Author Archives: Ted

Time to Reset

Although recent events have changed everyone’s lives momentarily, there are opportunities for many of us to learn and grow. The pandemic has brought with it stress and uncertainty. While the future may seem unclear, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This moment in time is an opening to focus back on what matters most like friends, … <entire article…>

Men’s Summer Fashion

This summer may not bring the usual summer outings like a weekend trip to the cottage, or a summer vacation at your favourite Caribbean island. That doesn’t mean you can’t make it a summer to remember. There are still plenty of indoor and outdoor activities like patio barbeques and walks along the boardwalk that will help us enjoy the season. … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies – 1960s

This edition of Beaches|life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1960s.  The Canadian Bill of Rights was approved, giving people of the First Nations the right to vote in federal elections (August 10, 1960), the Trans-Canada Highway opened (July 30, 1962), Canada inaugurated its new red maple leaf on white with red side bars … <entire article…>

Found Around the Beaches – Dr. William D. Young Memorial in Kew Gardens

On January 4, 1918, the Beaches lost a hero from Spanish flu. Dr. William D. Young died only five days after contracting the illness. The neighbourhood closed down on the day of his funeral at St John’s Norway and clergy of several denominations volunteered to join in the ceremony. Within a week there was a movement to find a way … <entire article…>

Fashion Closet Purge

Spring is here! And you’re excited to shed those winter layers and blossom like the many vibrant flowers in the garden. Your first instinct is to finally move those coveted pieces from your spring wish list into the checkout bag of your favourite retailer site. But as your cursor hovers over the “Pay Now” button, your eyes slowly wonder over … <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…>

Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project

August 2019 – A new cove that will be home to fish, birds and other animals. August 2019 – Temporary walls installed to keep excavation stable. November 2019 – Continued installation of cut-off walls in the first sectionof the new river valley. January 2020 – This steel reinforcing cage will be placed a test caisson for the Cherry Street north … <entire article…>

The Birth of the Emoji

Emoji are more than a millennial messaging fad, they are more like a primitive language. The characters represent the first language born of the digital world, designed to add emotion to flat text. Emoji first appeared on Japanese mobile phones in the late ’90s, and have become a standard way people communicate. In 2015, (Face With Tears of Joy) became Oxford … <entire article…>

Coming, Going & On the Move

Welcome to the neighbourhood: Bowl of Karma – 1036 Kingston Rd. Canyon Cannabis – 1864 Queen St. E. Ciao Bella – 933 Kingston Rd. Lighthouse 971 – 971 Kingston Rd. LiveActive Sport Medicine – 1876 Queen St. E. Lyfe Café – 998 Queen St. E. Ma Première École – 2383 Queen St. E. Mattie’s Place – 159 Fallingbrook Rd. Paws … <entire article…>