Laneway housing on track

Laneway housing is still on track to becoming an option in the city of Toronto. The laneway suites report, championed by ward 32 councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, came to Toronto City Council on July 4. The report has since been adopted with amendments. Laneway housing has been presented as a way to address the affordable housing […]

Kingston Road United Church looks to the future

Having been open for more than 100 years now, it’s easy for Kingston Road United Church (KRUC) to point to its rich history when discussing its service within the Kingston Road community. But they’re not looking to stay in the past. Instead, they’ve got their eyes focused on the future. “The landscape has changed, which […]

Relief from group as lake levels drop

With Lake Ontario water levels having been over 30” higher than normal this spring, the Balmy Beach Canoe Club has discovered a few things: rubber boots are a fashion necessity, walking a plank carrying a boat is hard and, even though their sport requires flat water, there can actually be too much of a good […]

After a rainfall, take caution when playing in the water

When it comes to engaging in recreational water activities this summer, experts are saying give it time. Especially after a rainfall. Toronto Public Health advises that people should generally wait anywhere from 12 to 48 hours after a rainfall before heading into the water. “Rainfall does have an impact on beach water quality,” explained Mahesh […]

Tuggs within rights to rent umbrellas

If you’ve visited Woodbine Beach on a busy weekend this summer, you may have come across a new area featuring beach umbrellas, chairs, a cordoned-off beer garden, and even a massage tent. No, the boardwalk doesn’t now take a detour at South Beach. The new enterprise is run by Boardwalk Place, the company owned by […]

Group wants new beach kiosk moved

The location of a new business on the beach is leaving some residents unable to see beyond the box. iPaddle Adventures provides stand up paddleboard and kayak rentals along with paddleboard lessons. The two-man operation opened last month in the small park beside the boardwalk near Balsam Avenue and Hubbard Boulevard. The business, which is […]

Does the Beach need a new stairway to heaven?

It’s no secret that the beach has a number of access points – some better known than others, wink, wink – but residents are now raising concerns about the danger that can be present at these points, saying something needs to be done – and soon. A sign was spotted on a fence leading down […]