Taking the glitter out of gold

With the price of gold hitting record highs – as of this writing it was more than $1,800 an ounce – one might think that this would be a good time to be in the jewelry business. But as I found out recently, for all but one of the Beach’s local jewelers, it has had […]

TEGH redevelopment gets city approval

The Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is a step closer to seeing its new state-of-the-art facility being developed. On July 12 City Council approved the rezoning plan for the proposed redevelopment of the hospital. “This is very exciting news,” said Rob Devitt, President and CEO of TEGH. “The approval of the rezoning plan is a […]

News in Brief

Nominations are still being taken for the next Beach Citizen of the Year. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 12. This is your opportunity to honour a worthy friend, neighbour or co-worker who has shown a commitment to our community through volunteerism. Nomination forms are available online at www.centre55.com or you can pick one up at […]

Woodbine Building Supply owner convicted

On June 29, a jury acquitted John Magno, 53,  of a murder charge, but found him guilty of manslaughter and plotting to burn down the Woodbine Building Supply store.  He will be sentenced in August. In the early hours of Christmas Day, 2001, the 10,000 sq. ft. Danforth Building Supply at Danforth and Woodbine went […]

Basement flooding open house

City of Toronto staff recently held two open houses (Jimmie Simpson Community Centre on June 13  and the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto June 16) to present residents with the progress of their investigation of basement flooding in Study Area 32 (Eastern Beaches Area). On hand were project staff who were available for one-on-one […]

Queen proposal gets first airing

About 60 people crowded into a hot and smelly room in the Beaches Rec Centre on June 13 to participate in a Community Consultation Meeting on a planning application for 1960/1962 Queen St. E. And while many in the room admitted that the proposed building was beautiful, a number were equally concerned that the proposal, […]

Do you know the next Citizen of the Year?

We take pride that our community is one of the best in the city to live in. And while we have great scenery, our schools, our arena, our churches, our community centre are top notch because this neighbourhood also has a strong tradition of active volunteers working for the good of all. Volunteers are responsible […]

News in brief

Local historian and Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala is sharpening his wits and his walking stick for some summer strolls in the Beach neighbourhood. If you haven’t been on one of his Historical Walks, you’ve missed out on an entertaining and enlightening experience. Domagala’s first walk is slated for Friday, July 1 at 1 […]

Firefighters kept busy overnight

Toronto Fire Services had to be everywhere in the early hours of June 9 after a storm ripped through the East End of the city. Aside from the countless calls for trees and wires down, TFS also had to deal with a number vehicle crashes due to power outages affecting traffic signals in major intersections. […]

Something wicket this way comes

Remember those idyllic summer afternoons playing croquet in the back garden? It was all so gentle and relaxing – that is until your brother (sister, cousin, BFF) pounded your ball into the next county. Well, on Sept. 17, you can bring back the good, old days or perhaps try a new sport. The physical and […]