Nine decades of life on Silver Birch

Bob Fraser has many remembrance days, some welcome, some not. At 91, Fraser is best known for his paintings – bright scenes of life in the Beach and along the boardwalk. But in the spring of 1944, Fraser was far from the Beach and his lifelong home on Silver Birch Avenue. He was a 20-year-old […]

Neglected laneway ready for limelight

Sketchy, dim, junky, ugly, snowy, glum and baffling. The way people describe it, the unmarked walkway connecting the Danforth to Coxwell subway station sounds like Cinderella’s B-list for the Seven Dwarfs. But thanks to DECA, a Danforth community group, the narrow walkway is a strong contender for a makeover plan courtesy of the non-profit Laneway […]