Mayor’s cold night for a good cause
Richmond Hill mayor Dave Barrow was one of 32 top leaders to spend a night on the streets in March as part of 360°kids’ second annual 360°Experience, a unique fundraiser for the homeless. Participants were given so-called scenarios for the night, a bus ticket, a handful of change and two rules: don’t get hurt or die. The mayor — whose alter ego was a 22-year-old man suffering with mental health issues — found himself travelling by bus to a cluster of regional shelters in northern York Region. He had to walk the final 15 kilometres there and back in the dark in temperatures dipping to -27°C. With another drop-in closed for the night, Barrow’s only shelter from the cold was an ATM, where he managed to catch an hour’s sleep. In the end over $95,000 were raised for the cause.
Hayden Christensen, who turns 34 this month, headed to New York to start shooting for his upcoming Second World War-era Nazi zombie horror thriller, Untot. In the film, centred on an elite military unit, the Thornhill native’s role as Lt. Fredrick Hank is not that much of a departure from his role in Star Wars.
Vaughan basketball phenom Andrew Wiggins was in Toronto last month for his only game in Canada this season, triggering fond memories of his Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association championship with the Vaughan Voyageurs in 2011. Named Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for four months running, the Minnesota Timberwolves forward is the only player in franchise history to win the award several times. The 20-year-old ranks ninth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list for teenagers.
Popular children’s author Gordon Korman, who was raised in Thornhill, has released Masterminds, the first book in a thrilling new series about a group of kids living perfect lives in a perfect New Mexico town — or so they think. Korman has written more than 60 books since he wrote his first book at 12.
Gonoe Sushi Japanese Restaurant Located at 5 Glen Cameron Rd., Unit 23A, a routine inspection of this establishment on March 17 found two items not in compliance, resulting in food handler education on site and acceptable temporary measure in place.
Concord Food Centre
Located at 1438 Centre St., a March 13 routine inspection of this supermarket bakery found 13 items not in compliance, resulting in food handler education on site; Health Promotion and Protection Act, Section 13 closure order served; and product seized and destroyed.
Dong Dong Pastries Inc.
Located at 280 West Beaver Creek Rd., Unit 19, a March 2 routine inspection of this bakery found two items not in compliance, resulting in food handler education on site.
Located at 8750 Bayview Ave., Unit 2, a March 2 routine inspection of this establishment found one item not in compliance, resulting in food handler education on site.
Daryani Fine Bakery
Located at 10670 Yonge St., a March 2 routine inspection of this establishment found one item corrected during inspection, resulting in food handler education on site. All information is from the YorkSafe website, the Regional Municipality of York’s Enhanced Food Establishment Inspection Reporting Program.