News in Brief for October 18, 2016

On October 20, the Fox Theatre will be hosting Pitch4Pete Movie Night, an event that aims to raise funds to support groundbreaking Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. The one-night event is in support of Peter Wood, among many other ALS patients and their families who hope to one day find a cure for this debilitating […]

The Lost Boys play at the Fairmount Park farmer's on July 24. PHOTO: Andrew Hudson

Fairmount Park set for a refresh

Planned improvements to Fairmount Park were revealed late last month at a community meeting hosted by the City of Toronto at the Fairmount Park Community Centre. As part of the city’s ongoing state of good repair maintenance budget and capital work schedule, the park will see several improvements made over the next few years. Councillor […]

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The Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association is holding its annual Spring Fling flower-planting event on Saturday, May 30, in the Gerrard Street East and Woodbine Avenue community. Help brighten the streetscape by planting colourful annuals around 22 trees along Gerrard. Afterward, stop in at the Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E., for a drink, fresh food […]

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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. […]

Brainstorming a Queen revival

New ideas got free reign at a recent workshop on reviving business in the Beach. Cash mobs, pop-up shops, old-school store signs, art shows outside the R.C. Harris water plant – these were just a few ideas raised by the 100 Beachers and Beach business owners who joined the Queen Street Revival workshop held last […]

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A holiday ‘Bake-O-Rama’ is coming to the Naval Club from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 6. Hosted by the Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association, the event includes a bake sale, baking contest, and cookie decorating for kids. Visit www.beachhill.org for more info. ● Bikram Yoga Beaches is fundraising for Pegasus Community Project by holding a […]

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Gerrard Ashdale Library is celebrating its 90th birthday with a celebration on Thursday, May 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Photos and artifacts will be on display, and refreshments will be served. The library is located at 1432 Gerrard St. E. Call 416-393-7717 to find out more.   A community consultation to review a planning […]

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The City of Toronto is holding an open house on Wednesday, April 16, to outline upcoming construction along Danforth Avenue between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. The project, slated to begin in June, involves watermain replacement, road and sidewalk reconstruction, paving and streetscape improvements. The work is scheduled to be completed by November. Project staff […]

Corner pub planned for Beach Hill

Next St. Patrick’s Day, Kris Potts hopes to raise his glass in the Irish pub he and his brother are busy renovating at the corner of Gerrard Street and Bowmore Road. Built in a former house at the end of a residential block, it has a fitting name: The Cornerhouse Irish Pub. But before it […]

A different kind of “MAN-date” in Beach Hill

Guys still looking for a New Year’s resolution can make a surefire pledge in Beach Hill. Called MAN-date, what started last winter as a regular guys’ night is still just that — a once-a-month mixer where local men get together for a pint. “All guys are welcome,” said Steve Crane, who came up with the […]