Anger, confusion at last-minute Pantry Park meeting

A city council vote to enter into negotiations with the Toronto District School Board on a possible 999-year lease of parkland was set to go ahead on May 5 despite opposition from some residents. Beachers concerned about the deal gathered at the school on April 28 for a hastily-organized public meeting. Local TDSB trustee Sheila […]

Letters to the Editor for March 18

To submit a Letter to the Editor, email From our March 18, 2014 issue   Now is the perfect time to consider a monumental addition Currently, Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon is encouraging discussion about refreshing and revitalizing a small and important portion of Kew Gardens. There is a war monument located in the area […]

Deal struck for Queen/Woodbine condo

A local developer who plans to build a six-storey condo on the northwest corner of Queen and Woodbine has struck a tentative deal that avoids a legal dispute at the Ontario Municipal Board. Karsten Riedel, a Beach resident and developer of the project called Two Hundred the Beach, is said to have found a compromise […]

OMB ruling discounts Queen guidelines

City councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon says she still has faith in her  “Beach Bible” after the Ontario Municipal Board poked a hole in it last month. On Dec. 11, the OMB ruled in favour of a six-storey condo proposed for the old Shell site at the northeast corner of Queen Street and Woodbine Avenue. The ruling […]

OMB decision in for Queen and Woodbine

Ontario’s tribunal for city zoning disputes has ruled in favour of plans for a six-storey condo at the northeast corner of Queen Street and Woodbine Avenue. A group of Beach residents’ associations and the City of Toronto opposed the plans, saying the condo by developer Queen EMPC Six Ltd. would block views of the historic […]

Future of Beach “gateway” at stake

With residents and developers looking on, lawyers made final arguments at an Oct. 22 hearing into a six-storey condo proposed for Queen and Woodbine. But with a February hearing into another six-storey condo planned across the street and a May appeal of a city bylaw related to the Queen Street urban design guidelines, debate over […]

Defend the Beach design guidelines and protect Queen Street

Standing on the corner of Queen and Woodbine, the first thing you notice is the 108-year-old Beach fire hall, a landmark in our neighbourhood. Beyond that stretches the historic main street that makes our community so unique. Unfortunately, the gateway to the Beach is being threatened with two condo buildings that do not adhere to […]