Category Archives: Beaches|Life

Hot Summer Sun and Longest Daylight

The official beginning of summer, known as the Summer Solstice, is June 22. It is called the “longest day of the year” because we get more daylight than any other day of the year. Is also the day when the noonday sun rises as high as it can in the sky, appearing almost to stand still! Did you know? “Solstice” … <entire article…>

Fresh, Fresh & More Fresh Foods – Must Have Summer Foods in Your Kitchen & Fridge

Summer Food Check-List So it is 100 degrees in the shade and dinner time. Besides opening the fridge door to cool down, is there anything you want to make for dinner? Probably not unless you’ve stocked up with a few summer time “essentials”. Keep a few of these summer staples on hand and you’ll be ready for a patio dinner … <entire article…>

Another birthday… Canada, you don’t look 145!

Once again Beaches|life encourages you and fellow Beachers to show your pride by waving the Canadian flag and adding to our Canada map. Together with Google Maps, we can make our neighbourhood Canada’s first flag waving “hot spot”. Since we began this campaign in 2010, it has grown outside our neighbourhood to include the Rouge, Clarington and Stouffville. Why not help … <entire article…>

Workplace Renovations

The average adult spends roughly 30% of their life working, preparing for work or thinking about work. During the summertime, why not make  the experience a bit more pleasant for you and your employees? Studies show that a tidy, attractive workplace is more productive. Clutter can seriously interfere with getting things done, and poor lighting reduces the speed at which … <entire article…>

Get Your Daily Berry Fix

In 1616, Canadian explorer Samuel de Champlain wrote, “Without them we might have starved to death.” He was talking about berries, especially blueberries and raspberries, that his team of explorers found growing along the shores of the Ottawa River and Lake Huron. Not only did they keep these early explorers from starving to death, they kept them healthy! Today we … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On the Move

Welcome new neighbours BBQ Chicken House–2248 Queen St. E. BMO Branch–2089 Danforth Ave. Breakwall Restaurant & Bar–1910 Queen St. E. Curvaceous Consignments–2186 Queen St. E. East Ender Restaurant–1967 Queen St. E. Genzohair–2480 Gerrard St. E. Gorgeous Day Spa–2230 Queen St. E. Greystone Build & Design Group–2220 Queen St. E. Harry’s Surf.Skate.Snow–1967 Queen St .E. The Record Vault–2156 Queen St. E. … <entire article…>

You Ask… You Answer.

Congratulations to Mary Prole, the winner of our question from the April/May issue. Places in the Beaches named Ashbridge are named after the Ashbridge family who came from Pennsylvania in 1794. In 1796 they were granted 600 acres from Lake Ontario to Danforth Ave. The Ashbridge Estate on Queen St. E. near Coxwell Ave. was home to the family until … <entire article…>

Planning a Special Celebration? Try an Event “inspired by you”

Your special day – wedding, birthday, celebration – is a reflection of who you are. That’s why Nspired Events avoids a “cookie cutter” model. Lucy Chung, owner and certified wedding planner explains, “just because a wedding plan, a dress, an invitation or type of photography worked for someone else, it doesn’t mean it will work for you”. Nspired Events has … <entire article…>

Spread A Little Music Around The Season of Outdoor Music Festivals

The Beach BBQ & Brews Festival June 15-17, Woodbine Park, beachbbqandbrews.com Everyone is invited to this free Ribfest, a light-hearted outdoor festival with great BBQ, live music, a children’s area with rides, BBQ and grilling competitions and demonstrations, a beer garden and craft vendors. Afrofest July 7-, Woodbine Park, musicafrica.org This free weekend-long celebrates the richness and diversity of African … <entire article…>