Above, Malvern students Liam Walsh, Eric Shuell, Matt Spanton, Jakob Macleod and Sam Bonin at the boys conference, which attracted the large crowd in the picture below, May 5.

Malvern hosts conference for next year’s Grade 9 boys

For several years, the young women at Malvern Collegiate Institute have been hosting a successful women’s empowerment conference each spring, the largest in the Toronto District School Board. The conference sees Grade 12 girls orient the following year’s Grade 9 cohort through workshops and speakers focused on feminist issues and solutions to problems facing young […]


Beach United Church planning parking lot for vacant land

The Beach United Church is planning to turn the empty lot adjacent to the church building into a paid parking lot. It’s a process that could take until 2017, but if everything goes to plan there should be just under 30 new parking spaces in the Beach, parking spaces that will provide the church with […]

Bob and Karen Hutton, with pup Haida, at their home near the Beach boardwalk May 9, 2016.

Unsung heroes recognized by police for bravery in the Beach

An annual Toronto Police awards ceremony held late last month honouring acts of community service and bravery revealed two heroic – and humble – tales with touch points on each end of the Beach. To the east, new Beachers Bob and Karen Hutton were recognized for quietly saving the life of a young woman who […]

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Pegasus Project gets new executive director

Paula Murphy has known Marie Perrotta for more than a decade, so she knew she had the proverbial big shoes to fill when Murphy became the new executive director of the Pegasus Community Project upon Perrotta’s retirement a few weeks ago. “She’s really built this wonderful connection with the community,” said Murphy of one of […]

Take a peak behind the scenes at annual Doors Open

‘Re-used, Re-visited and Revised’ is the theme of the 17th annual Doors Open festival, taking place Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, at locations around the city. The event offers free access to venues that have an architectural, historical, cultural, or social significance, and where many of the buildings are normally closed to the […]

News in Brief for May 17, 2016

The Balmy Beach Residents’ Association hosts ‘Fun, Frisbees and Heritage’ on Saturday, May 28, at the boardwalk, next to the Silver Birch boathouse. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. you’ll be able to practise your Frisbee toss and pick up a little neighbourhood history at the same time from local historian Gene Domagala. The event […]

Toronto, CAN, 11 May 2016 - Kingston Road was closed at Warden Avenue after a car mounted the sidewalk and struck a tree trapping the driver and injuring 3 passengers, including an infant.

Serious crash at Kingston Road and Warden Avenue

Kingston Road was closed at Warden Avenue after a car mounted the sidewalk and struck a tree. The driver was trapped before firefighters managed to open the car’s door. Three passengers were injured, including a young child. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.


No Frills closure surprises East End community

A number of East End residents were surprised to discover today that the No Frills on Coxwell and Gerrard is closed for renovations — and will be for an unknown amount of time. A sign was taped to the front door of Rocca’s No Frills this morning notifying the public of the closure. Throughout the day, conversations about […]

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Danforth planning study beginning to take shape

A city-directed planning study of the Danforth between Coxwell and Victoria Park is beginning to take shape, with the East York Community Council receiving the preliminary report at today’s May 10 regular meeting. The report lays the groundwork and timeline for the study, which aims to get ahead of expected development and help shape the character of the […]

Police arrest man for robbery of Queen and Woodbine bank

Toronto police have arrested a man in connection to a bank robbery near Queen Street East and Woodbine Avenue. Aaron Scott, 29, has been charged with robbery, according to a release from Toronto Police 55 Division today. Police said that on Wednesday, April 20 at 8 p.m. a man wearing sunglasses and a baseball hat […]