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Beach Metro News history columnist Gene Domagala is leading another of his popular historical walks on Saturday, Aug. 23.  Meet at the Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E. at 1 p.m., and continue along Gerrard, winding through neighbourhood streets through the site of the old Toronto Golf Course and more. Learn about Wrenson Road resident Roy Brown who is credited with shooting down the Red Baron. The walk ends at Gerrard Ashdale Library around 2:30 p.m.


On Saturday, Aug. 16, Dentonia Park will host a free outdoor screening of the movie E.T., plus a short film about Crescent Town Elementary School. The films start at 8 p.m. and organizers have promised popcorn.


Community Centre 55 is hosting a free movie night at Norwood Park. On Thursday, Aug. 21, Shrek the Third is on the bill. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts after dusk. The park is at Norwood Road and Gerrard Street East. For information call 416-691-1113.


Danforth Village BIA will host a free outdoor screening of Jumanji on Saturday, Aug. 23, in the courtyard at Main Square, at Danforth Avenue and Main Street. This family-friendly event gets started at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Armchair seating will be provided.


Malvern Collegiate’s Home and School Council is holding its first annual Yard Sale in the Yard fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. This sale of yard sale goods and handmade items will be set up on the school’s track, at 55 Malvern Ave. Proceeds from the event will go to awards and scholarships, the commencement ceremony, parent engagement seminars, and the year-end staff appreciation brunch. Tables are available. For information contact


Savour the flavours of South Asian cuisine at the TD Festival of South Asia on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24. The event takes place along Gerrard Street East between Coxwell and Greenwood Avenues from noon to 11 p.m. both days.


Newly elected Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts has reintroduced a private member’s bill tabled by his predecessor Michael Prue before the June 12 election. Bill 12, known as the Protecting Employees’ Tips Act, 2014, would ban restaurant and bar owners from keeping any share of the tips collected by employees. The bill passed second reading on July 17 and was referred to the standing committee on the legislative assembly for further study.


City council has rejected a bid by the owners of the Paralía restaurant (formerly Trinity Taverna) to keep their current illuminated sign along Lakeshore Boulevard East. After hearing complaints, staff confirmed that the sign is too large and gives off more light than bylaws allow.


An electrical-room fire has forced the Crescent Town Club to close temporarily, affecting the club’s summer day camp and other programs. The non-profit community centre features swimming pools, squash courts, a gym, a club room, and a kitchen.


Cyclists taking the Waterfront Trail through Birch Cliff will soon find a new eastbound bicycle lane on Kingston Road. Passing in front of the Hunt Club golf course from Wood Glen Road to Haig Avenue, the lane will close a 475-metre gap in the eastbound trail. The change won’t affect driving lanes on Kingston, but some parking and a left-turn lane will be removed.

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