New flower shop gets ready to bloom in the Upper Beach

Leslieville resident Robin King said she’s excited to be setting up a flower shop just south of Main Street and Gerrard Street East. The 21-year-old, who already has about five years of experience in the floral industry, will be managing In Bloom Flower Shop (155 Main St.), an independent retailer slated to open May 17. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Neighbourhood Centre prepares to deliver Christmas cheer

Lisa’s smile grows when she remembers how Neighbourhood Centre made her Christmas last year. For over 30 years, volunteers at the community centre near Main Street and Danforth Avenue have bought, wrapped, and delivered free turkey dinners and Christmas gifts to families in need. A single mother with a son and baby daughter, Lisa received one […]

Fire breaks out at Danforth and Main

Firefighters were dispatched at 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 26 to a two-alarm fire near Danforth Avenue and Main Street. No injuries were reported in the fire, which sent flames and smoke spewing out of a home that backs onto the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home on Danforth Avenue just east of Main Street. Police said the fire was likely […]

News Briefs for Nov. 3, 2015

Despite a residents’ petition and a local councillor who opposed plans to install a sidewalk in front of 13 houses at the south end of Midland Avenue, a majority of councillors on Toronto’s public works and infrastructure committee approved the plan on Oct. 6 and the work is now underway. The committee also voted to […]