Taking back city parks, from dawn to dusk

Most of the Beach is still waking up when Anne-Marie Kaskens meets the morning crew by the R.C. Harris waterworks. Although she moved to the Beach 20 years ago, Kaskens says it wasn’t until she got her dog Jessie that she started going down to the water every day. “It’s a real stress-buster,” she said, […]

A guide to spotting the elusive species Beacher familia

Evening sightings of the ‘Pillow-toting popcorn-munching Beacher familia’ are expected to increase in the coming weeks in neighbourhood parks across Ward 32. These annual glimpses coincide with the arrival of Movie Nights, the popular summer film festivals hosted by the Beach Village BIA, Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, and friends of parks groups. The familia […]

Gerrard and Coxwell gets splash of colours

Franco Rovazzi is painting the town pink – and yellow, blue and green. Rovazzi is co-owner of nine stores in the Gerrard India Bazaar that are getting a major facelift. Besides bright new colours, there will be new signs outside and interior renovations. “We didn’t want to change the character,” Rovazzi said, looking over architectural […]

News in Brief

Bells on Danforth: The Musical Ride is set to take off on Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m. This family-friendly bike ride combines pedal power and tintinnabulation to sound a call for bike lanes along the busy thoroughfare. The ride has been a fixture along Bloor Street for a few years, but now organizers are […]