Silver Birch boathouse changes ‘keep it lively’

The last time the city proposed changes to the Silver Birch boathouse four years ago, backlash from the community and a heated debate during a public consultation saw the plans shelved almost as quickly as they were proposed. Now, the Parks, Forestry and Recreation department has once again been mulling over reforms to the boathouse […]

Teen Beach: Make skateboarding accessible

Skateboarding is about community. For the 10th anniversary of the opening of the East York Skatepark at Stan Wadlow Park, the Toronto Skate Commission recently held a clean-up and barbecue at the park. Artists came to cover old graffiti with their work and skaters came to repaint ramps and clean the park. It wasn’t all […]

What should we do with the Cirone’s sign?

For 50 years, Cirone’s Fine Foods on Queen East was a Beach institution – its blue sign and striped awning a friendly, familiar beacon in an evolving community. Joe Cirone, the gregarious owner of Cirone’s, retired in 2015, and the shop has been boarded up since. Crews have recently been on site, readying the building […]

News in Brief

The Beach United Church’s parking lot application will be considered at Toronto and East York Community Council June 13. The application, which has been in the city pipeline for about a year, proposes that the vacant lot on the south of the 140 Wineva Avenue church property be turned into an accessory parking lot with […]

5 things to do in the East End this weekend

As the weather finally takes a turn for the sunny, this weekend is shaping up to be an ideal time to get out and walk around the neighbourhood. Lucky for all of you, there are plenty of events planned over the next few days that will allow you to have fun with the kids, source […]

Where can I volunteer in the East End?

Finding somewhere to volunteer can be difficult, as noted by a recent letter we received. While many volunteer positions require a long-term commitment and/or a detailed application process, we have compiled a few volunteer opportunities that you can get involved with which require much fewer ‘hoops’ to jump through — and which may act as […]