If you’ve found yourself on Queen Street just east of Ivan Forrest Gardens on a weekend, there’s a fair chance you’ve seen Robert Bertram on his balcony – and if you haven’t seen the man, you’ve likely seen the sticks and the sign. A handwritten sign noting “Unique Hiking Sticks” for sale hangs on a […]
This delightful summer streetscape was photographed in the summer of 1980. The view is looking west on Queen, with Willow in the foreground. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please call me 647-531-6116.
Photos x9 by Jon Muldoon: Above, a Master Gardener’s yard is all about plants, including a succulent planter, below left, and plenty of sculpture and ornamentation, bottom left.; A large oak stands over a flowerbed and an enclosed vegetable patch, at top. Other highlights of this garden include raised beds, right, and old iron fencing […]
When Claire McConnell meets someone she thinks she’s going to become close with, she points them to the blogs she published four years ago detailing her family’s journey. “I can’t go through it all,” said Claire. “But you need to know this, it’s such an integral part of who we are now, you can’t know […]
Bard in the Park’s 12th season is underway. The East End Shakespearean theatre group is performing Love’s Labour’s Lost with a twist: the plot has been translated and transplanted into 1970s culture. The comedy’s plot focuses on King Ferdinand and his entourage. He bans the company of women while studying and fasting for three years, […]
Do you know the next Beach Citizen of the Year? The annual award honours someone who has shown a long-standing commitment to improving our little corner of the city. The first award was handed out in 2001. The award was founded by Community Centre 55, the Beaches Lions Club and Beach Metro News. Judges include […]
The year 2016 appears to have skipped spring and jumped right into summer — and it waited until mid-May to make its move. Here are some of the photos that caught our eye for the month of May.
Spend a few hours with Michael Hume on his Beach Hill front porch on a warm spring day, and it’s a wonder the places the conversation will travel to – early memories of Toronto’s other Little Italy at St. Clair and Lansdowne, cities like Cape Breton, Belleville, Vancouver, Haida Gwaii, Vernon, Buenos Aires, Tangier. And […]
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Beach Citizen of the Year. The annual award is given to someone who constantly works to make life better in Ward 32. The person doesn’t have to live here, but their volunteer efforts should mainly take place here. The initiative was jointly founded in 2001 by Community Centre […]