A sign taped to the door of Grinder on Main aims to deter potential thieves from attempting to break in to the premises.

Robberies stun area café owners

A number of East End café owners have spent the last several weeks picking up the pieces following a series of break-ins. The spate of robberies began late in 2016, first hitting Lazy Daisy Café on Gerrard Street East where thieves removed the cash box and stole nearly $3,000 in cash. Further west, favourites Grinder, […]

Lottie Hainey and Madeleine Mariano enjoy Neighbourhood Link's annual Christmas dinner, December 6.

Neighbourhood Link connects seniors with community

Continuing an annual tradition, the caseworkers at Neighbourhood Link hosted their traditional Christmas dinner for isolated seniors on December 6. The scent of freshly cooked turkey lingered in the air as more than 50 seniors came through to enjoy the delicious, home cooked meals prepared by the team at Neighbourhood Link and get into the […]

9 most viewed Deja Views of 2016

Our readers often tell us how much they enjoy David Van Dyke’s Deja Views column — a look at the Beach, then and now, through photographs.  We certainly enjoy them, too — and are grateful to the many of you who submit photographs. While Deja Views is a hit in our print edition, it is […]

Beach Metro’s top online stories 2016

 It was quite the year in the Beach with as many exciting events as there were heated debates. Here are our most viewed news stories for 2016: 10. Coming in at #10, you could say our readers tipped their hats to this story. Former Beaches-East York NDP MPP, Michael Prue was surprised to learn that a […]

Volunteers wrap gifts for the more than 80 holiday hampers that Neighbourhood Centre delivered to low-income families at Christmas last year. This year, the community centre near Main Street and Danforth Avenue is aiming to serve 100 families in the Taylor-Massey, Lumsden, Crescent Town and Oakridge neighbourhoods.
PHOTO: Neighbourhood Centre.

Holiday Hampers need your help!

The Neighbourhood Centre, a program that aims to support people in need by helping them realize their full potential, direct their own lives, and improve their economic and social condition in the community, needs your help. Every year in December, their Holiday Hampers program delivers a holiday meal, warm clothing, gifts, and household items to […]

Feast with St. Nicholas

It should come as no surprise that Santa Claus would know his way to a place that bears his name. That’s why the jolly fellow is such a fixture at the annual Amazing Christmas Feast at the Anglican Church of St. Nicholas Birch Cliff. “I never miss a chance to take part in the Amazing […]