Letter: Why shouldn’t we favour local?

After reading the article about the empty storefronts on Queen Street East (March 21), I realized that one factor had not been mentioned. After the condos were built west of Queen and Lee, Shoppers Drug Mart, the liquor store, and Tim Hortons all moved west. One comment in the article said that locals tended to […]

Letter: Let there be leashes

Spring is here and we’re all coming out of hibernation along with our furry friends. Migratory birds are visiting, waterfowl and mammals are building nests for their young, and our vegetation is coming back. This is a time to give our flora and fauna space to flourish and multiply, so that we can all see […]

In Memoriam: Bob Fraser

Beloved Beacher and WWII veteran Bob Fraser, who lived for over nine decades at his home on Silver Birch Avenue, passed away April 17 at the age of 92. Known for his paintings of every day life in the Beach, Fraser was recognized in 2015 when a laneway near his home was named after him. […]

Letters to the editor for April 18, 2017

I am a fairly new Beacher and I shop religiously in our local area. It makes for good neighbourhood stuff. After reading your article on the state of shops and restaurants (“Many factors feed into empty storefronts on Queen East”, March 21), I looked at Queen Street with some more interest. It occurred to me […]

Letter to the Editor: Keep the pressure on

I read the letter from the March 7 issue regarding the Tuggs issue (“Time to tug councillors on Tuggs transparency”). It really is time we, as voters, find out just what is going on here. We do know that the original lease was issued without tenders. This cost Sandra Bussin her job. Now city council […]

In Memoriam: Joan Grant 1934 – 2017

Joan Grant lived in the Beaches for most of her life and was known to many in the area as a kind-hearted person full of compliments for everyone. Her open smile, flamboyant style and big hair made her memorable to all who knew her or saw her in the shops along Queen. Throughout her life, […]

Letter: Time to tug councillors on Tuggs transparency

Last fall, I became involved with a community activist group, Free the Beaches. Our goal was to stop the proposed sublease of Tuggs Inc. to Carters Landing – a franchise restaurant of Cara Operations Ltd. – with a view towards ending Tuggs’ control over our parkland. With an opportunity to legally end the city’s controversial […]

In Memorium: George “Joe” Raymond Davis

Our dad, George “Joe” Raymond Davis, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at the age of 94. He was born in Toronto, lived his earlier years on Roseheath Avenue and attended Riverdale Collegiate. He married in 1942, joined the RCAF Bison Squadron 429 as a mid-upper gunner and flew 34 ops over Germany during […]