News in Brief

TreeMobile, a volunteer fruit-planting service started by Upper Beach resident Virginie Gysel, is offering grants to community groups for free trees and shrubs. For details on the Edible Community Garden Grant, visit On Valentine’s Day, members of the East End Community Health Centre will lead a fun, food-loving trip to the Loblaw grocery store […]

Brainstorming a Queen revival

New ideas got free reign at a recent workshop on reviving business in the Beach. Cash mobs, pop-up shops, old-school store signs, art shows outside the R.C. Harris water plant – these were just a few ideas raised by the 100 Beachers and Beach business owners who joined the Queen Street Revival workshop held last […]

News in Brief

Community Centre 55 will hold its annual Winter Carnival on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Kimberley Public School, at the corner of Main Street and Swanwick Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Planned activities include cross country ski and toboggan races, an ice hunt, ring around the reindeer, penguin races and lots more in the […]

Metropass GO sticker adds express option for commuters

Fare increases are on the way for most TTC riders, though a new pilot program may help some commuters get downtown a bit faster – albeit for a price. TTC Metropass holders hoping to get downtown a bit quicker will soon have another option – the GO train from Danforth station. Ontario Transportation Minister Steven […]

International Mother Language Day monument planned

Artists are answering the call to imagine an International Mother Language Day monument in Taylor Creek Park. Azim Dewan, a long-time Crescent Town resident, leads a local non-profit that formed to commission and build a monument this fall. “This is for everybody,” said Dewan. “When this is established next year, maybe after 10 years – […]

Coxwell station upgrade underway

Subway travellers who step out of Coxwell station for the first time might ask a simple question – where am I? Coxwell station opens onto a quiet street, Strathmore Boulevard, which runs a block north of Danforth Avenue. For anyone who doesn’t know the area, it’s not immediately clear that the narrow, dimly lit walkway […]

Mental health support group launches

An Upper Beach resident is starting a mental health support group after living for years wishing there were something like it available in the Beach or East End. Jason Balgopal struggled with depression for years, and always wished there were some sort of similar groups available for people to share stories and offer mutual support. […]

Future uncertain for tennis tourney

Tennis players at Kew Gardens have come to a deciding point on hosting the Ontario juniors. On Friday, Kew Gardens Tennis Club will announce the result of a club vote on hosting Ontario’s Junior Closed Provincial Championships, held at Kew nearly every summer since at least 1948. With up to 450 boys and girls competing, […]

Police Beat

Police at 55 Division have arrested and charged a man for stealing a car near Woodbine and Gerrard in November. Shawn Sharp, 23, was arrested and charged on Wednesday, Jan. 21 after being identified as a suspect through 55 Division’s ‘Wanted Wednesday’ initiative. On Nov. 3, 2014, a 45 year-old man parked his car overnight near […]