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Building resiliency the key to surviving extreme weather

The recent prolonged stretch of frigid winter weather left many Toronto residents without water, and had the city scrambling to restore services. Ward 32 was among the hardest hit with hundreds of frozen pipes, broken water mains, and ‘no water’ calls to 311 and to my office. Many of our fellow neighbours are still without […]

Kingston Road Village residents raise traffic concerns

Kingston Road residents want to get a move on side street speeding and getting kids safely to school. Speaking at a Feb. 26 traffic meeting for fellow residents of Kingston Road Village, Aaron McIntosh said too many drivers speed along Kingswood Road and Swanwick Avenue – side streets with family homes and several schools nearby. […]

Letters to the Editor for December 2, 2014

Council candidate displeased with election coverage Beach Metro News was founded to be a non-partisan community paper. Non-partisan does not mean apolitical. Inevitably, the few people running Beach Metro will have their own biases, but lately I have begun to wonder if the paper really is non-partisan and whose voice it really represents. I have […]

Four more years for incumbents

Mary-Margaret McMahon had to stand on a chair and shout her thank-yous over the cheering crowd of supporters who packed Kingston Road’s Grover Pub on election night. “This is a clear, strong, solid message to Ward 32 that we have done great work in the last four years!” she said. A rookie when she was […]

Main Square residents cry fowl over anonymous campaign letter

Residents of at least one tower at the Main Square complex woke up to the smell of dirty politics – which, as it turns out, smells like chicken. Theresa Bowers brought an anonymous letter into the Beach Metro News office, which was identical to others she said were left for every resident at 2575 Danforth […]

Sparks and ideas fly at Ward 32 debate

How do you leave a mark on the beach? That question – how to improve Ward 32’s waterfront – sparked many ideas and a few fireworks when ten Toronto council candidates met for an Oct. 7 debate at St. John’s Norway Church. Put mall-style signs by the boardwalk to show visitors all the Queen Street […]

Duking it out on campaign trail

Sporting a bright green T-shirt marked ‘mmm good!,’ councillor Mary Margaret-McMahon calls out as her bicycle bumps over cracked and potholed pavement by Main Street Library. “You see how bad the road is? I bumped up the road resurfacing on Main,” she says. “We’d heard complaints, but it was also because we bike there.” Before […]

Video: Ward 32 all-candidates debate

Ten candidates running to be the next city councillor for Beaches-East York Ward 32 shared their policy ideas at a Oct. 7 debate hosted by Community Centre 55 and Beach Metro Community News at St. John the Baptist Norway Church. All questions were submitted by Beach Metro News readers. Candidates Bruce Baker and Jim Brookman declined requests to […]

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Candidates for the Ward 32 city council seat meet for a two-hour debate at St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican church, organized by Beach Metro Community News and Community Centre 55, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The event will be moderated by Rob Granatstein, senior producer and director of canada.com. Questions for the […]

Getting ready for the October 27 municipal election

Ah, autumn. The cooling temperatures, the shortening daylight hours, the transformation of flora and fauna as they prepare for the coming winter, and the smell of blood in the air. Oh right, it must be an election year. At Beach Metro News we have always prided ourselves on our fairness. In fact, being nonpartisan is […]

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