East Toronto dancers run with the Wolfpack

The Toronto Dance Company has been around for nearly 30 years offering dance lessons to children as young as three — but it was owner and artistic director Beth Gleeson who took it to the next level. Gleeson joined the Main and Danforth company, formerly known as Vital Precision Dance Company (VPDC), somewhat unexpectedly. Trained […]

In photos: Heatwave Beach Volleyball Tournament July 8 & 9

The 23rd Annual Heatwave Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer Tournament held court at Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach July 8 and 9. The event raises funds and awareness for childhood cancer research at the Hospital for SickChildren (SickKids). To date, the weekend volleyball events have raised more than $4 million for childhood cancer research. Heatwave […]

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 […]