Our much loved library at Lee Avenue and Queen Street East in 1979, before it was renovated and expanded, and today. Do you have a photo you’d like to share with our readers? Email me at email@example.com.
Early on, art instructor Danielle Ward noticed her son Carter’s talents with a paintbrush in hand. Four years ago, she set out some paints to help Carter, then seven, while away a winter day that he was spending drawing his puppy Merle Haggard. “What he painted on his drawing far surpassed the drawing underneath,” Danielle […]
Attention all amateur and aspiring authors, working wordsmiths, and patrons of prose: ‘Tis the season for our annual winter writing contest. This year Beach Metro News has partnered with Community Centre 55 and writing coach Patricia McCully, who leads a popular writing class at Centre 55. The rules are simple: write something – fiction, non-fiction, […]
Beach floral design and horticultural judge Ursula Eley’s first foray into competitive floral arrangement was a far cry from her recent award-winning entry at an international event. If there was a mistake to be made in her first submission in 1998, she made it, the one-time president of the Beach Garden Society said. Eley used […]
This grand house sits at the northeast corner of Woodbine and Cassels Avenues. The archival photograph was taken in the fall of 1922—or, you could say, 95 years before bicycle lanes were installed. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Dina and Elina Anker’s Oakridge penthouse condo, the elephant in the room is stuffed, pink, and grey. Last fall, it was cancer. The toy elephant is one of a pile Elina, 14, received from well-wishers after she was diagnosed with stage-three lymphoma around this time last year. The then St. John Catholic School student […]
Some are shocked to learn they’ve won an award, others elated. Colleen Didur was hesitant to receive her Coaches Association of Ontario award. It’s not that the Balmy Beach Canoe Club coordinator wasn’t happy about the distinction. “I was a little bit hesitant to receive the award at first because I don’t necessarily think of […]
This image of the Main Street and Danforth Avenue intersection was taken in 1965. The view is northeast and behind the brown brick building, centre frame, construction of what is now the Main Street TTC station wasn’t due to begin for a couple of years. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Please […]
This archival photograph was taken in the late summer of 1940. The view is looking north on Coxwell Avenue by Queen Street East – an intersection that has been closed through most of September. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share with our readers? Please contact me at email@example.com.