Forest Hill Daily Updates

A quick look at news, views and things to do locally

Winterlicious in and around Forest Hill

Winterlicious is well underway across Toronto with 200 restaurants presenting affordable, fixed price menus. Midtown Toronto has about 25 of them going strong — including in Forest Hill, North Toronto and Leaside. Here are the local places to call for reservations before the annual two-week food experience is over.

Boy arrested after dead woman identified, called a homicide

A boy has been charged with second-degree murder after police identified a woman found dead three days ago and deemed her death Toronto’s fifth homicide of the year.

The body of Giulia Matthews, 54, was found at an address near St. Clair Avenue West and Atlas Avenue during a well-being check at the home by police.

The coroner attended at the site and called the death suspicious. An autopsy was conducted and resulted in the death being called a homicide.

The accused cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Charges laid against driver for girl struck by fire truck

Charges have been laid against a firefighter for the Dec. 16 accident when an 11-year-old girl was struck in a crosswalk at Oakwood and Rosemount Avenues, police said yesterday.

Fire chief Matthew Pegg also announced the fire department was carrying out an internal investigation into the incident in addition to the police investigation that resulted in the charges.

The driver, who is unnamed, faces charges of careless driving causing bodily harm and passing a stopped vehicle at a crossover.

For more on this, see the full news report.

Time to make your Winterlicious reservations

Reservations are open for the two weeks of Winterlicious that Toronto diners look forward to every year. Nearly every neighbourhood in the city has local dining rooms, bars and bistros taking part this year, offering fine foods from economical, fixed priced menus.

Starting today, reservations can be made online or by phone for the food extravaganza that runs from Jan. 31 to Feb. 13.
Eateries are presenting three-course prix fixe lunch menus in their choice of $23, $28 or $33 categories and dinner menus priced at $33, $43 or $53. Watch for our guide to Winterlicious dining in the Forest Hill area.

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Midtown relatively unscathed by shootings

Shootings may have increased dramatically in the city last year, but they are still relatively rare in Forest Hill and the rest of midtown, judging by year-end data from the police. And while shootings and shooting victims are up across Toronto, the number of fatalities and homicides is actually down. See the full story.

Photo radar installed on local streets

Fifty speed enforcement cameras are ready to take your picture if you’re driving too fast on streets across Toronto — especially near schools or parks where kids play. Drivers have already started getting warnings in the mail. Stiff fines are to follow.

See the main article to find out more about this, including where the cameras have been set up in Forest Hill and other midtown neighbourhoods.

City archives take you back to the 1920s

As the 2020s begin, the city archives has a new exhibit showing Toronto a century ago, “The Twenties: Snapshots of Everyday Life.” The period between the First World War and the Depression is explored in the free exhibit at the archives at 255 Spadina Rd. More details in Things To Do.

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Posted: Feb 4 2020 6:52 pm

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