Crescent Town development heading to OMB – again

After almost a decade, a Crescent Town development proposal is headed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) again after the city and the developer were unable to come to an agreement about the size and structure of the residential tower. The developer, Preston Group, argues the 37-storey, 396 rental unit building at Secord and Eastdale […]

International Mother Language Day monument planned

Artists are answering the call to imagine an International Mother Language Day monument in Taylor Creek Park. Azim Dewan, a long-time Crescent Town resident, leads a local non-profit that formed to commission and build a monument this fall. “This is for everybody,” said Dewan. “When this is established next year, maybe after 10 years – […]

Crescent Town Club reopening delayed

Five months after a major electrical fire, most of the Crescent Town Club and Community Centre remains closed. Managers had hoped the centre would reopen by the end of December, but unexpected delays have pushed that date into spring. A day care on the centre’s top floor did reopen in early October. But in the […]

Getting ready for the October 27 municipal election

Ah, autumn. The cooling temperatures, the shortening daylight hours, the transformation of flora and fauna as they prepare for the coming winter, and the smell of blood in the air. Oh right, it must be an election year. At Beach Metro News we have always prided ourselves on our fairness. In fact, being nonpartisan is […]

Main Street traffic concerns aired

Residents say drivers are using neighbourhood streets to make unsafe shortcuts north of Danforth Avenue and Main Street. That was a common concern heard at a traffic safety meeting hosted July 23 by Ward 31 Councillor Janet Davis at the Secord Community Centre. “No one intersection fix is ever going to do anything about it,” […]