Snowman vandalized two days after unveiling

On Nov. 9 Tourism Toronto unveiled  20 sculped snowmen througout the city, including one on Queen Street near Ivan Forrest Gardens/Glen Stewart Park. The statue is part of a fundrising effort for the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada. Two days later the sculpure was removed because it had been vandalized. Kathy Riches of Tourism Toronto says […]

A close shave for Superintendent Bergen

55 Police Division’s new Superintendent Frank Bergen shaved his mustache off for the first time in 15 years. On hand to help with the trimming were many of his colleagues as well as Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (pictured – sporting her own ‘stache’) and local historian Gene Domagala. Money was raised during the event […]

News In Brief

Beach Metro News congratulates Grade 12 Malvern students Taylor Aitken and Casey Pope. The two are the recipients of the Beach Metro News Award recognizing skill, imagination and delight in the use of the English language in written work. Each received a cheque for $300 at the Malvern commencement on Nov. 11. • Toronto Hydro […]

Santa comes to Kingston Road

The 6th annual Village of East Toronto Christmas Parade gets underway at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 and parade marshals are needed to help guide participants on their merry way. The parade travels Kingston Road from Victoria Park Avenue to Walter Street, then winds along residential streets over to Community Centre 55. Students can […]

Quarry Lands development plan gets fresh look

If you are among a growing group of people who think that a final decision on the development of the Quarry Lands may outlast us all, you could be right. Despite the multiple efforts of elected representatives from two levels of government, negotiations by City Build, and a very proactive community organization, Gerrard Clonmore Development […]

Remembrance Day events

Every year we check in with the various Legions in the area (and this year with the Naval Club of Toronto) to find out what they are doing to commemorate Remembrance Day. The list below will give you a good idea of their plans, and considering that many of the parades are taking place on […]

A First World War mystery

Editor’s Note: A little over a month ago, I was given an old cigar box filled with photos and letters that dated to the 1910s and 1920s. The box had been stored in the attic of a house on Beaufort Road, but had no connection to the current or previous owner. Two of the letters […]

Spirit of Malvern returns to former glory

A very special 89-year-old will celebrate the anniversary of his arrival in the Beach this Friday – and he’s been all spruced up for the occasion. The memorial to the men of Malvern Collegiate Institute who fell in the First World War is being rededicated after a restoration funded by the community. The ceremony will […]

News in Brief

The Beach Hebrew Institute will mark Holocaust Education Week with a showing of the PBS documentary, The Hidden Child, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. The film tells the story of six-year-old Maud Dahme who was hidden and saved from Nazi death camps by a family in the Netherlands. Today Dahme is involved in […]