Peggy Delaney inspires East End laneway

Widely regarded as a remarkable woman, there is no question that the late Peggy Delaney left her mark on the hearts of many. Now, she has also left her mark on one of Toronto’s newest laneways, aptly named Peggy Delaney Way. Peggy was born in Dublin, Ireland on June 1, 1924. Described on the Peggy […]

A bookstore unique to the Beach

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 […]

East End scholarship winner staying fashionable at home

Danforth CTI graduate Chantelle Johnson is a young woman with both style and substance. Motivated from a young age to work hard, overcome barriers, and give back to her community, Johnson’s dedication paid off earlier this year when she was named the inaugural recipient of the DECA (Danforth East Community Association) Young Leaders Scholarship. Money […]

Hume digs deep into Beach Hill archives

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 […]

Beach loses one of its brightest lights

The Beach lost one of its brightest lights earlier this month, with the sudden passing of 68-year-old Marilyn Ullrich, a 30-year community member who touched the lives of many. “Ward 32 has lost a gem,” wrote councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon in a tribute to Marilyn which opened her regular newsletter. “Marilyn was a happy-go-lucky lady who […]