Letters to the Editor for May 5, 2015

On farmers’ markets and Kew Gardens RE:  No Farmers’ Market for Kew, March 24: I would like to clarify some information concerning the Boardwalk Café lease and a potential farmers’ market stated in a March 24 opinion piece. Yes, the city solicitor was involved in the Tuggs/Boardwalk Café debate, however it was the parks department […]

Francophones seek new school

Trustees at Toronto’s largest school board got a tough assignment this winter, but local francophone parents are hoping they have at least one of the answers. In January, Ontario’s education minister assigned the Toronto District School Board a list of 13 reforms, including a call to look at selling some underused schools. When TDSB trustees […]

Malvern fights to defend hockey title

Less than a quarter-second was on the clock when Malvern’s Dallas Carter wristed a shot into the Riverdale Raiders’ net on Wednesday. That buzzer goal rang in a 7-5 win for Malvern’s varsity boys hockey team, plus a hat trick for Carter. Judging by the game and the league standings, the Knights will need lots […]

Families protest Secord school conditions

“Old, cold, now mould!” That’s how one sign summed up the trouble inside Secord Elementary’s aging portables at a parent-led walkout on Oct. 24. Jennifer Goberdhan, a parent council member, was one of about 30 parents who pulled their children out of the Secord “port-a-pac” that day. Made up of several portables with a connecting […]

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 4, 2014

Negative campaign ads not fit for community newspapers I was born and raised in the beaches and have been reading Beach Metro for nearly my full 23 years. When I opened the latest issue (October 21st) and saw the attack ad against Mary Margaret McMahon I did a double take – I thought I had […]

East End students protest trustee’s Tweets

Sixteen year-old Malvern student Georgia Koumantaros had already thanked the committee and stepped away from the mic on Oct. 22 when Sam Sotiropoulos, the school trustee she had just accused of making homophobic and transphobic remarks on Twitter, added an unexpected comment. “I almost figure she was doing more than expressing her own opinion,” said […]

Trustee candidates tackle funding, class size

Aging portables, crowded kindergartens, under-used schools and playing nice with Queen’s Park. Judging by all the issues parents raised at a Sept. 30 debate at Community Centre 55, the next public school trustee for Beaches-East York has plenty to do after Toronto’s Oct. 27 election. Sheila Cary-Meagher, Marietta Fox, Navarius Mombo and Jen Sagar are […]

Mixed start for all-day kindergarten

Construction delays could leave staff at three local schools juggling for class space when they start full-day kindergarten in September. All the kindergarten students will start at their schools on time. But at Adam Beck, those students may have to use an alternative class in first few weeks, said local TDSB trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher. Kindergarteners […]