Notre Dame High School students travel to Ottawa to advocate for peace

On May 2, delegates from over 20 Catholic schools in the GTA accompanied the Development and Peace campaign bus to Ottawa to personally deliver postcard petitions to the Prime Minister’s Office and to their respective Members of Parliament. Among them were four Notre Dame High School students who met with Beaches—East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith […]

Ab Intra to show at Yellow House Gallery

Yellow House Gallery is hosting a special event the weekend of January 20 – a showcase by the Grade 12 students of Notre Dame Catholic High school. Organized by arts department head Sandra Slosel, the thoughtful and topical second annual exhibition is called Ab Intra, meaning “from within”. The title was chosen by the students […]

Dual wins for East End Toronto Catholic schools

It’s an event over 30 years in the making. Neil McNeil Catholic School’s Junior Boys hockey team claimed the Toronto District AA City Championships late last month – a title they haven’t held since 1983. The team was 10-2 in the regular season, finishing in first place. They faced off against Bishop Allen in the […]

Beach Arts Scene

A downtown photographer is banking on an East End food institution being the perfect pairing with his food photography. Jack Gilbert, a business lawyer by trade, will be showing his photographs in an ongoing exhibition at The Tulip Restaurant at 1606 Queen St. E. While Gilbert worked in the law field for many of his […]

Crews demolish former convent on Kingston Road

Brick walls cracked and crumbled on Wednesday as crews started to demolish the former Sisters of Notre Dame convent near Kingston Road and Glen Manor Drive. Closed by the Sisters in August 2013, the property at 750 Kingston Rd. was later purchased by the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Built in 1952, for decades the convent […]

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 […]