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Sunday Night: York Buildings and Mississauga Townhome

sunday night: I have lost myself, he said in an interview as he surveyed the scorched remains of his Mississauga townhome, according to Toronto Star. On Sunday night, local businessman Alex Haditaghi heard about Alawad's plight. On Sunday morning, Khaled Alawad did not know where to turn. Deeply moved, Haditaghi, who came to Canada as a refugee from Iran in 1988, called the Star to say he would offer the family of five an apartment, rent-free for a year, in one of his North York buildings. Haditaghi greeted the family, who were dressed in clothes donated by a friend, shaking their hands as he listed the reasons North York is a great place to live it's a family-oriented and multicultural area, close to schools and shopping, and close to the subway before leading them indoors to choose an apartment. On Monday morning, Alawad, his wife and three children met their benefactor for the first time outside an apartment building on Sheppard Ave. ( As reported in the news.