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City rejects developer’s plans on Neville Park

City planners are challenging a developer who wants to build four houses on three lots along Neville Park Boulevard. The contested plans call for two new homes and two major renovations of existing houses. The three properties back onto a ravine slope at Neville Park’s north end. Builders are already framing a third-storey addition on […]

Sparks and ideas fly at Ward 32 debate

How do you leave a mark on the beach? That question – how to improve Ward 32’s waterfront – sparked many ideas and a few fireworks when ten Toronto council candidates met for an Oct. 7 debate at St. John’s Norway Church. Put mall-style signs by the boardwalk to show visitors all the Queen Street […]

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 […]

Video: Ward 32 all-candidates debate

Ten candidates running to be the next city councillor for Beaches-East York Ward 32 shared their policy ideas at a Oct. 7 debate hosted by Community Centre 55 and Beach Metro Community News at St. John the Baptist Norway Church. All questions were submitted by Beach Metro News readers. Candidates Bruce Baker and Jim Brookman declined requests to […]

Council candidates cover traffic, transit at Applegrove debate

Most candidates who joined the first live forum of the Ward 32 council race made sure to cross the ‘T’’s – transit and traffic. Those two issues drew the most questions and detailed answers at the open-floor forum hosted by Applegrove Community Complex on Oct. 2. Beach resident Adam Smith told the nine candidates on […]

Liberals oust NDP in Beaches-East York

Whether it was his team, a lucky pin worn by his father in an election campaign five decades ago, or the general swing in favour of the Liberals in the June 12 provincial election, MPP elect Arthur Potts believed he could paint Beaches-East York red the day he signed on as the riding’s Liberal candidate. […]

Three year-old burned by barbecue coals

A three year-old girl is slowly recovering after stepping on hot barbecue coals left along Kew Beach. “I’m actually amazed at her courage through all this,” says her father Chad Danyluck. His daughter got the burns on May 25, when she and her uncles were walking by the water just west of the Kew dog […]

Politicians uninvited from Easter parade

For 12 years, MPP Michael Prue has waved a flag in the Beach’s Easter parade – not NDP orange, but a lake blue one with a silhouette of the Leuty Lifeguard Station. But Prue’s Beach flag won’t fly on Sunday. Organizers at the Toronto Beaches Lions Club have banned all politicians from the 48 year-old […]

Letters to the Editor for April 1

Former teacher deserves all the praise she gets My brothers Frederick and Patrick Roberts (twins) and I had Mrs. Vince as our junior and senior kindergarten teacher in the 1970s. Later on, in 1980-1981 she left as my Grade 6 teacher and started a special class for seven or eight students, some developmentally challenged (my […]

Front of Kew Gardens set for refresh

The Queen Street end of Kew Gardens is set for a facelift in the next year. The first of two planned public consultations took place on March 18, with about 75 interested parties crowding the gym at the Beaches Recreation Centre to offer their opinions on the possibilities for the small section of the north […]

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