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Pizza Gigi still up and running?

ziggystardust Mar 3, 2011 05:11 PM

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.

  1. bunnylicious Mar 3, 2011 05:51 PM

    Walked by today and it seemed to be open...

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      ziggystardust Mar 3, 2011 06:06 PM

      I guess I should've read the National Post before posting


      1. Splendid Wine Snob Mar 3, 2011 06:32 PM

        Pure Joy. This is great news.

        1. foodyDudey May 5, 2011 06:47 AM

          It's days are probably short lived. This news release came out today:

          Toronto Police Service
          News Release

          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

          Pizza Gigi
          189 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H5, CA

          3 Replies
          1. re: foodyDudey
            Kagemusha May 5, 2011 02:08 PM

            Guess that's it for Pizza Gigi. Fond memories of the place. As a near-broke grad student, I never got charged the going rate whenever I splurged on a pie.

            Pizza Gigi
            189 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H5, CA

            1. re: Kagemusha
              foodyDudey May 5, 2011 02:25 PM

              And now you know why. They didn't really need your money, just needed people coming in the door. Some bought Pizza and others bought oregano. :-)

              1. re: foodyDudey
                Kagemusha May 5, 2011 03:44 PM

                Whatever. Back then, I doubt they, or whoever, was doing any dealing out of their then tiny shop.

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            ghostdogg May 5, 2011 04:14 PM

            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.

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              ziggystardust May 27, 2011 05:04 AM

              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?

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