Noise tops concerns at Metrolinx expansion meeting

At the Metrolinx public consultation at Hope United Church the night of June 15, there seemed to be one thing on people’s minds: noise. The meeting, attended by around 70 people including Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts and city councillors Mary-Margaret McMahon and Janet Davis, featured a presentation from Metrolinx representatives about the planned Lakeshore […]

Permit parking rule changes divide Beach residents

Beaches-East York city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon is defending a decision to implement on-street permit parking on all of Ward 32 residential streets, saying it is an issue of fairness. “Some residents have asked why they don’t have permit parking in their area and they’ve been ticketed and they wondered about that,” said McMahon. “I’ve heard […]

Silver Birch boathouse changes ‘keep it lively’

The last time the city proposed changes to the Silver Birch boathouse four years ago, backlash from the community and a heated debate during a public consultation saw the plans shelved almost as quickly as they were proposed. Now, the Parks, Forestry and Recreation department has once again been mulling over reforms to the boathouse […]

Letter: Time to tug councillors on Tuggs transparency

Last fall, I became involved with a community activist group, Free the Beaches. Our goal was to stop the proposed sublease of Tuggs Inc. to Carters Landing – a franchise restaurant of Cara Operations Ltd. – with a view towards ending Tuggs’ control over our parkland. With an opportunity to legally end the city’s controversial […]

City committee recommends council add three new wards

It was a close one, but Beach residents keen to keep their neighbourhood’s boundaries intact caught a win today. Discussing a consultant report on Toronto’s ward boundaries, Toronto’s executive committee voted 7-6 to recommend that council adopt the consultant-recommended 47-ward option, the option that would add three new wards to the city and make minimal […]

Christmas market pitched for Queen St. East

Two women are leading the charge to bring a Christmas market to Queen Street East. Niki Papaioannou and Caitlin Tizzard, marketers for St. Louis Grill, including the Beach location, are spearheading an initiative to turn Queen Street into a Distillery-style Christmas market in December. They hosted one community brainstorming session on March 2 and are […]

The Lost Boys play at the Fairmount Park farmer's on July 24. PHOTO: Andrew Hudson

Fairmount Park set for a refresh

Planned improvements to Fairmount Park were revealed late last month at a community meeting hosted by the City of Toronto at the Fairmount Park Community Centre. As part of the city’s ongoing state of good repair maintenance budget and capital work schedule, the park will see several improvements made over the next few years. Councillor […]