Bowmore Road Public School Grade 5 student Eddie Dunlop -- in the Toronto Blue Jays cap -- watches the results screen with dozens of other eager Scrabble players during the city qualifiers at Bowmore March 8.

Bowmore teams score high in Scrabble

Success was in the bag for Bowmore Road Public School at the recent Toronto Scrabble Championship city qualifiers. Five two-person Bowmore teams came out of the eastern finals, held at Bowmore March 8, with a spot locked down for the city tournament, joining three Bowmore teams that qualified at a separate tournament. The top 10 […]


Deja Views for March 22, 2016

The view looking west on Queen Street from Maclean Avenue has changed quite a bit since this photo was taken in 1972 – it’s a serious memory workout to remember when the heart of the Beach was home to a gas station. Do you have an old photo of the Beach you’d like to share […]

Beach Metro News


The Beach has changed significantly since Beach Metro Community News began publishing in 1972. As a result, we thought that we should check in with our readers to see how we are doing, how we can improve, and find out how this can inform the evolution of our paper.

Courtesy of Toronto Public Library -- Waverley Road, nos. 95 and 97, east side, south of Queen Street East -- 1972

Deja Views for March 8, 2016

This photograph was taken in 1973 on Waverley Road, just south of Queen Street East for the City of Toronto Archives. If you have an old photograph you’d like to share, please call me at 647-531-6116.

John Paddle and Darrell Martin make up the GT3 model train club.

Two-man team keeps GT3 model train club on track

Local train enthusiasts Darrell Martin and John Paddle are laying the tracks of expansion when it comes to their hobby club, hoping that a recent filming gig combined with community outreach will lead to more opportunities to share their unique set-up. As Greater Toronto Toy Trains, or GT3 for short, Martin and Paddle have been […]

Foodies rejoice: Beach-a-licious is here

Beach restaurateurs are adding a little extra spice to the local dining scene with the creation of Beach-a-licious, a two-week festival of food taking place in restaurants, pubs and bars along Queen Street East from March 14 to 27. The event, an initiative of the Beach Village Business Improvement Association, will promote local food and […]

sub-schoolbox-Tom Sarah with Kids

Building on a passion for education in Nicaragua

A Beach Hill family is in Nicaragua this month to commemorate the 75th classroom built by their SchoolBOX charity. The Marvin Salazar School, just outside San Benito, Nicaragua, will service about 300 students from kindergarten to Grade 6, taught by five teachers. The two classrooms and supplies such as desks, chairs and a whiteboard will […]