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August 25, 2015

This has been a golden summer of sports in Toronto. In celebration of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games the Toronto Reference Library (Yonge and Bloor) is hosting a wonderfully nostalgic exhibit looking back at sport and recreation in a simpler time. Toronto’s Sporting Past includes early photos of the Balmy Beach Club and […]

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Heather Menzies-Urich talks about The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. For many people the beloved classic is one of “our favourite things,” like “raindrops on roses.” For a little girl from Fernwood Park Avenue in the Beach, it would be the role of a lifetime. Heather Menzies-Urich was born in Toronto in December 1949. Her […]

A famous son, a forgotten father

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 […]

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 […]

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