Boy’s fall leaves question about “child-proof” window


Wallace Passos

The death of three-year-old Wallace Passos yesterday (Sunday, April 26,, 2015) took place as his sister celebrated her 14th birthday with fiends. No one saw the toddler as he went through a window in the living room on the 17th floor  — windows that are supposed to be child proof. There are no balconies on the building. It is not clear just who was home at the time of the accident. A man who is identified by the Toronto Sun told that newspaper that the lad was gone in an instant. Someone cried out that Wallace had fallen. “That was it. It was just all of a sudden like that,” Frank Penner told the Sun. He said party guests ran downstairs calling police on the way. Officers and paramedics responded just after 2 p.m.and made life saving procedures but the boy was dead at hospital.

Wedding ring lost in Atlantic returned to Mississauga man

Petition begun to limit height of Bayview/Soudan project

The development on Bayview Ave between Soudan and Hillsdale Aves is much on the minds of residents in both Wards 22 and 26.  An online petition has been started to demand that the so-called Bayview/Soudan development be required to conform to City bylaws, particularly that regarding height. It will be an instructive process as the owners of the property, the Brown Group, calculate the just what they will get from the City’s bottom line on that point. The unknown factor as always is the Ontario Municipal Board. It’s not likely that the rather forlorn properties in question will be left as they are if Brown can make money at five or six storeys. The more likely saw-off might be seven storeys. Meantime, tomorrow night (Tuesday April 28. 2015)  a meeting is scheduled  for discussion of the redevelopment of the Sunnybrook Plaza. That’s at the William Lea room at 7 p.m. Look for a discussion of the wet building grounds, evidence of the creek that still runs under the property.

Girlfriend’s cry of joy: “Oh my God! Faye is okay!”

The CBC recorded the moment that Kimberly Tran learned her girlfriend Faye Kennedy had mailed her parents to say she was safe amid the calamity of the Nepal earthquake. It is a very moving moment.

Why is this man smiling? Grinning guy wanted for assault

grin-insetToronto Police are looking for this grinning man after an assault in and outside a store in the Spadina Ave. and College St. area. It happened on Tuesday, March 21, 2015, at 3:30 a.m.  Apparently a man got into an argument with a 25-year-old man inside a store and pushed the man inside the store  The argument continued outside the store and the man proceeded to punch the 25-year-old man in the face, knocking him down to the ground  The victim was left unconscious for a short period of time  The man sought by police is described as brown, approximately 27, 5’10”, 178 lbs., medium build and black hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket, black T-shirt, a silver chain around his neck, dark jeans, and brown shoes. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Kids’ Fun Day on Mt. Pleasant is Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant Village BIA will hold the first of its 2015 signature days on Saturday May 9, 2015. It’s Kids’ Fun Day running from 11 a.m. to 4.p.m. The BIA says that with more local businesses participating than ever, this year’s Kids’ Fun Day is sure to be the best yet. “Our sidewalks will be bustling with entertainment, activities, games, contests, discounts, giveaways and food so come one, come all to the 3rd Annual Kid’s Fun Day!”  Sound like fun·– Bulldog 

Ellen Lowden is coach and hockey-fashion boss for girls

Ellen Lowden, a North Toronto hockey mom for girls, is taking to the calling quite seriously.  Mrs. Lowden, 53, of Cranbrooke Ave., was recently chronicled in the Toronto Star for her gumption (with the help of husband Jim) in learning how to become a head coach of her daughter’s hockey team. For Ellen Lowden, that meant learning which end of the rink was which. She was terrified, she told The South Bayview Bulldog. The moment of truth came seven years ago at Leaside Arena and Ellen has not looked back. Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 28,, 2015) she will be overseeing a day-long girls tournament for the Toronto Catholic School Board at Don Montgomery Arena at 2462 Eglinton Ave. E. The event is for girls in grades 5 to 8 and 28 schools have signed up with just under 150 girls skating. It is a volunteer undertaking so it does not cost the players or the schools anything to attend. The games will run back to back starting at 9 a.m. with a championship tilt sometime in the early afternoon. Mrs. Lowden’s growing interest in girls hockey prompted her to start a line of girls hockey dress. She operates under the name Goldiegear, a name chosen to honour her mom, Goldie. It is a fascinating foray into what is so-far a niche market where business is buoyed along by the sheer fun. Goldiegear 

Casey Bluestein reported safe after earthquake in Nepal

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Local man Casey Blustein, 22, safe in Nepal. CTV

Bus leaves road, slams into bridge at Albion and Weston


Bus off the road and under bridge at Albion at Weston ramp

Southbound Weston Rd. was closed W after private bus went off the road and slammed into an Albion Rd. Monday morning. The incident happened around 7 a.m. near the Albion Rd. overpass. The driver of the vehicle was temporarily trapped but was rescued by emergency crews. Michael Bakun Twitter 

Too, too awful as Raptors slink away after 125-94 loss

Leaside 18U win Ontario Volleyball title for third time

The powerhouse 18U girls of the Leaside Volleyball League have won their third Ontario Volleyball Championship this weekend at RIM Arena in Waterloo. Leaside Red took the gold by winning every game at the three-day provincial championship tournament. They triumphed Sunday with a 25-20, 25-19 victory over Mississauga Pakmen 17U. The tourney was host to a field of 43 competitors. Congratulations ladies and well done.

Messy allegation from “lover” against Tim’s co-founder, 84

A woman who concedes she was at one time the lover of  84-year-old Tim Horton’s co-founder Steven  Joyce has filed a $7.5 million law suit against him for allegedly sexually assaulting her four years ago. The accused man calls it blatant extortion. CTV