Category Archives: Beaches|Life magazine cover stories

Beaches Robot, The Willow Wagon, wins big!

Students at Glen Ames Public School in the Beaches recently won second place in the product category for Innovation Solution at the Legoland North American Open Competition in California, competing against 80 teams from around the world. The team of grade 7 and 8 students designed, built and programmed a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS that automatically feeds the right proportion … <entire article…>

Chuck & Danny – Cooking & Eating Their Way Across Canada

Iron Chef 2011, Chef Chuck Hughes defeated Chef Bobby Flay, which brought him culinary fame. He was declared the youngest and second Canadian chef to win the title. He enjoyed doing Iron Chef even though the pressure was incredibly intense! Chuck has been a judge on Chopped Canada, and authored two best-selling books “Garde Manger” and “Chuck’s Day Off.” Chef … <entire article…>

Jenna Weir ‘This Little Girl’

Canadian child star and Toronto resident, Jenna Weir, sings, dances and acts the lead role in the Toronto production of Matilda: The Musical. After its 26 week run at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, this energetic 10 year old has taken the role on the road with the US Equity National Touring Company. Jenna has always loved to sing. At an … <entire article…>

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Conductor of a Symphony of Taste! Celebrity Chef Susur Lee

Toronto’s celebrity chef and owner of five restaurants,  Susur Lee, can’t remember a time when good food wasn’t an important part of his daily life. Most recognized from the popular television series “Iron Chef America”, tied for first place, and in “Top Chef: Masters” where he tied for second. His latest joint venture was with star rapper Drake, together they … <entire article…>

They’re your neighbours, friends and families who save lives – Story of Local Firefighters

“I’m a local boy working at the local fire station for the local community,” says Doug Browne, fire captain at Station 227 in the Beaches. Located at Queen Street just east of Woodbine, Doug has been captain there for the past 8 years; he’s been a fire fighter since he was 26 years old. And he’s not the only “local … <entire article…>

James Hinchcliffe is Driven to Win

Fresh off his big win in Toronto, where he placed third at the Honda Indy this July, Canadian-born race car driver James Hinchcliffe is doing exactly what he’s always wanted to do: race powerful cars at high speeds! “I was eighteen months old when my dad took me to my first IndyCar race in Toronto,” he says (known at the … <entire article…>

Young Beacher: Penny Oleksiak, Fast Track to Rio 2016 Olympics

UPDATE: Canadian Athletic Penny Oleksiak has achieved great number of honers since this article was published in July 2016: Named female athlete of the year by Canadian Press. Won four medals at Rio 2016 Olympics – gold, silver and two bronze. The most ever by a Canadian at a single Summer Games. Named Swimming World’s Newcomer of the Year Four … <entire article…>

Talking Dirt with Canada’s Garden Guru

Ask Mark Cullen anything about gardening and he’ll talk about dirt! Canada’s foremost gardening spokesman, a Toronto native with family that goes back five generations in the city, Mark Cullen knows about gardening in Toronto, and across Canada. He started working in the family business, Weall and Cullen, when he was 13 years old. The well-known Toronto gardening company was … <entire article…>

A Rising Star is Living the Dream – Scott Helman

Congratulations! Scott Helman has been nominated for two 2016 JUNO Awards as Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year, Augusta. A Canadian rising pop music star Scott Helman, singer-songwriter, released his debut EP, Augusta with Warner Music Canada at age 19. Scott’s single,“That Sweater”, hit Number 5 on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 highest-voted fan favourites of … <entire article…>