Letters to the Editor for October 21, 2014

Transit plans should not exclude vibrant communities For many Torontonians, transit is a huge concern, and the mayoral candidate with the best transit plan will win my vote. Unfortunately, I don’t think any of the plans are any good. Not a single scenario includes a stop at the Beach. This is a vibrant destination for […]

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 23, 2014

Malvern war memorial vulnerable without protection I am a Malvern alumnus. The statue has been the target of vandals for over 45 years. The solution is to move it inside. If and when the vandals are caught and convicted, the next part of the solution is to sue the family for damages. The family will […]

Letters to the Editor for August 26

Beach canine situation is going to the dogs It’s good that more off-leash bylaw enforcement will occur in parks. Now, how about everywhere else? Almost daily, I see rambunctious dogs off their leashes, running roughshod over people’s property. Invariably the owner is nearby, carrying the leash, so these dogs do not just get loose on […]

Letters to the Editor for July 29

Yet one more reason to love life in the Beach On the afternoon of June 25, my dear friend Kathi from Winnipeg, her grandson, and her sister joined me for a walk on the boardwalk. Lynne and I sat on a bench near the Leuty Lifeguard Station while the other two played along the shore. […]

Letters to the Editor for June 10

Hoarder needs help, not to be subjected to media circus Over the last six months, culminating in a flurry of reports and articles recently, the ‘Beech Avenue hoarder’ has been made the subject of a number of stories which I do not feel serve either the public interest or, most especially, the ‘hoarder’s’ right of […]

Letters to the Editor for May 27

Packs of wild dogs not about to take over the beach Re: When people live in fear, dogs must be leashed (Letters to the Editor, May 13): Dog owners have it hard enough in Toronto with a limited number of off-leash parks and $250 fines if dogs are caught without a leash, so it is […]

Letters to the Editor for May 13

When people live in fear, dogs must be leashed Once again, the Beach has an increasing number of dog owners deciding that they are personally entitled to special exemptions from leash laws. At any given time, half the dogs you see anywhere south of Queen Street are off leash, outside the legal leash-free area. The […]

Letters to the Editor for April 29

High marks for creativity in business assistance plan To help businesses along Queen Street and improve the overall experience of living in the area, I call on residents to seek out Toronto Parking Authority officers on their daily patrols. Engage these diligent and often maligned civil servants in friendly and polite conversation. Enquire how to […]

Letters to the Editor for April 15

Earth Day a time to consider the fate of our trees Earth Day is fast approaching, and it is a good time to reflect on our care of trees. We can count our blessings that we live in a community where there is no clear-cutting of trees, which could lead to a mudslide like the […]