‘Love Bees, Save Bees, Eat Honey #52’, by Jane Murdoch Adams

Beach Arts Scene for Sept. 6, 2016

Studio 888 opens its fall season with Queen’s Bees and Trees, a show featuring three area painters reflecting on landscapes and life. From the bees in our backyards to rejuvenating northern wildfires, the work of Gail Williams, Jane Murdoch Adams, and Donna Chudnow offers unique takes on connectivity and wilderness, inspired by scenes at home […]


‘Motorless’ Markus sets his sights on Asia

One year into his five-year journey to circumnavigate the world without a motor, Markus Pukonen has had his share of scary moments. Take the time he was rafting down an icy river, with no one around for miles. Already a harrowing experience, his situation intensified as he turned a bend and saw an ice dam […]

The proposed Canvas condo site on Danforth Ave.

City report says ‘yes’ to Danforth condo

City staff are recommending that the Toronto East York Community Council approve an eight-storey condominium development at Danforth and Morton Road. Canvas Condominiums, located at 2301 and 2315 Danforth between Morton Road and Patricia Drive, would replace two buildings on the site: a vacant Canada Post office and the former Wise Guys bar and hotel. […]

Council considers Boardwalk café lease

City council is considering an application to rework the lease of the boardwalk café and other park food services. Tuggs Incorporated holds an exclusive lease to the city’s Eastern Beaches properties, an agreement which will expire in 2028. Their application to the city aims to assign part of that lease to Cara Operations Limited, the […]

Diligence is the only cure for car break-in ‘headache’

While car break-ins are not on the rise, they are a “never-ending headache” that requires car owners to be diligent and consistent. That’s the word from 55 Division community policing officer Jon Morrice, responding to social media reports lamenting recent car break-ins in the East End. He is going to speak with 55 Division’s investigating […]

News Briefs for Sept. 6, 2016

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and the scriptural verses that inspired it are the focus of a 10-session bible study group at St. John’s Norway Church, beginning Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m to noon. The workshops will be led by Sister Anne Norman, Sacristan and Music Co-ordinator at the Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine. She is […]

Earlier this year, in a session at a laneway near Danforth and Woodbine, community members envisioned what the laneway could look like in 20 years.

Experience the hidden potential of Toronto’s laneways

What could Toronto’s laneways look like in 2035? That was the question posed to Danforth East residents by three recent OCADU graduates keen on exploring under-utilized urban space and the hidden potential of laneways. East End residents – and other curious minds – will see the answer this weekend when the Toronto Laneway Crawl, a […]

News Briefs for August 23, 2016

It’s all about pollinators at the Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market August 24. An observation beehive will be on site, and, for those interested in more than observing, a workshop on bee home building will run for the duration of the market. Later in the evening, the market will be screening ‘Bee Movie’. The Fairmount Park […]