Exploring the weight of William Kurelek’s legacy

This year is the 40th anniversary of the death of William Kurelek, who lived with his family at 175 Balsam Avenue. During the 1960s and ‘70s you could often find his artwork hanging in the homes of his neighbours. Some were gifts and others he bartered for services. My family lived across the road. We […]

Beaches Mental Wellness group moves to weekly

A mental health support group founded in January has received such a positive response that participants have decided to increase the frequency of meetings from monthly to weekly. Beaches Mental Wellness will meet Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Community Centre 55. The group was started by Upper Beach resident Jason Balgopal who, while […]

Mental health support group launches

An Upper Beach resident is starting a mental health support group after living for years wishing there were something like it available in the Beach or East End. Jason Balgopal struggled with depression for years, and always wished there were some sort of similar groups available for people to share stories and offer mutual support. […]