Riverdale-East York Daily Updates

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East-end gap in Martin Goodman Trail filled in

East-enders can now access Martin Goodman Trail to take them 22 kilometres across the city’s waterfront, after city staff, councillors and members of community groups cut the ribbon to officially open the missing link of the trail, connecting it with Leslie Street.

The new 740-metre portion of the trail runs parallel to the south side of Unwin Avenue, north of Tommy Thompson Park, stretching from Outer Harbour Marina Road at Unwin Avenue to Leslie.

“Opening this beautiful and important missing link on the Martin Goodman Trail means that users, including families and children, finally have a safe route that’s away from the busy roadway,” Toronto-Danforth councillor Paula Fletcher said. “East-end residents are now fully connected via the waterfront trail to downtown and all the way to the west end of the city and beyond.”

Vigil marks anniversary of Danforth shooting

One year after a lone gunman went on a rampage, killing two, wounding 12 and terrifying hundreds of others on Danforth Avenue, the community gathered to remember the victims and support the survivors this evening. They met in the rain by the Alexander the Great Parkette where the shooting began to exchange feelings of pain and words of hope. See the story in words and pictures.

Stolen medication could be harmful: police

A pill bottle containing 25 Oxycodone tablets was stolen from a vehicle parked on Playter Crescent sometime between 10 p.m. on July 18 and 8 a.m. on July 19, police have reported. The stolen medication could be harmful, even fatal, if ingested and is especially dangerous to children. Anyone with information on the theft should contact police immediately, they say.

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Bike Share expands in the east end

Getting a bike for a local ride should be easier as Bike Share has increased its system in the east end. Mayor John Tory announced at Dentonia Park today that most of the 105 new Bike Share stations being added this year have already been installed. A look at the Bike Share map shows 39 stations currently established in the Riverdale-East York area. Read the full story.

Altercation between drivers led to shot fired

An “interaction” between drivers began on Danforth Avenue and ended up with a car forced off the road and a shot fired on Victoria Park Avenue early yesterday, police say. They are looking for a 36-year-old man who is said to be considered “armed and dangerous.” More on this in the news story.

Foxy Fringe Festival entry opens in east end

This year’s Toronto Fringe Festival starts tomorrow, with one of the more interesting productions taking place in the east end at the Streetcar Crowsnest Studio, 345 Carlaw Ave. from July 3 to 13. We’re talking about Fox Woman, retelling a Siberian myth through flamenco dance and music. Check it out.

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Posted: Aug 1 2019 1:24 pm

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