LCBO on Bayview
Latest addition to Bayview will be a new LCBO store where the old Blockbuster was, just south of Millwood. Scheduled to open sometime this month, it will have about 2,500 square feet. An LCBO spokesperson said the location was chosen “to provide convenience to customers in this pedestrian friendly neighbourhood.” The LCBO store at Smart-Centre now under construction is expected to be open in June.
LOL raises $35,000
Laugh out Loud in Leaside raised almost $35,000 at its Fantasy Farm gala last month for the Leaside arena expansion. Charlene Kalia, who runs the event, gives special thanks to Lexus on the Park, Royal Bank, De la Mer, Grilltime, Van Nes flowers and Tremblett’s valu-mart for sponsorship.
Digging on Laird
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited is rebuilding the underground electrical system on the east side of Laird Dr., from Vanderhoof south to Southvale. The work is to reduce frequency of outages and is expected to be complete this summer.
Paul Hindle, 48, who pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Leaside interior designer Lisa Lebitka in 2011, has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years.
More pool repair
Repairs to the pool at Leaside Gardens will take longer than expected. Workers found deterioration in the concrete ceiling when replacing corroding wires holding suspended ceiling tiles. Blame humidity and chlorine-eating bacteria in the water. Look to mid-June for a swim.
Annual spring fair
The birds are back singing, so it must be St. Cuthbert’s Church annual spring fair time: Saturday, April 27, 11 – 2 p.m. at 1399 Bayview. There will be an art gallery, baking, books, crafts, electrical, jewellery, kitchenware, knitting, odds & ends, quilting, sewing, stamps, toys, and other treasures! Also a BBQ on the green and a snack kiosk. Free activities for the children. 416-485-0329.