Upper Beach couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

About a year before he met Anne, Anthony Altilia rode a bike to the 1939 World’s Fair. He was 17, riding solo from Toronto to New York City. And his bike was not the motoring kind. “The motor was me,” he says, laughing. At the World’s Fair, people flocked to see the future – colour […]

Kingston Road Village residents raise traffic concerns

Kingston Road residents want to get a move on side street speeding and getting kids safely to school. Speaking at a Feb. 26 traffic meeting for fellow residents of Kingston Road Village, Aaron McIntosh said too many drivers speed along Kingswood Road and Swanwick Avenue – side streets with family homes and several schools nearby. […]

‘Osteopath’ arrested for fraud

A man who operated a Kingston Road health facility is facing multiple fraud-related charges for allegedly posing as a registered osteopath. The Woodstock man, who claimed to be a certified and registered osteopath, ran The Osteopath clinic at Kingston and Pickering Street. According to the clinic’s website, The Osteopath offered free consultation, charged $120 for […]

Beech Tree pub warms carollers at opening

As an English-style gastropub looking to rekindle old traditions, the Beech Tree had a fitting opening night Dec. 6 when it welcomed a troupe of Victorian carollers. Fresh from a reading of A Christmas Carol put on by Kingston Road Village businesses, the singers warmed their pipes at Beech Tree with hot chocolate and candy-cane […]

News in Brief

Bells on Danforth: The Musical Ride is set to take off on Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m. This family-friendly bike ride combines pedal power and tintinnabulation to sound a call for bike lanes along the busy thoroughfare. The ride has been a fixture along Bloor Street for a few years, but now organizers are […]