Local restaurateur had bird’s-eye view of car crash

Relish owner snapped photo from her balcony after being woken by accident

The sound of a crash woke  Joanne Clayton the morning of Nov. 30 at Danforth and Cedarvale avenues.
The sound of a crash woke Joanne Clayton the morning of Nov. 30 at Danforth and Cedarvale avenues. (Photo courtesy Joanne Clayton)

Joanne Clayton woke up to quite a scene outside her window the morning of Nov. 30.

The owner and operator of Relish Bar & Grill on Danforth Avenue East, was jarred from sleep by the sound of a loud crash from below.

The Coffee Time at Cedarvale and Danforth Avenues may get behind on its renovation schedule after a car crash through the window Nov. 30.
The Coffee Time at Cedarvale and Danforth avenues may get behind on its renovation schedule after a car crashed through the window Nov. 30. (Paula Last/Toronto Observer)

From her balcony, she found herself with a bird’s eye view of a car that looked like it was trying to turn the Coffee Time into a drive-thru.

The Coffee Time is currently under renovation, and no one was inside the coffee shop when the accident occurred.

Clayton snapped the first photo from her balcony and saw that police had already arrived on the scene. After the crash the occupants fled the scene on foot.