Local News Roundup

Our roundup of local news stories from Riverside, Leslieville, Riverdale and the Danforth

Red Door Shelter

  • Red Door Family Shelter to be part of Leslieville condo development (Toronto Star)
  • Red Door Family Shelter finds new home as developer chips in (Global)
  • Red Door Shelter could be part of new Queen Street condo building (CBC)
  • Red Door Family Shelter stays in Leslieville on Queen Street East (Inside Toronto)

Gerrard Street Fire

  • 1 dead in 2-alarm fire on Gerrard Street (CBC)
  • Fire officials say no smoke alarms found in fatal Gerrard Street house fire (Inside Toronto)
  • One dead after fire in Toronto’s east end (CTV)


  • Why Toronto’s downtown relief line has become the unicorn of transit projects (Globe and Mail)
  • Tory presses Mulcair for SmartTrack funding commitment (CP24)

Unilever Site Development

  • Jobs, transit and the future: How an empty lot at the foot of Toronto could transform it (Globe and Mail)
  • Access to former Lever Brothers site key to its development (Inside Toronto)

Local Business

  • La Carnita’s Riverside taqueria is now abierto (Toronto Life)
  • New Toronto brewery to be named after the Danforth (blogTO)

Neighbourhood News

  • Toronto artists to transform Chester Station newsstand into performance space (Metro)
  • New Bridgepoint hospital achieves LEED silver certification (Inside Toronto)
  • Truck crashes into bridge at Gerrard and Carlaw (Toronto Star)
  • East-end actor/writer/comedienne and producer takes solo show across Canada (Inside Toronto)
  • The Sell: a couple with young kids cash out after less than a year in Riverdale (Toronto Life)

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