Letters to the Editor for August 25, 2015

Who is accountable for damage done by unruly mob? After midnight on July 24 a mob of mostly young and several drunk people gathered at the foot of Balsam Avenue. This was apparently the second night in a row a large group gathered there after being moved off Queen Street as the jazz festival ended […]

Deja Views

This archival photograph shot in 1961 shows the Balmy Beach Variety. In front of the store is Tom Cobitz on the far right, with his two siblings. The store, which is now Beach Mac, is located on the northwest corner of Queen Street and Balsam Avenue. Special thanks to Tom for his contribution. Do you […]

Residents want Queen tree saved

A tall red oak near Queen and Balsam is stopping traffic, at least on the sidewalk. Hundreds of passersby have stopped and signed a petition to save the tree at 2204 Queen St. East, which owners say poses a risk to their house and those of their neighbours. Calls to the homeowners’ family were not […]

Deja Views

This house on Balsam Avenue is an original beach cottage. It was built in 1897, and the Thomas family lived here from 1936 to 1981. A teenaged Sonya Thomas (now Munro) received a camera as a gift and took many photos of her surroundings, including this image, taken in the early 1940s. Sonya said during […]

Jane’s Walk highlights Wood’s oaks

Art Wood was leafing through his Saturday paper in the dappled shade of his back deck last week when his arborist, city councillor and 40 tree enthusiasts clambered out of the Glen Stewart ravine and into his yard to see his magnificent oaks. Built in 1931 in a way that preserved the trees on site, […]