Danforth Rocks returns to Stephenson Park

It was about four years ago that Peter Woodcock wanted to see more activity in Stephenson Park, which he lives across the street from. As a way to encourage neighbours to take advantage of the local green space, he started bringing local musicians there, beginning with an opera singer and harp player. “Everybody brought their […]

Local Malvern graduate killed in shooting spree on the Danforth

Sadly, Beach Metro News has learned that one of the victims killed during last night’s horrific mass shooting on Danforth Avenue in Greektown is 18-year-old Beach woman, Reese Fallon. Reese had just graduated from Grade 12 at Malvern Collegiate Institute this past June. According to local sources, several local Beach residents from the school were […]

Rocca’s No Frills reopening delayed

Beach Metro News has learned that the reopening of Rocca’s No Frills grocery store on Coxwell and Gerrard Avenues is delayed until next year. “We are dedicated to opening a fully renovated Rocca’s No Frills,” said a representative from Loblaw Public Relations in an email. “Unfortunately we have experienced some unforeseen delays in construction and […]

City to consider Danforth bike lanes

Cycling advocates are making the case for bike lanes on Danforth Avenue ahead of a council vote that could see the street redesigned. On July 23, council will decide whether to undertake a Complete Streets study for the Danforth, an early step towards the possible installation of bike lanes on the avenue. “The feasibility of […]

Leslieville condos among city’s least affordable: report

Condos in a pocket of the east end that includes Leslieville, Riverside, and Little India are some of the least affordable anywhere in Toronto, according to a recent report. Zoocasa, a Toronto-based real estate listings website, looked at how average condo prices in 35 neighbourhoods compared to the citywide average of $602,804 as reported by […]

New mid-rise development in Birch Cliff looks to revitalize the area

A newly proposed 10-storeyresidential and commercial building is coming to the northwest corner of Kingston Road and Manderley Drive, located at the heart of Birch Cliff Common. The mixed use building will be developed by Core Development Group and it will replace the unoccupied one level commercial building that stands there today. The architects created the design of the proposed building to replenish and rejuvenate the current properties and surrounding stores […]

The future of Danforth Village?

What if the Main Square Community Centre was moved to the corner of Main and Danforth instead of tucked behind high-rise apartments like it is now? Or how about creating an amphitheatre at Shoppers World? Maybe Main Station could be integrated into a shiny new mixed-use building.  The real estate professionals gathered at an open house inside Hope United Church last month had lots of ideas […]