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East Enders convene opposite hate

June 24, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

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Visitors to a East Lynn Farmers’ Market were treated to an unpretentious honour convene yesterday as East Enders gathered in support of a male whose honour flags were ripped down from

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‘Now is a time to be brave’: East End male stands adult to hatred crime

June 22, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

Dean Will outward of his home Jun 21. He's trustworthy rose branches to his Pride dwindle to detract people from hidden it.

Hang out on with East Ender Dean Will

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Stay Alert: Garage Break-ins and Thefts Reported #beachto

June 22, 2016 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog, Neighbourhood Watch Blog

The following incidents were reported to police by Woodbine Park Neighbourhood Watch Street Captains:

Report from Sarah Ashbridge NW Captain Friday June 17, 2016 – Garage Break-in & Home Entry

Prior to going to bed at 1230am the residents heard voices in their back garden and went out on our third floor balcony and saw three people near the back door.  They screamed “Get off my property the police are coming”  then saw 3 people running to the side gate and run to the street.   They discovered their back door (to the house) was wide open and perpetrators had also entered the garage and stole from their garage fridge a $100 filet mignon and two cases of imported beer and some other food and pop.  911 was immediately called and the police came by around 1 am.  They looked around and made a report.  A second pair of police came by around 3 am and took some pictures.  It was unfortunate that their garage door and back door to the home were unlocked as they are typically very diligent about locking up but each one thought the other had locked up.

 

Report from Winners NW Captain Friday June 17, 2016 – Garage Break-in

Garage was broken into but they decided not to take a damaged bicycle.

 

Report from Joseph Duggan/Boardwalk Captain Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – Garage Break-in & Bicycle Thefts

Garage break-in.  The perpetrator(s) came into the backyard via the side gate.  The homeowners, who had left their children with an adult family member and had gone away on vacation, did not report whether their sitter had unknowingly left the door leading from the backyard to the garage door unlocked, or whether the thief had broken a window pane and reached in to unlock the door from the inside.  Taken were the two parents’ bikes and their son’s Spiderman bike.

 

Report from Sarah Ashbridge NW Captain Thursday, June 9, 2016 – Garage Break-in & Bicycle Theft

Garage break-in.  The glass of the garage door was broken and the pull cord used to gain access to the garage.  A girls bike was stolen.  Police report made.

Keep doors locked.  Report ALL incidents to Police (416) 808-2222.  Remember, graffiti is also a crime – report it!

 

Living With Festivals in Woodbine Park #beachto

June 21, 2016 in Latest Community News Blog, Real Estate Blog

The festivals in Woodbine Park are in full swing.  Almost every weekend in the summer has an event in the park.  My family, along with many of our neighbours, enjoy living so close to the park and being able to walk across the street to watch and participate in events such as the Beaches Jazz Festival, Woofstock, Afrofest,  and one of my favourites,  Ribfest .  These events are free and welcoming to not just us as neighbours, but to all Torontonians.  Although the organizers of events pay for permits, somehow the City isn’t satisfied with its monetary return and has now deemed our neighbourhood park a saviour to its mismanagement of our tax dollars. That’s why they allowed Bestival, with its approximately $100 a day admission for each patron.

Our councillor was quoted in one of our local publications as saying that the revenue from renting the park to commercial event operators is a positive thing as the money would be reinvested in city parks.  Well, if you walked through Woodbine Park after Bestival, you’ll see that any profit the City made will have to be re-invested in the park just to bring it back to standard.  The heavy trucks, booths and other equipment have killed a lot of the grass and damaged the grounds. I wonder why we even have an irrigation system in the park now.  The whole area where concerts are held may as well be paved over.

Fences were also erected to keep us (and the wildlife) out days before the actual event.  Including the time it took to strike or tear down everything that made up Bestival, taxpayers weren’t allowed access to half the park for almost two weeks.  To top it off, City Parks employees were seen cleaning up and removing garbage from an event that was “commercial”.

Bestival organizers and those who attended, say it was amazing and hugely successful. But, is a large commercial event such as Bestival good for our neighbourhood?

About 15,000 people attended the event on each day.  The music was the loudest I have ever experienced in the 14 years I’ve lived in the neighbourhood and was non-stop from around Noon to 11:00pm on Saturday and from Noon to 10:00pm on Sunday.   It was so loud that my house shook.  I’m not exaggerating. The walls vibrated, we couldn’t hear the audio from our tv and were forced to close all of our windows during a beautiful weekend, just to have a conversation in our own home.

I called 311 to file a noise complaint. After being put on hold for about 5 minutes, I was told that the festival’s permit allowed them an exemption under the noise bylaw.  Why weren’t the residents of our neighbourhood informed about this? If we had known, we would have left town for the weekend.

When I moved into Woodbine Park, I knew the neighbourhood would be busy every weekend because of its close proximity to the beach. I knew it would attract tens of thousands of people on Victoria Day and Canada Day for the fireworks. As the park started being used each weekend for the different events, my family and most of my neighbours attended and participated in them. However, nothing prepared us for Bestival.

I want to congratulate the organizers and the city on the success of Bestival, but it’s too big and loud for our neighbourhood.  Please don’t come back next year. Go back to Toronto Island, or take it to a venue like Downsview Park, or Exhibition Place that can handle it.

You may or may not agree with me. In any case contact Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon 416-392-1376 or mmcmaho3@toronto.ca and give her your feedback on Bestival and any other events that are staged in the park.  If we don’t commend or complain, she’ll never know.

Fatigue? Headaches? Check your magnesium levels

June 17, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

Muscle cramping, fatigue, headaches, stress or depression: if any of these symptoms sound informed to you, it might be some-more than only good aged aging – it is probable that we are deficient in magnesium.

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Vet costs rising – with good reason

June 17, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

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I was asked on Facebook to explain because a cost of veterinary caring had risen so most in a past 5 to 10 years. The person

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Warm continue doesn’t have to meant observant no to cake

June 16, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

With Father’s Day around a corner, not to discuss countless year-end bashes, summer birthdays and anniversaries, cake is an critical item.

The thing is, who wants to be stranded inside on a pleasing summer’s day baking a cake, no

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Resolving child caring issues during Queen’s Park

June 15, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

The final few weeks of a legislative event have been impossibly prolific and satisfying. we was celebrated to lead a discuss on the government’s meridian change bill, my Men’s Health Awareness Week check changed by second reading, and

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Kingston Road neighbours accommodate to residence internal crime

June 15, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

The seeds have been planted for an Upper Beach/Kingston Road community watch group, with about 30 residents branch out to Community Centre 55 final month for an initial meeting.

Organized by proprietor Aaron McIntosh with a support of 55

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Homeless painter finds a home for his art

June 15, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

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Painter and former Beach proprietor Bill Burns hasn’t let something so pardonable as lacking a place to call his possess get in his way.

The long-time artist is livening

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