Author Archives: Ted

Hot Summer Patio Hop and Win!

$100, $40 & 3x$20 Beaches-Living-$$ Beaches-Living-$$ enjoy the patios on the beach UPDATE – Congratulations to our Lucky Patio Goers! Annual Summer Patio Contest: was surely hot and smoky. The submissions were overwhelming. It shows you know your local diners, and shares your personal favourites! Prize winners are: 1st Prize – $100 BL Gift Certificate: Linda Boyko 2nd Prize – … <entire article…>

Eat the Rainbow to a Healthier You!

The 5 colors you need to eat on a regular basis to enhance your health! EAT RED FOR HEART HEALTH Rich in the phytonutrients lycopene and anthocyanin, which benefit the circulatory system, improving blood pressure, organ function and circulation. Red foods also offer sun protection from harmful UV damage. EAT PURPLE FOR LONGEVITY  Contain the most antioxidants of all the … <entire article…>

Coming Out Proud Movies

It’s never just one moment – it’s an ongoing journey. Ask anyone who’s done it; they’ll all have a coming out story. It’s a process that can be terrifying, exhilarating, heartbreaking and confidence-building. There are so many films that cover the subject: from high school to discovery in later life, from passion to awkwardness. Beaches|life has gathered together some of … <entire article…>

Get Fit the Aqua Fit Way

Imagine, exercising without breaking a sweat. At the same time, you can enjoy the fun of being in the water all at the same time! Aquafit (otherwise known as aqua aerobics or exercising in water) is the perfect summer fitness activity. Best of all, it can be enjoyed at all ages and levels of ability.  Why it Works? Exercising in … <entire article…>

Life Can be a Bowl of Cherries

There’s nothing quite so special as a beautiful bowl of summer-ripe cherries. Cherries are in a league of their own when it comes to fruit. We associate them with all the grandest of desserts, like Cherries Jubilee or Cherry Cheesecake. Cherries adorn our favourite treats, like an ice cream sundae or Black Forest cake, and can be made into the … <entire article…>

Oh Canada!

Dear Canada, Do you remember me? We first met several years ago when the airplane I was on landed at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. The first thing I saw outside was white snow covering all the land around the airport. I wondered, “What have I done? I’ve left the country where I was born and now I am in … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

“ “This is truly my Secret Beaches Spot of Lake Ontario.” – Jackie C. Do you recognize it? Tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and you could win a pair of My Beach Stickers! Email your answer by July 10 to Send us a photo of your Secret Beaches Spot with a brief description. If we use … <entire article…>

Staying Ahead with Tech Part 3: 5G Technology

In the last edition of Beaches|life, we featured Home Automation as part of our three part series: Staying Ahead with Tech. In this final part, we are looking at the future of mobile technology – 5G.  What is 5G? The simplest way to explain it, 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. It has faster data rates and lower … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On the Move

Welcome new neighbours: Balmy Beach Pet Hospital – 2212 Queen St. E. Pizzaiolo – 2253 Queens St. E. The Derma Bar – 1932 Queen St. E. The Sweet Oven – 1911 Queen St. E. On the Move (new location) Carload on the Beach – 2054 Queen St. E. Thank you and best wishes: Aroma Espresso Bar – 1864 Queen St. … <entire article…>