First World War soldier remembered by family member

In our Nov. 1 issue, we included two letters from a First World War soldier that were recovered from a house on Beaufort Road, along with a number of photographs. No one at that address knew anything about the man who wrote the letters, Bill Wright. In our Nov. 15 issues, Ken Cox provided some […]

TTC reveals its landscaping plans

On Nov. 9 the Toronto Transit Commission along with Brown and Storey Architects held a public meeting to inform people on the progress of the landscape design that will surround the future streetcar storage facility and Leslie and Lake Shore. Brown and Storey Architects won the Landscape Design Competition held last year. On display were […]

Snowman vandalized two days after unveiling

On Nov. 9 Tourism Toronto unveiled  20 sculped snowmen througout the city, including one on Queen Street near Ivan Forrest Gardens/Glen Stewart Park. The statue is part of a fundrising effort for the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada. Two days later the sculpure was removed because it had been vandalized. Kathy Riches of Tourism Toronto says […]

A close shave for Superintendent Bergen

55 Police Division’s new Superintendent Frank Bergen shaved his mustache off for the first time in 15 years. On hand to help with the trimming were many of his colleagues as well as Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (pictured – sporting her own ‘stache’) and local historian Gene Domagala. Money was raised during the event […]

News In Brief

Beach Metro News congratulates Grade 12 Malvern students Taylor Aitken and Casey Pope. The two are the recipients of the Beach Metro News Award recognizing skill, imagination and delight in the use of the English language in written work. Each received a cheque for $300 at the Malvern commencement on Nov. 11. • Toronto Hydro […]

Santa comes to Kingston Road

The 6th annual Village of East Toronto Christmas Parade gets underway at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 and parade marshals are needed to help guide participants on their merry way. The parade travels Kingston Road from Victoria Park Avenue to Walter Street, then winds along residential streets over to Community Centre 55. Students can […]

Quarry Lands development plan gets fresh look

If you are among a growing group of people who think that a final decision on the development of the Quarry Lands may outlast us all, you could be right. Despite the multiple efforts of elected representatives from two levels of government, negotiations by City Build, and a very proactive community organization, Gerrard Clonmore Development […]

Remembrance Day events

Every year we check in with the various Legions in the area (and this year with the Naval Club of Toronto) to find out what they are doing to commemorate Remembrance Day. The list below will give you a good idea of their plans, and considering that many of the parades are taking place on […]

A First World War mystery

Editor’s Note: A little over a month ago, I was given an old cigar box filled with photos and letters that dated to the 1910s and 1920s. The box had been stored in the attic of a house on Beaufort Road, but had no connection to the current or previous owner. Two of the letters […]