Ward 32 City Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon speaks at the Executive Committee meeting on October 26, 2016

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 […]

Beach St. Louis Grill owner Brent Walters has been nothing but supportive of Niki Papaioannou, left, and Caitlin Tizzard's push to jumpstart a Queen Street East Christmas Market.

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 […]

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First look at Danforth condo proposal

Danforth East residents got an early look this month at an eight-storey condo proposed for Danforth Avenue and Morton Road. Covered mostly in glass, the 166-unit building would include ground-floor retail and commercial units, plus two levels of underground parking accessed by a rear lane off Patricia Drive. Replacing two buildings – a vacant Canada […]

Slam dunk ending for Brookside b-ball net

Call it a full-court press. When the Bourret brothers heard their front-yard basketball net might get pulled because of a city bylaw, they rallied their Upper Beach street to defend it. Jackson, 16, and Mitchel, 11, only had a few days to get a petition to City Hall. They beat the clock, thanks to 59 […]

Residents mum on ward review

Crickets. Rolling tumbleweeds. The sound a single email makes when it lands in your inbox. These are strange sounds in the office of local city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon. But they sum up the so far mute reaction to news that Ward 32 residents may be voting in a dramatically reshaped ward in 2018. “It’s really […]