From the archives: Toronto Skateworks

Skateboarding pioneers have long carved out space for their sport in the East End. A January 26, 1988 front page Beach Metro News story details the entrepreneurial efforts of 19-year-old Perry Gladstone, founder of Toronto Skateworks on Danforth. Located at 2168 Danforth Ave., the facility was the first commercial indoor skate park east of the […]

Beauty of the Beach featured on Toronto marathon medals

Not that anyone’s keeping official count, but Beach photographer Erwin Buck has likely photographed the Leuty Lifeguard Station thousands of times over the years. “Thousands would come close, a million would be an exaggeration,” he said. “There are times when I have to stop myself from taking yet another picture of it. Yet, everything around […]

Big gains for two Neil McNeil wrestlers

Two Grade 11 students from Neil McNeil High School managed to wrestle their way to the win at the Cadet/Juvenile Canadian Championships in Windsor, Ontario on April 7. Adam Scott and Kyle Jordan competed at the championships two weekends ago and both took home wins in their categories. Scott competed in the 69 kg category while […]

Survivor swim-a-thon a success

On March 26, Beachers Judi Bonner and Alice Goulet participated in a five-hour swim-a-thon to raise money for their breast cancer survivor’s dragon boat team, The Pink Crusaders. The pair, who are both breast cancer survivors themselves, managed to swim 250 laps in four hours and 40 minutes and have raised a total of $1600 […]

Gallery: Spring Sprint draws big crowds and fast times

The Beaches Spring Sprint saw nearly 550 participants Saturday, April 1 for its 30th annual race. While it is billed as a fun race, and there were certainly plenty of smiles and relaxed entrants, some still turned out to compete. And compete they did, with a close 15 minute 5 km finish for the first […]

Malvern hockey claims bronze at OFSAA

The Malvern Black Knights AAA hockey team skated their way to the top end of the provincial pack on March 24, winning the bronze medal at OFSAA. Although the competition was fierce, the 11th-seeded Black Knights upended the competition. First, the team tied the second seed team in pool play and then followed it up […]

Small East Toronto swim team wins big award

Crescent Town Community Centre’s Crest Swimming team took home Swim Ontario’s Small Team Award at the 2017 Spring Long Course Provincials in Brantford over the March 2-5 weekend. This was the first time Crest had won the award, which is given to the small team with the most points from individual or relay events. The […]