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Deja Views for May 3, 2016

When I shot this photograph in the spring of 2010, I figured that this dilapidated old house on the corner of Lee Avenue and Alfresco Lawn was on one of the most prized pieces of property in the Beach. I thought one day a developer would approach the man in black, and make him an […]

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace members at the outfit's new Beach office on Kingston Road near Main Street. On the far left is VOW co-chair Janice Alton, and on the far right is executive director Sandra Ruch.

Women bring voice for peace to Kingston Road

In May of 1960, Toronto Daily Star columnist Lotta Dempsey wrote a series of columns in the paper’s ‘Women’ section lamenting what felt like an inevitable third world war, questioning Canada’s role in the global nuclear arms race, and championing the role women could play in its protest. “I have never met a woman anywhere […]

House, Queen Street East, no. 1903, south side, east of Woodbine Avenue, Toronto, Ont.

Deja Views for April 19, 2016

First, an apology to Marja and Blandford Gates, who provided the photo in the April 5 issue. As several eagle-eyed readers pointed out, the archival photo in the last Deja Views was in fact taken from the northwest corner of Balsam and Pine, not from Beech and Pine. Thanks to our avid readers who pointed […]

Susana Molinolo, the winner of the 506 streetcar writing contest, at the Gerrard Ashdale library March 31.

East End writer draws on childhood and the streetcar

Take a peek through Susana Molinolo’s notebook and you’ll see a variety of inks, textures, pictures – pieces of paper and cue cards taped throughout. Subway and streetcar transfers act as place cards for inspiration, a reminder of where the writer was when she had the adjacent idea, vessels to take her back. The collecting […]

Balmy Beach School NE corner Balsam @ Pine 1970

Deja Views for April 5, 2016

First, an apology to Marja and Blandford Gates, who provided the photo in the April 5 issue. As several eagle-eyed readers pointed out, the archival photo in the last Deja Views was in fact of the corner of Balsam and Pine, not of Beech and Pine. Thanks to our avid readers who pointed out the slip-up. Here’s […]

From left, the Traupmann siblings Xavier, 7, Xena, 12, with Sugar the dog, Azalea, 5, Xander, 3, and Samara, 8, in their Easter costumes.
PHOTO: Jon Muldon

PHOTOS: 2016 Beaches Lions Easter Parade

Organizers of the 50th Beaches Lions Easter Parade couldn’t have asked for better weather, as sunny skies lit up Queen Street for the Beach tradition. Floats from service organizations, clubs, local businesses, marching bands and more took to the street on Easter Sunday, March 27, to the delight of people of all ages. Easter bonnets […]