Rocca’s No Frills reopening delayed

Beach Metro News has learned that the reopening of Rocca’s No Frills grocery store on Coxwell and Gerrard Avenues is delayed until next year. “We are dedicated to opening a fully renovated Rocca’s No Frills,” said a representative from Loblaw Public Relations in an email. “Unfortunately we have experienced some unforeseen delays in construction and […]

City to consider Danforth bike lanes

Cycling advocates are making the case for bike lanes on Danforth Avenue ahead of a council vote that could see the street redesigned. On July 23, council will decide whether to undertake a Complete Streets study for the Danforth, an early step towards the possible installation of bike lanes on the avenue. “The feasibility of […]

Leslieville condos among city’s least affordable: report

Condos in a pocket of the east end that includes Leslieville, Riverside, and Little India are some of the least affordable anywhere in Toronto, according to a recent report. Zoocasa, a Toronto-based real estate listings website, looked at how average condo prices in 35 neighbourhoods compared to the citywide average of $602,804 as reported by […]

New mid-rise development in Birch Cliff looks to revitalize the area

A newly proposed 10-storeyresidential and commercial building is coming to the northwest corner of Kingston Road and Manderley Drive, located at the heart of Birch Cliff Common. The mixed use building will be developed by Core Development Group and it will replace the unoccupied one level commercial building that stands there today. The architects created the design of the proposed building to replenish and rejuvenate the current properties and surrounding stores […]

The future of Danforth Village?

What if the Main Square Community Centre was moved to the corner of Main and Danforth instead of tucked behind high-rise apartments like it is now? Or how about creating an amphitheatre at Shoppers World? Maybe Main Station could be integrated into a shiny new mixed-use building.  The real estate professionals gathered at an open house inside Hope United Church last month had lots of ideas […]

Vegans protest Beach burger joint Fearless Meat

Kingston Road burger joint Fearless Meat was the target of a protest led by vegan activists who before the lunch rush on June 21 stood outside the restaurant with signs reading “Fear-Based Meat” and “Terror to Animals’ Hearts” and handed out leaflets. Protest organizer Mary-Chris Staples said the restaurant’s name—there isn’t anything fearless about animals’ […]

Woman last seen in Woodbine Beach area found dead by Niagara Regional Police

Zabia Afzal, the York University student who has been missing for more than five weeks, has been found dead York Regional Police reported today. Her body was found in the marine boundaries by Niagara Regional Police Service last Friday, according to a police new release, and investigators have determined the death as not suspicious. Last seen […]