A thief stole two solid bronze sculptures from a Beach art gallery last week. Christi Johnson, owner of the Great Spirit Gallery on Queen Street East, says the nine- and 12-inch sculptures are unique works by Toronto sculptor Julie Campagna and valued at over $1,900 each. Johnson noticed the theft on the morning of Thursday, […]
This eastern view of Queen street, just west of Glen Manor Drive, was taken in 1967. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please call me at 647-531-6116.
Kindly acts may be putting Woodbine Park swans at risk While we all enjoy our family of swans in Woodbine Park, we may be making them sick by feeding them bread. It is great fun feeding them, so make sure you give them the clover that grows in the grass, or lettuce. Or just leave […]
A nanny pushing two children in a double stroller got a scare Oct. 8 when strong winds sent a big tree branch crashing right in front of her on Glen Manor Drive. Margie Hunt saw it happen from her home across the street. “She was just wheeling the babies, and as I say, it was […]
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something green? On Glen Manor Drive, an eco-friendly construction company is wedding new energy-saving techniques to a nearly 100 year-old house. They are borrowing tree shade to help cool it in summer and relying on “green” materials — such as straw-bale walls — to keep it warm in winter. […]
The Beach, as it has been officially known since the 2007 electoral referendum, has seen a long-standing debate over its name. Even the municipal referendum to determine the neighbourhood street signs had to be held twice in an effort to come to some sort of resolution between the Beach and the Beaches camps. As the […]