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 […]

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 […]