Ideas take centre stage at candidates’ debate

A Beaches-East York candidates’ debate drew unexpected agreements and provided a refreshing focus on ideas over politicking three weeks ahead of the Oct. 19 federal election. Before the evening was through, Liberal candidate Nathaniel Erskine-Smith had announced he agreed on a point with Conservative Bill Burrows, New Democrat Matthew Kellway found himself pushing a priority […]

Gardiner debate brings back unpleasant memories

The debate rages on! Tear it down! Fix it! Build a hybrid!?! Make an eight-lane boulevard … with six … no, four stoplights for pedestrians. What to do with the east end portion of the old Gardiner Expressway? We Beachers can remember back to the 1990s when the debate was raging about tearing down the […]

Sparks and ideas fly at Ward 32 debate

How do you leave a mark on the beach? That question – how to improve Ward 32’s waterfront – sparked many ideas and a few fireworks when ten Toronto council candidates met for an Oct. 7 debate at St. John’s Norway Church. Put mall-style signs by the boardwalk to show visitors all the Queen Street […]

News Briefs

Candidates for the Ward 32 city council seat meet for a two-hour debate at St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican church, organized by Beach Metro Community News and Community Centre 55, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The event will be moderated by Rob Granatstein, senior producer and director of canada.com. Questions for the […]