ assault reported on bus near Main

And the reports of violence on the TTC keep coming. On Feb. 8 police were called to Main Street Station after a girl was reportedly assaulted on a bus near Main Street Station.

Police are calling it a hate-motivated crime because a racial slur was allegedly made.

East York auto thefts reported on the rise

A story in the Toronto Observer today says East York is seeing a major increase in reports of auto thefts, counting nearly 200 incidents in January alone.

This reflects figures from Toronto as a whole which has experienced a nearly 50-per-cent increase in the crime over the past year, according to the article.

See the police news release for details and images.

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VICTIM: Gabriel del Castillo Mullally, 25.

Victim identified, more details in pedestrian homicide

Police have identified the man struck and killed by a vehicle on the sidewalk at Danforth and Cedarvale avenues as Gabriel del Castillo Mullally, 25, of Toronto.

They have also provided more details of the events leading up to the alleged homicide.

Get more of the story at Streeter news.

Vehicle kills pedestrian on Danforth sidewalk

Early this morning police were called to an apparent hit-and-run accident in front of Tim Hortons at Danforth and Cedarvale avenues. The victim died after being rushed to hospital and police started treating the incident as a homicide.

Get the full Streeter news story.

ASE warning at Main and Swanwick
WARNING: Sign on Main Street gives notice that a new speed camera is soon to be installed at this site. (Alexei Malakhov/Streeter)

This ward soon to have three cameras to catch speeders

The city is adding 25 automated speed enforcement cameras, one for each ward in Toronto. The most recent ASE site in Beaches-East York is on Main Street south of Swanwick Avenue.

It joins two other such cameras in the ward, currently located on Wolverleigh Boulevard, west of Glebemount Avenue, and on Gerrard Street East, east of Beaton Avenue.

See the full Streeter story on the new cameras.

Two arrested in alleged home invasion

Three days after a reported home invasion near Woodbine and Norway avenues (see Jan. 29 item below), the man and woman suspects have been arrested, police say.

Police received information from the public that led to finding the two in the area of Danforth and Cedarvale avenues, according to a news release.

Arrested on Jan. 31 at about 7:30 p.m., the Toronto man, 38, and Toronto woman, 3o, face a total of 14 charges, including breaking and entering, robbery with an offensive weapon and assault with a weapon.

For more details, see the police news release.

Man and woman sought in home invasion investigation

Investigators are looking for a 38-year-old man and 30-year-old woman after an alleged home invasion, police said yesterday evening.

In the early hours of Jan. 28, two people armed with knives allegedly broke into a residence near Woodbine and Norway avenues and attacked a tenant. The tenant suffered serious injury, police said.

More information and images of the suspects are available in the police news release.

Town hall budget meeting for east-end residents

Have your say at the town hall meeting on the city’s 2023 budget, co-hosted by Toronto-Danforth and Beaches East York councillors. The meeting’s on Feb. 3. See more about it in Streeter’s Things To Do listing.

JAN. 27 REMINDER: Winterlicious starts today at restaurants across Toronto and in Leslieville. See Jan. 20 item below.

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CampTO registration set to open

It’s time to start planning the kids’ summer camp activities at local parks and centres this summer. The city has announced its CampTO programs are online for your consideration, ready for registration beginning Feb. 11.

Some new programs have been added to the CampTO lineup for the programs that run from July 4 to Sept. 1.

For more information on the program and registration, see the Streeter calendar listing.

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