The Easter long weekend wasn’t so great for a number of downtown businesses along Dundas and Richmond streets that had their front windows broken.
Business including McHardy Vacuum, Rebel Remedy, Attic Books and City Lights Bookstore sustained damage at some point late Thursday or early Friday, owners say - writes lfpress.com.
Graham Stuart, owner of McHardy Vacuum at 1004 Dundas St. near Egerton Street in Old East Village, said it will cost in the neighbourhood of $2,000 to replace the glass that was shattered.
It gets crazy downtown
“We have four giant panels, huge windows,” he said. “It’s a big pane,” he said of the section that was damaged.
“It seems that it happened on Thursday night,” said Julie Kortekaas, co-owner of Rebel Remedy health bar, located at 242 Dundas St. between Clarence and Wellington streets.
“It is a very subtle crack along the window,” she added. “It doesn’t seem malicious or the damage would have been more. It honestly looked like somebody had been slammed against the glass.”
Kortekass stopped by her business at 10 p.m. Thursday, at which time the window was not damaged.
“Dundas can get wild sometimes,” she said.
Stuart said there is a camera in his store, “but not facing that area where we’d be able to see anything.”
There was a robbery at McHardy Vacuum about nine years ago. From that point on, the store’s owners removed large merchandise from the front window and replaced those items with large banners.
“There’s so much foot traffic in front of the store,” Stuart said. About two years ago, an unidentified individual keyed McHardy’s front window, scratching it in the process.
“It gets crazy downtown,” Kortekaas said.
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