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 email@example.com.
After nearly five decades and treating close to 6,000 patients at the tiny but well-known Beach Clinic on Beech Avenue, Dr. Ebrahim Soni is retiring. The beloved family physician arrived at the clinic in 1969 after immigrating from his home of Johannesburg, South Africa where he received his medical degree. While he may seem like […]
A skeptical and at times vocal crowd packed Beach United Church on April 25 to hear plans for a proposed seven-storey development that would face Kingston Road at Beech Avenue, backing onto the Glen Stewart Ravine. Before the meeting even began, opposition to the 29-unit development was building, with a petition created by Friends of […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
Runners and wheelchair athletes taking part in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon make their way along Lakeshore, Woodbine, and Queen Street east before turning around at Beech Avenue on a chilly Oct. 19. [flagallery gid=44]
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 […]
Spurred by a high-profile hoarding incident in the Beach this past summer, the City of Toronto is hiring two full-time staff to co-ordinate the response to extreme cases. Wearing Hazmat gear, a team of OSPCA inspectors trapped several cats and cleaned up debris at a Beech Avenue home in September after neighbours complained of a […]
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 […]