The city has not been a friendly place for skaters this winter, you know, with all that snow and ice and cold crap, and while temperatures are thankfully on the rise, the streets are still not all that pretty. Well good news kids, if you just can't wait to bust out your deck and/or BMX any longer, Toronto now has an all-new indoor skate park open for your pleasure. Even better, it won't cost you a dime.
Mountain Dew Canada decided they couldn't wait all the way until summer to start hitting up some banks, so created The Dew Underground, a totally innovative and interactive pop-up skate park located in downtown Toronto. The Dew Underground will offer skaters and BMX riders an authentic park experience completely open to the public and free of charge.
Apart from two custom-built vert ramps (4-ft and 7-ft) and a mini street course to cruise around, the Dew Underground will also feature a pro-shop, weekly DIY workshops, video-editing stations, and a laid-back gaming lounge. Add some weekly trick competitions and live band nights for your entertainment, and you got some seriously good times on your hands.
The Dew Underground will be open daily to the publicbut only for a short time, so make sure you take advantage before it all gets packed up and moved on to the next town.
While these establishments are no longer there, one building has remained for over 200 years and with it a mystery that goes back just as long.
In 1815, only several years after its construction, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse saw the disappearance and rumoured murder of its first keeper, J.P. Radan Muller, a disappearance that remains a mystery to this day.
Officers with the Toronto Police Service basically stumbled upon a mini-IKEA after finding a shipping container filled with more than $120,000 worth of allegedly stolen office and home furniture.
Two Mississauga men have been charged in the incident, which started when a shipping container was stolen from the Jane and Finch area on Thursday, May 13.
According to a statement from TPS, officers found the container at a warehouse just a seven-minute drive away from where the theft took place, recovering a staggering amount of furniture.
Police say they found 193 boxes of office furniture, 97 pieces of home furnishings, 51 boxes of home reno equipment and cabinetry and 10 boxes of bathroom reno merchandise.
Bilal Mohammed, 32, and Hamza Irfan, 30, have both been charged with multiple counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000) and Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000).
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