City taxes hurt Birch Cliff businesses

A group of small business owners in Birch Cliff say city taxes are leading to less business and more bed sheets in shop windows on Kingston Road. Organizer Paul Ryan said he has seen several local shops and wholesalers fold and then sell to new landlords who rezone the properties as residences to get a […]

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Beach Metro News history columnist Gene Domagala is leading another of his popular historical walks on Saturday, Aug. 23.  Meet at the Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E. at 1 p.m., and continue along Gerrard, winding through neighbourhood streets through the site of the old Toronto Golf Course and more. Learn about […]

Jane’s Walks to cover greater Beach area

Jane’s Walks grow in popularity every year, and this year there are a number of events in the East End to choose from for those interested in history, infrastructure or urban issues in general. The annual event pays tribute to Jane Jacobs’ urbanist ideas and spirit. Saturday, May 4 kicks off with The Other Danforth: […]