From the archives: Toronto Skateworks

Skateboarding pioneers have long carved out space for their sport in the East End. A January 26, 1988 front page Beach Metro News story details the entrepreneurial efforts of 19-year-old Perry Gladstone, founder of Toronto Skateworks on Danforth. Located at 2168 Danforth Ave., the facility was the first commercial indoor skate park east of the […]

Teen Beach: Make skateboarding accessible

Skateboarding is about community. For the 10th anniversary of the opening of the East York Skatepark at Stan Wadlow Park, the Toronto Skate Commission recently held a clean-up and barbecue at the park. Artists came to cover old graffiti with their work and skaters came to repaint ramps and clean the park. It wasn’t all […]

Skatepark gets renewed commitment from councillor

While skateboarders across the city prepared for a mass rally at city hall, Steve Jarrett from the Beaches Skatepark Association (formerly the Southeast Toronto Skateboard Association) and long-time skatepark supporter Steve Kotsopoulos met with Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon on Feb. 9. By the end of the day, McMahon had been brought up to speed […]