According to police, a 24-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were walking near Hanlan's Point when they were confronted by a group of people, one of whom made homophobic comments towards the victims. A woman in the group grabbed one of the victims and two more men began "punching and kicking" the man.
A GoFundMe set up after the fact identified the man as David Gomez and said the attackers had broken his nose, cheekbone and orbital bone, and left him with a splint in his hip and a concussion.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and that they're looking for two witnesses in particular — two women who are described as "white, in their 20s and with brown hair."
Ottawa Redblacks player Chris Larsen was at one point being investigated after allegations that he was involved in the attack. Larsen's lawyer told Narcity that he is no longer a suspect.
Looking back at the history of Kensington Market, it is easy to see why Toronto is often referred to as one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
In this episode of Then&Now, Toronto historian Morgan Cameron Ross explores the past of this iconic neighbourhood that has acted as a revolving door for immigrants for over a century.
The origins of Kensington Market can be traced back to the 1800s and a man named George Denison, who purchased land in the area and whose family would eventually sell it off.
As the land developed and different communities would come and go, residents eventually began to convert their homes into storefronts, giving the area a unique look that has largely remained the same for decades. This unique character of the market even formed the setting for a TV show called King of Kensington.
While gentrification has made its way into other neighbourhoods in the city, the community has largely been able to maintain its distinct persona, even rallying together to shoe away the Nike Presto gallery that opened up in 2002.
At Riverdale farm, you'll find a ton of adorable farm animals and it's open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meanwhile, the High Park zoo features llamas, reindeer, the cutest cows ever, and so much more. The zoo is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both attractions have free admission.
At this stage of Ontario's reopening plan, there will still be health orders in place. Only outdoor areas of the farm and zoo will be open and while reservations aren't required, capacity will be limited to 15% capacity at both.
Only one-way foot traffic will be allowed, physical distancing is required, and there will be fences and signs to help control the flow of visitors.
If you love animals and it's been far too long since you got to be around them, this is officially your time to shine.
Riverdale Farm & High Park Zoo
When: Reopening Saturday, June 19
Address: High Park, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Spend a day in the sun gazing upon some of the cutest animals you could imagine.