Police Beat

One man is dead and another in hospital after a fight broke out between two groups of people outside a licensed restaurant on Danforth Avenue just east of Dawes Road. Toronto Police were called to the scene just after 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 to find two males suffering from obvious stab wounds. Dwayne Goodwin, […]

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 23, 2014

Malvern war memorial vulnerable without protection I am a Malvern alumnus. The statue has been the target of vandals for over 45 years. The solution is to move it inside. If and when the vandals are caught and convicted, the next part of the solution is to sue the family for damages. The family will […]

Vandals damage Malvern war memorial

Vandals have once again damaged a cenotaph outside Malvern Collegiate. Designed by sculptor Emanuel Hahn, the 1922 cenotaph honours 25 Malvern students who died in the First World War. It features a statute of a young man raising a broken chain in one hand, and holding a sword in the other. Security camera footage shows vandals removing […]

News in Brief

Cancelled. Variety Village has cancelled the mayoral election debate that was previously scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 11. ● Residents are invited to remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks this Thursday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Millennium Peace Garden in Woodbine Park, just south of Coxwell and Eastern […]

Plans for Kew get public view

The plans to update the Queen Street edge of Kew Gardens were unveiled at an open house last week. The project was instigated by the Beach Village BIA, which hopes to draw more traffic up to Queen Street from the beach. Creating a better interface between the street and the north portion of the park […]

The time has come to honour all veterans on Kew cenotaph

It is the anniversary of several major events in world history in which Canada has played a major role. In 1914 the First World War began, and Canada, of course, contributed many soldiers. It is also the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, in which tens of thousands of Canadians took up the cause […]

Letters to the Editor for April 1

Former teacher deserves all the praise she gets My brothers Frederick and Patrick Roberts (twins) and I had Mrs. Vince as our junior and senior kindergarten teacher in the 1970s. Later on, in 1980-1981 she left as my Grade 6 teacher and started a special class for seven or eight students, some developmentally challenged (my […]

Front of Kew Gardens set for refresh

The Queen Street end of Kew Gardens is set for a facelift in the next year. The first of two planned public consultations took place on March 18, with about 75 interested parties crowding the gym at the Beaches Recreation Centre to offer their opinions on the possibilities for the small section of the north […]

Letters to the Editor for March 18

To submit a Letter to the Editor, email editor@beachmetro.com From our March 18, 2014 issue   Now is the perfect time to consider a monumental addition Currently, Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon is encouraging discussion about refreshing and revitalizing a small and important portion of Kew Gardens. There is a war monument located in the area […]