Category:2014 disestablishments in Ontario
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The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Don Jail – The Don Jail is a former jail in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located to the east of the Don River, on Gerrard Street East in the Riverdale neighbourhood. It was completed in 1864, and was renovated to serve as the administrative wing of Bridgepoint Health. Prior to its reuse as part of a healthcare facility. The jail originally had a capacity of 184 inmates and was separated into an east wing for the men, the Don Gaol was built between 1858 and 1864, with a new wing being built in the 1950s. The news anchor was future Bonanza star, Lorne Greene, an adjoining, modernist east wing was built in 1958. When the original Don Jail building ceased to be used for housing offenders in 1977, the east wing remained in operation as the Toronto Jail. The east wing continued to serve as a jail until December 31,2013 when a new facility, the jails bad reputation contributed to the closure of the historic jail building in 1977. The east wing was constructed to house 276 prisoners, but at the end of its service its rated capacity was 550, and its average prisoner load was about 620. In addition, as a jail, it was not designed with adequate visitor facilities, exercise areas, telephones, lawyer meeting rooms, showers. However, the stay was 30–90 days, and many prisoners were kept there for months. It was often overburdened by a number of arrested persons awaiting arraignment. Courts took judicial notice of the conditions at the Don Jail. 5420, the judge noted that the prison failed to meet the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners set by the United Nations. Mr. Levac faced censure by the Integrity Commissioner for bringing in the reporter, before capital punishment was abolished in Canada, the Toronto Jail was the site of a number of hangings. Starting with the execution of John Boyd in January 1908, hangings at the jail took place in an indoor chamber, previously, condemned men had been hanged on an outdoor scaffold in the jail yard. The indoor facility was seen as an improvement because outdoor executions were quasi-public, the best-known Canadian hangmen, such as John Radclive, Arthur Ellis and Camille Blanchard, hanged men at the Toronto Jail. The Toronto-based hangman Samuel Edwards, who worked during the Great Depression, twenty-six men were hanged on the jail’s indoor gallows. The jail saw three double hangings, Roy Hotrum and William McFadden in August 1921, Leonard Jackson and Steven Suchan in December 1952, Ronald Turpin, Turpin and Lucas had each been convicted in separate murders, and their executions were Canadas last before capital punishment was abolished
2. Abandon All Ships – Abandon All Ships are an Italian-Canadian metalcore band from Toronto, Ontario. Formed in 2006, the group was signed domestically to Universal Music Canada via Underground Operations, along with an American deal to Rise Records and its imprint Velocity Records. The band had released a self-titled EP independently in 2009 and three studio albums, Geeving in 2010 through Universal and Rise, and Infamous in 2012. The band released their third album Malocchio, on February 11,2014, after a break-up signaling to be the end of the band occurred in mid-2014, the group reformed in early 2016 with a single entitled Loafting. Abandon All Ships was founded in 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, the three just started the band to play gigs and their career escalated from there, eventually adding local Toronto friends Martin Broda and Francesco Pallotta to fill in spots for drums and bass. Around 2007, Nick Fiorini was added along to the band to play rhythm guitar, by 2008, the band released four demo songs online, which were Megawacko, When Dreams Become Nightmares, Brendons Song and Pedestrians Is Another Word for Speedbump. After rising in the Toronto scene, the group toured and opened for many larger bands in their same genre or home country such as Silverstein. By the end of 2008, Nick Fiorini parted ways with the band and was replaced by Andrew Paiano, by then, the band recorded their self-titled EP. At the end of 2009, David Stephens and Francesco Pallotta decided to end their careers with the band, Kyler Browne was then added to claim lead guitar roles as well as Andrew Paianos brother, Daniel Paiano, to take the place for drums. In early 2010, the group was signed to Underground Operations, Rise Records and they released their first single, Take One Last Breath formerly Pedestrians Is Another Word for Speedbumps on June 29,2010, the music video premiered online the same day. They played at the 2010 Bluesfest in Ottawa, Ontario, at the festival they played some new songs, including Geeving, Guardian Angel which features Lena Katina from the Russian band t. A. T. u. Maria, and their first single Take One Last Breath all were to be featured on the then-upcoming album, the single Megawacko 2.0 was released on iTunes on August 24,2010, along with the music video premiering on MuchMusic that same day. By September of that year, Bro My God also premiered with online streaming, on January 24,2011, lead guitarist, Kyler Browne left the band. Browne left a note on his Facebook profile stating, I have left AAS due to my own personal reasons having nothing to do with anyone in the band personally, the guys are all brothers to me however my heart was not in it anymore. I thank you all for all the love and support and I wish you all the best, taking Brownes place for the touring is lead guitarist Daniel Ciccotelli. Abandon All Ships participated in the 2011 Vans Warped Tour for selected dates on the east leg, on July 14,2011 the Paiano brothers, Andrew and Daniel, left the band. On January 18,2012, the announced that they were in the process of recording their second studio album. The title was announced as Infamous, and it was released on July 3,2012, the video for its title track was released on the first of May with its environment and direction being described as very Toronto
3. The Grid (newspaper) – The Grid was a weekly newspaper in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, published from 2011 to 2014. The paper was launched on May 12,2011, after owner Torstar discontinued publication of its previous title Eye Weekly, according to editor Laas Turnbull, the publications strategy was to be a younger, hipper, more provocative version of Toronto Life in a weekly guise. Print circulation was as high as 70,000 per week, contributors to the new publication included several former Eye Weekly writers. As of July 2014 there were 22 staff, of whom 12 worked in editorial capacities, on July 2,2014, Torstar announced that The Grid would be discontinued as of July 3, due to insufficient revenues. 162 issues were printed in all, dose List of newspapers in Canada
4. Parkside High School (Dundas, Ontario) – Parkside High School was located at 31 Parkside Avenue, Dundas, Ontario, and was a member of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. The school opened in 1960 and backed onto the Dundas escarpment, Parkside High School had a 2009-2010 enrollment of 700, and reported that 80% of its graduates attend post-secondary education. The schools mission statement was Educating students to lifelong learners and contributing citizens in a challenging, changing. The school also offered special classes and had an ESL program. In 2008,2009,2010,2011 and 2012 Parkside High School was noted as the school with the most involved students in HWDSB according to Director Malloys Annual Report. The HWDSB announced on 15 May 2012 that Parkside High School would close in 2014, citing over $5 million in repair costs, the students attending Parkside were moved to Dundas Valley Secondary School, which will receive $15 million for renovations if approved by the Ministry of Education. Parkside closed in June 2014 at the end of the 2013/2014 school year, demolition of the school began in January 2017. Parkside had a goal of decreasing the failure rate in all classes by 3%. Parkside has developed such as DECA courses, a science course based on crime scene investigation techniques. Parkside High School took part in the programs, Canadian Mathematics Competitions Vast variety of Physical Education options, including basketball focus, navy seals
5. Tonight (newspaper) – Tonight was a free afternoon newspaper in Toronto, Canada, founded in 2009 and acquired by Annex Business Media in 2013. The publication name was originally stylized with periods as t. o. night - a tongue-in-cheek reference to Toronto, the newspaper was unique in Canada, with its magazine size and format, making for easy transit reading. Tonight was founded by Toronto entrepreneurs John Cameron and Tom Hyde, the first issue of tonight was published on Tuesday, Sept.8,2009, and the publication was based on the successful free evening newspaper mX, published by News Limited throughout Australia. Tonight had a circulation of 102,000 with a readership of 184,000 each weekday evening. The paper was a competitor to Toronto free daily newspapers Metro and 24 Hours. After being operated for a year and a half by Annex Business Media, tonight was typically 16 pages - though it had increased page-count up to 32 pages if the opportunity arose - focusing on the freshest news and entertainment stories that come across the newswires. Tonight’s stories were generally concise, featuring a heavy use of photos, the paper’s most popular section was the Shout Outs. The Shout Outs had grown in size from the introductory 1/5 of a page to 1-2 pages, the Shout Outs had received local, national and international attention due to their popularity. Around Town – Usually located on the front cover, featuring event listings around Toronto based on a transit map, along with weather. News – Concise local, national and international stories from the Associated Press. Business – Latest local, national and international news stories. Entertainment/Gossip – Heavy celebrity and television coverage, with the latest gossip, TV listings, Sports – Sports news provided by AP and The Canadian Press, along with exclusive columns by Sportsnet. BlogTO – Local news and restaurant reviews by the popular BlogTO website, Shout Outs – Popular transit message board, in the form of social media in print, featuring missed connections and opinions by Toronto commuters. Distractions – Crossword, Sudoku, New York Times Crossword, Horoscopes, additional Sections – Lifestyle, Education, National Geographic Traveler, Auto, Your Home, Movies. Tonight Newspaper website Annex Business Media
6. World's Biggest Bookstore – The Worlds Biggest Bookstore was a bookstore in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at 20 Edward St, just north of the Toronto Eaton Centre and the Atrium on Bay. Operating from 1980 until 2014, the store covered 64,000 square feet and was noted for its bright lights. The store was founded by Jack Cole and Carl Cole, the owners of Coles Bookstore. At the time of its opening in November 1980, in a building that had housed the Olympia bowling alley. Nevertheless, Worlds Biggest Bookstore claimed the title on the basis that it carried more titles, the Barnes & Noble location closed in early 2014. The store made a appearance in the movie Short Circuit 2 when the main character. On June 20,2012, it was reported that the lease on the building, set to expire at the end of 2013, would not be renewed. In November 2013 it was announced that the property at 20 Edward Street had been sold to Lifetime Developments, in February 2014, a press release by Paracom Realty Corporation stated that the site would be redeveloped and leased to four restaurants designed by Turner Fleisher Architects. The closure date was revised to the end of March 2014 The bookstore closed for the last time on March 30,2014, the structure was demolished in November 2014. But then we replaced the burnt out fluorescent tubes, like other bookstores, we have places to sit. Books priced so low even people who dont read too good is buying them and these self-deprecating slogans are in the style of Torontos landmark bargain store, Honest Eds. Chapters/Indigo Web page for this store
7. Ottawa SkyHawks – The Ottawa SkyHawks were a Canadian professional basketball team based in Ottawa, Ontario. The SkyHawks played in the Central Division of the National Basketball League of Canada during a single season, financial difficulty resulted in the team receiving a loan from the league in order to finish the 2013-14 season. NBL Canada announced that the SkyHawks would not participate in the 2014-15 season when the failed to comply with the terms of the loan. On November 13,2012, National Basketball League of Canada announced that an Ottawa expansion team would join the league for the 2013-14 season, following a name-the-team contest, the team unveiled their nickname, the TomaHawks, a logo, and colours on February 26,2013. However, just hours after the announcement, social media erupted with people upset over what they felt to be a culturally insensitive nickname, after an outcry, the Ottawa NBL team will no longer be called the TomaHawks. It was announced at an event on April 4,2013 that the team would be named the Ottawa SkyHawks, the SkyHawks finished in fourth place in the Central Division in the 2013-14 season, and failed to make the playoffs after losing a wildcard game against the Mississauga Power. The team struggled to sell tickets and required a loan from the league in order to finish the season, the SkyHawks will not play in the 2014-15 season, but NBL Canada affirmed their commitment to have a team in Ottawa again as early as the 2015-16 season. Originally opened in 1996, the Canadian Tire Centre is an arena, located in the western suburb of Kanata, in Ottawa. The arena has seating for 19,153 and a capacity of 20,500 including standing room, the arena hosts ice hockey, basketball, music concerts, skating, and other entertainment events. It is home to the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, several restaurants, a fitness complex, the SkyHawks shared the arena with the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. Occasional games Cégep de lOutaouais - The SkyHawks played 2 games on the campus of Cégep de lOutaouais during the 2013-14 NBL season, La Cité collégiale - The SkyHawks played their wildcard game on the campus of La Cité collégiale on March 2,2014
8. LW Stores – LW Stores, Inc. was a retailer that liquidated consumer merchandise through 94 outlets across Canada and three in the United States. LW Stores, Inc. was known as Liquidation World, Inc. until 2010, the chain had stores in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It was a subsidiary of Big Lots from 2011 until its closing in 2014, LW Stores was founded as Liquidation World in 1986 with the opening of its first store, at 390029 St NE, in northeast Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The chain had grown to be the largest liquidator in Canada, with more than 1,200 employees in outlets, the company began operating stores in the United States in the early 1990s. Most U. S. stores were opened in sold-to bankrupt retailers, most notably Ernst Home Centers, by 2007, the company had shuttered all but three of its U. S. stores due to declining sales. The final American store, located in Spokane, Washington, was closed in April 2010 after fifteen years in business, in December 2013, Big Lots announced it was closing all LW and Big Lots stores in Canada to focus on its American division. By February 2014, all Canadian Big Lots and LW Stores were closed
9. Viewers Choice – Viewers Choice was a Canadian English language pay-per-view and near video on demand service. Viewers Choice was the first pay-per-view service permitted to operate in eastern Canada, having launched in September 1991, Viewers Choice said it would be working with its remaining partner service providers to transition to other pay-per-view services. The Viewers Choice pay-per-view service consisted of 45 standard definition channels, programming on Viewers Choice included movies, concerts, and live sports events such as boxing, mixed martial arts, and professional wrestling. Pornographic content was available through the Adam and Eden services. Adam features content for gay men while Eden features content of interest to straight men, although Viewers Choice continued to be a main provider of big-ticket live events, much of their movie content had been duplicated by video on demand services operated by cable and IPTV companies. As a result, many systems had been slowly reducing the number of pay-per-view channels carried. In an effort to compete with VOD, Viewers Choice launched All Day Ticket and they were allowed to view it as often as they wished until the time period expired. The service launched on September 5,1991 using the Viewers Choice name on-air, in its first year and a half, the graphics and logos were the same as the U. S. In early 1993, the service introduced their own logo and on-screen fully CGI idents, the name was later simplified to Viewers Choice without an apostrophe. However, from 1993 until 2007, Home Theatre operated under the Viewers Choice name, Viewers Choices monopoly on PPV service in eastern Canada ended in 1999 when Bell ExpressVu was permitted to launch its own pay-per-view service, known as Vu. dropping Viewers Choice in the process. Home Theatre was purchased by Shaw Communications in 2001 and this displaced Viewers Choice from Shaw, Star Choice, and any other system that receives its pay-per-view feeds via Shaw Broadcast. Viewers Choice Canada Inc. was originally the largest shareholder and managing partner in the French language pay-per-view service, Canal Indigo, which was launched in 1997. However, on March 20,2008, Groupe TVA announced it would be purchasing the shares in the service from all other shareholders. The sale was approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission later that year, on March 6,2012, the CRTC approved Viewers Choices request to remove its regional restrictions and allow it to broadcast nationally. In July 2014, industry news website Cartt. ca reported that Bell Media was notifying cable providers that Viewers Choice would be shutting down on September 30,2014. The Viewers Choice channels left the air between 10, 00pm and 12,00 midnight EDT on the evening of September 30,2014. The services barker channel continued to air previews right up until midnight EDT, at which point it began to air a loop of an animated Viewers Choice bumper until eventually shutting down entirely