Popular bar in Toronto asking for help after fire almost totally destroys it
A Toronto bar that was shut down for most of the last two years because of restrictions is now closed again after a devastating fire over the weekend.
TILT Bar, a popular hangout on Dundas West that is known for its vintage arcade games and pinball, was badly damaged in the 2-alarm fire on May 7 that also led to a firefighter being temporarily hospitalized.
The fire apparently started in an apartment above the bar.
Tilt arcade bar in Toronto, one of my fav bars in the city, had a major fire today. Looks like the bar is pretty destroyed.— Chris Tomlinson (@TomlinsonCJ) May 7, 2022
Lame day. pic.twitter.com/WQQW59K31U
The bar itself was extensively damaged by smoke and water. The owner told the Toronto Star that that he and his staff "ran through a burning building" to put a tarp over the games and save the business.
Now, the owner has started a GoFundMe with the goal of raising $100K. He's asking customers and supporters to "help us build TILT back up so we don't lose this amazing space."
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