Paul M. Babich is 15th Citizen of the Year

Like most of the previous honourees, this year’s Citizen of the Year says he can’t quite understand why he deserves the title. As far as Paul M. Babich is concerned, he’s just doing what he does, organizing when things need to be organized, pitching in where he can, and helping out whenever he’s asked. So is […]

Wynne stops in at Centre 55

Some nine year-old summer campers beat the Beach Metro News to an exclusive interview with Premier Kathleen Wynne last week. Kids in the day camp at Community Centre 55 got to ask Wynne several questions when the premier dropped in on Wednesday, a day when Wynne also visited the new Chest Centre at Toronto East […]

Police Beat

Two men have been named this month as part of 55 Division’s ‘Wanted Wednesday’ program. Jason Lafferty, 42, is wanted for possession of heroin and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of proceeds of crime and property of crime. He’s described as 5’9”, about 175 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. Tyrell […]

News Briefs

Beach Hill swimmer Graysen Bernard, a 13 year-old student at Bowmore Public School, had a great summer racing at provincial and national competitions. At the provincial championship in Nepean in early July, he picked up seven medals in eight events, including a gold in the 1500m freestyle. He also won gold in the 2 km […]

End of the line for daycare

Right to the end, Shelly Zorzit felt sure that Beaches Child Care Centre would stay open next fall. But looking back, the board president says the Upper Beach daycare might have run out of time even before she joined the effort to save it, a year and a half ago. A non-profit, licensed daycare for […]

Provincial funding boost for hate crimes

Standing down the street from the office of what many call a hate-filled newspaper, Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts announced more funding on July 16 for police who investigate hate crimes. Over the next two years, the Ontario government will spend $399,000 to maintain the Hate Crime and Extremism Investigative Team – a coordinated effort […]

Seeking nominations for the next Beach Citizen of the Year

The deadline is fast approaching to nominate the next Beach Citizen of the Year. The annual award honours a local resident who has shown a steadfast and long-standing commitment to improving their, and by extension our, little corner of the world. This year marks the 14th year since the first award in 2001. The award […]

Kingston Road sees multiple rezonings

City councillors have voted to rezone Kingston Road for a seven-storey, 49-unit condo and two town houses just east of Main Street on land including the former Dip ‘n Sip doughnuts property at 663 Kingston Rd. As part of the rezoning, Streetcar Developments gave city planners a study showing another eight properties from Brookside Drive […]

News Briefs

The Festival of South Asia runs from noon until 11 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 16 in the Gerrard India Bazaar. Highlights include Afghani, Bengali, Indian, and Sri Lankan cultural performances, including a debut performance of original music by Toronto Tabla Ensemble’s Ritesh Das scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday. ● Wag on the Danforth at […]

Police Beat

No charges will be laid against a private security guard who fatally shot two men at a Danforth Avenue McDonald’s in February. Police on Toronto’s homicide squad said that after doing a full investigation and consulting senior Crown attorneys, they found there is no reasonable prospect of a conviction for the Feb. 28 shootings. According […]