Taken May 8 by Joey Sullivan
The three men accused of the murder of Jarryl Hagley, in Weston’s Pizza Pizza, are on trial.
Shakiyl Shaw, his twin brother Lenneil Shaw and Mohamed Ali-Nur are alleged to have shot Hagley, 17, in 2016. A fourth man, Winston Poyser, who owned the car used and was present at the time is testifying against the three others.
Hagley was shot and killed in Pizza Pizza when two men burst in and started firing a shotgun and a handgun. A third man was outside as a lookout. Their escape was caught on video afterwards.
Hagley had been involved in an ongoing dispute with the men, according to police. He was also known to police.
Hop right over to Eglinton Flats today between 12 and 2, and you might catch the Easter Bunny, who will be visiting Topham Pond for an egg hunt.
Only six weeks after a house collapsed in Scarborough, the city has ordered it demolished. Yet the two houses at 2274 Weston Road have been collapsing for more than a decade and nothing has been done.
According to The Star, “Demolition is ordered only when a home is ‘structurally unsafe and it is unreasonable to carry out repairs to resolve the safety condition,’ said [a city spokesperson] in an email.
At least one of the abandoned houses on Weston Road is certainly structurally unsafe—its roof has completely collapsed. The other building is in slightly better condition, but looks very bad.
These two abandoned houses make me angry. To start with, they’re unsafe. They’re firetraps and accessible to pests, children, and the ill-intended.
But even if nothing bad were to come of them, they would bother me because they show that someone—or many people—don’t care about our town, its beauty, and the people who live here.
And, of course, they’re on a busy street. Everyone knows.
Frances Nunziata’s office told me that the owner ” would be submitting a permit for demolition in the coming weeks.”
The Easter Egg hunt will, of course, be SUNDAY, April 21 from 10 am to 12 noon.
You can drop off plastic eggs, chocolate eggs, Easter candy, or coffee and tea at Squibbs, at 55 Queens Drive, or at 69 MacDonald. They’d also appreciate an RSVP, I know, to plan for the craziness.
In other news (literally), Toronto.com has a new Weston correspondent. Veronica Appia has been covering our area, and others, for the past month or so.
Some of the news she’s broken:
- NBA star Jerome Williams will be supporting West Park Healthcare in a charity tournament. The tournament has raised $1.2 million towards a redevelopment
- Metrolinx will use the parking at 4 Rosemount as an overflow lot for the GO Station.
- Jim Lambe retired after 30 years as 12 Division’s community relations officer.
- The Country Club Towers at 2450 and 2460 Weston Road have a severe pest problem that is upsetting residents.
For some time, I have thought that the signals at John and Weston were broken. It cycles through continuously, with a green signal on Weston Rd for only a few seconds before it starts to change again. It makes traffic in rush hour a nightmare.
I reported it several years ago, and was told it was fine. I reported it again a few weeks ago when I noticed it cycling in the middle of the night.
I was again told it was working fine.
I asked the 311 operator if someone could call me back. I got an email from Henry Chu, who advised me to email him the nature of the issue. I did yesterday.
Today I got a call from one of the staff of transportation, who advised that indeed the car detection loop under John Street was broken and was calling for a change all the time. It will take a few weeks to fix, he said.