News Briefs

The Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association is holding its annual Spring Fling flower-planting event on Saturday, May 30, in the Gerrard Street East and Woodbine Avenue community. Help brighten the streetscape by planting colourful annuals around 22 trees along Gerrard. Afterward, stop in at the Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E., for a drink, fresh food […]

Gerrard/Ashdale library turns 90

If anyone ever quizzes her on the history of Gerrard/Ashdale Library, Ruth Henry has a surefire cheat. She saw it from the start. Born in the fall of 1923, Henry remembers winters when she curled up under the arched wood ceilings of the second-floor children’s area. “I came every Saturday morning because there was a […]

Librarians look back on years of change

Three long-time Beaches library staff have retired. Maureen McPhee, Rita Connolly and Gwen Sims all called it a day at the end of March, taking with them more than 50 years of work at the branch. As fate would have it, the three spent their final weeks on strike, settling just in time for the […]