Crescent Town Club pool to re-open next month

The Crescent Town Club’s pool is scheduled to re-open next month after multiple delays. For more than a year, the pool, located within the community centre near Victoria Park subway station, has been dry as a result of major structural issues stemming from a lack of waterproofing during its original construction in the ‘70s. The […]

Crescent Town kids hear from international violinist

The Crescent Town Kick Start after-school program scored earlier this month when it hosted its first violin concert ever for a room full of students, parents, and volunteers. Bulgarian-born and London-based violinist Devorina Gamalova visited the Crescent Town Club Thursday, Feb. 11, performing several songs on an 18th century violin while giving the audience a […]

Police Beat

No charges will be laid against a private security guard who fatally shot two men at a Danforth Avenue McDonald’s in February. Police on Toronto’s homicide squad said that after doing a full investigation and consulting senior Crown attorneys, they found there is no reasonable prospect of a conviction for the Feb. 28 shootings. According […]

Crescent Town Club to reopen

Gushing spouts of water were filling the pool at Crescent Town Club last Thursday. It’s a welcome sound. Closed for nearly 11 months after a fire destroyed its electrical system, the club is finally getting set to reopen on June 1. All but six of the club’s 40 part-time workers are returning. “I can’t wait […]

Electrical woes plague Crescent Town Club

After showing the dry pool, dark gym and air-scrubbing machines still whirring inside Crescent Town Club since an electrical fire shut it down last July, manager Anil Narayan stopped at the empty front desk. It’s sad, he said, to see such a bustling, lively place go quiet. It’s also been very frustrating to repair. “Everyone […]

Crescent Town Club reopening delayed

Five months after a major electrical fire, most of the Crescent Town Club and Community Centre remains closed. Managers had hoped the centre would reopen by the end of December, but unexpected delays have pushed that date into spring. A day care on the centre’s top floor did reopen in early October. But in the […]

News Briefs

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 […]