The Lost Boys play at the Fairmount Park farmer's on July 24. PHOTO: Andrew Hudson

Fairmount Park set for a refresh

Planned improvements to Fairmount Park were revealed late last month at a community meeting hosted by the City of Toronto at the Fairmount Park Community Centre. As part of the city’s ongoing state of good repair maintenance budget and capital work schedule, the park will see several improvements made over the next few years. Councillor […]

Taking back city parks, from dawn to dusk

Most of the Beach is still waking up when Anne-Marie Kaskens meets the morning crew by the R.C. Harris waterworks. Although she moved to the Beach 20 years ago, Kaskens says it wasn’t until she got her dog Jessie that she started going down to the water every day. “It’s a real stress-buster,” she said, […]

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The Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association is holding its annual Spring Fling flower-planting event on Saturday, May 30, in the Gerrard Street East and Woodbine Avenue community. Help brighten the streetscape by planting colourful annuals around 22 trees along Gerrard. Afterward, stop in at the Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E., for a drink, fresh food […]

Duking it out on campaign trail

Sporting a bright green T-shirt marked ‘mmm good!,’ councillor Mary Margaret-McMahon calls out as her bicycle bumps over cracked and potholed pavement by Main Street Library. “You see how bad the road is? I bumped up the road resurfacing on Main,” she says. “We’d heard complaints, but it was also because we bike there.” Before […]

Having an icy blast at Fairmount Winterfest

[flagallery gid=30 name=”Fairmount Park Winterfest”]   Fire and ice brought dozens of families out to the fifth annual Fairmount Park Winterfest on Feb. 8. Warmed by a campfire, live music, and hot chocolate made on a wood-fired stove, Winterfest saw skaters, hockey players, tobogganers, and snow-fort builders enjoying a perfect winter day. Ray Bernard, one […]

Farmers’ market test run at Fairmount

Residents near Gerrard and Woodbine will have the chance to experience what a farmers’ market in their neighbourhood would be like, thanks to the efforts of a self-professed foodie and lover of farms and farmers. Kim Antonius has organized a one-day farmers’ market at Fairmount Park, beside Bowmore Road School, for tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29, […]