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Legends by the lake inspire film

This has been a golden summer of sports in Toronto. In celebration of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games the Toronto Reference Library (Yonge and Bloor) is hosting a wonderfully nostalgic exhibit looking back at sport and recreation in a simpler time. Toronto’s Sporting Past includes early photos of the Balmy Beach Club and […]

Heather Menzies-Urich talks about The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. For many people the beloved classic is one of “our favourite things,” like “raindrops on roses.” For a little girl from Fernwood Park Avenue in the Beach, it would be the role of a lifetime. Heather Menzies-Urich was born in Toronto in December 1949. Her […]

A famous son, a forgotten father

Those eyes! That voice! Can you guess who played the nasty villain (photo above) in the 1978 thriller, The Silent Partner, with scenes at Kew Beach? Hints: He is the oldest actor ever to win an Academy Award. His great-grandfather was a Canadian Prime Minister. His father lived in the Beach for more than 30 […]

Beach actor shines in Pretend We’re Kissing

You can add Tommie-Amber Pirie to the list of talented performers who call the Beach home. The Ottawa native moved to Toronto at the age of 19 to pursue her acting career. Living in the heart of the Beach close to both city and nature is a good fit for an animal lover who enjoys […]

From the Beach to Hollywood

Actor Inga Cadranel is following in the footsteps of the many talented Canadian performers who have headed to sunny California. The Beach actress has been ‘promoted’ from playing a police detective on Orphan Black to a police chief on the new series Backstrom which debuts January 22. With the Academy Award nominations coming out this […]

Beauty and the Beach: a true love story

After a year of scandals, this is a good time for a tale of true romance in the Beach. Acclaimed director Norman Jewison grew up above his parents’ dry goods store on Queen Street East at Kippendavie. In his autobiography, This Terrible Business Has Been Good To Me, Jewison recalls how he met his future […]

Captain Arthur Roy Brown on film

In a recent column (Who really killed the Red Baron?) Gene Domagala wrote about Captain Arthur Roy Brown who lived on Wrenson Road in the 1920s. In 1918 the Royal Air Force officially credited the Canadian pilot with downing Manfred von Richthofen, the famous German flying ace of the First World War. Many of us […]

The Golden Age of movie houses

The days of 10 cent, double feature Saturday matinees are long gone, but nostalgic Beachers hold fond memories of the film palaces of our youth. Before television came along in the 1950s, the Beach had as many as seven neighbourhood cinemas at one time. Who remembers the Beach, Family/Lake, Manor, Kingswood, Scarboro or Ideal? Only […]

Can women and men be just friends?

That is the question posed in a charming new comedy starring former boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe in his first romantic lead role. Beach Metro is a family newspaper so I should explain that ‘friend’ is The F Word of the title, which has been changed to What If? for sensitive American audiences. What if the […]

Going the distance in the Beach

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. – Dr. Roger Bannister   Beachers are passionate about their sports, and runners may be the most dedicated of all. Athletes push themselves to strive for that next goal, record or personal best. Some run to stay […]

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