When all good things come to an Ends

After 35 years an iconic Beach retailer is getting ready to bid the neighbourhood adieu. The longtime owner of Ends – the overflowing discount store at the corner of Queen and Elmer – said after running his business for more than three decades, he’s ready to move on to the next phase of his life. […]

BIA looks at the year that was and the year ahead

The Beach Village BIA represents more than 300 businesses and service professionals. 2015 saw progress with its initiatives including community events, streetscaping and member promotion, all in the spirit of “bringing more feet to Queen Street.” Streetscaping is a significant component of a pedestrian-friendly, accessible, vibrant neighbourhood. The BIA street audit helped prioritize 2016 initiatives […]

DECA adds pop-ups to Danforth

Modeled after an Australian project called Renew Newcastle, the Danforth East Community Association’s first of two pop-up shops took over 1948 Danforth Avenue, across from East Lynn Park, last weekend. Birthia, a shop on Dundas West that sells locally-made jewelry, clothing, art and home decor, set up for two days in the space, which was […]