Where the grass isn’t greener

At the risk of sounding bourgeoisie, the principal of Williamson Road Public School has a request: Get off our lawn! The school isn’t trying to be unneighbourly, explained principal Brian Svenningsen. A fence has been around its popular field since last fall because officials are trying to give the grass on the new field some […]

Gould treasure rediscovered at Williamson

He had a budgie named Mozart. His goldfish were Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Haydn. As a boy growing up in the Beach, Glenn Gould left plenty of clues he might have a future in music. One was rediscovered this October, when a former classmate of his came to the centennial at Williamson Road Junior Public […]

Full-day kindergarten impacts daycares

June Hall has seen plenty of changes to childcare during her 26 years at Main Square Day Care Centre. Hall remembers what some of her staff were like as toddlers under her care. But nothing compares with the changes this fall, when the last wave of full-day kindergarten classes opened at a dozen public and […]

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The Beach Village BIA presents Halloween on Queen on Sunday, Oct. 26. Visit Kew Gardens, at Queen Street East and Lee Avenue, and Ivan Forrest Gardens, on Queen at Glen Manor Drive, for face painting and Halloween hair-do’s, pumpkin decorating and carving contests, music, and fortune telling. Entertainment includes performers from Zero Gravity Circus, variety […]