Birch Cliff residence moving

Toronto’s only city-run residence for older homeless men may soon move from Birch Cliff to a larger building near Kingston and Markham Roads. Since 1999, the Birchmount Residence has housed up to 60 men, all 55 and older, who rent rooms in a former nursing home at Kingston and Birchmount Road. Referred from Seaton House […]

East End joins Liberal sweep in Toronto

Red ties, scarves, hats, even strawberry cake was flying as supporters celebrated Liberal Nathaniel Erskine-Smith’s election win in Beaches-East York last night. “It’s amazing for our riding, it’s amazing for our country,” said Erskine-Smith, speaking in the Ted Reeve party room shortly before giving a speech to his volunteers. “The current government has been so […]

Voters prepare for election day

After the longest federal election campaign since 1872, local voters have had months to make up their minds before the Oct. 19 vote. But just in case anyone in Beaches-East York or Scarborough Southwest needs a refresher before the 12-hour polls open at 9:30 a.m. Monday, here is a round-up of local campaign coverage. Candidates for […]

Toronto election 2014: Ward 36 candidates

Welcome to the third and final issue of Toronto municipal election coverage in Beach Metro Community News. In this issue, we are featuring candidates for city councillor in Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest, which includes our coverage area in Birch Cliff and Cliffside. There are eight candidates signed up to run for councillor in Ward 36. […]

News Briefs

Two books written by Beachers and reviewed in these pages last year have been nominated for in 40th annual Heritage Toronto Awards. Books that contribute to the promotion and conservation of the city’s history and heritage are considered for nomination. Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage by M. Jane Fairburn covers the history, social […]