A bookstore unique to the Beach

It probably comes as no surprise to those who live here that compared to all of the Book City stores in Toronto, the Beach location has always been a bit different. Consider, for example, the store’s children’s section. “In some neighbourhoods… you have a whole bunch of new parents and the store kind of grows […]


Beach Book Review: The Nearly Girl

The Nearly Girl By Lisa de Nikolits 315 pages Inanna Publications Reviewed by Anna Killen It’s fair to say your reviewer was in a romantic mood while reading The Nearly Girl – on a flight back to Toronto after a weekend wedding in Vancouver, full of salty Pacific Ocean air, nostalgia, and maybe a glass […]

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Entertainment Beat for September 20, 2016

Bassist Michael Lalonde will be joined by pianist/vocalist Dylan Bell for a Jazz Vespers at Main and Danforth on Saturday, Sept. 24. These two celebrated musicians will bring their unique sounds together in a splendid acoustic setting, Hope United Church. The event is a new Jazz Vespers series, which takes place on the last Saturday of […]

‘White on White’, by Sheila Frost

Are you ready for the Beach Guild’s fall art show?

The Beach Guild of Fine Art hosts its annual fall show and sale Art in the Beach September 23 to 25 at the Beach United Church. Now in its 23rd year, the show features all original artwork by local artists. Acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings, mixed media, and hand-pulled prints will be available for purchase, […]

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Beach Arts Scene for September 20, 2016

The Great Escape Book Store Annex on Kingston Road is hosting an exhibition of images by two Beach area photographers, Deborah Ryan and Selby Shanly, from September 24 through October 2. The show features a variety of colour and black and white images from the Beaches and Beyond through the eyes of these award-winning photographers. […]

Photo Credit: Bruce Dienes

Entertainment Beat for Sept. 6, 2016

The celebrated East End folk and roots music series Acoustic Harvest opens its 20th season with a long-awaited performance from Garnet Rogers on Saturday, Sept. 17. Slated to open last year’s season, Rogers was involved in an accident prior to the performance and had to post-pone his appearance until now. It appears that the wait […]

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In Memoriam: Jennifer Cline

The Beach has lost one of its brightest artistic stars. Jennifer Cline, known as much for her technically proficient watercolours as her omnipresence on Queen Street with her fiery red hair and trusty bicycle, passed away peacefully on July 27 after a six-month battle with brain cancer. Cline is well-known to long-time Beach residents, artists […]