Beach BIA survey points way for new stores

Back in March, Beach residents were asked by the Beach BIA to take part in a survey to determine how the community felt about the quality and quantity of businesses along the Queen Street strip. The survey was part of a unique BIA initiative which hopes to be proactive about encouraging businesses to move into […]

Lick’s location gets condo application

On June 13 at 7 p.m. there will be a community consultation meeting held at the Beaches Rec Centre, 6 Williamson Rd. The purpose of the meeting is to get public comment on a planning application for 1960 and 1962 Queen St. E. The applicant proposes to construct a six-storey condominium with 29 residential units, […]

News in Brief

Nominations are being taken for the next Beach Citizen of the Year. Judges are ready to bestow the honour on a current or former Ward 32 resident who has exhibited exceptional service to the community. If you know a candidate, visit www.centre55.com and fill out the online form. You may also pick up a form […]

Markets spring into action

A sure sign of spring is the sprouting of area Farmers’ Markets, and here in the East End we are lucky to have several to visit, covering just about every day of the week. Each of these markets offers fresh farm-grown fruits and vegetables. The East York Farmers’ Market, on the grounds of the East […]

East Beachers fight hydro “improvements”

At first sight White Birch Road looks like a street with a head start on spring renovations. Front yards are dug up, some driveways have new asphalt patches, lawns are resodded in spots, and some properties are surrounded by safety fences. Bulldozers, diggers and dump trucks are working the dusty street. It’s a busy place. […]

Solar-powered vehicle hits road blocks

It isn’t the high price of gas that is stopping Marcelo da Luz from driving the roads of Ontario – it’s the government. So da Luz figures if you’re not allowed to drive it, well, then pull it. That’s just what he did last month with his ‘baby’ – a futuristic-looking car powered entirely by […]

Minna coming to grips with loss

After almost 18 years in office serving the riding of Beaches/ East York, Maria Minna cleaned out her Ottawa office on May 12 almost in a state of denial. Oh, as a seasoned politician, she accepts her loss as part of the process, but her fears are for the future of the country. She believes […]

Kellway looks forward to helping out in Ottawa

“I can’t believe that Beaches-East York is sending you to Ottawa…that’s just crazy talk!” Those were the recent words of Matthew Kellway’s son, Rory – a seven-year-old still trying to put together the pieces of what just happened after his dad won the recent election by over 5,000 votes. BMN caught up with Kellway on […]

BIA board can’t agree

People who sit on the board of  the Danforth Mosaic BIA are at odds with their visions of how the organization should be run. Following a contentious Annual General Meeting and election of new board members, the BIA accepted the recommendation of the Toronto/East York Community Council to appoint an additional three board members from […]