News In Brief

Beach Metro News congratulates Grade 12 Malvern students Taylor Aitken and Casey Pope. The two are the recipients of the Beach Metro News Award recognizing skill, imagination and delight in the use of the English language in written work. Each received a cheque for $300 at the Malvern commencement on Nov. 11. • Toronto Hydro […]

Santa comes to Kingston Road

The 6th annual Village of East Toronto Christmas Parade gets underway at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 and parade marshals are needed to help guide participants on their merry way. The parade travels Kingston Road from Victoria Park Avenue to Walter Street, then winds along residential streets over to Community Centre 55. Students can […]

Quarry Lands development plan gets fresh look

If you are among a growing group of people who think that a final decision on the development of the Quarry Lands may outlast us all, you could be right. Despite the multiple efforts of elected representatives from two levels of government, negotiations by City Build, and a very proactive community organization, Gerrard Clonmore Development […]

Remembrance Day events

Every year we check in with the various Legions in the area (and this year with the Naval Club of Toronto) to find out what they are doing to commemorate Remembrance Day. The list below will give you a good idea of their plans, and considering that many of the parades are taking place on […]

A First World War mystery

Editor’s Note: A little over a month ago, I was given an old cigar box filled with photos and letters that dated to the 1910s and 1920s. The box had been stored in the attic of a house on Beaufort Road, but had no connection to the current or previous owner. Two of the letters […]

Spirit of Malvern returns to former glory

A very special 89-year-old will celebrate the anniversary of his arrival in the Beach this Friday – and he’s been all spruced up for the occasion. The memorial to the men of Malvern Collegiate Institute who fell in the First World War is being rededicated after a restoration funded by the community. The ceremony will […]

News in Brief

The Beach Hebrew Institute will mark Holocaust Education Week with a showing of the PBS documentary, The Hidden Child, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. The film tells the story of six-year-old Maud Dahme who was hidden and saved from Nazi death camps by a family in the Netherlands. Today Dahme is involved in […]

Wholesome market hosts Community Builders

Wholesome Market has been a fixture of the Beach for over 25 years. This health food store is one place you can be sure to get nourishing food, health care products and build a lasting connection to people who care about community. Hanif and Taslim Jamal go miles beyond just selling you healthy food. They […]

Support MacLean’s ‘mo’

It’s Movember time again. This is the 30-day period traditionally called the month of November when men around the world grow moustaches to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. Last year worldwide, Movember raised $72 million dollars, with Canadians contributing more than $22 million towards fighting this disease which affects one in seven […]

Remembering Bill Hussey with love

When I think of love and sacrifice, I think of Bill Hussey, newly engaged to Peggy and about to go off to war. He told her: “If you meet someone, please let me be the first to know. And if I meet someone, you will be the first to know.” Fortunately there was no one […]