Two men stabbed, chased at Ashbridges Bay

Police are looking for a group of five young people, three men and two women, who were involved in a Labour Day stabbing at Ashbridges Bay Park. Police say the group, all in their twenties, got into a heated argument with another group on Woodbine beach between 5:30 and 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. […]

Police seek help with arson investigation

Police are seeking any video that might show who lit a series of arson fires around 3 a.m. this morning near Danforth and Coxwell Avenues. Any drivers with a dash-mounted camera who were driving in the area between 2:45 and 4:00 a.m. are asked to contact police, as are any area residents with security cameras […]

Residents mum on ward review

Crickets. Rolling tumbleweeds. The sound a single email makes when it lands in your inbox. These are strange sounds in the office of local city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon. But they sum up the so far mute reaction to news that Ward 32 residents may be voting in a dramatically reshaped ward in 2018. “It’s really […]

News Briefs

Local 55 Division police are collecting donated school supplies for underprivileged students. Until Sept. 27, donations are welcome at the front desk of 55 Division station, which is on the northeast corner of Coxwell Avenue and Dundas Street. ● Bagpipes, books and bake sales will take over Birch Cliff on Saturday, Sept. 19 for the […]

OMB rules against resident

A Beach resident has been ordered to pay $28,693 in legal costs to the developer of a Queen Street condo. Brian Graff was ordered to pay the costs on Aug. 26, three years after he led a failed appeal against plans by Reserve Properties to build a six-storey condo at 1960 Queen St. E, formerly […]

Crews demolish former convent on Kingston Road

Brick walls cracked and crumbled on Wednesday as crews started to demolish the former Sisters of Notre Dame convent near Kingston Road and Glen Manor Drive. Closed by the Sisters in August 2013, the property at 750 Kingston Rd. was later purchased by the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Built in 1952, for decades the convent […]

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 […]