Pizza Gigi still up and running?
I was shocked and dismayed to hear about the goings on at Pizza Gigi last month as it was my favourite take out pizza place downtown. Friday is pizza night for me and I want to order but I don't know if they're still open, any word on that? If not, can anyone recommend a similar pizza place that delivers to Kensington/Chinatown. Not including Pizza Pizza of course.
It's days are probably short lived. This news release came out today:
Toronto Police Service
Property seized in drug investigation
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 8:53 AM
Financial Crimes Unit
On Sunday, February 13, 2011, officers from the 14 Division Major Crime Unit, Vice Section, began a drug investigation at Pizza Gigi, at 189 Harbord Street.
Subsequent to the arrest, the Financial Crimes Unit Asset Forfeiture Unit started an investigation. The address has been identified as allegedly offence-related property.
Offence-related property includes any property used in any manner in the commission of a designated substance offence. Offence-related property is subject to forfeiture upon the conviction of an accused.
On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, a Restraint Order pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act was obtained for the property where Pizza Gigi is located.
Working together, the Asset Forfeiture Unit, 14 Division and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada will be seeking forfeiture of the Pizza Gigi Property.
The following investigators will be available for comments at the Financial Crimes Unit between 10 a.m. and noon:
Detective Richard MacCheyne
Financial Crimes Unit, Asset Forfeiture Unit, 416-808-7643
Detective Karen Chapman
14 Division Major Crime Unit, Vice Section, 416-808-1400
189 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H5, CA
The only time I ever went to that horrible dump, the guy at the oven was having a smoke. The pizza was pretty bad, too (I'm Italian, btw). Couldn't care less if it never opens again.
I'm torn between wanting to support the business and being fearful that given the latest legal troubles, the owner just might not give a s*it anymore and be producing an inferior product. Anyone order from there recently?