News Briefs

The True Davidson Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to help provide mid-day meals to residents in the Beaches and East Toronto area. Deliveries are made between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday to Friday. For information on this and many other volunteer opportunities, visit their website at www.neighbourhoodlink.org This Thursday, March 9 at 7 […]

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A roof repair campaign for the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care in Scarborough got a $10,000 boost last week thanks to members of the Branch 11 Royal Canadian Legion on Dawes Road. Built in 1976, the centre is supported by the community rather than Veterans Affairs because it provides long-term care for veterans’ spouses […]

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Gerrard Ashdale Library is celebrating International Women’s Day with the screening of A Score for Women’s Voices, a film by Sophie Bissonnette, on Tuesday, March 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This National Film Board presentation documents marches made by millions of women from 161 countries in 2000, to denounce poverty and violence against women. […]

Letters to the Editor for October 21, 2014

Transit plans should not exclude vibrant communities For many Torontonians, transit is a huge concern, and the mayoral candidate with the best transit plan will win my vote. Unfortunately, I don’t think any of the plans are any good. Not a single scenario includes a stop at the Beach. This is a vibrant destination for […]

Council candidates cover traffic, transit at Applegrove debate

Most candidates who joined the first live forum of the Ward 32 council race made sure to cross the ‘T’’s – transit and traffic. Those two issues drew the most questions and detailed answers at the open-floor forum hosted by Applegrove Community Complex on Oct. 2. Beach resident Adam Smith told the nine candidates on […]

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Candidates for the Ward 32 city council seat meet for a two-hour debate at St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican church, organized by Beach Metro Community News and Community Centre 55, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The event will be moderated by Rob Granatstein, senior producer and director of canada.com. Questions for the […]

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Cancelled. Variety Village has cancelled the mayoral election debate that was previously scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 11. ● Residents are invited to remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks this Thursday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Millennium Peace Garden in Woodbine Park, just south of Coxwell and Eastern […]

No agreement over shared school space

City and public school officials are asking why, after 12 years, they have yet to sign an agreement on how they share buildings. “Our schools, especially in older parts of our city, are often the home of our community centres,” said Ward 31 councillor Janet Davis. Davis is asking for an update on the marathon […]

Students and seniors connect through art

In a special class at Duke of Connaught Public School, Jenny and Olivia sit side-by-side knitting dishcloths from multi-coloured yarn. As knitting goes, it’s as simple as it gets – three plain stitches, three purl, 51 to a row. For Olivia, a Grade 7 student, it’s a step up to her next project: scarves. Truth […]

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While we patiently wait for Mother Nature to co-operate in the creation of our neighbourhood and backyard ice rinks, we can still get our skating fix at Ted Reeve Arena, located at the corner of Main and Gerrard Streets. The rink is open for Pleasure Skating on Saturday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. until […]