Markets spring into action

A sure sign of spring is the sprouting of area Farmers’ Markets, and here in the East End we are lucky to have several to visit, covering just about every day of the week. Each of these markets offers fresh farm-grown fruits and vegetables. The East York Farmers’ Market, on the grounds of the East […]

East Beachers fight hydro “improvements”

At first sight White Birch Road looks like a street with a head start on spring renovations. Front yards are dug up, some driveways have new asphalt patches, lawns are resodded in spots, and some properties are surrounded by safety fences. Bulldozers, diggers and dump trucks are working the dusty street. It’s a busy place. […]

Solar-powered vehicle hits road blocks

It isn’t the high price of gas that is stopping Marcelo da Luz from driving the roads of Ontario – it’s the government. So da Luz figures if you’re not allowed to drive it, well, then pull it. That’s just what he did last month with his ‘baby’ – a futuristic-looking car powered entirely by […]

Minna coming to grips with loss

After almost 18 years in office serving the riding of Beaches/ East York, Maria Minna cleaned out her Ottawa office on May 12 almost in a state of denial. Oh, as a seasoned politician, she accepts her loss as part of the process, but her fears are for the future of the country. She believes […]

Kellway looks forward to helping out in Ottawa

“I can’t believe that Beaches-East York is sending you to Ottawa…that’s just crazy talk!” Those were the recent words of Matthew Kellway’s son, Rory – a seven-year-old still trying to put together the pieces of what just happened after his dad won the recent election by over 5,000 votes. BMN caught up with Kellway on […]

BIA board can’t agree

People who sit on the board of  the Danforth Mosaic BIA are at odds with their visions of how the organization should be run. Following a contentious Annual General Meeting and election of new board members, the BIA accepted the recommendation of the Toronto/East York Community Council to appoint an additional three board members from […]

Beach and East End throw Doors Open to all

Doors Open Toronto is featuring a number of Beach locations in its lineup this year. The program, which began as a millennium project in 2000, allows visitors to peek inside many city buildings which are normally closed to the public or would charge an admission fee for entry. On the weekend of May 28 and […]

News in Brief: May 17, 2011

The Cantemus Singers will host their annual Plant Sale on May 21, 22 and 23 at 14 Lyall Ave. The sale is a fundraiser for the Food Bank at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Regent Park. As many as 2,000 beautifully-grown perennials will be available at reasonable prices. The sale will operate between 11 a.m. and […]

Mark Dailey honoured at Variety Village

Over 200 officers and their families, along with Blinky the Safety Car and Andros the Bomb Robot, were on hand for the 29th Annual Children’s Games at Variety Village on May 7. Children with special needs from across the GTA enjoyed a day of sports and friendly competition. At the opening ceremony, Kim Dailey accepted […]