Author Archives: Ted

Escape Summer with Books

Summer is the perfect season for long walks by the water, rollerblading along the boardwalk, or enjoying an old classic at a drive-in theatre. The season is also good time to indulge in a riveting new read. Why not spend the next month escaping into a new world of fantasy or even non-fiction while nestling under a tree and enjoying … <entire article…>

Tickling Taste Buds with Summer Favourites

Do you know why many Canadians consider summer their favourite season? The answer lies on the tip of your taste buds. It’s because of the food! Summer barbeques and other staples like ice-cream and burgers are great to enjoy, but summer also offers a large variety of seasonal produce. If you enjoy fresh foods and cooking superb meals, then summer … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies

This edition of Beaches|Life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1970s.  The voting age was lowered to 18 years (June 26, 1970), Paul Henderson scored “the goal” which won Canada’s first hockey challenge against the Soviets (Sept. 28, 1972), Lester B. Pearson died (Dec. 27, 1972), Pauline Mills McGibbon became the first woman Lieutenant-Governor … <entire article…>

Your Six-Month Checkpoint

When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s, many of us had resolutions on our minds. Maybe your goal was to be more financially responsible, maybe it was to spend more time with family, or maybe it was to pursue a new career. Whether it be positive or negative, there is no doubt the quarantine has had an effect on … <entire article…>

Ontario Grown, Ontario Loved

Ontario has four seasons. Due to advances in farming, we can take advantage of getting fresh Ontario produce from late spring through early winter. Maple Syrup, honey, mushrooms, eggs, and meat are available year-round but other crops are harvested at different times of the year. Here is a list of what’s available, locally from late summer to early winter in … <entire article…>

Learning Your A.B.C.s from H.O.M.E.

The quarantine has turned the household into the classroom. Although the learning scenario isn’t ideal, in most households it does create some positive opportunities for parents and children alike. There are opportunities to become more involved in your child’s educational development, but also to teach them life skills, which they don’t always learn at school. Another benefit from being at … <entire article…>

Sampling The World In Toronto

The City of Toronto has been described as Canada’s crown jewel of multiculturalism, a sparkling, rich, colourful and precious treasure. Toronto has many well-known neighbourhoods like Portugal Village, Greektown, Little India, Little Italy, and spread across the city are large communities with Chinese, Jewish, Filipino, Sri Lankan and West Indian residents. This multi-part series, will be featuring some of Toronto’s … <entire article…>

App-ing Up Your Fitness & Hikes

One of the positives that came from the quarantine is that more and more Torontonians are exploring their communities by going on walks or discovering hiking trails. There are so many paths and trails in the greater Toronto area and the entire province. Walking, running or hiking are great ways to enjoy the outdoors and fall in love with your … <entire article…>

Beaches Living Guide Online

Did You Know? Where is “Fool’s Paradise” and what was it worth in 1939?  How many members were in the Group of Seven Why was surveyor August Jones called a “Bulldog”? Did you attend the same high school as Doris McCarthy did 87 years ago? How did Hubbard Boulevard get its name? Can you name three concession roads that border … <entire article…>