The Beach has been harbouring artistic talent for a long time. Authors, actors, musicians, painters, artisans, some just passing through, some here for the long term, but all of them adding to the life of the neighbourhood. The list of notable individuals includes, for instance, pianist Glenn Gould and filmmaker Norman Jewison. Writer, editor, journalist […]
It probably comes as no surprise to those who live here that compared to all of the Book City stores in Toronto, the Beach location has always been a bit different. Consider, for example, the store’s children’s section. “In some neighbourhoods… you have a whole bunch of new parents and the store kind of grows […]
Long-time Beach resident John Ellis was thrilled when he got the call naming him Beach Citizen of the Year. Like many nominees before him, Ellis exemplifies an extraordinary dedication to bettering the community. “It’s a great thrill to be named Beach Citizen of the Year,” he said. “To be chosen for recognition by one’s friends […]
The speed limit goes down and the house prices go up – all in one year. These images were taken on Lee Avenue, just north of Norway, the top in 2015, the bottom just recently. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please email me at email@example.com.
Musician Mike Loghrin knew something was wrong when his left hand started cramping up during routine practice sessions with his upright bass. “I was starting to have issues with my fingering, they’d cramp up a lot,” said Loghrin from his home last month of events that started four years ago. He attended physiotherapy, but that […]
One year into his five-year journey to circumnavigate the world without a motor, Markus Pukonen has had his share of scary moments. Take the time he was rafting down an icy river, with no one around for miles. Already a harrowing experience, his situation intensified as he turned a bend and saw an ice dam […]
If you’ve let your dog out at the Kew Beach Dog Park over the last several weeks, you might have noticed that the little free library at the western edge of the park is no more. As of last week, the only portion left of the free library – part of a worldwide movement focused […]
For Dale Davis, becoming a beekeeper happened organically. First, she learned that a woman on her baseball team kept bees. Then she attended an Open Doors Toronto event and met a local veteran beekeeper. Soon, she found herself at an Ontario Beekeepers workshop, where she met a community of supportive bee aficionados. And before she […]