Concrete pad at Lions Club to be removed

The Beaches Lions Club plans to remove a concrete pad installed without a city permit beside their clubhouse at Ashbridges Bay. Club secretary Andy Buhot says the city has asked the Lions to remove the concrete by the end of September. “They’re insistent on taking it out, so it looks like it’s going,” he said. […]

Ward 32 parks friends celebrated

Proponents of parks in Ward 32 gathered at the Naval Club at Gerrard and Woodbine on Nov. 29 for Ward 32 councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s second annual Parks Social. Representatives of several ‘friends-of’ parks groups told the small crowd what they have been up to in their parks this year,  sharing ideas and inspiration. First up […]

Woodbine Park makes friends

It’s official: the park lovers of the former racetrack have formed a group. Say hello to Friends of Woodbine Park (FoWP). Since February 2012, three community meetings have been held in venues near the park. Presenters from the city’s Parks department and other park advocacy groups as well as our own local historian spoke of […]

Monarch Park looking for friends

An unexpected crowd of over 70 people packed the cafeteria at Monarch Park Collegiate Institute on April 13 to talk about future plans for Monarch Park. The meeting, organized by the Danforth East Community Association, aimed at starting a dialogue revolving around current issues in the park, and how to resolve them. Improvements to the […]

Pumphouse Park put on hold

Ambitious plans for the parkland surrounding two sewage pumping stations at Coxwell and Lakeshore have been put on hold due to a changing list of priorities at Toronto Water, according to General Manager Lou di Geronimo. di Geronimo said a combination of work needed on the two pumping stations, a lower Don combined sewer overflow […]

Woodbine Park group making plans

Almost 30 residents gathered on March 22 for a second meeting about the beautification of Woodbine Park’s eastern and northern sections. Three speakers gave overviews on their area of expertise, and a general vision was discussed. James Dann, City Waterfront Parks Manager and long-time Beach resident, clarified some of his department’s internal workings. In his […]

Garden planned for empty land

A derelict patch of land south of Monarch Park may soon be sprouting food, thanks to the efforts of a few local mothers on maternity leave. Miranda Snyder said she walked past the spot, at the north end of Woodfield Road beside the pedestrian underpass to Monarch Park, for a couple of years, and the […]

Planning for Woodbine Park

A meeting to discuss the possibilities in Woodbine Park attracted an impressive 50 local residents on Feb. 9. Hosted by the Greening Ward 32 group at a nearby condo building, residents heard from several guest speakers before committing their own ideas to paper for consideration by the city’s Parks Department. Martina Rowley, the Greening Ward […]