Temperatures have been rising and the sunny days have Torontonians feeling some type of way about the summertime. Though technically summer officially starts on June 21, it already feels like the hot summer months are upon us.
Well, it seems like the workers at City Hall have been feeling the heat also! Today it was announced that nine city beaches will be officially opening up to the public this weekend.
Even Toronto's Mayor, John Tory, is encouraging Torontonians to take advantage of the beautiful days and cool off at a local beach. "City of Toronto beaches are great places to relax, escape the heat and get active, I encourage residents to take advantage of the opportunity to go outdoors and cool off this weekend," he said in the press release.
Each beach will have lifeguards on duty as of June 26 to ensure swimmers are safe while in the water. The beaches that are opening have also been certified as Blue Flag beaches. Blue Flag certification means that these beaches meet high standards for quality of water, environmental management and education, plus safety and services available.
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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