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Dawg Grillz is a dog toy developed in the heart of the Beach by a couple who want to “put a smile on the face of both you and your pup.” The brightly-coloured dog toys feature cartoon-like teeth that make it appear dogs are smiling, and according to product designer Scott Luscombe, the idea is […]

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Residents who shop in East Danforth are joining a contest to uncover the neighbourhood’s hidden gems. Until May 7, residents are invited to nominate an East Danforth business they think more people should know. The winner will get a free marketing package that includes professional staging, photography, and web design. More than 80 businesses have […]

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By 2017, people walking past the Kingston Road Y will see a brand-new basketball court and pool right from the street. “It’s like you’re at gallery level,” says local developer Bob Mitchell. “The idea is to make it very transparent and inviting to the neighbourhood.” Above the new YMCA, Mitchell Lofts is building Beech House, […]

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Kingston & Co, a new condominium coming to Kingston Road Village, has put the neighbourhood on a map – a hand-drawn map showing local shops, cafés, parks and galleries, not to mention the way to the beach. Designed by Teeple Architects, the building just east of Kingston and Victoria Park Avenue will feature a multi-dimensional […]

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• Beach business Little Kickers, which offers an introduction to soccer to children from 18 months up to seven years old, has won a major award. The program was founded in the UK in 2002, and brought to Canada five years ago by founder Christine Stanschus and her husband Frank. The couple now coordinates 21 […]

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Royal LePage Estate Realty has won the Shelter Award for Office of the Year from the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, the largest public foundation in Canada dedicated to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. Royal LePage Estate Realty owners Jennifer and Keith Burton were honoured to receive the award at the annual Royal LePage […]

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Trevor Jablonowski and his friends – mostly fellow University of Toronto theatre grads – think the bard gets a bum rap from students and even from their fellow grown-ups. “We’re a bunch of theatre kids. We love theatre, and we always run into people who groan and roll their eyes and say, ‘I hated that […]

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                                  Above, sporting her own hand-knit toque and scarf, Chef Jenny Guillemette of Ackroyd’s Fish n’ Chips shows off The Balmy – halibut served with house tartar and coleslaw – on a day when the -17°C temperature was anything […]

Beech Tree pub warms carollers at opening

As an English-style gastropub looking to rekindle old traditions, the Beech Tree had a fitting opening night Dec. 6 when it welcomed a troupe of Victorian carollers. Fresh from a reading of A Christmas Carol put on by Kingston Road Village businesses, the singers warmed their pipes at Beech Tree with hot chocolate and candy-cane […]

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Beacher Mark Bishop and his business partner Matt Hornburg were recently honoured at a gala event with an Outstanding Acheivement award from Playback Magazine, the bible for the media industry in Canada. “For us it’s a huge honour, because it’s coming from our own industry and our peers,” said Bishop. Bishop’s and Hornburg’s company, marblemedia, […]