Fall for these fall cleaning tips

The arrival of cold nights and clear crisp days means fall is finally here – and with it the reminder that soon, most of our time will be spent indoors. It’s time to get our homes ready for winter days and nights. Along with the chores you should put on your fall schedule to finish […]

Waverly Road Baptist Church

Open Doors: Waverly Road Baptist Church celebrates 125 years in the Beach

In 1891, a grocer on Queen Street named Philip Whitlock started a Sunday School for children in the back of his store, in what is now Whitlock’s restaurant. From these humble beginnings, Waverley Road Baptist Church was started. The church soon built its own building on Kenilworth Avenue south of Queen, which is now The […]

Opinion: Sick of secret deals

On October 5, 2016 Toronto City Council voted ‘Yes’ (21 Yes, 14 No, and 9 Absent) to assign the sole-sourced former Boardwalk Café from the current tenant Tuggs Incorporated (Tuggs) to Cara Operations Limited (Cara), the largest restaurant franchise in Canada. The discussion once again, as in 2010, took place “in camera”, meaning behind closed […]

You can find good-quality perennials at bargain prices in the fall.

Eight great gardening hints for October

Well, haven’t we been the lucky ones this year. The leaves are still green, the flowers are still blooming and the Blue Jays made the division play-offs. (At least they were still in the game when I wrote this.) Thanksgiving is done, and we Beachers still have good enough weather to get out and garden. […]


Kiefer Sutherland: From Crescent Town to the Oval Office

Next month, American voters will go to the polls to elect a president. A new made-in-Toronto TV series poses the question: What if a low-level cabinet member suddenly became president after a catastrophic terrorist attack? Kiefer Sutherland is the Designated Survivor (Wed. 10 p.m. on CTV). Where is Jack Bauer (24) when he’s really needed? […]


You can’t beat beets for Thanksgiving dinner

Pumpkins, squashes, tomatoes, beets, apples, pears, leeks, onions, herbs, cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, mushrooms — my gracious, the list goes on and on. We are fortunate indeed to have this paradise of colour, variety and goodness right at our doorstep. Whether a farmer’s market, supermarket, fall fair or our own garden, we are surrounded by quality […]