In My Opinion: It’s time to TransformTO, says the rising lake

“It’s weird seeing 10 carp a metre long thrashing about on the roadway…they are mating most vigourously.” That was the response of an acquaintance to my inquiry about life these days on a partially submerged Toronto Island. The effects of the rising lake are a bit different off the island. Closer to home, our beaches […]

Letter: She wants to volunteer but…

In response to the May 16 editorial and how hard it is to acquire good volunteers, I find the recruiting process and level of commitment required as obstacles. The volunteer listings read like a career position. Police checks are usually mandatory plus organizations want your promise to serve – very often – for at least […]

Letter: Gardens were better than grey

Now that the Kew Gardens restoration is over, I feel the need to comment. We have lost two lovely garden beds which welcomed us to the rest of the park. In its place we have gray concrete pavers and an eyesore black matte arch which impedes any view of the park from Queen Street. It […]

Letter: New gate an unwelcome obstruction

I totally agree with letter-writer Lee Gold (“New ‘gate’ in Kew spoils the view”, April 18). Every time I pass this ‘gate’ I ask, Why? The structure in itself is not even an attractive piece, but why spoil our view while we walk past the park, the beautiful view onto all the trees, grass and […]

Letter: No room for boisterous buskers

The Beach is a wonderful place to live and we love that folks from all over the city and beyond are able to share our neighbourhood. However, the popularity of the area comes with its problems. Case in point, we live on Lee Avenue and spent almost all last summer trying to rid ourselves of […]