Stephan Powell

Suspicious fire sparks fear in Byng Ave. community

Toronto Police are asking residents near Pharmacy Avenue and Danforth Road for assistance in their investigation of a suspicious fire which erupted early Tuesday morning.
According to police, a male ‘person of interest’ offered a statement at the local police station, but was later released. No one has currently been charged.

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Living on the edge

Gary Crawford grew up in the Scarborough area and is now the city councillor for Ward 36, which covers Bluffer’s Park. Ever since he was a teenager, he remembers stories of people scaling the sides of the Scarborough Bluffs or venturing close to the edge to experience the majestic views. “This is something that has been going on for generations,” Crawford says.

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Scarborough firefighters are living on the edge

People wandering too close to the edge of the cliffs is an ongoing issue that tends to happen in spring and summer, says Gary Crawford, councilor for ward 36. Although the city has put both signs and fences up to keep people away from the eroding cliffs, there are always those who take the risk.