No signs of missing woman last seen in Woodbine Beach area

It’s been close to a month since Zabia Afzal, a 30-year-old York University PhD student and activist, has been missing. She was last seen on May 10th when she took an Uber from her workplace at Vaughan to Woodbine Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard East in the Beach neighbourhood. While the police searched the waters […]

Work to complete Martin Goodman Trail to begin this summer

The Martin Goodman Trail’s “missing link” is about to be connected. On May 12, Mayor John Tory and Ward 30 Coun. Paula Fletcher announced the city’s plans to begin work this summer to extend the trail north of Tommy Thompson Park between Outer Harbour Marina Road to Leslie Street. A city spokesperson confirmed the new […]

TTC swaps Beach streetcar stops

Several streetcar stops in the Beach area, including ones along Gerrard Street East, Kingston Road, and Queen Street East, have been relocated as part of the TTC’s regular review process. In an email, TTC spokesperson Stuart Green confirmed the changes took place over the weekend of Saturday, May 12. He said that the transit commission […]

Locally Developed, band on the rise from the Beach

Locally Developed, the name of a new band from the Beach, has just released its first album entitled Dime. The members include high school students, Alex Shuell on bass, Colin Lafaury on drums, Jonny Bojin on vocals and keyboard, and Max Pilchner on guitar, all 16. All four members of the band have had years of […]

Worker-owned Big Carrot is opening soon

After 35 years, the Big Carrot, the community-centric, sustainable, and health-conscious food store, has decided to expand and open a second location at Southwood Drive (Main Street) and Kingston Road in the Beach Community. The worker-owned store prioritizes organic, non-GMO, local, and fair trade in all its purchasing practices. Its staff takes prides itself with […]