News in Brief for June 16, 2015

The Beach Village BIA is co-sponsoring the Q107 Canada Day Picnic at Woodbine Park on July 1. The massive patriotic party features live music, a Kids Fun Zone, and fireworks. The event starts at noon and runs until 10 p.m. Anyone heading to the park should consider transit, bikes, or walking, as parking will be […]

In praise of our historical society

Speaking to several people about history in our area, I hear, “Oh, there are these other historical societies in the East End, and they are really good.” I started to think about our Beach and East Toronto Historical Society, which has been involved in local and city-wide history for more than 40 years – we […]

Historical society no longer a relic of times past

The recently revived Beach and East Toronto Historical Society just held its first annual general meeting in eight years. Originally formed in 1975, the group served the historical interests of the area for more than 30 years, but since 2006 lacked the participation to keep the society active. In 2013 the community showed renewed interest […]

Reflections on an OMB decision

Happy New Year to one and all!  Much has recently happened that will affect our community for years to come. Notably, the decision of the OMB to favour the developer’s appeal for the ‘Shell station’ site at Queen and Woodbine was not totally unexpected, but still a bitter disappointment to many who worked long and […]

Beach history group rejuvenated

A packed room at the Beaches library provided ample evidence that the time has come for the rejuvenation of the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society (BETHS). About 60 history buffs met on Oct. 29 for a slide show and talk by historian and Beach Metro News history columnist Gene Domagala, who offered up a […]

News in Brief

What do history, Harris tweed jackets and bicycles have in common? They are all components of the first Ward 32 Tweed Historical Bike Ride. Decked out in their finest woolens, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, local historian and Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala, the Bard in the Park Thespians and 32 Spokes Cycling Club will lead […]