Locally created cycling resource has 91 trails—and counting

DANFORTH VILLAGE resident Dan Roitner is constantly seeking out new trails to cycle along. “Whenever I see a trail, I’m always wondering, Where does that go? And that curiosity has always carried me over the years,” said Roitner, an avid mountain-biking enthusiast. The answer to that question—for more than 90 trails and counting in Ontario, […]

Ted Reeve Thunder take 2018 provincial hockey title

The Ted Reeve midget AA Thunder shut out the London Jr. Knights to win the OHFC provincial championship on Sunday, April 15. Ted Reeve’s Wil Robinson scored a power play goal, assisted by Morgan Williams and Danny Ranson. “We killed six minutes of penalties in the first period,” said Thunder head coach Ken Volden. “That […]

East End Arts leaving Dawes Rd.

EAST END Arts, one of six city-funded organizations across Toronto that exists to promote local art, is moving out of its Danforth Village digs. The group, which began supporting the arts in Wards 29, 30, 31, and 32 in 2013, moved into a third-floor office at the Silver Mill (10 Dawes Rd.) after spending a […]

Hockey pros to hit Ted Reeve Arena for 3HL finals

An up-and-coming semi-professional Canadian sports league that combines elements of NHL overtime, the PGA tour and the NCAA’s March Madness college basketball touches down at Ted Reeve Arena (175 Main St.) later this month. The 3HL Tour is the brainchild of Bluffs-born Justin Fox, who found inspiration in the three-on-three overtime play that has been […]

Here’s why the city is chopping down dozens of Ashbridge’s Bay trees

A Part of Ashbridge’s Bay is looking less leafy—for now, at least. The city confirmed it has “largely completed” the removal of approximately 65 trees on the Ashbridge’s Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant (9 Leslie St.) property south of Lake Shore Blvd. E. The trees are being cut down to make way for a pumping station […]

Beacher builds following with Lego blocks

TWENTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD BEACH resident Oliver Hayes is an AFOL. For those unaware, the initialism stands for “adult fan of Lego,” he explained over the telephone. As an AFOL, Hayes is part of an online community that posts pictures of their latest projects to social media. Through his Instagram account @Shttng.Brcks, the landscaper by trade has rapidly […]

In Danforth Village, a makerspace is born

FROM 3D printing to stained-glass production, for the past year an Upper Beach enterprise has been providing a venue for makers of all stripes to perfect their crafts. “We’ve got everything from forging and knifemaking, or metal work, which is very analogue and just hands on, to CNC computer run routers and laser cutters and […]

Beacher brings home an Oscar

KARL BROWN was in a unique position for a Beacher watching the Academy Awards on March 4—one of the Oscars being handed out that evening could be his. Brown is a set dresser who worked on auteur director Guillermo del Torro’s The Shape of Water, nominated for 13 Oscars. “I had so much energy that […]