Firefighters kept busy overnight

Toronto Fire Services had to be everywhere in the early hours of June 9 after a storm ripped through the East End of the city. Aside from the countless calls for trees and wires down, TFS also had to deal with a number vehicle crashes due to power outages affecting traffic signals in major intersections. […]

Something wicket this way comes

Remember those idyllic summer afternoons playing croquet in the back garden? It was all so gentle and relaxing – that is until your brother (sister, cousin, BFF) pounded your ball into the next county. Well, on Sept. 17, you can bring back the good, old days or perhaps try a new sport. The physical and […]

How times have changed

If you ran afoul of the law in East Toronto 100 years ago, you could very well have ended up in the ‘fine’ establishment (complete with outhouse) pictured at right. However, this newly annexed section of Toronto was a growing and prosperous community and a new brick police station (No. 10), designed by Robert McCallum, […]

News in Brief: June 14, 2011

Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore is helping to ‘Rebuild the Slave Lake Library – one book at a time’ and you can too. The brand new Rotary Club of Slave Lake Library, which had just opened last year, was completely destroyed by the forest fire which swept through the town last month. Ella Minnow is one […]

Beach BIA survey points way for new stores

Back in March, Beach residents were asked by the Beach BIA to take part in a survey to determine how the community felt about the quality and quantity of businesses along the Queen Street strip. The survey was part of a unique BIA initiative which hopes to be proactive about encouraging businesses to move into […]

Lick’s location gets condo application

On June 13 at 7 p.m. there will be a community consultation meeting held at the Beaches Rec Centre, 6 Williamson Rd. The purpose of the meeting is to get public comment on a planning application for 1960 and 1962 Queen St. E. The applicant proposes to construct a six-storey condominium with 29 residential units, […]

News in Brief

Nominations are being taken for the next Beach Citizen of the Year. Judges are ready to bestow the honour on a current or former Ward 32 resident who has exhibited exceptional service to the community. If you know a candidate, visit and fill out the online form. You may also pick up a form […]

Markets spring into action

A sure sign of spring is the sprouting of area Farmers’ Markets, and here in the East End we are lucky to have several to visit, covering just about every day of the week. Each of these markets offers fresh farm-grown fruits and vegetables. The East York Farmers’ Market, on the grounds of the East […]

East Beachers fight hydro “improvements”

At first sight White Birch Road looks like a street with a head start on spring renovations. Front yards are dug up, some driveways have new asphalt patches, lawns are resodded in spots, and some properties are surrounded by safety fences. Bulldozers, diggers and dump trucks are working the dusty street. It’s a busy place. […]