In an unprecedented move, the TTC announced last week that there will be no streetcars running along Queen Street this summer. Instead, TTC spokesperson Stuart Green said the streetcars will be replaced by buses the entire length of the route. A number of construction projects will be taking place throughout the summer – including track […]
This eastern view of Queen street, just west of Glen Manor Drive, was taken in 1967. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please call me at 647-531-6116.
The 27th Beaches International Jazz Festival has expanded to include an extra weekend of music in honour of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Running from July 10 to 26, the festival will now cover three weekends at Woodbine Park, as well as the popular Streetfest that shuts down Queen Street East for three nights […]
Jason Wilson can watch Canada Day fireworks from his backyard. Standing on his back deck, the Battenburg Avenue resident can see a good slice of sky above Ashbridges Bay Park, not to mention the roof of one of the only barns still standing in Toronto, and a Queen Street KFC. But when Wilson met his […]
For a while before it shut down, the Roxy Theatre at Danforth and Greenwood screened one movie every Friday and Saturday night — the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Fans of the cult comedy-horror musical know to bring squirt guns for the rainstorm scene and confetti for the wedding, never mind the glitter and your favourite […]
Winter has finally arrived and the cold temperatures are sure to slow things down in the neighbourhood. Like many business owners and operators, we live in the Beach and know that most of us just want to escape the cold chill of the lake and stay warm inside our homes. However, this is the time […]
When people live in fear, dogs must be leashed Once again, the Beach has an increasing number of dog owners deciding that they are personally entitled to special exemptions from leash laws. At any given time, half the dogs you see anywhere south of Queen Street are off leash, outside the legal leash-free area. The […]
One Monday morning 40 years ago 24-year-old Mario Geremia opened the door for the first time to what is now Queen Compact Cars, and said “well, here I am.” Laughing at the memory, he said, “what did I know about running a business? I’m a mechanic.” From the time he was a youngster in Bianco, […]
After a dozen deputations both for and against, and many months of Beachers fighting passionately both for and against, Toronto and East York Community Council ignored a small but vocal group of objectors, and unanimously voted in favour of a new set of urban design guidelines, created after a months-long visioning study process instigated by […]
This view looks east on Queen Street from Lee. I’m sure many readers remember the Woolworth store on the northeast corner. This image was taken in 1980. A tip of the hat to Pete Coulman for providing the photograph. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.