Published on Tuesday, 30th Oct, 2018 at 6:00am
Earlier this month the remains of a wooden groyne from 1929 reappeared briefly from beneath the sand at Kew Beach. While it might not look all that impressive, the structure is a reminder of a nearly forgotten chapter in Beaches history, when houses lined the beach and the Lake threatened to sweep it all away.
Published on Tuesday, 23rd Oct, 2018 at 6:06pm
In a down-to-the-wire finish to the Ward 19 City Council race, city planner Brad Bradford narrowly defeated Matthew Kellway by 288 votes of the 37,048 ballots cast - a margin of less than 1%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.