Birch Cliff development looms

For years, Birch Cliff has been blossoming into a unique and character-filled neighbourhood tucked away on the outskirts of the Beach community. Quaint cafes, small mom and pop shops, and the picturesque beauty of Lake Ontario and the Scarborough Bluffs have seen it embody the “small town in a large city” vibe the East End […]

Store owner pays it forward

It was only a few months ago that the community banded together to help a neighbour in need after the owners of Swanwick Food Fair were robbed at gunpoint. Now, that neighbour has paid it forward. In January, two schools – Adam Beck Junior Public School and Malvern Collegiate Institute – received a generous donation […]

City says ‘yes’ to Bob Acton Park

Toronto City Council voted last week to name an Upper Beach park in honour of the late, great Bob Acton. Following the January 30 vote, the park on William Hancox Avenue – steps away from Ted Reeve Arena, where Acton spent years coaching young athletes in hockey and baseball – will soon be known as […]

Beaches-East York MP disagrees with Liberal decision to abandon electoral reform pledge

Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith does not agree with his government’s decision to abandon its promise to reform Canada’s electoral system. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday, through a mandate letter to democratic institutions minister Katrina Gould, that the government would no longer pursue changing Canada’s electoral system. Trudeau and the Liberals campaigned on a […]

Community considers Coxwell and Gerrard co-op plans

Residents of the Coxwell and Gerrard neighbourhood gathered to learn more about a proposed co-op development at a city-led community consultation late last month. Around 50 people attended the January 24 consultation, held at the Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Hiawatha Road, to hear from developer Innstead Co-operative Inc., its architect LGA Architectural Partners and city […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Re: Stephen Wickens’ column “Destination: Victoria Park Station?” (January 10, 2017) There is a solution for transit-oriented development on the Victoria Park TTC station parking lot that’s been right under the noses of the TTC and Build Toronto. The TTC head office at Yonge and Davisville has been adjudged obsolete and too small. The […]