A new Costco store is coming to Thorncliffe Park, and that has some residents worried they'll be seeing supersized traffic problems.
Local business owners in the Church and Wellesley area say they are being pushed out by rising crime after a series of violent incidents in the neighbourhood (Toronto)
Toronto: Diane Mai is fed up with shoplifters stealing from her pet store in the city’s Gay Village “on a daily basis.”
So after more than 20 years in business at the corner of Church and Charles Sts. — just north of Wellesley St. — she is shutting the doors of Pets Wonderful.
“Since June, there have been a lot of crimes and they haven’t been solved,” Dai said Tuesday. “It’s happening so often, so we decided we’re going to shut down for safety reasons.”
Although the grand opening is coming, the store—which has replaced the old Henry's formerly located in the Eglinton and Hurontario area—has been serving customers since the beginning of the month.
"We opened at the beginning of October and have closed down our Hurontario and Eglinton store and moved all of the products and staff to the newer, bigger and better location at Heartland Town Centre," says Jeff Tate, Vice President, Marketing and eCommerce with Henry's.
The New Brunswick government says it will enter the legal-cannabis retail market by having NB Liquor set up a network of tightly controlled, stand-alone stores starting next July.