“Come here, I’ll show you some moves!” Five-year-old Liam Marriage’s voice rises above the hum of excited voices and battery-powered motors buzzing around court two at Variety Village on March 16. He’s gone in a flash, his new friend, an injured Maple Leafs player, sputtering to catch up as he figures out how to control […]
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 […]
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.
As the inaugural 506 Streetcar Project Festival carries on, the Ashdale Writers Group is announcing a writing contest. The contest, supported by the Toronto Public Library, the Gerrard India Bazaar BIA, and Beach Metro News, is open to anyone. Writing of any sort inspired by the 506 streetcar – fiction or non-fiction – is welcome […]
Jennifer Hooker is nothing if not diplomatic when dishing about her love for the television show Murdoch Mysteries. A member of the Murdoch Mysteries Appreciation Society, a 7,000-strong Facebook fan group with a GTA offline meetup group devoted to the CBC historical mystery drama, Hooker, an Upper Beach community worker, says there is no way […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]