Beach Jewish community celebrates a happy holiday

Long before Queen Vashti got the boot and young Esther won the crown of Persia, six year-old Arik was ready to party. Arik was among the many kids who celebrated Purim last Wednesday night at the Beach Hebrew Institute. For him, Purim was a chance to go to synagogue in costume, make all kinds of […]

Shared menorah brings Beach congregations together

Everyone who gathered in Kew Gardens for this year’s Chanukah celebration saw a minor miracle involving a very unlikely power — the Electrical Safety Authority. For some 30 years, members of the Beach Hebrew Institute have lit the same electric menorah at Kew Gardens to ring in Chanukah, the Jewish holiday also known as the […]

Holiday season brings many opportunities to celebrate

It’s beginning to look very much like the holiday season in the Beach and some popular annual events are adding to the festive air. On Saturday, Dec. 6, meet Hamper for breakfast at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. Pancakes will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. ($3 per person) and Santa will make […]

News in Brief

The 6th annual DeClute Light Up The Beach event will take place Saturday, Nov. 30, when Christmas lights strung in trees along the boardwalk will be switched on at 7 p.m., illuminating the section between Leuty Avenue and Fernwood Park. It takes three weeks prior to the event to string 80,000 lights in 20 trees […]

Doors Open offers rare up-close look at history

Visitors to the Beach during Toronto’s annual Doors Open event on May 25 and 26 got a rare peek inside five historic  buildings, from the Kew Beach Fire Hall at Woodbine to the R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant at Victoria Park. Anyone who dropped by the fire hall,  a.k.a. Toronto Fire Station 227, got to […]

Doors Open to Beach landmarks

Several local venues will be taking part in the 14th annual Doors Open on the weekend of May 25 and 26. The annual city-wide event gives the public an opportunity to visit over 150 architecturally or historically significant buildings that are normally off-limits,  opened only on a limited basis, or charge admission. In the East […]

News in Brief

The Fox Theatre will host a fundraiser, put on by the Center of Hope Church, for the charitable organization Not4Sale on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. Not4Sale helps to rehabilitate young children that have been rescued from the Cambodian sex trade industry. The event includes […]