It’s full steam ahead for this 2016 Winter Station

Those who were privy to last year’s Winter Stations displays at the beach may recall one particular structure heating up Woodbine Beach. The Steam Canoe project — created by OCAD University — was made to resemble an upside down canoe and incorporated solar tubes on one side, which were designed to turn snow into steam. […]

Man facing child pornography charges has ties to local youth baseball league

A man arrested for allegedly possessing and sharing child pornography online had ties to a Toronto youth baseball league. On Monday, March 13, 59-year-old Gregory William Dennis was arrested in connection with the possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material, according to a police release issued yesterday. Members of the Toronto Police Service Sex […]

Cliffside pharmacist hailed a hero

It was Friday when a trip to a Cliffside Rexall Pharma Plus turned into a close brush with death. But thanks to a quick-thinking pharmacist, 67-year-old Percy Mouck is now recovering in the hospital after suffering a heart attack. “He’d come in for a prescription and was waiting at the cash … the next thing […]

Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market seeks new home

On the eve of planting season, the future of the Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market is in question once again. The community-run market offers seasonal local produce and products, kids activities, and live music Wednesdays throughout the summer and early fall at Fairmount Park on Gerrard Street and Beaton Avenue. A year ago, a lack of […]

Arrest made following altercation that involved “hate undertones”

An altercation that took place in Little India near Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East has led to the arrest of 55-year-old, Alan Boucher. Boucher was arrested on March 8, two days after a verbal disagreement that involved racial slurs being made against the owners of New Town Family Restaurant. Although Constable Jon Morrice, 55 Division […]

Seeking solutions for Toronto social housing

As the term “housing crisis” continues to lodge itself into Toronto’s lexicon, residents are wondering what can be done to improve housing options in our communities. “Improvements to our social housing stock are sorely needed,” said Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith in a recent press release announcing $3 million in federal money earmarked for affordable […]

Former Leuty lifeguard wants to hear from you

Do you recognize yourself – or someone you know – in the above photograph? If so, Herman Sahrmann wants to hear from you. Sahrmann, fourth from the left, spent his summers from 1957 to 1961 on the eastern beaches as a lifeguard stationed at the Leuty THP sub-station. He has been documenting those summers as […]

Fighting rumours, No Frills gives hint at renovation plan

Following months of closed doors and questions, renovations to Rocca’s No Frills are finally underway. “We are happy to report we have received the required City permits and have begun renovations to Rocca’s No Frills,” said Kevin Groh, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications, Loblaws Companies Limited – the parent company of No Frills […]

Those doggone bylaws…

Make no bones about it – new city bylaws aim to keep dog owners on a tighter leash. But whether these bylaws turn out to be more bark than bite is yet to be determined. The new bylaws were passed by city council January 31, 2017 but officially came into effect March 1, 2017. Among […]