Deja Views

This image was taken in the winter of 2009 at the bottom of Wineva Avenue. It was photographed for a Toronto Star piece about changes made by developers buying up parcels of land. In this particular case, two semi-detached residences were razed and replaced with three luxury homes. Special thanks to David Cooper for the […]

Deja Views

We are looking at the north side of Queen Street East from the southwest corner of Queen and Wineva in 1966. Behind the old streetcar is Ingram’s Funeral Parlour. Special thanks to Pete Coulman for providing this image. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-691-4774.     […]

Marsupial moves into heart of Beach

Why did the opossum cross Wineva Avenue? Rick Wyszynski didn’t ask, but he did snap a photo of the one that slowly crossed his street a few weeks ago. Wyszynski said it was the first opossum he has seen in the Beach after 30 years here. “It didn’t look like the usual raccoon, so I […]

TCH severance a surprise to tenant

One of the two tenants still renting a suite in the city-owned homes on Wineva Avenue and Hubbard Boulevard says they should have the right to stay put. On Jan. 15, city councillors voted to sever the seven Toronto Community Housing properties so they can be sold on the private market. Built in 1926, the […]

Sale of rare beachfront properties stalled by red tape

Last-minute paperwork is the only thing delaying “For Sale” signs at four Toronto Community Housing homes that are right along the Kew Beach lakefront. Built in 1926, the heritage homes at 4 and 6 Wineva Avenue and 5 and 7 Hubbard Boulevard are among the highest-valued houses in the TCH inventory. Their sale has been […]

Sale of Hubbard and Wineva TCH homes delayed

Toronto’s social housing agency is reviewing the proposed sale of four 1920s-era homes that face the beach just east of Kew Gardens. Built in red brick with distinctive, two-storey verandas that look out onto Lake Ontario, the homes are among a cluster of 12 mostly vacant properties that city council listed as heritage buildings in […]