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Going the distance in the Beach

June 12, 2014

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. – Dr. Roger Bannister   Beachers are passionate about their sports, and runners may be the most dedicated of all. Athletes push themselves to strive for that next goal, record or personal best. Some run to stay […]

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Send in the clones – Orphan Black is back

Winner of 10 Canadian Screen Awards, Orphan Black is back for a second amazing season of clones and conspiracy. In the heart-pounding opening episode Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is on the run, alone, stalked by mysterious enemies, racing through a rainstorm at the corner of Coxwell and Danforth. She takes shelter in a retro-style diner (The […]

Fox celebrates a century of film

The Fox Theatre is celebrating a century of entertaining the Beach community. Our favourite local movie house came to life on April 14, 1914, built by Arthur Brooks Webster. Some neighbours had opposed the new development at Queen and Beech Avenue. Pious citizens looked down on moving picture palaces as vulgar dens of iniquity ever […]

Remembering the “Bard of Queen Street”

Would you want your kid to become a child actor? Back in the baby boom era of the 1950s and early 1960s, family shows were all over the dial in the “Golden Age” of television. On gentle comedies like Leave It to Beaver, adorable children got into innocent mischief, while stern dad sat smoking a […]

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