New mid-rise development in Birch Cliff looks to revitalize the area

A newly proposed 10-storeyresidential and commercial building is coming to the northwest corner of Kingston Road and Manderley Drive, located at the heart of Birch Cliff Common. The mixed use building will be developed by Core Development Group and it will replace the unoccupied one level commercial building that stands there today. The architects created the design of the proposed building to replenish and rejuvenate the current properties and surrounding stores […]

Birch Cliff development looms

For years, Birch Cliff has been blossoming into a unique and character-filled neighbourhood tucked away on the outskirts of the Beach community. Quaint cafes, small mom and pop shops, and the picturesque beauty of Lake Ontario and the Scarborough Bluffs have seen it embody the “small town in a large city” vibe the East End […]

Birch Cliff residence moving

Toronto’s only city-run residence for older homeless men may soon move from Birch Cliff to a larger building near Kingston and Markham Roads. Since 1999, the Birchmount Residence has housed up to 60 men, all 55 and older, who rent rooms in a former nursing home at Kingston and Birchmount Road. Referred from Seaton House […]

Fighting sidewalks in Cliffside

Residents on a two-block stretch of Midland Avenue are saying ‘no thanks’ to city plans for a sidewalk. “I’ve lived here for 51 years, and we haven’t had any problems,” said Margaret Goss, who raised three kids on the street and now has grandkids who visit her house, one of the 13 affected homes at […]

Friends of Edward Dwyer fundraise for funeral

Friends of the late Edward Dwyer are raising money for his funeral costs. Dwyer died on April 23 after he was stabbed at his family home on Harding Boulevard, in Birch Cliff. He had celebrated his 24th birthday just a few days before. Dwyer’s 58-year-old father, Edward Dwyer Sr., has since been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Writing on a […]

Eye on Business

Residents who shop in East Danforth are joining a contest to uncover the neighbourhood’s hidden gems. Until May 7, residents are invited to nominate an East Danforth business they think more people should know. The winner will get a free marketing package that includes professional staging, photography, and web design. More than 80 businesses have […]

A witness to a creative spark

The teen angst lyrics to Canadian musician Kim Mitchell’s 1986 hit song Patio Lanterns resonate with the awkward 14 year-old in everyone. But for Birch Cliff painter, furniture maker, and interior designer Michael Hulme, the song has special meaning, as he recalls a long-ago high school party he attended with his friend Paul Woods, the […]