Former Glen Ames teacher killed in Burkina Faso

A former Glen Ames teacher and her husband are among the victims of Sunday’s terror attack at a cafe in the capital of Burkina Faso. Tammy Chen, 34, is being remembered as “a very passionate, charismatic and diligent teacher,” according to a statement from the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Chen taught in the French […]

Beach Citizen of the Year: A look back

Nominations are still open for the 2017 Beach Citizen of the Year. The annual award honours someone who has shown a long-standing commitment to improving our little corner of the city. In case you need a bit of inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of some of the previous honorees. By the way, don’t be afraid […]

In Photos: Afrofest 2017

Organized by Music Africa, Afrofest, the largest free African music festival in North America, celebrated its 29th anniversary of promoting African music and culture in the heart of Toronto, Woodbine Park, on July 8 and 9. Check out these photos from the event.

Share your neighbourhood story

The Toronto Public Library Beaches Branch is hosting a storytelling series about the neighbourhood. Kew Stories invites children and adults to join library staff as they share stories about the Beach neighbourhood and beyond. Held in the library’s reading garden or in neighbouring Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E., (look for the group on the […]

Laneway housing on track

Laneway housing is still on track to becoming an option in the city of Toronto. The laneway suites report, championed by ward 32 councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, came to Toronto City Council on July 4. The report has since been adopted with amendments. Laneway housing has been presented as a way to address the affordable housing […]

Kingston Road United Church looks to the future

Having been open for more than 100 years now, it’s easy for Kingston Road United Church (KRUC) to point to its rich history when discussing its service within the Kingston Road community. But they’re not looking to stay in the past. Instead, they’ve got their eyes focused on the future. “The landscape has changed, which […]

Relief from group as lake levels drop

With Lake Ontario water levels having been over 30” higher than normal this spring, the Balmy Beach Canoe Club has discovered a few things: rubber boots are a fashion necessity, walking a plank carrying a boat is hard and, even though their sport requires flat water, there can actually be too much of a good […]

After a rainfall, take caution when playing in the water

When it comes to engaging in recreational water activities this summer, experts are saying give it time. Especially after a rainfall. Toronto Public Health advises that people should generally wait anywhere from 12 to 48 hours after a rainfall before heading into the water. “Rainfall does have an impact on beach water quality,” explained Mahesh […]