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Ward 19 City Council Candidate Brad Bradford and his wife Kathryn.

Candidate Profile: Brad Bradford

Published on Saturday, 20th Oct, 2018 at 11:35am

This week Beachify is running a series of profiles on the Ward 19 City Council candidates. Election Day is Monday, October 22.


Ward 19 City Council Candidate Valérie Maltais.

Candidate Profile: Valérie Maltais

Published on Saturday, 20th Oct, 2018 at 10:35am

This week Beachify is running a series of profiles on the Ward 19 City Council candidates. Election Day is Monday, October 22.


Ward 19 City Council Candidate Josh Makuch.

Candidate Profile: Josh Makuch

Published on Thursday, 18th Oct, 2018 at 6:23pm

This week Beachify is running a series of profiles on the Ward 19 City Council candidates. Election Day is Monday, October 22.


Ward 19 City Council Candidate Diane Dyson and family.

Candidate Profile: Diane Dyson

Published on Thursday, 18th Oct, 2018 at 2:33pm

This week Beachify is running a series of profiles on the Ward 19 City Council candidates. Election Day is Monday, October 22.


Ward 19 City Council Candidate Paul Bura and family.

Candidate Profile: Paul Bura

Published on Wednesday, 17th Oct, 2018 at 6:52pm

This week Beachify is running a series of profiles on the Ward 19 City Council candidates. Election Day is Monday, October 22.


Ward 19 City Council Candidate Brenda MacDonald.

Candidate Profile: Brenda MacDonald

Published on Wednesday, 17th Oct, 2018 at 2:19pm

This week Beachify is running a series of profiles on the Ward 19 City Council candidates. Election Day is Monday, October 22.


Ward 19 City Council Candidate Morley Rosenberg.

Candidate Profile: Morley Rosenberg

Published on Wednesday, 17th Oct, 2018 at 12:16pm

This week Beachify is running a series of profiles on the Ward 19 City Council candidates. Election Day is Monday, October 22.


Ward 19 City Council Candidate David Del Grande and family.

Candidate Profile: David Del Grande

Published on Tuesday, 16th Oct, 2018 at 5:28pm

This week Beachify is running a series of profiles on the Ward 19 City Council candidates. Election Day is Monday, October 22.


Ward 19 City Council Candidate Veronica Stephen

Candidate Profile: Veronica Stephen

Published on Tuesday, 16th Oct, 2018 at 2:05pm

This week Beachify is running a series of profiles on the Ward 19 City Council candidates. Election Day is Monday, October 22.


Over 450 people packed into Kingston Road United Church on Monday night for a standing-room only Town Hall meeting featuring Ward 19 City Council candidates.

Report on the Ward 19 Candidates Town Hall

Published on Tuesday, 25th Sep, 2018 at 7:43pm

Last week, The Court of Appeal for Ontario granted a stay to the Government of Ontario which set aside a lower court’s ruling that Bill 5, The Better Local Government Act was unconstitutional. The decision paved the way for a 25-ward Toronto election on October 22, and while it provided certainty to voters and candidates, it also means a sharply abbreviated campaign.


Beach glass is a popular medium for crafts, such as this skull crafted from beach glass by a local artist. It is also commonly fashioned into jewelry.

The secret life of beach glass

Published on Thursday, 20th Sep, 2018 at 1:28pm

You may have some sitting on your mantle or bookshelf right now. You may have even filled your pockets with it while strolling along the beach. We’re talking beach glass - the abundant un-natural resource that adorns our shoreline with beautiful flecks of colour.


Beachers head to the polls on October 22 to vote, most likely in Ward 19.

Welcome to Ward 19 - like it or not. Meet the candidates.

Published on Saturday, 15th Sep, 2018 at 3:44pm

With the October 22 Toronto Municipal election just over five weeks away, it looks increasingly certain that Premier Doug Ford will succeed in reducing Toronto City Council to 25 seats in time for election day.


Leuty Lifeguard Station sits surrounded by construction fencing and heavy equipment on September 8, 2018. Construction was supposed to be complete in June.

Leuty languishes as construction drags on

Published on Thursday, 13th Sep, 2018 at 3:00pm

Refurbishment work on Leuty Lifeguard Station that was supposed to finish in June is months behind schedule and still not complete.


The grand opening of The Big Carrot at Kingston Rd. and Southwood Dr. draws big crowds.

The Big Carrot opens in the Beach

Published on Friday, 22nd Jun, 2018 at 1:04pm

The grand opening of The Big Carrot at Kingston Rd. and Southwood Dr. drew big crowds to the new store on Thursday, June 21.


The reflection of Leuty Lifeguard Station. Image credit: Beachify.

Beaches water quality has improved dramatically over the last decade

Published on Friday, 8th Jun, 2018 at 12:22pm

Water quality at Woodbine Beach and Kew-Balmy beach has improved dramatically in the last 10 years, based on the number of beach closure days due to high E. coli counts. Data published by the City of Toronto indicates that the number of unsafe swimming days due to E. coli contamination have dropped by 50% since 2007.


A condo nearing completion at Queen Street East and Woodbine Ave. It is one of at least six low rise condo developments currently under construction in the Beach, with more in the planning phase.

Jane's Walk draws attention to condo development in the Beach

Published on Monday, 7th May, 2018 at 10:35am

On Saturday May 5th, Adam Smith led a Jane's Walk along Queen Street East which explored the topic of 'Condo Development in the Beach', highlighting issues around the planning and approval process for condo developments.


A low-rise apartment building at Queen St E and Blantyre Ave was the scene of a fatal stabbing early Sunday morning.

Man dies after stabbing at Queen Street East apartment

Published on Sunday, 6th May, 2018 at 2:02pm

A man has died after a stabbing in the Beaches area early Sunday morning. Police were called to a low-rise apartment building at Queen St. E. and Blantyre Ave. at around 3 a.m. for reports of a fight. First responders found a man suffering from stab wounds in a second-floor hallway. The man died at the scene as paramedics were preparing for an emergency run to hospital.


Leuty Lifeguard Station surrounded by construction fencing, April 2018

Leuty Lifeguard Station is moving. Ever so slightly.

Published on Friday, 27th Apr, 2018 at 5:10am

The City of Toronto is spending $200,000 to raise and move Leuty Lifeguard Station, in order to prevent damage from storms and high water.


Beach chairs are buried in sand on Woodbine Beach after flooding in the spring of 2017

Lake level back to normal after 2017 flooding, damage remains

Published on Tuesday, 24th Apr, 2018 at 1:33am

A year ago, the Beach was underwater as Lake Ontario overflowed its shores due to heavy rain and snow melt. The spring of 2017 saw record-high lake levels and extensive flooding, and while lake levels have returned to normal, the damage will take time to repair.


Toronto Lifeguards on duty at Kew Beach.

City takes over Beach Lifeguard Service from Toronto Police

Published on Monday, 23rd Apr, 2018 at 6:21pm

The City of Toronto has taken over responsibility for Lifeguard operations at the City's beaches from the Toronto Police Marine Unit. Lifeguards at Woodbine Beach and Kew-Balmy Beach, along with the City's nine other public beaches, will now be trained and managed by the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department. The Toronto Police Service's Marine Unit had been administering the Beach Lifeguard Program since 1982.