At Hope United, Brian strikes the right note

Hope United Church worship leader Brian Stevens had to make a change. His job as an executive director at the trade group Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters was wearing him down with its relentless jet-setting demands. “It was a lot of international travel. I was tired,” recalled Stevens. Nearing 40, he started asking himself a big […]

Ursula finds beauty in the unexpected

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 […]

Deja Views: Woodbine and Cassels

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 gdvandyke61@gmail.com.

Balmy Beach coach works to make paddling more inclusive

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 […]

Deja Views: Main and Danforth

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 […]