Kingston construction on schedule

Track, road and sidewalk construction in the Kingston Road Village business area is running on schedule. Easan Vallipuram, the City of Toronto project manager overseeing the work, says work along the stretch of Kingston Road from Victoria Park Avenue west to Pickering Street should be finished by the third week of August. Once that is […]

Man dies after Fallingbrook hit and run

A 35 year-old man died in hospital Saturday, two days after a driver allegedly drove into him on Fallingbrook Road. Witnesses told police the victim was on the road the night of Thursday, July 18 when he and the driver of a 2013 GMC Sierra pick-up truck got into an argument. When the victim walked […]

Kingston Road to see new development

Birch Cliff residents will soon get a chance to review plans to build a 10-storey condo with ground-level shops along Kingston Road just east of Victoria Park Avenue. With 169 apartments and 1,800 square metres of retail space, the building would extend to the corner of Blantyre Avenue, replacing the 75-year-old Alpine Hotel that closed […]

Sisters to vacate Kingston Road convent

Growing up in the Beach, Sister Denise Burns remembers teachers ringing her back from recess with handbells. Today, she is one of three graduates from Notre Dame High School who can remember what Grade 9 was like the year the school opened. It was 1941, the Beach still had plenty of cottages, and her teachers […]

Welcome to construction season in Ward 32

As the old adage goes, there are only two seasons in Canada – winter and construction! Now that Old Man Winter has gone into hibernation, brace yourself Ward 32, as we enter a very busy and disruptive construction season. “No pain, no gain” will be our mantra as we tolerate the temporary disarray and look […]

Tax alternatives have taken their toll

In the news the last while, our elected officials have been looking at some new ways of filling their coffers. Taxation? Well, yes, but how about something else? Some minds of the brain trust have come up with an idea: how about toll roads in the city? The province allowed a company from outside the […]

Construction on Kingston – again

Heading into a third consecutive summer of  Kingston Road construction, Norm Spence says it’s a matter of short-term pain for long-term gain. “It’s one of those necessary things,” said Spence, president of the business community association for Kingston Road Village. “The upside of it is we’re going to get a whole new streetscape by the […]

Deja Views

C. H. Lavender was a confectionery store located on Kingston Road just west of Balsam Avenue. Beth Lavender from Pickering was so kind to share this photograph of her family and their former business. The image, taken sometime in the mid 1920s, depicts her grandmother Catharine standing in front of the door in white, Beth’s […]

Deja Views

The view is looking northeast, at the corner of Southwood Drive/Main Street and Kingston Road. Demolition and construction had began to erect the Norm Houghton housing complex (run by Neighbourhood Link Support Services), which was completed in 1994. Directly across the street the iconic Dip’N’Sip coffee shop remains. Rumours are swirling that a developer is […]