Bookstore owners make great escape

We’ve been very lucky. Over the 15 years at the Great Escape Book Store my wife Marg and I have made many wonderful friends. We have shared a lot of books and a lot of laughs and have enjoyed watching tiny customers grow into teenagers. In the beginning we were joined by David, a boyhood […]

Don’t let thieves steal your Holiday Season

Officers from 55 Division have begun Project Garmin. The initiative will have uniform and non-uniform police officers throughout the division patrolling shopping areas in an effort to eliminate thefts from vehicles. “Individuals are also a big part of this project,” said P.C. Robert McDonald who is with 55 Division’s Crime Prevention Unit. Shoppers are advised to keep their vehicles locked […]

Just say “no” to drinking and driving

Christmas parties, New Years’ parties, and just good ‘old season celebrations will see many folks tipping the glass up over and over again in the coming days. But be wary if you’re planning on driving home afterwards. 55 Division Traffic Sergeant Doodnath Churkoo warns that it is “important to remember to designate a non-drinking driver […]

Plans for the Boardwalk Pub revealed

On Dec. 3, there will be a community consultation drop-in at the Boardwalk Pub (Woodbine Beach). The purpose of the drop-in, which runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m., is to inform the community about the future renovations to the site that have been approved by the city. Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon said that “no more parkland […]

Neighbours bare all in OMB fight

Fighting City Hall, or worse – making a case to the Ontario Municipal Board, is a very expensive business. So when the neighbours on Glen Davis Crescent banded together to stop a new condominium development being built on Kingston Road, they started to think about ways to raise the money it would cost. Over the […]

News in Brief

All aboard for The Scarborough Model Railroaders’ annual Train Show on Sunday, Dec. 4. There are two floors full of both HO and N scale train layouts at 17 Jeavons Ave. in the Birchmount Road and Danforth Avenue neighbourhood. On one floor there are 1,500 square feet of 1950s era HO passenger and freight train […]

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 […]