Beachers voice their support for Bob Acton Park

Bob Acton Park is one step closer to becoming a reality following a unanimous vote of support by the Toronto East York Community Council yesterday. A request was put forward last year to name the park on William Hancox Avenue in the Upper Beach Bob Acton Park, in memory of the man who contributed much […]


Construction worker dies following industrial accident at Queen and Woodbine

Toronto Police have confirmed a construction worker has died following an industrial accident at Queen and Woodbine. Emergency crews were called to Queen Street East and Woodbine Avenue this afternoon. INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: Queen St + Woodbine Av-Construction worker has been pronounced-Scene to be investigated^dh — Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) January 16, 2017 According to police, […]

Queen and Coxwell plans expand

Toronto and East York Community Council is hosting a final public meeting next Tuesday to consider an application for a six-storey mixed-use building at Queen and Coxwell. The proposal for the development has been in the city’s pipeline since early 2015, first surfacing as a six-storey building with around 60 units and several live/work spaces […]


Eat the cold with Winterlicious

The cold weather is officially upon us, but it’s not all bad news. With winter, comes Winterlicious – the Toronto-wide event that features some of the best of our city’s restaurants and their corresponding menus. And Beachers can take part in the festivities without traveling too far. A number of popular restaurants are slated to […]


Winter writing contest winners

Thanks to the many talented writers who submitted clever and compelling stories for our third annual winter writing contest. While the contest is flexible in format guidelines, 2016/2017 proved to be the year of the short story, as all entries arrived in that style of fictional prose. As is the custom, we ask a local […]


Keleghan gets personal with new doc

“I am crazy about Canada, it’s as simple as that,” says Peter Keleghan in the opening scene of his new CBC documentary Once an Immigrant. His voice, and that of his sister’s, plays over a scene of the renowned actor and filmmaker, Canadian flag in hand, strolling the boardwalk on a sunny summer day. Where […]


Destination: Victoria Park station?

If there’s truth in the axiom that everyone loves a good mystery, there’s hope for Victoria Park subway station. The nearly 49-year-old TTC stop and the parking lot on its south and west flanks need all the love they can get, even in Toronto’s hot real estate market. And, yes, while there’s no imminent shutdown […]


Park renaming could honour Acton

Beloved Beach coach Bob Acton, who passed away nearly six months ago from ALS, could soon have an Upper Beach park named in his memory. Toronto East York and Community Council will consider a request to change the name of William Hancox Parkette on William Hancox Avenue to Bob Acton Park, named in memory of […]