Category Archives: Beaches|Life

Easter Celebrations Around the World

Easter traces itself to both Christian and non-Christian roots. Although Easter is one of the most important celebrations for Christians, it also comes at a time in the year where cultures around the world have traditionally celebrated the new life/new birth of springtime.   Easter in Eastern Europe and East Central Europe is an enormously important holiday whether those celebrating … <entire article…>

Easter market in Krakow, Poland

Love and Live… Spring

Enjoy spring during the lovely weeks of April and May. Get out into the sunshine and enjoy those warm spring showers. It’s a great time to plan your garden or your balcony planters for the coming year, clean up your bike, get out the patio furniture and the barbecue. You know it’s spring when: The clear blue sky inspires you … <entire article…>

A field of Trilliums

Jewelry For Your Home – Add Some Bling To Your Decor

“Lighting in your home or business is like real estate,” explains Norton Abramson of Living Lighting at Queen and Woodbine, “It’s all about location, location, location.” It’s all part of the advantage of a small store with  in-house expertise and a keen eye for lighting suitable for the Beaches market. Norton and his staff don’t just “sell” lights, they advise on the kind of lights so that you … <entire article…>

Norton at Living Lighting in the Beach

Coming, Going and On the Move

Coming 4Cat Arts Studio – 2144B Queen St E Hair Ink Studio – 1578 Queen St E OMEGA Health + Fitness – 1089 Kingston Rd On Demand Printing – 1066 Kingston Rd Pizza Nova – 1614 Queen St E Sanderson Entertainment Law – 577 Kingston Rd Tuina – 2146 Queen St E Twin Image Hairdressing – 1001 Kingston Rd Wilkinson … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

Tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and You Could Win a $25 gift certificate to fido (1712A Queen St. E. location). Submit your answer by March 10, 12. Send us a photo of your Secret Beaches Spot with a brief description. If we feature it in Beaches|life you will receive a X-mini Capsule Speaker from fido, 1712A Queen St. E. Congratulations … <entire article…>

Dreaming Big As The Sun

UPDATE (May 1, 12) – READY, SET, AND GO! Follow up our story “Dreaming Big As The Sun” published in February Beaches|Life. – Marcelo da Luz and his Power of One (Xof1) Solar Car is heading off for a new challenge, 28 days pulling his solar car from Toronto to Otawa. Taking off this morning 10 am from Earl Haig … <entire article…>

Winter Tricks & Tips We bet you didn’t think of!

We may not be knee keep in snow (yet!) but the cold and icy conditions still can make driving treacherous if you’re not properly prepared. Don’t get caught. These tips come from Ontarians “north of Toronto” who really know how to survive winter. They’re basic, easy to do, and best of all, they’ve been proven to work! It will only take an hour … <entire article…>

eWaste at the curb – Unwanted electronics on your garbage day

Now that the holidays are over, you may be enjoying some of the newest, “coolest” gadgets, and be thinking about replacing some old ones that have been your buddies for many years. But now it’s time for them to go. The City of Toronto, in collaboration with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship, is making it easier for you to get rid of unwanted electronics and ensure that these items … <entire article…>

eWast Electronics

Canadians Kick-off the Awards Season

…and the Golden Globe® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture goes to… Christopher Plummer for his role in “Beginners”… The Golden Globes® is seen as the official kick-off to the awards season, and what a way to kick off the season with a Canadian winning. Again this year, Canadians are well represented … <entire article…>