– two men were involved in an altercation on board a TTC bus
– both exited the bus in the Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West area
– once outside the bus, one man stabbed the other
– he then fled in an unknown direction
The man is described as 35-40 years old, 6’ tall, slim build, wearing a black mask, green toque, black jacket, blue jeans and carrying a black backpack.
An image has been released
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Your correspondent failed to notice that UrbanArts launched a new program called MindARTSoul. It
takes place every Wednesday at 1PM EST. The event focuses on Indigenous art and reconnecting with our roots, with art workshops hosted by Indigenous artists via Zoom. We also provide free art kits and Goodfood boxes for each participant.
Toronto Life has the story of Tim MacFarlane, who lives and works in the Weston and Mount Dennis area. He’s a frontline worker, and he has to live in his car.
I have been a registered pharmacy technician since 2013, working at a health care centre in the northwest corner of Toronto. Several of our units treat Covid-19 patients, which means that I was among the fortunate few to get vaccinated back in January. I work in the pharmacy in the basement. A doctor writes a prescription and sends it via computer to a pharmacist on the main floor, who reviews the order and transmits it to us. We fill IV bags, count tablets, package orders and take them up to the unit. The job was always a relay race; during the pandemic, it’s become way harder….
After my shift ends, I want nothing more than to drive home and crash on my couch. But I can’t. I’ve been homeless since February of 2020, just before the pandemic really touched down in Ontario. So after I clock out, I drive my 2017 Dodge Caravan—with its cracked windshield and wonky transmission—to the parking lot of a nearby retirement home.
The story is terrifying, saddening, and angering. It is required reading.
Tim’s friends are raising money for him. You can donate though GoFundMe.