Five boys arrested after daytime muggings

Five teenage boys were arrested this week after two muggings in the Beach and Leslieville. Police allege that a large group of boys threatened another two boys near Lyall Avenue and Hannaford Street at about 4:35 p.m. on Monday, June 1. A fight started, and one of the two victims was stabbed before the group […]

Police Beat

A Toronto man arrested by Montreal police for first-degree murder after his mother was found dead in her home near Danforth and Woodbine Avenues is in custody in Toronto. Police arrested 25-year-old Justin Scott in a west-end neighbourhood of Montreal on Thursday, June 4. Toronto homicide officers transported Scott back to Toronto on Tuesday, June […]

News in Brief for June 16, 2015

The Beach Village BIA is co-sponsoring the Q107 Canada Day Picnic at Woodbine Park on July 1. The massive patriotic party features live music, a Kids Fun Zone, and fireworks. The event starts at noon and runs until 10 p.m. Anyone heading to the park should consider transit, bikes, or walking, as parking will be […]

Front yard net no slam dunk

A bylaw against curb-side basketball nets has one Upper Beach family feeling hooped. On May 28, Celia Johnstone came home to find a bylaw violation notice hanging on the free-standing basketball net that her sons set up on the edge of their front lawn along Glen Davis Crescent. “It’s a joke really, because all my […]

False alarm on lead levels

Drinking fountains are spouting once again at Duke of Connaught. Two recent tests show the school’s tap water is safe to drink, suggesting human error was behind an earlier test that registered a high level of lead. For the two weeks before June 10, staff and students at the kindergarten to Grade 8 school had […]

Search on for next Citizen of Year

We all know someone who goes the extra mile to regularly help out neighbours in need, or who spends time volunteering for community organizations. The Beach Citizen of the Year award is given to a person who consistently strives to make life better in the Beach community in Ward 32. Judges look for candidates who […]

Murder suspect arrested in Montreal

Montreal police have arrested a Toronto man wanted for first-degree murder after his mother was found dead in her home near Danforth and Woodbine Avenues. Police arrested 25-year-old Justin Scott in a west-end neighbourhood of Montreal on Thursday, June 4. In Toronto, police were called to a home near Danforth and Woodbine just after noon on Tuesday, June […]

Gould treasure rediscovered at Williamson

He had a budgie named Mozart. His goldfish were Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Haydn. As a boy growing up in the Beach, Glenn Gould left plenty of clues he might have a future in music. One was rediscovered this October, when a former classmate of his came to the centennial at Williamson Road Junior Public […]