The Beach's source for news since 1972

Features rss

Taking back city parks, from dawn to dusk

July 24, 2015

Most of the Beach is still waking up when Anne-Marie Kaskens meets the morning crew by the R.C. Harris waterworks. Although she moved to the Beach 20 years ago, Kaskens says it wasn’t until she got her dog Jessie that she started going down to the water every day. “It’s a real stress-buster,” she said, […]

Full Story»

No signs of slowing down after 46 years at St. Brigid

She can remember a time when Italian was as common as English on East Danforth. In fact, Vincenzina – more commonly known as Vincy – Angelone repeated Grade 1 at St. Brigid Catholic School in order to learn English, after immigrating to Canada with her family from the Abruzzo region of Italy in 1952. Later […]

Opening up the Pan Am Games

Toronto’s Pan Am Games have sparked a surprise effect in the Beach – a spike in kids ready to join the circus. Millions saw the Cirque du Soleil open the Games on July 10 with fire and acrobats, but a handful of young Beach dancers got to share the stage with them. Angie Lawrence, 14, […]

Danforth bike lanes gain ground

Dozens of Danforth Avenue business owners have put a small blue sticker on their windows that says “Danforth Loves Bikes.” It’s a short message, but supporters of the Cycle Toronto campaign hope it goes a long way to getting bike lanes on the Danforth. “Our goal is to have everyone on board,” said Val Dodge, […]

More in this category

Connect With BMN

Past Articles