Visioning study gets underway

On June 16, nearly 80 Beach community residents participated in the first of a series of meetings that comprise the Queen Street East Visioning Study.  The meeting, held at the Fire Academy on Eastern Avenue, was facilitated by Nicole Swerhun, an independent facilitator, and also included several City staff from the planning and development divisions. […]

Beach Rotary hands out funds to local groups

At its annual Recipients Breakfast, the Toronto Beach Rotary Club heard from seven groups that will be receiving funds from the club this year. The Beach Rotary group meets weekly for breakfast, often hearing from representatives of organizations speaking on community and business issues. Rotarians also run a number of fundraisers throughout the year, in […]

Surfing fundraiser rolling into Beach

This summer, Woodbine Beach will be, like, the most radical place to visit, dude. Aloha Toronto, which will run August 24-26, is an ambitious event that hopes to raise awareness of the calming effect the water has for autistic children. It also aims to raise funds for autism research, with SickKids Foundation and Surfers Healing […]

News in Brief (June 26)

We’ve officially crossed the threshold into the summer season and that means sun, sunscreen, and swimming. Local pools are open and beckoning to anyone who wants to cool off in the hot sun. On Friday, June 29, Blantyre Park, Monarch Park and Donald D. Summerville pool will be open regular hours until Sunday, Sept. 2. […]

Nominate a local hero for Citizen of Year

Do you know an unsung hero? Someone who’s always thinking of someone else first, and who consistently gives of their time to help make the world around them a better place? If so, that person is a prime candidate to be considered for the Beach Citizen of the Year – but without a nomination, the […]

Seniors walk to help themselves

A team made up of clients and staff from Neighbourhood Link Support Services took on the Toronto challenge on June 10. The Toronto Challenge is an annual City of Toronto fundraising event for long-term homes and community agencies that provide services and support to Toronto seniors. For 21 years, this unique and inspiring event has […]

Premiership soccer school finds way into the Beach

After much persistence by officials at the Premiership Academy in England, the organization will hold its workshops and tournaments in the Beach after all. In a press release sent by the Boardwalk Place, located at Ashbridges Bay Park, David Valente, General Manager of Sales and Social Director, states that the Premiership Academy will be holding […]

Wireless water meters on their way

New water meters, which will transmit water usage data wirelessly, are set to be installed in all Ward 32 homes. Beginning in July, meters will be replaced in already-metered homes or installed in homes where no meter currently exists, which means flat rate customers will now be on a measured system. To answer questions about […]

Teen’s family launches lawsuit

The parents and family of Alex Gillespie, who was struck and killed by a TTC bus on August 20, 2010, are hoping a lawsuit they’re bringing against the TTC and the Toronto Police Service will bring about change in both organizations. Bill Gillespie, Alex’s mother Kathryn Wright, and his siblings Mark, Ian and Kate Gillespie […]

Building a sustainable East End

A second meeting for a fledgling East End Sustainability Network is set for this coming Saturday. The first meeting in May gathered a diverse array of environmentally-conscious groups and residents, with the aim of creating a network which would unify and intensify their efforts. Organized by Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway and Toronto Danforth MP […]