Tour the Fear Factory…if you dare

The Beaches Recreation Centre will be possibly the scariest place in the East End on Oct. 26 to 28, as local residents Jay Marks and Dexter Frost install their fifth annual haunted house in the rec centre gym. “We turn the entire gym into a 3,500 square foot maze,” said Marks. Marks said several years […]

DECA adds pop-ups to Danforth

Modeled after an Australian project called Renew Newcastle, the Danforth East Community Association’s first of two pop-up shops took over 1948 Danforth Avenue, across from East Lynn Park, last weekend. Birthia, a shop on Dundas West that sells locally-made jewelry, clothing, art and home decor, set up for two days in the space, which was […]

Beacher to observe Ukraine elections

Running for public office municipally in the Beach (as Chris Yaccato did in 2003), helping  organize  a mayoralty campaign, working for a provincial candidate,  and serving as executive assistant to the Speaker of the Ontario Legislature looked good on his resume when Yaccato  applied to be part of the Canadian team monitoring parliamentary elections in […]

News in Brief

‘Meet the Ashbridges’ is the topic of a history talk to be held by Applegrove Community Complex on Thursday, Oct. 25. Archeologist Dena Doroszenko, of the Ontario Heritage Trust, will make an illustrated presentation about the Ashbridge family, some of the earliest settlers in the Beach, and the family’s Queen Street East home and estate. […]

Scout troop celebrates 100 years

The 35th-37th Scouting Group at St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church is celebrating a milestone birthday. One hundred years ago the first troop was formed at the Church and the group has had a continuous charter ever since. The Boy Scouts started in Toronto in 1908. A year later a group formed in the […]

Expansion in works for East City YMCA

After facing a potential sale and closure or move, then a hold put on those plans, the East City YMCA facility on Kingston Road east of Beech Avenue may be expanded in a partnership with a private developer. Celecia Partap, a spokesperson with YMCA of Greater Toronto, said the facility may host a gym, pool, […]

News in Brief

The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) is holding a Solar and Community Power Seminar for BIAs, their members and local residents on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. An initiative of TABIA’s greenTbiz program, the session will provide information to the community on […]

Special delivery for Beach Raptors fan

Imagine getting a knock on your door only to find a player from your favourite sports team standing there – with your season tickets. That’s what happened to Bob Risko, a resident on Norwood Road for 55 years, on Sept. 26, as the Toronto Raptors’ newly acquired Landry Fields showed up at his door to […]

Malvern readies for 110th reunion

Plans are already underway for next May’s 110th anniversary and reunion at Malvern Collegiate Institute. After a hugely successful centenary in 2003, which saw just under 4,000 former students attend, the school’s alumni organization, the Red and Black Society, decided to expand the yearly reunion to include all former students. Normally, each year sees a […]