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Well-known Leaside businessmen say they’re being targeted by extortionist

Since early last month, a pair of prominent businessmen in Toronto’s Leaside area say they have been the victims of an attempted extortion scheme.

Realtor Patrick Rocca and Andy Elder, owner of the Grilltime meat shop, said they have both been ordered to pay $250,000 US in Bitcoin to someone claiming to be a member of the renowned hacker group Anonymous. 578 more words


Scenes of Toronto: Fall 2008

Nature Versus Streetcar Shelter

Originally published on Torontoist on October 23, 2008.

Once upon a time, the stretch of Lake Shore Boulevard around Park Lawn Road was a stop for tourists and those looking for a quick good time, thanks to nearly thirty motels that lined the strip.  452 more words


We’re Renovation Obsessed

Originally published on Torontoist on August 1, 2008.

Three years after A&P Canada was purchased by Quebec-based Metro, changes stemming from the deal are becoming evident to shoppers at the company’s  178 more words


Vintage Toronto Ads: Be Sure of Your Radiantubes and Thermizers

Originally posted on Torontoist on June 17, 2008.

Maclean’s, August 1, 1949.

If this spacious stove were marketed today, what expression would the customer service rep at your friendly neighbourhood big box retailer display if you asked them about the radiantube and thermizer specs? 113 more words


Toronto Police looking for suspect after 'high-risk' takedown in Leaside

Toronto police have identified an outstanding suspect wanted after a “high-risk” takedown involving two males believed to be brandishing firearms in the Leaside area.

The incident, which is being investigated by Ontario’s police watchdog the… 346 more words


Amsterdam's Iain McOustra on what to expect from the brewery's new Barrel House

“We have sourced a small 3 hL brewhouse from a manufacturer located in Cambridge, Ontario. Our focus at the Barrelhouse will be on farmhouse ales and barrel-aging. 194 more words


Vintage Toronto Ads: Sound Policies and Quality Products from Leaside

Originally published on Torontoist on April 30, 2007.

Source: Official Souvenir Program, City of Toronto Diamond Jubilee of Confederation Celebration, 1927.

Leaside—car manufacturing mecca? It was during our 60th anniversary as a Dominion, when Durant Motors of Canada called it home. 270 more words