Post Office Politics
The postal outlet at Coxwell and Danforth is set to close on Oct. 28th. Apparently there is problem with the outlet’s outdated computer system. If this causes you grief, you may want to contact local MPs Jack Layton and Maria Minna.
Prostitution Sweep – Broadview to Victoria Park (Toronto Star)
A total of 70 men are facing charges after a prostitution sweep last weekend in the Danforth area. The investigation was conducted over a three-night period between Broadview and Victoria Park Aves., and used plainclothes officers to target men seeking street prostitutes in the area. The men are all charged with communicating for the purpose of prostitution. According to Const. Wendy Drummond, two of the men arrested each solicited two officers on the same night. “They solicited, were arrested and charged, and then solicited again to an undercover officer,” she said.
The sweep was conducted after a number of complaints from the community about an increase of prostitution along Danforth, Drummond said. “It’s a safety concern. We have people discarding used condoms along the street, which poses great health risks,” she said. One of the men arrested was also charged for possession of a controlled substance. The men are facing a total of 73 charges, and will appear in court between Nov. 24 and 27.