Harbord Street’s Pizza Gigi closed down for allegedly trafficking drugs

Harbord Street’s Pizza Gigi closed down for allegedly trafficking drugs

Pizza Gigi owner Sammy Crimi in happier times (Image: Jessica Darmanin) 

The Toronto Star is reporting that early Monday morning, Pizza Gigi, the Harbord Street hole in the wall beloved by University of Toronto and Central Tech students, was raided and shut down after authorities discovered over $1 million worth of marijuana and half an ounce of crack cocaine, as well as ecstasy, Oxycocet and Oxycontin at the pizzeria.

Owner, Salvatore “Sammy” Crimi has been selling pizza out of his shop more than 30 years, but now faces 15 charges in connection with the alleged trafficking and possession of drugs.

Pizza lovers and hungry students lamenting the closing of their favourite 4 a.m./4 p.m. restaurant have, as usual, taken to Twitter to voice their confusion. The rallying hashtag: #wasthatreallyoreganoonmypizza.

Pizza restaurant shut down after drug charges laid [Toronto Star]