Worker-owned Big Carrot is opening soon

After 35 years, the Big Carrot, the community-centric, sustainable, and health-conscious food store, has decided to expand and open a second location at Southwood Drive (Main Street) and Kingston Road in the Beach Community. The worker-owned store prioritizes organic, non-GMO, local, and fair trade in all its purchasing practices. Its staff takes prides itself with […]

Get ready for roadwork on Main Street

City council has paved the way for roadwork to take place along Main Street this summer. Last month, council approved resurfacing Main Street between Kingston Road and Gerrard Street East as well as a number of proposed changes to that stretch. “The city is taking this opportunity to make alterations at the same time to […]

Find buzz and community on Kingston road

Located in the Upper Beach community, historic Kingston Road has taken shape as a burgeoning neighbourhood bursting with local shops, entertainment and an overall feel of community. While Kingston Road is a part of the Beach community, the vibe remains as unique to the area atop the hill as the stores and people that reside […]

Maxwell cooks up inspiration behind the scenes

After spending months cooking up ideas, one self-professed “restaurant outsider” has decided to put all the ingredients together and bring those ideas to life – or, should we say, the screen. Robert Maxwell, former owner of The Beech Tree on Kingston Road, said he has “always loved cooking. I became one of those kind of […]

Residents voice concerns about Kingston Road condo proposal

Community members, city staff and representatives, developers and other interested parties met May 4 at the Beach United Church to discuss the nine-storey condo proposal for 507-511 Kingston Road. The development, as proposed by Vista Nova Development and designed by architectsAlliance, would have two four-storey townhouse units facing south onto Wheeler Avenue as well as […]

GALLERY: Cold Weather Blues Fest

The second annual Cold Weather Blues Festival has returned just in time to put some spring back in your step. A group of Beach area pubs and restaurants have come together to host a slew of red-hot musicians and performers that include Sugar Brown, Paul Reddick, The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band, and Lotus Wright among others. […]

Raising the Roof targets homelessness — and mental health

Now in its 20th year, Raising the Roof has become a go-to resource for conversations around homelessness. It’s also a well-known name in the halls of St. John Catholic School where students have been donning the toques and fundraising for the cause for a number of years now. On February 7, St. John students continued […]