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City of Toronto responds to reports of frozen water pipes


Police probe tunnel beneath York University grounds


Nearly half of Toronto residents support SmartTrack, says survey

Toronto police board to hold talks on citizen engagement procedures

The Toronto Police Services Board has scheduled a meeting for Monday, March 2 to discuss procedures related to police contact with citizens. Police Chief Bill Blair was asked to draft the set of procedures, but questions were raised over the long time it took for the chief to set them up. Still, there is hope Read More

Visitation held for 3-year-old Elijah Marsh

The family of 3-year-old Elijah Marsh is inviting the public to a visitation today. Elijah died last week Thursday after wandering into the cold alone late at night. He had left his grandmother’s apartment, and was found a few blocks away hours later. The family says they are making the visitation public as a gesture Read More

Grenada Consulate General offers condolences to Elijah’s family

The Consulate General of Grenada in Toronto is the latest to offer its support to the family of Elijah Marsh, the 3-year-old boy who died after being found in the cold late last Thursday night. A statement from the Consulate General says their deepest prayers and condolences go to Elijah’s loved ones, including his mother Read More

City of Toronto responds to reports of frozen water pipes

As Toronto continues to deal with below-average temperatures, the city says it is doing its best to respond to people without running water due to frozen pipes. Officials say they have received over 2,000 calls reporting no water since February 14, with about 400 homes affected. Toronto Water General Manager Lou Di Gironimo says the Read More

Nearly half of Toronto residents support SmartTrack, says survey

According to a Forum Research Poll, almost half of Toronto residents approve of John Tory’s SmartTrack Transit plan. The telephone poll which used a small sample size of only 807 Torontonians, found that 44 percent approved of the 8 billion dollar plan while 31 percent disapprove and 25 percent said they were not informed enough Read More

Mississauga ex-mayor McCallion assumes role at U of T

Mississauga’s former mayor Hazel McCallion has taken on a new role. The 94-year-old will be working at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus after leading the city for 36 years. She has been named a special adviser to the president of the university on matters related to the school’s strategic development. The university says her Read More

Police probe tunnel beneath York University grounds

A tunnel found near a Pan Am Games venue at York University’s Keele campus is under investigation. The mysterious bunker was discovered last month, but was not revealed until recently. It is in a wooded area near the Keele campus and the Rexall Centre, a tennis arena to be used for this year’s Pan Am Read More

Funeral plans announced for 3-year-old Elijah Marsh

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Elijah Marsh, the 3-year-old boy who died after wandering off into the cold Thursday night. A visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 9pm, at the Vescio Funeral Home Toronto Chapel, 2080 Dufferin Street north of Rogers Road. The funeral will take place this Saturday morning at 11, Read More

Etobicoke mother charged after 4-year-old son found outside naked

Following the death of Elijah Marsh, Toronto Police have arrested the mother of a 4-year-old boy seen wandering at Lake Shore Boulevard and 12th Street in south Etobicoke. Police were responding to a call at 1:30pm about the child, who was found not wearing any clothes. He was found by a neighbour, who saw him Read More

Fundraiser set up for Elijah’s funeral costs

Friends, family and strangers are paying tribute to Elijah Marsh, the 3-year-old boy who died yesterday after being found outside in the cold. Just as a makeshift memorial was set up outside his grandmother’s apartment on Neptune Drive, an online fundraiser has been set up to cover Elijah’s funeral costs. The donation site on Read More

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