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Photos – Tragic News for The Italian Bakery on 118 Ave This Morning; Engulfed in Flames

๐Ÿ™ We have some tragic news this morning folks…

The Italian Bakery Edmonton located at 4118 118 Avenue was engulfed in extremely heavy flames early tonight / this (Sunday) morning. There were a large number of firetrucks on the scene, with over 30 firefighters fighting the strong blaze. The Italian Bakery was established in 1960.

There have been no reported injuries, and we are still unclear as to what started the fire, but unfortunately, things aren’t looking so good in the aftermath photos that have been provided to us.

Multiple user-submitted photos are shown at the bottom of this post. Tap them to enlarge.

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Photo taken by Edmonton Journal’sย @EJlensmen

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This is the Italian Bakery location in question.


ย Here are several user submitted photos:

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Taken by Kassandra Buck.

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Taken by Kassandra Buck.

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Taken by Kassandra Buck.

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Via Miranda Rombough

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Taken by Brad Chalcraft.

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Viaย Debbie Pilgrim Kapas


Here are a fewย photos of the aftermath taken by Kassandra Buck. Unfortunately, things aren’t looking very promising… ๐Ÿ™

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To Antonio and Aurora Frattin – I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy tonight. I can only hope that you and your family will be alright.


A bit of back story about the Frattin family legacy:

On July 9, 1956 Antonio immigrated to Canada on the Roma ship that landed at Pier 21 in Halifax. Travel took two weeks. Aurora immigrated to Canada on November 9, 1956 on the Homeric ship.

As they grew up during war time, education for Antonio & Aurora was limited. As such, they learned from their own experiences and hard work.

Italian Bakery started as a family business and still remains family involved. They have full dedication of their children who possess the same commitment and enthusiasm as their parents in the continued success of the business. Antonio & Aurora have developed a partnership with their children.

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  1. I have a lot of photos

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  2. Jolene says:

    I have never been to this bakery but my heart goes out to the owners and anyone else who took part in is place. I hope they have good insurance and are able to rebuild a new bigger better place! She life throws you lemons, make lemonade. Good luck Antonio and Aurora, the city wants to see your bakery up and running again!

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  3. There is a second location
    Right off of Chinatown and Little Italy 94th street I believe

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  4. George Saul George Saul says:

    my sandwich everyday for over 30 yrs.

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  5. Shawna Rau Shawna Rau says:

    So very sad ! Hope everyone is safe.

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  6. Omgosh how horrible ๐Ÿ™ My parents/family bought bread there for many many years. I hope no one was hurt

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  7. I couldn’t figure out what all the sirens were about earlier. I live close by…. This is terrible and I hope no one was hurt.

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  8. Kimberly Kuefler says:

    Devastating and I’m devastated! I pray noone got hurt. Please let them be able to rebuild. Best bakery Hands Down.

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  9. This is very sad indeed! Hope no one is hurt.

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  10. That’s terrible, hope no one was hurt, I went threw a fire myself, I know the feeling….

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  11. They have the best tiramisu. Hopefully they will rebound quickly

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    • Isn’t it? I would say that I hope there is still a possibility of salvaging the business and its building, but 8 firetrucks were on site, so it’s not looking too good. ๐Ÿ™

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  12. Oh no hope nobody got hurt

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  13. Brutal! ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

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  14. Wade Lebel Wade Lebel says:

    No more pucks! !!

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  15. Jessica, this where you shop? Sad!!

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  16. There is a smaller location
    In Edmonton little Italy

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  17. Sam Kelly Sam Kelly says:

    Noooooo! That sucks! ๐Ÿ™

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  18. Chelsea Noel Chelsea Noel says:

    Oh, no.. No, no!!

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  19. Jennifer Lucyshyn oh no…….

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  20. NoOoooooo! ๐Ÿ™

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  21. Melissa Johnson I guess that’s what all the flashing lights were for

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  22. Oh NO…this is tragic!!!

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  23. My son took this photo

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  24. There are really 2 more locations other than little italy
    My friend bought @ both
    West mall area by the ATB & other 51 ave near Calgary Tr

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  25. But still sad to lose neighbourhood
    Store

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  26. Brandon Chikie Logan Fidler Patricia Morris

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  27. I know I was coming home from work

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  28. Yvonne Smits Yvonne Smits says:

    Oh no!!!! ๐Ÿ™

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  29. Carolyn Ann Carolyn Ann says:

    Billy-Jo Shingoose our memories are birning to a crisp while we are gone. more signs we arent ment to go back

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  30. So sad. My old neighborhood bakery of 50 years. I loved that business. It was a beautiful store and so friendly. I hope they rebuild.

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  31. Oh no I have been going there for years. So very sorry!!

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  32. Awful news. I loved going there and the folks were wonderful. Hopefully no one was hurt.

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  33. I grew up just behind this bakery and used to love the smells of baking bread coming from it all the time ,I used to buy a bottle of coke and a fresh baked doughnut all for 5 cents when I was a kid

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  34. aw that is sad for the family that owned it. Cindy D’Aoust this is near my house and I had planned on getting us delicious pastries for brunch here ๐Ÿ™

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  35. My deepest sympathies this morning. :c -Brittany

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  36. Joann Reive Joann Reive says:

    I loved getting my bread from there. My deepest sympathy for the owners

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  37. So sad, we love that shop. Hopefully they can rebuild.

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  38. This is absolutely heartwrenching. My heart goes out to the owners and workers

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  39. Lynne Legge Lynne Legge says:

    So sad! Katy Legge Winjet and Steve Winjet.

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  40. How tragic and terrible. I hope no one was hurt and I hope they will be able to rebuild.

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  41. Brenda Guy Jessica McCoy

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  42. Oh no, such a great place. Thank God no one was hurt

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  43. I’m down to help in any way I can!! I have the best memories of going to the Italian Bakery with my grandma all the time. I’m so sorry, my heart goes out to the owners and staff ๐Ÿ™

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  44. So sad…Glad no one was hurt. Was just in there on Friday. The place was a Beverly institution. . .my parents shopped there, his parents shopped there, my husband and I shop there. They make the best tiramasu. Great staff.

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  45. Sue Tkachyk Sue Tkachyk says:

    Michael AJ Conway – oh no!

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  46. Oh no! So very sorry to hear this.

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  47. Oh no i go there for my meats and stuff ๐Ÿ™

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  48. Wow!
    That is a huge loss for the Beverly community!
    I shopped there often when I lived in Edmonton!
    They were always so accommodating when I used to phone in looking for big sourdough rolls for chili in a bread bowl!
    I really hope they can rebound and recover from this

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  49. Oh no ๐Ÿ™ I truly hope the Frattin family can rebuild. Truly devastating news for our city. Dionne Frattin Diakow did you see this ๐Ÿ™

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  50. Anthony Lalonde didnt you take me and Tyler there before?

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  51. This is so sad, so sorry. The best bakery around. Tee loved going in and joking around with Antonio.

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  52. Susan Csapo Susan Csapo says:

    Omg new building now.Thats why we have insurance..

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  53. Sue Wagner Sue Wagner says:

    So sorry to the owners of the Italian Bakery. What a loss for them. What a loss to Edmonton’s NE community. It was the place to go for great baked goods; cakes, bread and rolls and Italian Easter bread.

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  54. Jessica Ann Jessica Ann says:

    Noooooooooooooooo.

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  55. Sorry to hear about this!! Terrible.

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  56. Oh noo! I love this place

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  57. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

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  58. What horribly sad news! That building is an icon to that area of the city. This is a tragic loss to the Italian com minute for sure!

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  59. Rob oh no! ๐Ÿ™

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  60. when I was a child, I use to live right next door to the bakery in a yellow house and then we moved to the green house….lots of child hood memories there…sorry for the loss

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  61. Ashley Meyer Ashley Meyer says:

    Sad! Nothing but great things about this place.

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  62. Rita Tasse Sylvain Tasse Morris Bujarski Marie Scarlett

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  63. Tragic. My heart goes out to employees and owners.

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  64. Someone within or close to this family needs to start them a “Gofundme” account! I know everyone within the city of Edmonton has great memories tied to the Italian bakery! My favourite birthday cakes always came from there! Come on Edmonton!!

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  65. Lauren Kyle Lauren Kyle says:

    Christa Louise Kyle

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  66. I remember going with my mom in the mornings before school and we’d get a donut and a sandwich… I can’t believe this!

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  67. Wow ! How sad to hear this ! Another old friend gone ! That’s what some pple look at some buildings ! This was my friend in a building and also Beverly meats is another favorite friend !

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  68. Barb Reddy Barb Reddy says:

    Oh no that is horrible

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  69. Donita Couto Donita Couto says:

    My son works there great family run business . Very sad day

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  70. OMFG NOOOOOO BEST SANDWICHES EVER

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  71. My heart goes out to the owners and staff!! Such a great place!

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  72. OMG That is one of my favorite place to get good Italian goods. Hope all works out for them Nice people.

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  73. A big generationally family run business if I remember. A very sad loss if the damage turns out to be that crippling.

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  74. A piece of Beverly history has passed.

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  75. Hopefully they have some sort of insurance and can rebuild. They seem to be loved by the community.

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  76. Tragic. . .I have fond memories of this place.

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  77. Jill d Jill d'Eon says:

    Sad news ๐Ÿ™ I hope they rebuild

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  78. Karen Majeau-Blackburn

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  79. This is not good at all. I remember going to this location with my grandparents on our daily walks and getting fresh delicious donuts. I hope all are safe and is rebuilt soon.

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  80. Melissa Giacobbo. ๐Ÿ™

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  81. Oh no!!! So sad! They are a great bakery!!

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  82. So sad- my heart goes out to the family โค๏ธ

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  83. Ashley Ayume…. No!

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  84. Awwwwww…I use to live right across 118th…so sad…

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  85. So sad to see this historical company burn down. Glad that they will rebuild. They employ many people and have a great clientele base because of their great customer service and quality products. Thank you.

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  86. Jake Sandy Jake Sandy says:

    That’s very sad, this was one of the greatest barkery

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  87. Reed Wilson Reed Wilson says:

    Maria Skani-Wilson ๐Ÿ™

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  88. this is really bad news one of the best bakeries ever

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  89. Verna Czuj Verna Czuj says:

    So sorry to see the tragic fire, a great place for a lot of people.

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  90. Awe no way, that sucks!!

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  91. I absolutely love this place! They have great prices and are so friendly to their customers! Amazing bread, cheese, meats, everything! So sad. I really do hope that everyone’s okay and that they can rebuild! Fingers crossed!

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  92. Nooooo!!!! My donuts!!!

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  93. Faye Ripley Faye Ripley says:

    So sad. Truly hope all will be well.

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  94. Tomas Amine Tomas Amine says:

    Sad news I hope they rebuild

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  95. I used to work there long time ago. One of the owners was a goof. they were very unclean in the back. i remember working on the bread bagging machin, and a loaf of bread fell off to the floor and renato who was one of the owners told me to bag it still. also i remember after i left there a couple years later, they got fined for unsanitary conditions. just saying. still crappy though.

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  96. That’s a spicy meataball

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  97. Dedthet says:

    Scam for insurance money

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