Beach boys memories of the great Babe

People in the City of Toronto have always been sports fans, especially baseball. We had many teams that played in many leagues and had different names, but the two most well known were the Toronto Maple Leafs – and later – the Toronto Blue Jays. The Toronto Maple Leaf Baseball team was located at one […]

Defining what the Beach means to me

People from outside the area often ask me, “What is the Beach?” I have pondered and asked myself the same question, and in answer, this is what I think is the Beach – or, at least, my Beach. The geological beach was created about 10,000 years ago after an ice age formed a large lake […]

Booze and gambling – The Beach’s sinful past is revealed

I was doing a historical ‘Jane’s Walk’ on May 8 with the collaboration of our Beach Metro News editor, Carole Stimmell, who did a great job telling the history of O’Sullivan’s Tavern on Kingston Road (which dated from the late 1840s), when one of the ladies on the walk asked me a question about alcohol […]