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Duking it out on campaign trail

Sporting a bright green T-shirt marked ‘mmm good!,’ councillor Mary Margaret-McMahon calls out as her bicycle bumps over cracked and potholed pavement by Main Street Library. “You see how bad the road is? I bumped up the road resurfacing on Main,” she says. “We’d heard complaints, but it was also because we bike there.” Before […]

Toronto election 2014: Ward 36 candidates

Welcome to the third and final issue of Toronto municipal election coverage in Beach Metro Community News. In this issue, we are featuring candidates for city councillor in Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest, which includes our coverage area in Birch Cliff and Cliffside. There are eight candidates signed up to run for councillor in Ward 36. […]

Note the details when buying a condo

Toronto continues to be the condominium boom capital of North America. The boom shows no signs of letting up during this busy spring market. Sales remain strong and we are seeing more condominium projects than ever before in the Beach, from Kippendavie to the Glen Davis Ravine, from the old Lick’s building on Queen Street […]

Reflections on an OMB decision

Happy New Year to one and all!  Much has recently happened that will affect our community for years to come. Notably, the decision of the OMB to favour the developer’s appeal for the ‘Shell station’ site at Queen and Woodbine was not totally unexpected, but still a bitter disappointment to many who worked long and […]

Councillors vote to fight condos at OMB

Wide sidewalks, a three-storey look and open views of the Kew Beach fire hall – that’s how city councillors hope a revised zoning bylaw will shape any future development along Queen Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road. But a legal test of the new rules is already underway. Two developers who are separately […]

Plans for Quarry Lands aired at Community Council

Build Toronto’s plans for its portion of vacant land northeast of Gerrard and Victoria Park were before Scarborough Community Council last week, with the presentation of a preliminary report on an  application for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment. The biggest news is the inclusion in the current plan of a single large retail […]

Queen and Woodbine condo clash looming

The recently adopted Beach Urban Design Guidelines (UDG) may face a trial by fire at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), as two development proposals for the northwest and northeast corners of Queen and Woodbine do not meet the new guidelines. The city’s Planning Department and Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon indicated their intention to defend […]

Condo proposals exceed new Queen Street guidelines

The recently adopted Beach Urban Design Guidelines (UDG), completed after months of community consultation and work by the city’s planning department and dozens of concerned Beach residents, is already facing its first two challenges, in the form of rezoning applications on the northwest and northeast corners of Queen and Woodbine. Both applications are for six-storey […]

CCQLD holds annual meeting

The annual general meeting of the Concerned Citizens for Quarry Land Development (CCQLD)  was held at Birchcliff Bluffs Church on Jan. 23. About 75 local people braved the Arctic chill to attend. They were provided with an update on the recent actions at the quarry land site, and to elect the 2013 CCQLD Board of […]

Queen Street guidelines approved

After a dozen deputations both for and against, and many months of Beachers fighting passionately both for and against, Toronto and East York Community Council ignored a small but vocal group of objectors, and unanimously voted in favour of a new set of urban design guidelines, created after a months-long visioning study process instigated by […]

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