1960-1962 Queen on to Community Council

The big day is approaching for several resident associations opposed to a six-storey development at 1960-1962 Queen St. E., generally referred to as the ‘Lick’s development’, since the proposed building would take the place of the burger restaurant at Queen and Kenilworth. The plans for 1960-1962 have been filed with the city’s planning office, and […]

BMN photographer honoured by fire fighters

Toronto Fire Services Chief William Stewart, left, and Toronto Professional Firefighters’ Association President Ed Kennedy, right, present Beach Metro News photographer Phil Lameira with the Association’s Media Award for Best Photo on April 20. The winning photo ran last June on the front page of Beach Metro News, and also won a photo of the […]

City looks at building new ground

Toronto City Council recently passed a motion calling for an environmental assessment (EA) of possible new landforms on the city’s waterfront. The multiple projects in the EA would have the goals of building up land that will help improve water quality at Sunnyside Beach in the West End, near the mouth of the Humber River, […]

Units merge under new Staff Sgt.

The Beach has a new face in the leadership of community policing. Staff Sergeant Adrianne Johnstone has taken over from Staff Sergeant Grant Burningham, who is leaving for Afghanistan for one year as part of a NATO mission. Johnstone, who previously filled the position of Detective Sergeant  at 55 Division, is looking forward to being […]

Ravine not in danger, Glen Manor builder says

The owner of a plot of land at the edge of Ivan Forrest Gardens near the south end of the Glen Stewart ravine said Beachers concerned about inappropriate development in the area have nothing to worry about from him. Rob Mollet is the latest owner of an empty lot bordered by Glen Manor Drive (the […]

News in Brief

For over 37 years Neighbourhood Link Support Services (NLSS), formerly known as Senior Link, has been providing support services to residents of the Beach and East York communities. On Saturday May 5,  staff and volunteers of Neighbourhood Link wearing ‘Neighbours Helping Neighbours’ t-shirts will be canvassing the community to provide residents with information on NLSS […]

Jane’s Walks cover the Beach

On the weekend of May 5 and 6, a number of East End locales will be featured in Jane’s Walk, an annual event celebrating the work of urban activist Jane Jacobs. Jacobs was an advocate for strong neighbourhoods and encouraged residents to become involved in the planning and development of their surroundings. Jane’s Walk was […]

Sports fees waived – for now

Well over 150 people spoke up, everyone from teens telling city councillors the city should pay baseball players for keeping the city’s diamonds clean, to a single mother testifying about skipping her own meals to pay for sports costs for her boys, to volunteers with decades of organizing under their belts. About a third of […]

55 Division cop headed to Afghanistan

“We truly become a culmination of all our experiences.” Those are the words of Staff Sergeant Grant Burningham, head of the Community Response Unit at 55 Division. And it could very well explain why the 27-year Toronto Police veteran is getting on a plane in May and going to Afghanistan as part of a training […]