News in Brief

What do history, Harris tweed jackets and bicycles have in common? They are all components of the first Ward 32 Tweed Historical Bike Ride. Decked out in their finest woolens, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, local historian and Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala, the Bard in the Park Thespians and 32 Spokes Cycling Club will lead […]

News in Brief

Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon will lead the Maple Leaf Forever Tree Tour on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. The neighbourhood walk will begin at Maple Cottage, 62 Laing St., the site of the historic maple which stood for over a century and inspired Alexander Muir, in 1867, to write The Maple […]

Police Beat

Valerie Isaac, 44, is the latest honouree in 55 Division’s weekly ‘Wanted Wednesday’ program. Isaac is wanted for Assault with a Weapon, Assault Cause Bodily Harm, Mischief Under $5,000 and Assault. It’s alleged that she was in an argument with someone and assaulted the victim with a broken beer bottle. The victim ran away and […]

News in Brief

Beach Metro News history columnist Gene Domagala will lead another of his popular historical walks on Sunday, Sept. 29. This one will begin at noon in front of the Kew Beach Fire Hall, 1904 Queen St. E., and will explore the Queen Street East and Woodbine Avenue area. ● Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church will hold its […]

City will consider bylaw banning feeding of coyotes

Citing public safety, city staff have rejected one councillor’s call for a ‘no kill’ policy towards problem coyotes. But this fall, council will consider a bylaw that fines anyone caught feeding coyotes $240 for a first offence and up to $5,000 for repeat offenders. Scarborough Centre councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker asked last March for a new policy […]

Police Beat

A man was robbed in the early morning hours of Sept. 7. Just after 4:30 a.m., the man was near Greenwood and Danforth Avenues when a group of males approached. Two grabbed the victim and took his cell phone before the group fled westbound on Danforth. Six young people, 17 to 19 years old, were […]

Condo builder aims to mend fences

When Nick Ainis last spoke to Beach Metro News, he invited the paper to make a return trip. At the time, Ainis had just left a two-hour meeting where, as construction manager for the Carmelina condos at Danforth and Woodbine, he heard many complaints from some of the 22 residents living beside the site. Bent fences. […]

Woodbine crosswalk a possibility, again

Beach residents who want a pedestrian crossing on Woodbine Avenue between Kingston Road and Queen Street East hope the sixth time is the charm. After a unanimous vote by the Toronto and East York Community Council, a plan to install a set of pedestrian-controlled traffic lights on Woodbine just north of Norway Avenue will go […]