Category Archives: Beaches|Life

Eat Well. Get Smart!

Imagine a diet that can make you smarter! Recent studies have shown that certain nutrients may have significantly positive effects on the brain. Some foods actually maximize your brain’s potential, others protect against diseases that affect the brain. Egg yolks – for brain function Spinach –protects against age-related issues Yellow-fin tuna – protects against Alzheimer’s Cranberries – improve memory Sweet … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

I was surprised to come upon this barn so obviously from the “horse and buggy” days, yet so near to Queen St. On one visit I met a neighbour who informed me that it had to be around 100 years old, if not more. And it’s still in such good condition! I’m delighted that we preserve such interesting historic buildings … <entire article…>


Items that should never be tossed into your blue box Hazardous Waste – Gas cylinders, batteries (must not be put in garbage, take to Drop-off Depot) Plastic – Toys, make-up jars, caulking tubes, food storage containers, pails with metal handles, motor oil jugs, plant trays, flower pots, CD/DVD cases, plates, glasses, cutlery, packing peanuts (i.e. popcorn) Plastic (clear) – Egg … <entire article…>

Sons of Beaches Good Music for a Good Cause

Sons of Beaches grew up locally and attended Malvern, Neil McNeil and Danforth Tech schools. Brothers Frank and Patrick were both bitten by the  musical bug at an early age. Although they were both active in music–Frank  singing in rock bands since the mid-80s and his brother Patrick playing piano–they never really performed together. Mike came from a history of … <entire article…>

Oh Canada!

Celebrate Our Nation’s Birthday Together Let’s party it up this July 1! As Canadians we tend to be a bit shy about flag waving compared to our neighbours from the south. Our country’s birthday is around the corner, let’s make the Beaches community the most flag waving place in Toronto, and maybe even the Country! Just as a reminder, Canada … <entire article…>

“Spring up” your Home

There are several fast and inexpensive ways to do home improvements that brighten and lighten up your home for spring! Paint Spring traditionally evokes a sense of freshness and new beginnings. Whether you rent or own, painting a family room, kitchen or bedroom adds immediate impact at an affordable price. Aqua blues and spring greens are great colours to take … <entire article…>

Fashion for men!

2009 spring fashion trends for men and women are colourful and chic. 5 hot looks for men Vests are making a huge comeback, with or without a suit. Wide pants go with almost any style imaginable. Shorts, long and short, in washed neutrals and new plaids. Casual boat shoes Aviator sunglasses Colour trends for men and women –  Yellow … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On The Move

Welcome new neighbours Beach Gym – 908 Kingston Rd. Body Map Health & Fitness – 2181 Queen St. E. Close to the Bone – 929 Kingston Rd. Game Stop – 2002 Queen St. E. Night & Day Window Décor – 990 Kingston Rd. Trickle – 1978 Queen St. E. Vi Pei Bistro – 2258 Kingston Rd. On the move Active … <entire article…>

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Beware of email spam from banks that look like a message for you. Banks don’t usually contact their customers by email. If you get one of these messages, never click the links, or give out your name or password. Delete or report the email to the bank by forwarding the message to phishing@ [name of the bank].com Email spam also … <entire article…>