Gamble Avenue street sign

27 Gamble is getting better

The front steps of the apartment building at 27 Gamble Ave. in East York are crumbling. While residents say that it is not one of the worst buildings in the city, it still has its share of tenant complaints and a history of violations of Toronto municipal licensing and standards bylaws.

Greektown residents celebrate independence and hope for their homeland

Greektown resident John Galaktopolous came out to celebrate his heritage on March 29. “It’s freedom day,” he said. “That’s what it’s all about. We are a strong nation.” More than 15,000 people lined the Danforth, between Jones and Chester avenues, to watch the Greek Independence Day parade on Sunday.

Jack Aldred, Remembrance Day parade

Jack Aldred: A life of service

The intersection of Carlaw and Mortimer avenues is safer because Jack Aldred cared enough about people to fight for a crosswalk. Aldred, 91, died at his apartment complex on Tuesday following a heart attack. Mary Fragedakis, councillor for Ward 29, (Toronto-Danforth) recognized Aldred’s community service. “He is a great example of civic engagement,” she said. “He gave us all a sense of the problem at the intersection and how it impacts the kids.”

Papadakis comeback bid fizzles amid tide for Fragedakis

Incumbent Toronto-Danforth councillor Mary Fragedakis left two rivals with especially high hopes in the dust tonight as she gathered more than 60 per cent of the vote in a six-candidate field. Community activist Dave Andre had run a high-profile campaign, and former East York councillor John Papadakis had hoped for a comeback after serving one term on what was then borough council 20 years ago. Andre came in a poor second, with 25 per cent of the vote. Papadakis came in third, with just under 10 per cent.

Rob Ford endorses John Papadakis for councillor

Rob Ford made a surprise visit in East York on Sunday to show support for John Papadakis. Ford spent time canvassing with Papadakis who is running against current Ward 29 councillor Mary Fragedakis. “I appreciate the mayor coming out and supporting me today,” Papadakis said. “I have been supporting the mayor for a long time, and […]