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 […]

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 […]