Beaches-East York candidates off and running

Why vote? Candidates for Ontario’s June election only get four weeks to give you a reason, not only to vote for them, but to vote at all. Turnout dipped to 49 per cent in the last Ontario election – a record low. That figure was a couple points higher here in Beaches-East York, but still, […]

Beach Metro News annual general meeting approaching

The annual general meeting of the Ward 9 Community News Inc. (publisher of Beach Metro Community News) will be held on Tuesday, June 17, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the newspaper office at 2196 Gerrard St. E., just west of Main Street. Officers for 2014-2015 will be elected. These officers are […]

News Briefs

Gerrard Ashdale Library is celebrating its 90th birthday with a celebration on Thursday, May 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Photos and artifacts will be on display, and refreshments will be served. The library is located at 1432 Gerrard St. E. Call 416-393-7717 to find out more.   A community consultation to review a planning […]

Police Beat

A man is in custody after a sexual assault at the Crescent Town Club on April 25. During the evening hours, a nine year-old girl was approached at the club by a man who sexually assaulted her. Police were called three days later, and made an arrest. Rui Qian Chen, 63, faces charges including two […]

MP and filmmaker visit Rana Plaza a year after collapse

It takes at least 20 hours to fly from Toronto to Dhaka, Bangladesh. But even Canadians who never make the trip need only go as far as the bedroom closet before most find clothes that were made there, says local NDP MP Matthew Kellway. And some of those clothes were cut and sewn in working […]

Neighbourhood organizations merge

If you need a hand finding seniors care, affordable housing, English classes, daycare or a new job in east Toronto, you will soon find more help in one place. Starting July 1, two social service agencies, Neighbourhood Link and Central Neighbourhood House, will join under one banner: The Neighbourhood Group. “When people walk through the […]

Toronto East General launches expansion

When Toronto East General opens a new tower in 2020, patients will find more private beds, better clinics and diagnostic facilities, a less congested entrance off Sammon Avenue, and two levels of underground parking. Rising eight stories on what is now a parking lot at Sammon and Coxwell, the tower is the core of a […]

News in Brief

Baron Byng Beaches Branch 1/42 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., will host the Silver Spring Show on Sunday, May 4, from noon to 5 p.m., to raise funds for the installation of a chairlift in the building. MC for the event is Naomi Tyrrell, an interdisciplinary artist and performer. The Spirit Choir […]

Police Beat

In the April 15 issue of Beach Metro News, it was mistakenly reported that two incidents of false luring attempts had been investigated by 55 Division police. In fact, one attempt made by a man to lure a teenage girl into a car near Gerrard Street East and Beaton Avenue did happen on April 7, […]

Construction season opens on Danforth

The east end of the Danforth from Woodbine to Victoria Park will be under construction for most of the summer. The City of Toronto will be replacing sections of water main, the road and sidewalks, as well as sprucing up the streetscape with flowers and benches. The hope is to bring more traffic to the […]