Author Archives: Ted

Healthy Skin and Nails During the Winter Months

Think for a moment about what happens to your skin during the winter months, when the weather turns cold and humidity levels drop. Moisture escapes more easily, because even the protective oils are no match for below freezing temperatures. And when there’s not enough water on the outer layer of your skin, it becomes dry. Before you know, you are … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies

This edition of Beaches|life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1940s. And it wouldn’t be right, if we didn’t include a couple holiday season gems. Some events that occurred in this decade include the federal government introducing the Unemployment Insurance Commission (1940), Norman Breakey of Toronto invented the paint roller (1940), D-Day  (June 6, … <entire article…>

2020 Awards Season & Sports Galore Schedule

Going to an Oscar® party? Planning an NHL All-Star night or simply staying warm and cozy on your couch, these are the dates to mark down. Pizza Sporting Events: World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (Dec. 26-Jan. 5) Host: Czech Republic. iihf.com Three big College Football Bowl Games: Orange Bowl (Dec. 30), Rose Bowl & Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1). ncaa.com NHL Winter Classic … <entire article…>

Your Essential Home Kit for the Winter

Winter is right around the corner and you know what that means. Frigid temperatures, snow accumulation and possibly even ice storms like the December 2013 one  in Eastern Canada and Ontario. You never know what winter cold is going to bring, so it’s important to plan ahead and be prepared. One way to ensure that you’re ready is to put … <entire article…>

Adding Tech to the Bedroom

This time of year, we all have less and less time for ourselves. Longer days at work, holiday parties, shopping and various school concerts and sports tournaments. It seems that the only time we have for ourselves is when we go to bed for the night. So, why not make it a better experience?  The following items are some gadgets … <entire article…>

Holiday Prep & Maintain

It’s that time of the year when most businesses face additional wear and tear on their store or facility. With winter weather, there is ice, snow and freezing rain. It’s also the time of the year when there may be additional foot traffic because of holiday events. This increases the spread of germs, especially with dry, indoor air.  As we … <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…>

Beaches Living Guide Online

Did You Know?  What does the ‘Palace of Purification’ refer to? How much tap water do Torontonians use? 1,498 million litres, is this per day, per month, or per year? Why does the Boardwalk end at the foot of Silverbirch Avenue? (hint, they didn’t run out of wood!) Who won Canada’s Grey Cup in 1927 and 1930? Name two architectural … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On The Move

Welcome to the neighbourhood: Gordons Pub and Kitchen – 993 Queen St. E. Lakeside Wellness Therapy Affiliates – 1755 Queen St. E. Nutbar – 899 Queen St. E. Province of Canada – 1004 Queen St. E. Superb Eden Massage – 1716 Queen St. E. The John – 682-686 Queen St. E. Traffic Tickets – 1366 Queen St. E. XYZ Storage … <entire article…>