5 things to do in and around the Beach this weekend

Don’t let the rain dampen your spirits this weekend – there are lots of great events happening throughout the East End and we’ve got a list to get you started below: Matty’s Laxamania Join the Beaches Lacrosse Alumni tonight from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in order to support former captain, Matt Mclean, in his […]

501 Queen streetcar debate up once again

It’s certainly not a new topic of discussion — the 501 Queen streetcar has been up for debate many times before. But the topic was recently brought up once again — this time, by Etobicoke councillor Michael Ford. Since May, the city has been temporarily running buses the length of the 501 streetcar route, due […]

Criminal charges laid against men behind ‘Your Ward News’

Criminal charges have been laid against the editor and publisher of a controversial local publication routinely described as “hate propaganda”. Lisa and Warren Kinsella, political strategists, pundits and activists, brought a criminal complaint against James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine for uttering threats in the pages of Your Ward News, which was recently banned from […]

Update: Police arrest sexual assault suspect

Toronto Police have arrested the man wanted for committing a sexual assault  in the Main and Danforth Area. 39-year-old Perry Acti now faces six charges including break, enter, and commit, forcible confinement, sexual assault with a weapon, traffic in schedule 1 substance, possession of proceeds of crime, and failure to comply with probation. It is alleged […]

From the archives: Toronto Skateworks

Skateboarding pioneers have long carved out space for their sport in the East End. A January 26, 1988 front page Beach Metro News story details the entrepreneurial efforts of 19-year-old Perry Gladstone, founder of Toronto Skateworks on Danforth. Located at 2168 Danforth Ave., the facility was the first commercial indoor skate park east of the […]

The cankerworms are coming

They’re small, they’re slimy, and they have a voracious appetite for leafy greens. These creatures are cankerworms — an insect also commonly known as an inchworm, and which many would recognize as a common moth later in its lifecycle — and though they may be small, they pose a mighty threat to the foliage in the […]

Eye on Business

The Nooks is throwing a monthly flea market in the laneway just north of the Danforth between Woodbine and Woodmount. The pop-up takes place the last Saturday of every month until August – next one June 25 – and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information at www.thenooks.ca. Newly opened Rorschach Brewing Co., […]

Permit parking rule changes divide Beach residents

Beaches-East York city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon is defending a decision to implement on-street permit parking on all of Ward 32 residential streets, saying it is an issue of fairness. “Some residents have asked why they don’t have permit parking in their area and they’ve been ticketed and they wondered about that,” said McMahon. “I’ve heard […]