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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 […]

Corner pub planned for Beach Hill

Next St. Patrick’s Day, Kris Potts hopes to raise his glass in the Irish pub he and his brother are busy renovating at the corner of Gerrard Street and Bowmore Road. Built in a former house at the end of a residential block, it has a fitting name: The Cornerhouse Irish Pub. But before it […]

Letters to the Editor for March 18

To submit a Letter to the Editor, email editor@beachmetro.com From our March 18, 2014 issue   Now is the perfect time to consider a monumental addition Currently, Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon is encouraging discussion about refreshing and revitalizing a small and important portion of Kew Gardens. There is a war monument located in the area […]

Deal struck for Queen/Woodbine condo

A local developer who plans to build a six-storey condo on the northwest corner of Queen and Woodbine has struck a tentative deal that avoids a legal dispute at the Ontario Municipal Board. Karsten Riedel, a Beach resident and developer of the project called Two Hundred the Beach, is said to have found a compromise […]

Beach pitches in to meet recycling target

One dairy cow, 11 men, or half a car –by any measure, the average Canadian makes a lot of garbage in a year. But people in Toronto did recycle or compost just over half their household waste in 2013, up from 42 per cent in 2007. Still, while recycling is on the rise, it needs […]

Beach hoarding case spurs co-ordination effort by city

Spurred by a high-profile hoarding incident in the Beach this past summer, the City of Toronto is hiring two full-time staff to co-ordinate the response to extreme cases. Wearing Hazmat gear, a team of OSPCA inspectors trapped several cats and cleaned up debris at a Beech Avenue home in September after neighbours complained of a […]

Holiday blackout for Beach

For 12 days this Christmas, all Elizabeth Hall got from Toronto Hydro was a tied-up call centre and two false reports that her house was back to full power. Hall said she knows many people had it worse. For all but two of the 12 days after the ice storm, Hall at least had partial […]

Ice storm can’t stop Christmas deliveries

Community Centre 55 director Debbie Visconti credits volunteers and staff who went above and beyond all expectations for saving Christmas for almost 800 East End families. Each year, the centre organizes its Share A Christmas campaign, which sees non-perishable food, fresh produce and a turkey or ham provided to hundreds of less fortunate families, along […]

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