Dig into Beach Hill

The Woodbine Avenue and Gerrard Street East intersection sits in the Beach Hill pocket overlooking the Beach area to the south and the sparkling lights of the downtown core to the west. The bustling Danforth strip is a short distance away to the north. Part of a tight-knit community, the area is marked by Edwardian […]

Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market seeks new home

On the eve of planting season, the future of the Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market is in question once again. The community-run market offers seasonal local produce and products, kids activities, and live music Wednesdays throughout the summer and early fall at Fairmount Park on Gerrard Street and Beaton Avenue. A year ago, a lack of […]

Beach Arts Scene: Gwynne Giles, roadside photographs, Blue Crow opening

If you’ve spent any time walking along Gerrard Street in the Beach Hill neighbourhood, you’ve likely taken note of the charming front porch studio displaying minimalist, abstract paintings in mostly primary colours. The space belongs to Gwynne Giles, personality as charming as his porch, and his catching work is a result of a dedicated practice […]

News in Brief

Cancelled. Variety Village has cancelled the mayoral election debate that was previously scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 11. ● Residents are invited to remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks this Thursday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Millennium Peace Garden in Woodbine Park, just south of Coxwell and Eastern […]

News in Brief

Local filmmaker Fuad Chowdhury will screen a documentary tonight at about the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse and MP Matthew Kellway’s visit to the site one year later. Held at AccessPoint on the Danforth, the event will begin at 6 p.m., with the film at 6:30 p.m. and a discussion to follow. ● Ovarian Cancer […]

News Briefs

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 […]

BHNA wraps up first year in ‘hood

Considering the organization didn’t exist eight months ago, the Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association (BHNA) has had a stellar year. Kate Tennier, the Gerrard and Woodbine-area resident behind the group, said the success of the organization is largely due to timing. “I think the feeling is that there was really a need for an organization like […]