Out of the Cold programs get help in East End

Grade four students in Travis White’s and Kristin Rogers’ classes at Kew Beach Public School have set out to help the Out Of the Cold program at St. Aidan’s Church on Queen Street. The students didn’t just want to raise money to help – they wanted to be more ‘hands-on’, so Dr. Michael Chambers, Chairperson […]

Neighbourhood Link wakes up neighbours

Neighbourhood Link’s Wake Up The Neighbours campaign is well underway, but the purpose – simply to inform the East End about the organization’s existence and extent of services – is far from fulfilled. Board member Mary Christie has been volunteering with Neighbourhood Link for decades, helping to spread the word about all the programs run […]

Danforth home to pop-ups in December

After a successful pilot project over two weekends earlier this fall, Renew East Danforth – an offshoot of the Danforth East Community Association (DECA) – is launching a more extensive round of pop-up shops on Danforth between Woodbine and Coxwell for the holiday season. The idea is modeled on an urban renewal project from Australia called Renew […]

News in Brief

Meet Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway at his annual Holiday Party Open House at the constituency office, 155 Main St., on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. Mix and mingle with community members, neighbours and friends at this family-friendly event. Light refreshments will be available. For more information or to RSVP, call Elaine […]

Daily Flag project back on Leuty and Violet

Last year, in a uniquely creative and colourful way, 32 families along Leuty and Violet Avenues raised  $5,560 for the Daily Bread Food Bank through the Daily Flag for Daily Bread project. Organized by Michelynn Laflèche and Benedict Hilliard, the project was inspired by the tradition of Advent. Participating members along these two Beach streets […]

Beach busy during the holiday season

Holiday festivities are in full swing in the Beach, so be sure to mark down these seasonal favourites. Join the DeClute family for their fifth annual Light Up the Beach! on Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 7 p.m. Meet at the foot of Leuty Avenue and stroll along the boardwalk to Beech Avenue, illuminating 20 […]

Queen Street guidelines approved

After a dozen deputations both for and against, and many months of Beachers fighting passionately both for and against, Toronto and East York Community Council ignored a small but vocal group of objectors, and unanimously voted in favour of a new set of urban design guidelines, created after a months-long visioning study process instigated by […]

Tell your friends and neighbours

The numbers are hard to argue. Meals served: 35,360. Trips made by 524 seniors in the ‘Senior Link Limo’: 13,058. Homeless obtaining identification: 4,513. Per cent of newcomers working, at school or volunteering, after attending New Knowledge, New Skills for Newcomers program: 81. Number of people living in affordable housing: 429. Number of hours donated […]

Former Dragon donates to TEGH

Canadian entrepreneur and former member of CBC’s The Dragon’s Den, W. Brett Wilson, recently donated $100,000 to Toronto East General Hospital’s Regional Robotic Surgical and Teaching Program, and is issuing a challenge to others to match it. Wilson, himself a prostate cancer survivor, was in the Beach with his sons for a volleyball tournament five […]

Homicide near Woodbine and Gerrard

Police officers from 55 Division were called to an address on Ladykirk Avenue, in the Gerrard and Woodbine area, on Nov. 14 around 12:30 p.m., where they found a woman with no vital signs and obvious signs of trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman’s husband was also found, suffering from life-threatening […]