Leaside Daily Updates

A quick look at news, views and things to do in Leaside area

Two hit-and-runs reported, driver taken into custody

An impaired driver has been taken into custody after two collisions in Leaside early this morning, police say. A parked car was reportedly hit on Southvale Drive near Bayview Avenue and a man on a scooter was hit on Bayview near Eglinton Avenue East. A man was arrested near Eglinton and Brentcliffe Road with significant damage to its front end, police say.

Local ‘Jurassic Park’ to cheer Raptors

Leasiders are cheering on the Raptors from their own “Jurassic Park” tomorrow night. For Game 2 of the NBA finals on Sunday, a section of the parking lot at Leaside Village at Laird and Esandar drives is being closed off to watch the game and enjoy some drinks and snacks provided by local businesses. Check the Leaside Community Facebook page for more information. Update: see our coverage of the event on June 2.

As if we didn’t know: Eglinton’s the worst

Local residents and midtown commuters have been complaining about it for the past couple of years. But now Eglinton Avenue East has been ranked the worst road in Ontario by voters in a CAA poll. Voters cited crumbling pavement, potholes, traffic congestion and lousy signage in rating the street which is undergoing construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. See the story.

Car rampage hits local storefronts

Man has been arrested in Scarborough after 10 or more Leaside-area businesses and centre had their front doors and windows smashed in by a Mercedes-Benz driver on a rampage around midnight, early Thursday morning. See Jay Garak’s news report for the whole story.

Spring into (wet) action

Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of participants for the Spring Into Action! Walk or Run on May 25. The Leaside event to raise awareness of youth mental health had a great turnout, reporter Andrea Freedman says. Watch for her full report with photos of the run/walk and party to come.

Back in school after bomb scare

Students are back in Bennington Heights Elementary School on May 23, a day after the school was evacuated due to a bomb scare. Police blew up two suspicious packages yesterday after a suitcase was found on the property with a note saying there was a bomb inside and others around the school. Police said they found no explosives on site and the building was safe for the return of school students and children at the attached day care.

Mayor Tory to attend walk/run in Leaside

The organizers of the 14th annual Spring Into Action! Walk or Run for Youth Mental Health have announced Toronto Mayor John Tory will attend this year’s event on May 25. The family-friendly event starts at InsideOut Studio on Laird Drive with yoga and a marketplace at 9 a.m., proceeds along Sutherland Drive to Sunnybrook Park, and finishes up on Laird with special guests, treats, kids’ activities, music and prize draws. For more on the event and ticket information, check our Things To Do listing.

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Posted: Jun 12 2019 5:30 pm
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