Category Archives: Beaches|Life magazine cover stories

Preserving famiglia tradition in the sunshine

It is harvest time and many families not only celebrate with holidays like Thanksgiving, but also through cultural traditions that brings many families together and preserve the sunshine of summer’s bounty through the long winter months. One Saturday morning, our director Hong Zhao discovered her Italian neighbour doing just that.  Outside in the warmth of an early September morning, Frank … <entire article…>

Jesse Cook: from Paris to the Beaches

On September 7, Juno winner guitarist Jesse Cook is playing along with many other artists at the “B.A.C.K. the Beach” Awareness Concert in Kew Beach Park. Raised between the Beaches and France,  Jesse Cook is a Toronto-based musician. He blends jazz, Latin, and world music to create a unique Nuevo Flamenco style. Born in Paris in 1964, Jesse first picked … <entire article…>

Down With Webster – Our Own Beaches Boys

Ever wonder where those school talent shows lead? Down with Webster has made it big ever since a local talent night at Glen Ames School in the Beaches. Webster is comprised of 8 of the Beaches “favourite boys” (7 band members and a stage manager) aged between 21-24. Today they tour across the country and play Toronto clubs like the … <entire article…>

Actor Katie Boland & Film maker Gail Harvey – from Beaches to Hollywood

Katie Boland, Hollywood actress born and raised in the Beaches, isn’t shy about keeping her Toronto Beaches connection close to her heart. “To be able to grow up here [in the Beaches] was such a gift,” says Katie in a recent interview with Beaches Life, “There’s such a sense of community spirit. I miss it a lot when I’m in … <entire article…>