At the same time as Toronto councillors were debating a budget that many are calling harmful to the city’s most vulnerable, a homeless man died of a drug overdose soon after leaving a downtown shelter that was over capacity.
Cave Spring Cellars made their first vintage in 1986. It was a small 500-case batch of wine. This date is a reminder of how early we are in the history of wine in this province. It was one of the first eight wineries in the province and second on the Beamsville Bench.
I recently had a chance to speak with Len Pennachetti, the president and founder of Cave Spring Cellars (and brother of Toronto’s former city manager). He got his start in the wine industry when he was tasked with working vineyards that were purchased by his father.
Hundreds packed into the third floor of Metro Hall February 13 to learn about the City of Toronto’s plans for redesigning King Street. The city is looking to implement a pilot project on the busy east-west downtown corridor, which could be implemented as early as the fall of 2017.
It was clear that city staff did not anticipate such a high turnout. Four hundred people were stuffed into two rooms, and an overflow room with a capacity of 200 filled up quickly as well. Latecomers were turned away at the door, told to visit the project website and comment there.