Deja Views for July 18, 2017

Witness a semi-detached house come undone – no pun intended. The view is on Pine Avenue between Willow and Beech Avenues. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share with our readers? Please contact me at

Deja Views for Jan. 26, 2016

This photograph of the 4th Church of the Christian Scientist was taken in 1973. It was located on Beech Avenue, just across from Balmy Beach Public School. Originally Beech Methodist church, it was demolished sometime in the 1970s. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 647-531-6116.

Deja Views

  The top photo, on Beech just south of Queen Street East, was taken in autumn 1979 by Joe Davis. Joe was the fire superintendent for East Toronto for many years. In his many walks with his German Shepherd, Duke, Joe loved to take photographs in the neighbourhood. Thank you Joe! Do you have an […]

New Kingston Road condos proposed

A developer is asking the city to rezone for a seven-storey condo on Kingston Road that would back onto the Glen Stewart ravine near Beech Avenue. Gabriele Homes Ltd. plans to have 29 suites in the building, with retail on the ground floor. It would have two levels of underground parking, accessed from Beech Avenue. […]

Letters to the Editor for June 10

Hoarder needs help, not to be subjected to media circus Over the last six months, culminating in a flurry of reports and articles recently, the ‘Beech Avenue hoarder’ has been made the subject of a number of stories which I do not feel serve either the public interest or, most especially, the ‘hoarder’s’ right of […]

Deja Views

It’s not often someone calls and tells me they have a Beach photograph from the turn of the last century. My heart leaps in anticipation – is it a usable image, will I be able find the right spot, are there any houses or original structures still standing? Such is the case with this beautiful […]