“If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?” My friend was, of course, being facetious. Whenever I see a well-aged, previously majestic and indestructible-looking giant broken and defeated, I find it a sad sight indeed. Fallen trees leave gaps in our daily lives […]
This archival photograph, taken in June of 1934, beautifully depicts the vast expanse of space that is Glen Stewart Park. I’m happy to report that nothing has really changed in 79 years. Do you have an old photo from the Beach you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.
Last fall, as I was taking my usual walking route from Queen street through the entrance of the Glen Stewart ravine, I stopped to admire a couple of familiar young ginkgo trees all dressed up in their yellow fall finery. The pair have been getting a little crowded over the last couple of years, but […]
Art Wood was leafing through his Saturday paper in the dappled shade of his back deck last week when his arborist, city councillor and 40 tree enthusiasts clambered out of the Glen Stewart ravine and into his yard to see his magnificent oaks. Built in 1931 in a way that preserved the trees on site, […]
The owner of a plot of land at the edge of Ivan Forrest Gardens near the south end of the Glen Stewart ravine said Beachers concerned about inappropriate development in the area have nothing to worry about from him. Rob Mollet is the latest owner of an empty lot bordered by Glen Manor Drive (the […]
Crews have been hard at work all winter long in the Glen Stewart Ravine, and heavy equipment has finally moved out to reveal a new staircase, two bridges and a long boardwalk. The project is aimed at solving the issues of aging staircases and failing retaining walls, as well as the flow of seepage water […]
The City of Toronto, along with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, has commenced a project aimed to restore many areas of the Glen Stewart Ravine. Some of the things to be accomplished over the fall include replacing of failing retaining walls, replacing a staircase near Balsam Avenue, replacing two pedestrian bridges, and improving the […]