While there are tons of cool spots around the city to get extra AF foods, there is no place in Toronto that has as big of a cult following as Sweet Jesus. While it's been a few years since the ice cream spot first opened, it's easy to remember how ridiculously long the lineups to get a cone of decked out ice cream used to be. Though while the lines aren't as long nowadays, that doesn't mean Sweet Jesus has slowed down.
In fact, just a few weeks back, Sweet Jesus made their largest moveyet - an expansion into several shopping malls around the GTA. Though it seems that isn't the only change that has come to the Sweet Jesus franchise considering the owners just sold the chain to International Franchising Inc.
The parent company also owns brands such as Yogen Früz, Pinkberry and Yogurty's so Sweet Jesus will fit right in. While Sweet Jesus currently has 20 locations that expand from Canada to the US and even the Middle East (where it's known as Sweet Salvation), the goal of the new owners is to grow even more.
It's unclear why the original restaurant group, Monarch & Misfits, that opened the Toronto store back in 2015 sold the chain. But you won't have to worry about any big changes coming to the menu you know and love. The only major difference you'll see is probably some new Sweet Jesus locations popping up in the future as International Franchising Inc. looks to expand the brand under a franchising model.
Meaning you could own your very own Sweet Jesus location! Or just be able to get your favourite ice cream without going downtown. Either way, it's clear the brand is headed toward bigger and better things and we can't wait to see what's in store for Sweet Jesus in the future!
Officers from Toronto Police's 53rd Division put their lives on the line to rescue a person in crisis clinging to a window on the eighth floor of a building.
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Chief of Police James Ramer tweeted a video of the incident, which took place on Thursday, May 13, saying that the two officers broke windows and held the man for 12 minutes until they were able to pull him to safety.
Today @TPS53Div attended to a Person in Crisis, a man hanging out an 8th floor window, being held by onsite Securit… https://t.co/C8gNrqsReP
Chief Ramer added that the man was taken to the hospital to receive the care he needs and that the two officers were also treated for minor injuries.
"All Toronto Police officers are trained for dynamic emergency calls & to save lives," tweeted Chief Ramer. "I'm extremely proud of their bravery. We couldn't have done this without the help of onsite Security, thank you for your assistance."
According to a tweet from the City of Toronto, the incident took place at the Roehampton Hotel, about a block east of Yonge and Eglinton Ave. E. The hotel-turned-temporary shelter opened last July as part of Toronto's "response to COVID-19 and to expand shelter spaces to ensure increased physical distancing in its shelter system," the City states.
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It looks like Toronto isn't ready to restore its pre-pandemic summer plans. On Friday, the City of Toronto announced that they're extending the cancellation of all city-run, in-person events up until the end of Labour Day weekend on September 6.
This includes events like the Caribbean Carnival and the CNE, which announced in February that it hoped to reopen for Torontonians this summer.
Mayor John Tory tweeted that he's working with the CNE to help them come up with a "bigger and better in-person event in 2022."
The City said that the aim of this announcement is to make it easier for organizers to predict what will happen with their events this summer. Their statement includes a list of all 24 major events that are cancelled, many of which will take place virtually for the second year in a row.