All Candidates Meetings

A number of All Candidates Meetings have been scheduled in the area in the run up to the provincial election on Oct. 6. In Beaches/East York the first will be held on Sept. 20  and is organized by the Toronto District School Board and Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher. The non-partisan Education Day forum is inviting local […]

Kippendavie condo gets go-ahead

Six houses will come down, and a new condominium building will be going up. And soon. The Kippendavie development saga has only one chapter left, and that is the erection of the residential structure dubbed Kew Beach Living, with 60 units to be filled. As a result of a hearing at the Ontario Municipal Board […]

News in Brief

Our new Member of Parliament for Beaches/East York, Matthew Kellway, will host a Meet and Greet Open House on Saturday, Sept. 10 at his constituency office, 155 Main St., from 2 to 5 p.m. This family-friendly event includes snacks and activities. For more information call 416-467-0860 or email Free the Children’s youngest individual fundraiser, […]

Taking the glitter out of gold

With the price of gold hitting record highs – as of this writing it was more than $1,800 an ounce – one might think that this would be a good time to be in the jewelry business. But as I found out recently, for all but one of the Beach’s local jewelers, it has had […]

TEGH redevelopment gets city approval

The Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is a step closer to seeing its new state-of-the-art facility being developed. On July 12 City Council approved the rezoning plan for the proposed redevelopment of the hospital. “This is very exciting news,” said Rob Devitt, President and CEO of TEGH. “The approval of the rezoning plan is a […]

News in Brief

Nominations are still being taken for the next Beach Citizen of the Year. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 12. This is your opportunity to honour a worthy friend, neighbour or co-worker who has shown a commitment to our community through volunteerism. Nomination forms are available online at or you can pick one up at […]

Woodbine Building Supply owner convicted

On June 29, a jury acquitted John Magno, 53,  of a murder charge, but found him guilty of manslaughter and plotting to burn down the Woodbine Building Supply store.  He will be sentenced in August. In the early hours of Christmas Day, 2001, the 10,000 sq. ft. Danforth Building Supply at Danforth and Woodbine went […]

Basement flooding open house

City of Toronto staff recently held two open houses (Jimmie Simpson Community Centre on June 13  and the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto June 16) to present residents with the progress of their investigation of basement flooding in Study Area 32 (Eastern Beaches Area). On hand were project staff who were available for one-on-one […]

Queen proposal gets first airing

About 60 people crowded into a hot and smelly room in the Beaches Rec Centre on June 13 to participate in a Community Consultation Meeting on a planning application for 1960/1962 Queen St. E. And while many in the room admitted that the proposed building was beautiful, a number were equally concerned that the proposal, […]

Do you know the next Citizen of the Year?

We take pride that our community is one of the best in the city to live in. And while we have great scenery, our schools, our arena, our churches, our community centre are top notch because this neighbourhood also has a strong tradition of active volunteers working for the good of all. Volunteers are responsible […]