News in Brief: May 3, 2011

Looking for a different way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Treat Mom to a Lady Eaton Tea on Saturday, May 7 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church. Flora McCrea (1880-1970) was a nurse at a private hospital on Sherbourne Street who married one of her patients, John Craig Eaton, son and heir […]

Join Jane’s Walks May 7 and 8

Celebrate the legacy of urban activist Jane Jacobs by joining one of the many Jane’s Walks being held in the East End on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Jacobs was a firm believer in the importance of neighbourhoods and she encouraged local residents to take part in the planning and development of their […]

Beaches/East York Federal Candidates’ meeting on April 25

Beach Metro News, in cooperation with Community Centre 55, will be hosting a Beaches/East York Federal Candidates meeting on April 25 at St. John’s Norway Church (470 Woodbine Ave. at Kingston Road). The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. sharp. Candidates from the Liberal, NDP, Conservative and Green parties have been invited to participate in […]

Olympian Heather Moyse to be Easter Parade’s Grand Marshal

Heather Moyse, who captured a gold medal in the women’s Olympic bobsled event at the 2010 Vancouver Games, will be the Grand Marshal for this year’s Easter Parade. Moyse is an active volunteer for the Commonwealth Games Canada and has a special interest in international development through sport. Moyse will join hundreds of local participants […]

News in Brief

The Friends of Glen Davis Ravine are holding a Community Coffee House on Friday evening, April 8 at Community Centre 55. The community organization was formed by local residents concerned about the possible construction of a condominium development at 580-592 Kingston Rd., on the slope of the ravine. Area resident Olev Edur will be on […]

TCHC staff report recommends sale of seven beachfront houses

On April 6, staff at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) will recommend that the corporation sell 22 single family houses. Seven of those houses (14 units) are located near the lakeshore at the bottom of Hubbard and Wineva. The houses impacted include 2, 4 and 6 Wineva and 3, 5, 7, and 9 Hubbard. […]

Kippendavie in limbo

After listening to more than a dozen residents, going through over 200 letters of objection, and debating for over four hours, the Kippendavie development proposal has been sent to City Council by the Toronto/East York Community Council (TEYCC) with no recommendation. On March 22, one after the other, local residents each spoke to the TEYCC […]

Proposed Edgewood development gets rocky reception

It was almost a Network moment. You really expected someone to shout, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.” The venue for all this anger was the Fairmount Park Community Centre for a Community Consultation Meeting about a planning application for the site of the former Corpus Christi Separate School […]

CCQLD updates ongoing battle

Outside freezing rain was pelting down. It was the kind of night that most people would opt to spend in front of a blazing fire watching this year’s kick off of American Idol. However when you have an important cause that you support wholeheartedly, you make an extra effort. Almost 100 people demonstrated the level […]