News in Brief

East End Arts will hold an arts networking event called Create a Buzz! on Thursday, April 10, from 7 to 10 p.m., at 1298 Danforth Ave., 2nd floor. Local artists and community arts groups are invited to present their ideas and showcase their works at this networking event. Admission is free and refreshments will be […]

Police Beat

The city’s 14th and 15th homicides took place on east Danforth on March 19. At 8:44 p.m., police responded to calls for a shooting at 2215 Danforth Ave. When officers arrived they found two men lying on the sidewalk with apparent gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at St. Michael’s Hospital. The victims have been […]

Front of Kew Gardens set for refresh

The Queen Street end of Kew Gardens is set for a facelift in the next year. The first of two planned public consultations took place on March 18, with about 75 interested parties crowding the gym at the Beaches Recreation Centre to offer their opinions on the possibilities for the small section of the north […]

Corner pub planned for Beach Hill

Next St. Patrick’s Day, Kris Potts hopes to raise his glass in the Irish pub he and his brother are busy renovating at the corner of Gerrard Street and Bowmore Road. Built in a former house at the end of a residential block, it has a fitting name: The Cornerhouse Irish Pub. But before it […]

Police Beat

Police are looking for a suspect in a December kidnapping and assault case after a recent arrest attempt near the Danforth. In December, a woman escaped after allegedly being held at an apartment for four days near Lawrence Avenue East and Kingston Road. She was beaten a number of times before being taken to another […]

News in Brief

Award-winning author and historian Jean Cochrane will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society, Tuesday, March 25, at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., starting at 7 p.m. Cochrane wrote Kensington and, along with her late husband Glenn, penned The Beach: An Illustrated History from […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

As luck had it, Shirley Douglas got a 13th floor apartment when she moved with her twins Kiefer and Rachel Sutherland from L.A. to Toronto’s Crescent Town neighbourhood back in 1977. The actress, activist, and daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas told a story about that lucky perch during an International Women’s Day speech at […]

Surprise fees a hurdle for groups

Two community groups that run after-school programs at Secord Elementary hope the Toronto District School Board’s new permits policy makes it easier to rent classes next school year. Last August, three days before starting their free sports, health and nutrition program for Grade 1 to 6 students, the Boys and Girls Club of West Scarborough […]