Police Beat

A 13-year-old boy was robbed of property on Aug. 1. Shortly before noon, the boy met a male near Danforth and Coxwell Avenues to sell a pair of shoes after making arrangements through Facebook. The suspect grabbed the box of shoes and ran eastbound on Strathmore Boulevard. • Two women, 19 and 21 years old, […]

Beachers pushing for search and rescue

Residents of the Beach are steering the effort to launch an all-volunteer marine search and rescue unit for Toronto. “There’s no shortage of work for us,” says Patrick Curtis, chairman of Toronto Search and Rescue (T-SAR), which got its official start last July. T-SAR will also run a land-based, multilingual program to teach water safety […]

Noise problems plague food truck pilot project

Noise problems have driven a food truck trial out of Woodbine Park. Under a pilot project launched in August, the city allowed food trucks to serve lunch or dinner in five city parks. Championed by councillors Mary-Margaret McMahon and Josh Colle, the two-month trial aims to test out a more diverse range of Toronto street […]

News in Brief

After a successful spring and summer ultimate frisbee season at Stephenson Park, REC Athletics is signing up new members for recreational adult, co-ed teams of five. Starting on Sept. 4 at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. in Stephenson Park, games will be held at the same time every Wednesday night in September. The ultimate will then […]

Twyla to stay in Cliffside home

A year ago, Twyla Gendron was wondering how she was possibly going to be able to afford to stay in her home. Now, thanks to the generosity of both friends and strangers, she’s preparing to celebrate the completion of a brand new basement apartment in her Cliffside home, which will enable her to meet her […]

Liza can run because dog lovers walked

Here at the beagle repair shop, formally known as Big On Beagles (BOB) Rescue, we’re in the business of fixing discarded broken-down beagles. While some need only basic tune-ups, the majority require a complete overhaul. That’s because our primary focus is salvaging rusted-over classic gems. It may take more than a buff to the tail […]

Kingston construction on schedule

Track, road and sidewalk construction in the Kingston Road Village business area is running on schedule. Easan Vallipuram, the City of Toronto project manager overseeing the work, says work along the stretch of Kingston Road from Victoria Park Avenue west to Pickering Street should be finished by the third week of August. Once that is […]

Police Beat

Police at 55 Division received a report of a suspicious incident on July 15. At about 3 p.m., a man approached a five-year-old girl in Kew Gardens, in the wading pool and children’s park area. The man took her by the hand, but when the girl’s mother intervened, he fled the scene on a bicycle. […]

Citizen of the Year nominations closing soon

Nominations are still being accepted for the 2013 Beach Citizen of the Year, but time is running out. The deadline to nominate a worthy champion of the Beach is Friday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. The honour, handed out yearly since 2001, is a joint initiative of Community Centre 55, the Beaches Lions Club and […]