TDSB trustee candidates talk platform

On October 22, voters of Beaches—East York will be marking an “X” beside the name of who they hope to be their new school board trustees. With election day around the corner, trustee candidates will be making the final push to convince voters why they should be chosen to represent the needs of parents and […]

Ward 14 candidates debate transit, housing and term limits

Alexander Peña surprised everyone when he stormed in demanding a chair at the Toronto–Danforth Council Candidates’ (New Ward 14) Debate on October 3 at the Centennial College Story Arts Centre during Chris Marinakis’ opening statement. Security quickly escorted him out. He returned in time for the closing statements and was given a chair but decided […]

More Ward 19 city councillor candidate interviews

We are less than a week away from municipal election day in Toronto, happening October 22. The Beach Metro News staff, including our student reporters from the Centennial College Journalism program, have been busy covering news and events in several of our newspaper’s catchment areas. The following series is our second crop of stories from […]

Fresh voices and new ideas

We are fortunate to have students from the Centennial College Journalism program covering news and events for the Beach Metro News over the next few weeks. This series of candidate interviews is their first crop of stories, and there will be more to come. Not only is this an opportunity for these students to hone […]

Seminars and book show you how to tackle climate change

How do we beat climate change? What’s the plan? We know about the problem. What are the solutions? How can you make a real difference? What’s proven, and what will make a big impact? The Clean Energy for Homeowners series of seminars will help Toronto residents with practical tips on green living and offer answers […]

Bake sale, auction to honour Kyle

A bake sale and silent auction will be held on Saturday, October 20 at the Beaches Recreation Centre in honour of 16-year-old Kyle Howard-Muthulingam. Kyle tragically lost his life saving a mother and son from drowning while they swam in a restricted area of Woodbine Beach in August. He was a student at Wexford Collegiate […]

Candidate list confirmed for Beaches–East York Town Hall

The Balmy Beach Residents Association, Beach Metro News and Community Centre 55 are hosting a town hall meeting featuring candidates running for city council in what is now Ward 19 Beaches—East York. The meeting will take place on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road, at 7:30 p.m. Please arrive […]

Aiming for a plastic-free Beach

Dora Attard’s frustration over the amount of plastic garbage she was collecting along the beach inspired her to start Plastic Free Beach, a Facebook page designed to create awareness. But she didn’t stop there. After collecting six-months’ worth of discarded straws, coffee cups, plastic bottles and odds and ends along the beach, Dora and her […]