News Briefs

The True Davidson Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to help provide mid-day meals to residents in the Beaches and East Toronto area. Deliveries are made between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday to Friday. For information on this and many other volunteer opportunities, visit their website at This Thursday, March 9 at 7 […]

Deja Views for Dec. 15, 2015

Many of us remember the Beaches Library before the addition was built in 2005. The west side of the building was often filled with strollers, bikes and people playing chess on the permanent outdoor tables. Special thanks to Ann Patterson who provided this great photograph. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? […]

News Briefs

Used skates, snow pants, and CSA-approved hockey helmets are all welcome at Bowmore Road public school, where staff and volunteers are organizing school skating activities for next winter. Drop off items in the bins outside the school office at 80 Bowmore Rd.  ● Beacher Helen Hatzis has been recognized by Governor General David Johnston for […]

Duking it out on campaign trail

Sporting a bright green T-shirt marked ‘mmm good!,’ councillor Mary Margaret-McMahon calls out as her bicycle bumps over cracked and potholed pavement by Main Street Library. “You see how bad the road is? I bumped up the road resurfacing on Main,” she says. “We’d heard complaints, but it was also because we bike there.” Before […]

Historical society no longer a relic of times past

The recently revived Beach and East Toronto Historical Society just held its first annual general meeting in eight years. Originally formed in 1975, the group served the historical interests of the area for more than 30 years, but since 2006 lacked the participation to keep the society active. In 2013 the community showed renewed interest […]

Beach history group rejuvenated

A packed room at the Beaches library provided ample evidence that the time has come for the rejuvenation of the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society (BETHS). About 60 history buffs met on Oct. 29 for a slide show and talk by historian and Beach Metro News history columnist Gene Domagala, who offered up a […]

Librarians look back on years of change

Three long-time Beaches library staff have retired. Maureen McPhee, Rita Connolly and Gwen Sims all called it a day at the end of March, taking with them more than 50 years of work at the branch. As fate would have it, the three spent their final weeks on strike, settling just in time for the […]