30-storey tower proposed for Main and Danforth

It’s no secret that a number of city planners, community groups, and developers have had their eyes on the intersection of Main and Danforth for some time now. But while many have been discussing the potential for Main Square, it’s a site across the street from that property that could be transformed. Tribute Communities and […]

Toronto police looking into Jazz Fest concerns

Some residents are questioning the safety of their streets after a celebration of music turned chaotic earlier this summer. One teen was stabbed and another sent to hospital after a fight broke out after Beaches Jazz StreetFest in the late hours of July 29. Barb Love, a resident on Hammersmith Avenue, said she and others […]

Former Glen Ames teacher killed in Burkina Faso

A former Glen Ames teacher and her husband are among the victims of Sunday’s terror attack at a cafe in the capital of Burkina Faso. Tammy Chen, 34, is being remembered as “a very passionate, charismatic and diligent teacher,” according to a statement from the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Chen taught in the French […]

Beach Citizen of the Year: A look back

Nominations are still open for the 2017 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. In case you need a bit of inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of some of the previous honorees. By the way, don’t be afraid […]

In Photos: Afrofest 2017

Organized by Music Africa, Afrofest, the largest free African music festival in North America, celebrated its 29th anniversary of promoting African music and culture in the heart of Toronto, Woodbine Park, on July 8 and 9. Check out these photos from the event.

Share your neighbourhood story

The Toronto Public Library Beaches Branch is hosting a storytelling series about the neighbourhood. Kew Stories invites children and adults to join library staff as they share stories about the Beach neighbourhood and beyond. Held in the library’s reading garden or in neighbouring Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E., (look for the group on the […]

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 […]