TGIHump Day. In the news: an archaeological dig at a market uncovers more markets, a man accused of stabbing his former coworkers has been found not criminally responsible, and the Archbishop of Toronto announces a campaign to help refugees.
A pre-construction archaeological dig at the site of downtown Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market has unearthed remnants of a centuries-old market ahead of redevelopment plans to replace the north building’s aging structure. Construction crew onsite found evidence from 1831, 1851, and 1904 markets that once stood on the same grounds, including foundation piers, an arched flagstone sewer, and “pre-development ground surface preserved within the interior courtyard of the 1831 building.” Construction on the site has since been delayed.
A man accused of stabbing his former co-workers in an office building by Yonge at York Mills has been found not criminally responsible in an attack that wounded four. Chaung Li, 49, who was in the process of getting fired from the Ceridian Dayforce Corporation, was charged with three counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a weapon, and four counts of aggravated assault in the April 2014 attack. The judge presiding over his case found Li not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder, but deemed the ruling an “extremely close call.” John Rosen, Li’s lawyer, said the case will be reviewed by the Ontario Review Board within the next 45 days.
The Archdiocese of Toronto is calling on the local Catholic community in a campaign aimed to raise money to sponsor refugees. Project Hope, announced Tuesday by Cardinal Thomas Collins, hopes to raise $3 million in 100 days to help 100 refugee families settle in the GTA. So far, $500,000 has been raised towards the cause.