Keeping the Beach vibrant is up to all of us

For a while there have been rumblings of the Beach’s slow demise. Despite the recent media reports, we continue to see new businesses open and others expanding. The Beach business community is resilient, and with the many community-based projects filling the calendars of the spring, summer and fall, the Beach is offering more for its […]

Front of Kew Gardens set for refresh

The Queen Street end of Kew Gardens is set for a facelift in the next year. The first of two planned public consultations took place on March 18, with about 75 interested parties crowding the gym at the Beaches Recreation Centre to offer their opinions on the possibilities for the small section of the north […]

Change coming to Kew Gardens

The north face of Kew Gardens is getting a makeover. Landscape architects had until Monday to bid on a $400,000 to $500,000 project that aims to improve the first 25 metres of land south of Queen Street East. In their request for proposals, city staff noted that Kew Gardens is a well-established and popular park […]

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 […]

Family Day moves to Sunday

Family Day is coming a bit early in the Beach this year. In order to allow Queen Street East businesses to take part in the festivities, the annual party hosted by the Beach Business Improvement Area (BIA) will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17, from noon to 5 p.m. There will be live entertainment along […]

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 […]