Winter writing contest

Thank you to all our readers who sent in entries to our seasonal writing contest. The quality of writing overall was excellent, and the content and ideas expressed varied and compelling. George Elliott Clarke, East End resident, award-winning poet, and poet laureate for the City of Toronto, was kind enough to contribute an opening sentence […]

Lucky Volunteers

From the nearly 300 volunteers who deliver our newspaper every issue, here are some of our “Lucky Ones” who have been randomly selected to be published and receive a small token of appreciation. Of course, we thank ALL of our volunteers for their continued support, and wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy New […]

Letters to the Editor for December 2, 2014

Council candidate displeased with election coverage Beach Metro News was founded to be a non-partisan community paper. Non-partisan does not mean apolitical. Inevitably, the few people running Beach Metro will have their own biases, but lately I have begun to wonder if the paper really is non-partisan and whose voice it really represents. I have […]

Wanted: Next Citizen of the Year

While summer is just getting underway, a group of selfless neighbourhood champions will be spending time in the coming months determining which nominee will be joining their ranks as the 2014 Beach Citizen of the Year. The award is intended to recognize selfless civic activity – anyone who regularly gives of their time for the […]

Beach Metro News annual general meeting approaching

The annual general meeting of the Ward 9 Community News Inc. (publisher of Beach Metro Community News) will be held on Tuesday, June 17, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the newspaper office at 2196 Gerrard St. E., just west of Main Street. Officers for 2014-2015 will be elected. These officers are […]

Citizen of the Year nominations closing soon

Nominations are still being accepted for the 2013 Beach Citizen of the Year, but time is running out. The deadline to nominate a worthy champion of the Beach is Friday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. The honour, handed out yearly since 2001, is a joint initiative of Community Centre 55, the Beaches Lions Club and […]

Beach Metro News will welcome new board members at AGM

It’s only two days until the Beach Metro News Annual General Meeting on June 27, and we are all excited about the new additions to our Board of Directors. Rob Granatstein, nominated for the Vice-President vacancy, is a long-time journalist in Toronto and is senior producer and director at, a national news website that’s […]

Citizen of the Year nominations open

Somewhere out there is a selfless, community-minded individual who never really gets the recognition they truly deserve. Someone who gives of their time, money, creativity, heart and soul, who is always ready and willing to lend a helping hand, someone who operates in the background and helps get good things done. Actually, there are many […]