Queen street visioning study pushes ahead

The first of three parts of the Queen Street East Visioning Study is now complete. The aim of the process is to shape future development along Queen Street East between Coxwell and Neville Park. On July 16 the newly formed Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), comprised of 42 members of the community, met at the Toronto […]

Deja Views

Five years later, there’s been much trouble for any business trying to start up on the southeast corner of Queen and Leuty. After Becker’s Milk vacated in 2006, the owners of Quigley’s  purchased the property and planned to open a sister bar with a large patio spanning the east side of Leuty. Well, things must […]

Variances denied for Queen Street LCBO

An application at the Committee of Adjustment for a raft of variances at 1986 Queen Street East has been denied. A proposal for an LCBO outlet on the site of the current Pier 1 Imports store had included a number of variance requests, including reduced setbacks on all four sides, as well as a height […]

Taming Queen developments

It’s fun to see your own community on TV. However, a March 15 segment on Global News about the glass condo blitz on Queen in the Beach was sad to watch (tinyurl.com/6p54fjw). It covered the problems associated with development, such as increased street parking, traffic congestion and TTC short-turns. Local historian Gene Domagala described how […]

Are Beachers a bunch of whiners?

With seven community organizations that pop up every time the word ‘development’ is mentioned, many – including the people involved – may wonder if Beachers are a bunch of whiners suffering from a severe case of NIMBYism, or simply residents that will fight at length to see their neighbourhood stay as is – packed with […]

News in Brief

While we patiently wait for Mother Nature to co-operate in the creation of our neighbourhood and backyard ice rinks, we can still get our skating fix at Ted Reeve Arena, located at the corner of Main and Gerrard Streets. The rink is open for Pleasure Skating on Saturday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. until […]

Deja Views

In 1901, the northwest corner of Silver Birch and Queen was the location of the Georgia Villa Inn. The inn was torn down in the 1950s.   A Red & White grocery store was built in its place. It once was a Loblaws and in 1990 the transition to a Valu-mart is what we have today. […]

Queen Street visioning study approved

Queen Street is set to become the subject of a ‘visioning study’ from Coxwell to Neville Park, to put guidelines for development into place. The study was approved at the Jan. 10 meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council. Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon proposed the study as a way for the community to […]