Beacher’s book examines human side of prime ministers

J.D.M. Stewart’s first book, Being Prime Minister, originated from a lifetime of curiosity about the woman and men seated in Canada’s highest office, and the unearthing and weaving together of a treasure-trove of “amazing stories” by the author himself. Using vacation days away from the Bishop Strachan School where Stewart teaches American and Canadian history, […]

Food, cars, guitars at Wheels on the Danforth on August 18

For the past nine years, Crossroads of the Danforth BIA has presented the Wheels on the Danforth Street Festival providing free family fun for all ages where Danforth Road and Danforth Avenue meet. Running August 17 and 18, the event includes a screening of Jurassic Park in Oakridge Park. Bring a blanket or a deck […]

A capella ensemble back just in time for jazz fest from D.C.

Countermeasure, Canada’s award-winning a capella ensemble, is back from the prestigious Serenade! Choral Festival in Washington, D.C. just in time for the Beaches 30th International Jazz Festival. The choir performed live and screened video footage of a performance by the Toronto Syrian refugee Nai Kids Choir at the event, held at the John F. Kennedy Center. […]

Malvern Red and Black Society update

Evan J. Butchers, who attended Malvern in the late 50s and early 60s, was elected as the new president of the Malvern Red and Black Society, and Sandra Burk from the Class of 1975 was voted in as its new vice president—both have had a long association with the Beach community. We wanted to welcome […]

Local musician promotes mental health with new project

Beacher Matt Campbell and longtime musical collaborator Jim Perrott of Oshawa would sometimes talk about anxieties and mental health issues before playing shows together in various bands. These conversations were the inspiration for their latest project, LUCA, who released their first record, I EP, early this spring and are donating all proceeds from streaming and […]

Leslieville Flea kicks off at Ashbridge Estate

Vintage shoppers and upcyclers take note, the Leslieville Flea is returning to Ashbridge Estate starting Sunday, June 10. This well-curated, urban market sells vintage items, antiques, collectibles and handcrafted goods, all in the spirit of supporting “local” and promoting sustainable lifestyles. This year, there are eight outdoor markets. From June to October, they’ll take place […]

Locally Developed, band on the rise from the Beach

Locally Developed, the name of a new band from the Beach, has just released its first album entitled Dime. The members include high school students, Alex Shuell on bass, Colin Lafaury on drums, Jonny Bojin on vocals and keyboard, and Max Pilchner on guitar, all 16. All four members of the band have had years of […]

Alternative visions from SOLE’s emerging artists

Young artists, photographers and graphic designers from SOLE Alternative are bringing an eclectic body of work to the community with the high school’s fourth annual Art Show, held at Fresh Paint Studio located at 1849 Danforth Ave. Opening night, featuring food, refreshments, and a live DJ, will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 6:30–9:30 […]

Photo exhibit shows the beauty of the machines in historic Leslieville bread factory

Before the old Weston bread factory at 462 Eastern Avenue is redeveloped, Toronto-based photographer Laird Kay has preserved its raw industrial image with a photography project. “I like photographing industrial machines and showing the beauty of machines,” Kay explained. He also likes “taking them (the machines) out of context and just showcasing the details, all […]