The cankerworms are coming

They’re small, they’re slimy, and they have a voracious appetite for leafy greens. These creatures are cankerworms — an insect also commonly known as an inchworm, and which many would recognize as a common moth later in its lifecycle — and though they may be small, they pose a mighty threat to the foliage in the […]

End of the line for daycare

Right to the end, Shelly Zorzit felt sure that Beaches Child Care Centre would stay open next fall. But looking back, the board president says the Upper Beach daycare might have run out of time even before she joined the effort to save it, a year and a half ago. A non-profit, licensed daycare for […]

The constantly changing face of Kingston Road

One of the oldest roads in Toronto is undergoing a veritable deluge of development.  Over the next two to three years, seven, possibly nine, condominium buildings will be constructed on Kingston Road from Woodbine to Victoria Park, adding at least 500 new homes to the area. While a spate of new developments on Queen Street […]

Glen Davis water source a mystery

Water from what may be a buried creek is gurgling up onto Glen Davis Crescent, causing long sheets of ice on both sides of a street with no sidewalks. Residents say the water sprang up about three years ago, and the “Glen Davis Glacier” is getting worse every winter. Staff from the city’s transportation and […]

Friends of Glen Davis lose development fight

They found expert testimony, one person published a book, they organized and fought the good fight, they even got naked to raise funds for their cause, but in the end, the Ontario Municipal Board’s Vice Chair Steven Stefanko ruled in favour of the Kingston Road Development Corporation, leaving the Friends of Glen Davis Ravine with […]

Saving the ravine – for the third time

Will you help our community save the Glen Davis Ravine? The Glen Davis Ravine is on the north side of Kingston Road just west of Main Street. Thanks to the dedication of Beach residents, it was designated a ravine by the City in 1988. When developers sought to set that designation aside in 1990 at […]