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A famous son, a forgotten father

May 19, 2015

Those eyes! That voice! Can you guess who played the nasty villain (photo above) in the 1978 thriller, The Silent Partner, with scenes at Kew Beach? Hints: He is the oldest actor ever to win an Academy Award. His great-grandfather was a Canadian Prime Minister. His father lived in the Beach for more than 30 […]

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Beach actor shines in Pretend We’re Kissing

You can add Tommie-Amber Pirie to the list of talented performers who call the Beach home. The Ottawa native moved to Toronto at the age of 19 to pursue her acting career. Living in the heart of the Beach close to both city and nature is a good fit for an animal lover who enjoys […]

Period props and picture cars set the mood

You don’t need to be a “reel” detective to deduce that Murdoch Mysteries takes place in the early 1900s in the Age of Invention. The enduring CBC series wraps up its eighth season on Monday, March 30 and has been renewed for a ninth season which begins production in May. Watching the detective Murdoch Mysteries […]

X Company: the secret agents

If you appreciate wartime dramas like The Imitation Game, you may enjoy a new CBC TV series which premieres Feb. 18 at 9 p.m. X Company tells the daring stories of five Allied covert intelligence officers during the Second World War. While these characters are fictional, their dangerous missions are inspired by the real-life spy […]


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