Toronto starting to play “itself” in Hollywood movies

Someone yelled “Harry! Harry!” to the young couple strolling down a Toronto street. No, it wasn’t Prince Harry and a certain lovely actress from the TV show, Suits. According to Elan Mastai, the screenwriter and executive producer for The F Word (2014), the shout-out was for the magical Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, who was […]

Chess on grass hits Kew Beach green

When Pippa Middleton plays croquet, she enjoys the sound of ice clinking in a cup of Pimm’s. Writing in Vanity Fair last month, the madly-hatted sister of the Duchess of Cambridge made the 1850s English pastime sound every bit as refined as its nickname: “chess on grass.” But here in the Beach is another kind […]

News in Brief

Local police will start using body-worn video cameras on May 18 as part of a year-long pilot project. About 20 officers in 55 Division’s primary response unit will be among the 100 officers testing the cameras city-wide. Visit torontopolice.on.ca/bodyworncameras for more information. ● The Beaches Rec Centre is hosting a bake sale on Saturday, May […]

A walk through the storied past of Lee Avenue

Lee Avenue is one of the oldest and most historic streets in the Beach area. Originally it was called Kew Avenue after Kew Gardens, which is on the west side of the street, and which in turn was named after the Williams family, some of the earliest pioneers in the Beach. Politically, Lee Avenue covered […]