Pegasus Project founder Perrotta hands over the reins

After 21 years guiding the growth of Pegasus, the East End program for adults with special needs, founder Marie Perrotta is handing over the reins. Last week was her first official week of retirement, and the first week in many years she didn’t work out of her office above the program’s thrift store on Kingston […]

Summer camp spreads love of cooking to budding chefs

They are always full of water, impossible to paddle, and hold nothing heavier than a little salad. But kids in the Beaches Rec Centre’s summer cooking camp are loving their cucumber canoes. Gordon Brown, known as “Chef Gordon,” says the six- to 12-year-olds in the camp are enjoying something new this year – picking cucumbers […]

Pegasus Project a valued resource after two decades

At the Pegasus thrift store, Chris and Rose smile as a customer zips out to pay for her parking spot on Kingston Road. “That happens a lot,” says Rose. People sneak into the shop for a quick peek, see something they like, and forget all about their unpaid parking. Parking fines might be a stretch, […]

News in Brief

Local police will start using body-worn video cameras on May 18 as part of a year-long pilot project. About 20 officers in 55 Division’s primary response unit will be among the 100 officers testing the cameras city-wide. Visit for more information. ● The Beaches Rec Centre is hosting a bake sale on Saturday, May […]

Fitness knows no age boundary

People of a certain age are often afraid to say how old they are, but not Yvonne Walmsley. Eighty-six is an age to be thankful for, she says, sporting the latest Beaches Spring Sprint T-shirt just after an aerobic fitness class at the Beaches Rec Centre. “You tell all your friends, ‘You know, I met […]

Tour the Fear Factory…if you dare

The Beaches Recreation Centre will be possibly the scariest place in the East End on Oct. 26 to 28, as local residents Jay Marks and Dexter Frost install their fifth annual haunted house in the rec centre gym. “We turn the entire gym into a 3,500 square foot maze,” said Marks. Marks said several years […]

News in Brief

All aboard for The Scarborough Model Railroaders’ annual Train Show on Sunday, Dec. 4. There are two floors full of both HO and N scale train layouts at 17 Jeavons Ave. in the Birchmount Road and Danforth Avenue neighbourhood. On one floor there are 1,500 square feet of 1950s era HO passenger and freight train […]