Skatepark gets legal graffiti murals

Two months ago, graffiti artists Kyle Howard and Max Sawka began working on one of their biggest projects ever. The goal was to paint murals throughout the Ashbridges Skate Park at the corner of Lakeshore Boulevard and Coxwell Avenue. On Dec. 16, they were both recognized for their outstanding work and presented with appreciation letters […]

TTC plans changes to Eastern Avenue

On Dec. 8, the Toronto Transit Commission held a Public Meeting at the Fire and EMS Training Centre to present its proposal for modifications to Eastern Avenue between Minto Street and Connaught Avenue. The primary reason for the modifications is that the tracks on Eastern Avenue are “too low relative to the south end of […]

News in Brief

A free safe driving presentation for seniors will be held at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., on Monday, Jan. 23 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ‘You and the Road – Seniors Driving Safely & Pedestrian Safety’ will be led by Bob Annan, a retired 38-year veteran of the police service’s Hit and Run […]

Public gets first look at Boardwalk Pub plans

On Dec. 3 George Foulidis, owner and operator of the Boardwalk Pub in Ashbridges Bay Park, along with Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon held an open house at the facility in hopes of answering questions and addressing concerns from the community in relation to the planned expansion of the facility. Foulidis hopes to extend the […]

Raising the flag for a good cause

Last year Michelynn Laflèche and Benedict Hilliard raised $600 for the Daily Bread Food Bank by displaying and selling specially designed, one-of-a-kind Advent flags on the front lawn of their Leuty Avenue home. It was such a success, and caught the interest of the neighbours so much that they all wanted to participate this year. […]

Goodbye and thank you so much

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of my retirement are NOT exaggerated, but until now they have been somewhat premature. I ran into a friend in the grocery store last night, and mentioned that I was coming from work. “I thought you had retired months ago,” she said. Well, I had to explain that I intended […]

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The Church of St. Nicholas Birch Cliff, Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre and Wimpy’s Restaurant are teaming up to present The Amazing Christmas Feast, an annual dinner for individuals or families in need, on Monday, Dec. 19. Guests will be treated to a free turkey dinner with all the trimmings at Wimpy’s, located at 1496 Kingston […]

Bookstore owners make great escape

We’ve been very lucky. Over the 15 years at the Great Escape Book Store my wife Marg and I have made many wonderful friends. We have shared a lot of books and a lot of laughs and have enjoyed watching tiny customers grow into teenagers. In the beginning we were joined by David, a boyhood […]