Category Archives: Beaches|Life

Keeping Your Family and Home Safe all Winter Long

While keeping you and your family safe year-round is vital, winter can bring its own set of problems, which, if not addressed, can end up being not just annoying, but in some cases, fatal. As we all know, the home is often where most accidents happen and, although there will always be ‘bumps in the road’, a few simple steps … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On The Move

Welcome new neighbours Boston Pizza – 16 Leslie St. Cob Bread – 1975 Queen St. E Delhi Bistro – 2214 Queen St. E Eye Candy Opticians – 2244 Queen St. E KT Photography – 2218 Queen St. E Mako Espresso Bar – 2249 Gerrard St. E Service Ontario – 1015 Lake Shore Blvd. (inside Canadian Tire) Simple Cures – 2010 … <entire article…>

Festive celebrations from across the globe – 10 MOVIES ABOUT FAMILY

There are festivals all around the world. With the holiday season just around the corner, Beaches|life wants our readers to laugh, cry, sing, dance and rejoice with “family”. These films focus on traditional and non-traditional families. Hope you enjoy this selection of films – we even included a couple of Christmas movies to celebrate the season.

You Ask… You Answer.

Winner of… We did not have a definite answer to October/November’s question “when was the original Glen Manor Ravine Bridge built?” However, we have published, “Lost Rivers of the Beaches”, a detailed story on the Glen Manor Ravine in the Beaches Living Guide–Spring/Summer 2007. The earliest photos taken of the bridge were in 1912. Visit and click on History … <entire article…>

Memory Keepers

Most of us have old family photos framed and displayed in a family room, bedroom or even hallway. We treasure these memories from the past.  It’s not unusual at an annual family gathering to see brothers and sisters gathered around a photo captured in years gone by. Today, with digital cameras it is easier to take family photos, however keeping … <entire article…>

Winter Reading…

Classics for Children: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss A quirky holiday classic that gets kids into the holiday spirit, with  wonderful illustration. This timely tale tells the story of an evil Grinch! The Legend of Poinsetta by Tomie dePaola A multicultural story based on a Mexican folktale, this story tells the real meaning of holiday warmth and … <entire article…>

Let’s Raise a Glass to Auld Lang Syne

It is a tradition around the world to count down to the New Year, followed by the singing of “Auld Lang Syne”, but where did this song come from and what does it mean? Auld Lang Syne is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to a traditional folk song. The song’s title may be translated … <entire article…>

Bruce Turner – A Local Boy Who Is More Than Skin Deep

One could easily dismiss Bruce Turner as just another pretty face. True, the host of television shows such as Much on Demand and Style By Jury is good looking, but there is so much more to this affable, energetic Beaches local. While his career path has taken several unexpected twists and turns, Bruce has always based himself in the Beaches, … <entire article…>

Wine and Cheese with a Holiday Twist

The holiday seasion is a special time of year. Along with cherished old family recipes, new recipes are always fun to add to the mix – so why not try something new in your entertaining menu? Everyone loves cheese; add this brie treat to your next gathering. As the cold weather is fast approaching, many of us look for ways … <entire article…>