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East Enders rally against hate

Visitors to the East Lynn Farmers’ Market were treated to an impromptu pride rally yesterday as East Enders gathered in support of a man whose pride flags were torn down from his home. The rally, which began at Silly Goose Kids on Danforth where supporters picked up pride flags for their person and their homes, came together in […]

Kingston Road neighbours meet to address local crime

The seeds have been planted for an Upper Beach/Kingston Road neighbourhood watch group, with about 30 residents turning out to Community Centre 55 last month for an initial meeting. Organized by resident Aaron McIntosh with the support of 55 Division community liaison officer Jon Morrice, the May 26 meeting was a first attempt at plotting […]

House, Beech Avenue, no. 15, northeast corner of Park Avenue, Toronto, Ont.

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Deja Views for June 14, 2016

This beautiful Queen Anne Revival style house sits at the corner of Beech and Park Avenues. It was once occupied by playwright Lister Sinclair. The unknown photographer took this image in 1972. If you have a old photograph you’d like to share, email gdvanyke61@gmail.com or call me at 647-531-6116.

Ana Pavoa, the mother of 17-year-old Joseph Petit, who was murdered in the Dentonia Park neighbourhood at the beginning of the year, speaks to media June 8, 2016.

Police offer $50,000 reward for homicide info

Toronto police are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of a 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed in the Dentonia Park neighbourhood in the city’s first homicide of the year. Police held a press conference Wednesday, June 8 to update the […]

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Nominate the next Citizen of the Year

Do you know the next Beach Citizen of the Year? The annual award honours someone who has shown a long-standing commitment to improving our little corner of the city. The first award was handed out in 2001. The award was founded by Community Centre 55, the Beaches Lions Club and Beach Metro News. Judges include […]

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In memoriam: Bob Acton, 1956 – 2016

For one night last week, the CN Tower shone purple, black and white. The commemorative lighting was to mark the start of ALS Awareness Month – purple, black and white are the official colours of the ALS Society of Canada – and coincide with a cross-country candlelit vigil that evening, June 4. Here in the […]

News in Brief for June 14, 2016

Beach Metro News history columnist Gene Domagala is hosting another of his popular guided walks, this time through the Kew Gardens neighbourhood along Queen Street East. The walk will take place Friday, July 1. Meet up with Gene in Kew Gardens at 1 p.m.   A couple of public drop-ins laying out plans for the […]

Glen Ames students halfway to fundraising goal

The Me To We club at Glen Ames Senior Public School is almost halfway to its goal of funding construction of a school in Haiti. When Beach Metro News checked in last December the club had just passed the $1,000 mark, mostly earned from hot chocolate, candygram, pancake and Mother’s Day jewelry sales. Students were […]

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Brief Beach lemonade store part of ad campaign

Blink and you might have missed it, but for a brief period at the beginning of May Queen Street East was home to a slick pop-up lemon-themed bakery. Called “The Lemonade Stand”, word around the Beach spread fast about the outfit’s affordable treats and drinks, with several posts on area Facebook groups and a short BlogTO write-up […]