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This house on Balsam Avenue is an original beach cottage. It was built in 1897, and the Thomas family lived here from 1936 to 1981. A teenaged Sonya Thomas (now Munro) received a camera as a gift and took many photos of her surroundings, including this image, taken in the early 1940s. Sonya said during […]
More than 100 brave souls met 2014 by powering through a -20 wind chill at the Balmy Beach Club’s 34th annual Hair of the Dog Fun Run and Walk on New Year’s Day. “It was awesome,” said Colin Campbell, who had the fastest time in the 9 km run along the beaches boardwalk and Martin […]
When Dominic Parker felt like going fishing or just zipping out in his Zodiac to see Toronto from the water, friends say they could find no excuse to stay onshore. “I’d say, ‘You know what, I don’t know, it’s a little windy and a little cloudy – I might as well just cut the grass,” […]
Eight years ago, Beachers Karl Hale and Geoff Bower hosted a small get-together that raised $500 for a school in a small Jamaican town. Today, the foundation they started has raised 1,000 times that amount, built six primary schools and funded training courses for the teachers who work in them. At one of the schools, […]
The Balmy Beach Club hosted its first Winter Classic on Jan. 18 at the Kew Gardens skating rink. The event, which was followed with by a dinner at the club, served as a fundraiser to the Ted Reeve Minor Hockey program. View Photo Gallery below.
Kevin McConnell is an elementary school teacher, and 35-year member of the Balmy Beach Club (BBC) who has lived in “the Beaches (there are more than one, you know)” since 1970. As a favour to BBC President and Club Historian, Ken Bingham, McConnell scanned more than 13,000 historical items having to do with the club […]