Birch Cliff development looms

For years, Birch Cliff has been blossoming into a unique and character-filled neighbourhood tucked away on the outskirts of the Beach community. Quaint cafes, small mom and pop shops, and the picturesque beauty of Lake Ontario and the Scarborough Bluffs have seen it embody the “small town in a large city” vibe the East End […]

Robberies stun area café owners

A number of East End café owners have spent the last several weeks picking up the pieces following a series of break-ins. The spate of robberies began late in 2016, first hitting Lazy Daisy Café on Gerrard Street East where thieves removed the cash box and stole nearly $3,000 in cash. Further west, favourites Grinder, […]

Parents warned of prescription drug dangers

An East End pharmacist believes he and his colleagues should be doing more to educate parents about the dangers of prescription drug abuse among teens, so he’s encouraging others to start discussions like the ones he hosted at Malvern High School earlier this month. Kyro Nagib, owner of the Pharmasave on Kingston Road, spoke to […]

Development debate intensifies over Kingston Road condo

A number of people who attended a recent community meeting in the Beach came prepared to push back against the reason for the meeting: a proposed condo development at Kingston Road and Main Street. The required community consultation meeting on Feb. 8 saw about 25 people turn out to the Beaches Recreation Centre to hear […]

Tipping bill finally passes

News that a bill similar to the tipping bill Michael Prue championed for years will come into effect later this year has the former Beaches-East York NDP MPP feeling slightly shortchanged. Working to regulate service industry tips and gratuities, mainly by making it illegal for employers to take all or a portion of employee tips, […]

Suspicious man reported at children’s event

Police warn that a potential sex offender was seen acting strangely at a children’s crafts event near Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue. Police believe the man may have shown the same suspicious behaviour at other events involving children. The unknown man arrived at the arts and crafts event around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. […]

Birch Cliff residence moving

Toronto’s only city-run residence for older homeless men may soon move from Birch Cliff to a larger building near Kingston and Markham Roads. Since 1999, the Birchmount Residence has housed up to 60 men, all 55 and older, who rent rooms in a former nursing home at Kingston and Birchmount Road. Referred from Seaton House […]