Deja Views: Queen Street

I remember many years ago, going on a historical walk with Gene Domagala. We walked up to a newly opened bar on Queen Street East, between Hambly and Lee, north side. Gene asked the group if we could guess from the facade what kind of business this store ran in the long distant past. We […]

Decades of family footwear shops thrive on Queen St. E.

Kyle and Janice Burden, the owners of local business Nature’s Footwear at the corner of Waverley Road and Queen Street East, are celebrating 40 years of operation this year. Janice’s mother, Lois Coston, opened the shoe store on the same corner of Queen Street in 1978 with her business partner Wilhelmina. When Lois passed in […]

Business owner off to Cardiff

It’s not unusual for students to work during the summer to help pay for school, but when that business pulls in over $100,000 in a year, that’s taking a student job to a whole new level. Avis Painting owner Stephen Andreopoulos has done just that. At 22 years old, Stephen has achieved what many young […]

Walk/run with family and feed someone in need

As part of a global commitment to promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity, Dempster’s is excited to invite families, competitive runners and non-professional runners to be part of the Global Energy Race by Dempster’s. This is a one-of-a-kind race happening on Sunday, September 23 at Ashbridges Bay Park at 9 a.m. Run With Us and […]

Mrs. South Asia Canada takes nothing for granted

Whether you believe life is shaped by karma or governed by our own personal drive and determination, the newly crowned Mrs. South Asia Canada, Amita Seth, would probably tell you it’s a little of both. This latest achievement epitomizes Amita’s willingness to jump in, take chances and enthusiastically grab everything life has to offer. Living […]

Your home deserves some love and Luxe

On Kingston Rd., just west of Birchmount, there’s a new decor store in town, Luxe Home Décor. It’s a beautiful shop, with small furnishings, seasonal trends, kitchenware, storage solutions, bath accessories, entertaining pieces, art, gifts and more. This shop doesn’t simply carry the typical pretty pieces, it’s a curated space of style and utility – […]

Councillor McMahon recounts her successes and surprises

When Mary-Margaret McMahon steps down as Beaches—East York city councillor for Ward 32 at the end of November, it’s no exaggeration to say that it is a more community-driven and culturally rich area than it was at the start of her time in office. To celebrate and honour Councillor McMahon’s eight years as our city […]

A significant summer full of sadness and outrage

Hello neighbours! To begin with, thank you, thank you, thank you for trusting me to represent you at Queen’s Park. It’s an enormous honour and privilege to have been elected MPP for this community which has been my home for 25 years and that I love wholeheartedly. I am grateful to each and every one […]