Marsupial moves into heart of Beach

Why did the opossum cross Wineva Avenue? Rick Wyszynski didn’t ask, but he did snap a photo of the one that slowly crossed his street a few weeks ago. Wyszynski said it was the first opossum he has seen in the Beach after 30 years here. “It didn’t look like the usual raccoon, so I […]

News Briefs

The City of Toronto is holding an open house on Wednesday, April 16, to outline upcoming construction along Danforth Avenue between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. The project, slated to begin in June, involves watermain replacement, road and sidewalk reconstruction, paving and streetscape improvements. The work is scheduled to be completed by November. Project staff […]

Police Beat

A second arrest has been made in a kidnapping and assault case from late last year. In December, a woman allegedly escaped after being confined and beaten for four days near Lawrence Avenue East and Kingston Road. She was then taken to another apartment near Danforth and Kingston, but when her kidnappers drove her to […]

Dozen schools to add all-day kindergarten

From heads to shoulders, knees and toes, kindergarteners can count on a lot of learning. And in Beach-area schools, teachers will soon be counting many more kindergarten classes, as 12 public and Catholic schools are scheduled to add full-day kindergarten this September. “We’re excited,” says Rita Gallippi, principal at Adam Beck Junior Public School, where […]

Politicians uninvited from Easter parade

For 12 years, MPP Michael Prue has waved a flag in the Beach’s Easter parade – not NDP orange, but a lake blue one with a silhouette of the Leuty Lifeguard Station. But Prue’s Beach flag won’t fly on Sunday. Organizers at the Toronto Beaches Lions Club have banned all politicians from the 48 year-old […]

Quarry lands park planned

Keep it natural. When all their voting dots were counted, that was the key advice local residents gave designers of a new city park planned for the quarry lands at Victoria Park Avenue and Gerrard Street East. Making up roughly a quarter of the 19.7-acre site that Build Toronto plans to develop on the quarry […]

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 […]