Beach hockey families ready to help

A group of Beach hockey-loving dads will be travelling to the Dominican Republic in February with their teenage children, to offer time, labour, supplies and money to an orphanage, with the added hopes of providing their children with a life-changing experience. Ryan Vincent has taken employees and franchisees of his Nutrilawn company to the orphanage […]

Quarry Lands group holds AGM

The Concerned Citizens of Quarry Lands Development (CCQLD) will meet for its 2013 Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd., starting at 7:30 p.m. The CCQLD board will update the community on recent developments. These include a recent Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appearance by Gerrard Clonmore Developments (GCD), […]

Historical Society gives HCD a boost

Could there be any more fitting organization to resurrect, revive and revitalize than a historical society? A group originally formed to put forward a nomination of Queen Street East as a Heritage Conservation District (HCD) has brought about the rejuvenation of the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society, founded in 1974 to raise awareness of […]

Rink builders ready for winter

Skates are sharpened, sticks are taped and a group of dedicated dads and moms are crossing their fingers in a collective wish that the weather holds. Mother Nature calls the shots when it comes to a favourite Canadian pastime – playing hockey on an outdoor rink – and the folks who are responsible for creating […]

There’s a new sheriff in town

Residents of the Beach and East Toronto, welcome Superintendent Elizabeth Byrnes, the new Unit Commander at 55 Division. Byrnes, who has been with Toronto Police Service for 28 years, brings with her a slew of experience, from ‘street beat’ to Communication Services Unit Commander. A Scarborough native, Byrnes spent most of her early career in […]

Superintendent Bergen thanks the Beach

“It was brilliant and I really enjoyed it!” Those were the words of Superintendent Frank Bergen who recently left 55 Division to become Unit Commander at 22 Division, when asked of his time here. Bergen’s time at the “Double Nickel” left the top officer with memories of “great people who all had the best interests […]

News in Brief

Community Centre 55 will hold its annual Winter Carnival on Saturday, Jan. 26. Beginning at 9 a.m. the good cooks at CC55 will be serving up a pancake breakfast for only $3 per person. Across the street at Kimberley Public School, the outdoor events will be gearing up. Organizers can’t promise snow but they are […]

Ford 1, Foulidis 0 after defamation ruling

On Dec. 27, Ontario Superior Court Justice John Macdonald concluded that Mayor Rob Ford did not make any statements that defamed Boardwalk Cafe’s owner George Foulidis. The decision was made after a trial that lasted less than two weeks last November. Foulidis accused Ford of making statements to a daily newspaper which implied that the […]

Camera-shy thieves get away, for now

Beach Metro News reported on Twitter on Jan. 1 about a few cars that had been broken into in a parking lot at Ashbridges Bay Park, near the boat launch area. The following day, the alleged thieves were back. Only this time, they did not go unnoticed. At approximately noon on Jan. 2, Kevin Kelly […]

Interfaith lunch offers food and fellowship

When asked if the Beach Interfaith lunches are still fairly well-attended, long-time volunteer Suzanne Beard offered a mixed reaction to the fact that the lunches are steadily drawing 50 to 70 regular diners. “I would like to say that it’s not used that often, but with the economy the way it is, unfortunately we’ve seen […]