Etobicoke mosque holds vigil 1 week after killing of volunteer caretaker

Etobicoke mosque holds vigil 1 week after killing of volunteer caretaker

Members of an Etobicoke mosque held a vigil on Saturday one week after the stabbing death of a man who served as its volunteer caretaker. The vigil, which drew dozens of people, was held outside the International Muslims Organization (IMO) mosque, 65 Rexdale Blvd., to honour Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, 58, fatally stabbed last Saturday. Speakers at the vigil thanked Toronto […]

South Etobicoke neighbourhood split over city plan to add sidewalks

A south Etobicoke community group is trying to persuade the city to leave its neighbourhood free of sidewalks. Kingsway Park Ratepayers Inc. launched a petition two months ago asking local councillor Mark Grimes to intervene with city staff, who are planning to add a sidewalk to South Kingslea Drive as part of a larger project to […]

Puzzling wiring in Etobicoke boulevard connects to water pipes

Puzzling wiring in Etobicoke boulevard connects to water pipes

Star readers have identified mysterious wiring in a boulevard on Dalegrove Crescent as a component of a system that reduces corrosion of water pipes. Many readers told us that the metal plate with wires attached to it is connected to a cathodic protection system, which shows that the public is a lot smarter than some […]

Electrical connection in Etobicoke front yard is a mystery

Electrical connection in Etobicoke front yard is a mystery

How do you figure out who owns a small electrical thingy sticking out of the boulevard on an Etobicoke residential street? That’s a question often asked by Peter Granger about the wiring apparatus, surrounded by fibreglass pipe, in front of his home on Dalegrove Crescent, near Martin Grove Road and Eglinton Avenue. After making multiple […]

Canada’s first all-female ‘dream team’ to develop family-friendly condos on the site of an Etobicoke strip club

Canada’s first all-female ‘dream team’ to develop family-friendly condos on the site of an Etobicoke strip club

When Taya Cook read a magazine article last fall listing Toronto’s top city builders, she became angry. Then she became inspired. Of the 17 industry titans featured in the story, none were women. Cook, director of development at Urban Capital, reached out to Sherry Larjani, managing partner at Spotlight Developments, about working together on a […]

Home is where the art is in this Etobicoke bungalow

Home is where the art is in this Etobicoke bungalow

By Kathy FlaxmanSpecial to the Star Sat., Feb. 17, 2018 Dragan Sekaric Shex needed a vast and spacious area to both create his evocative oil paintings, and display the large works. The space he found was close to home — in fact, it was his home. Together with was wife Gordana Yovanovich, Shex created his […]